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Visting Assistant Professor of Neuroscience, Department of Psychology

Employer
Wesleyan University
Location
Connecticut, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Feb 20, 2024

Job Details

Wesleyan University, founded in 1831, is a diverse, energetic liberal arts community where critical thinking and practical idealism go hand in hand.

Position Details

The Department of Psychology at Wesleyan University invites applications for a visiting faculty position at the assistant professor level in neuroscience. The initial appointment is for one year. The visitor course load is five courses per academic year. The courses taught will contribute to both the Psychology Department as well as the interdisciplinary Neuroscience & Behavior program. Responsibilities include teaching survey courses in the candidate’s area of expertise, statistics, and a small seminar for first-year students as well as contributing to a team-taught core course in Behavioral Neurobiology. In addition, service to the department and program will include advising undergraduate majors. The Psychology Department currently has 18 full-time faculty members in the areas of neuroscience, psychopathology, cognitive, developmental, cultural, and social psychology. Wesleyan faculty have a strong commitment to both scholarship and undergraduate teaching. The appointment will begin September 1, 2024.
Minimum Qualifications

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Psychology, Neuroscience, or related field in hand by the time of appointment to be hired as an Assistant Professor; a successful candidate may be hired as an Instructor if the candidate does not have a Ph.D. in hand at the time of appointment, but will complete the Ph.D.in Psychology, Neuroscience, or related field within one year of hire.
Special Instructions To Applicants

You will be required to upload electronic versions of the items we require, which are (1) a cover letter of application, (2) a curriculum vitae, and (3) research statement, (4) teaching statement, (5) teaching evaluations if available, and (6) no more than two reprints (uploaded as one document). As part of the teaching statement, we invite you to describe your cultural competencies and experiences engaging a diverse student body, as well as any experience teaching, whether as a graduate student or in a professional development or training program.
You will also be asked to provide the email addresses of three referees from whom we may obtain confidential letters of recommendation (please double-check the accuracy of the email addresses and phone numbers of the referees you name to ensure that you have the most up-to-date contact information for each one).
Additional Information

Applications received by DATE will receive full consideration.

Inquiries about this position can be sent to Professor Lisa Dierker, Department of Psychology Chair, at ldierker@wesleyan.edu .

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Wesleyan University, located in Middletown, Connecticut, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, age, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin, marital status, ancestry, present or past history of mental disorder, learning disability or physical disability, political belief, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or non-position-related criminal record. We welcome applications from women and historically underrepresented minority groups. Inquiries regarding Title IX, Section 504 or any other non-discrimination policies should be directed to Vice President for Equity and Inclusion, Title IX and ADA/504 Coordinator. Wesleyan University complies with the Clery Act and maintains records of campus crime statistics and security policies. Copies of Wesleyan University?s Clery Act Report are available on request and online at http://www.wesleyan.edu/publicsafety/compliance.html.

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Wesleyan University

Wesleyan University, founded in 1831, is a diverse, energetic liberal arts community where critical thinking and practical idealism go hand in hand. 

Our student body of approximately 3,000 undergraduate and 200 graduate students is housed on a beautiful 316-acre historic New England campus that offers the comfort of an intimate and collaborative learning environment supported by renowned faculty, cutting-edge facilities, and unique research opportunities.

With our distinctive scholar-teacher culture, creative programming, and commitment to interdisciplinary learning, Wesleyan challenges students to explore new ideas and change the world. Our graduates go on to lead and innovate in a wide variety of industries, including government, business, entertainment, and science.

At Wesleyan, we are all educators. We welcome your interest in Wesleyan's diverse, energetic community of employees who, by their creativity, innovative thinking, and generosity of spirit, help make Wesleyan a great place to work. In this energetic and inclusive community, our talented faculty and staff foster a liberal arts educational experience characterized by boldness, rigor, and practical idealism. Genuinely open-minded, intellectually curious, and mission-driven, our employees invest their impressive talents in fulfilling careers.

Wesleyan offers a broad range of growth and wellness opportunities—comprehensive health benefitsfitness incentives, generous paid time offretirement plansflexible work schedules, and educational benefits, including free employee access to Wesleyan’s Graduate Liberal Studies program and undergraduate tuition reimbursement for dependents of eligible employees. Benefits-at-a-Glance

Campus life affords employees countless opportunities to experience general-interest, academic, artistic, and athletic events. Our location in scenic central Connecticut provides easy access to Boston, New York, and the many other exciting and culturally rich destinations of New England. Few workplaces are like Wesleyan, and we welcome your interest in learning more about us.

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