Assistant Professor of Neuroscience

Wellesley College
Wellesley, Massachusetts
Posted Date
Aug 10, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Biotechnology & Bioengineering
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Neuroscience Department at Wellesley College invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the assistant professor level to begin in July 2023.  We seek candidates who share our strong commitment to increasing diversity, equity and inclusion in STEM undergraduate research and education.  We are especially interested in a broadly trained neuroscientist whose teaching, research, service, and/or personal experience has prepared them to successfully attract, retain, and mentor underrepresented students in neuroscience, and has a research agenda with the potential to attract extramural funding.  Candidates should have a PhD and preference will be given to those with postdoctoral experience.  This position is open to all areas of neuroscience, to candidates who complement and extend our existing program in new ways. Those areas include, but are not limited to, cellular and molecular mechanisms of disease, neurodevelopment, and neuroengineering. If you are committed to research and teaching in a liberal arts environment, we welcome your application.  The successful candidate will teach courses within the Neuroscience curriculum, including an upper-level course in their area of expertise.  We have a new, $200 million Science Complex that is well-equipped for research and teaching, including cutting-edge instrumentation and an AAALAC accredited Animal Care Facility with housing and surgical suites available to all faculty.

Applications should be submitted online through the college’s career application website Applications should submit the following: 1) cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) statement of research experience, interests and future plans, 4) statement of teaching philosophy and interests, 5) diversity statement discussing how the candidate will contribute to Wellesley College’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, and 6) arrange for 3 references to submit letters of recommendation.  Review of applications will begin October 3, 2022 and continue until the position is filled. 

Wellesley College, located 12 miles west of Boston, is a highly selective liberal arts college committed to the education of undergraduate women.  Wellesley College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, and we are committed to increasing the diversity of the college community and the curriculum. Candidates who believe they can contribute to that goal are encouraged to apply.

All employees hired after August 2, 2021 are required to upload proof of vaccination and booster against COVID‐19, subject to approved medical or religious exemptions or disability accommodations.

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