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Assistant Professor of Neuroscience

Providence College
Rhode Island, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Sep 20, 2021

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Faculty Positions, Humanities, Classics, Religion, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Biology & Life Sciences, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Psychology
Employment Type
Full Time
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Founded in 1917, Providence College (PC) is a premier Catholic liberal arts institution steadfastly committed to academic excellence through a dynamic core curriculum, a distinctive Development of Western Civilization Program, and abundant experiential learning opportunities. The only U.S. higher education institution administered by the Dominican Friars, PC is committed to providing a variety of opportunities for intellectual, social, moral, and spiritual growth in a supportive environment. Providence College believes that cultural and intellectual pluralism is essential to the excellence of its academic programs, and strives to foster an academic culture and campus community reflecting the global environment in which we live and work.

The approximately 105-acre campus is situated in Rhode Island’s capital city and is close to the many cultural and educational offerings of Rhode Island’s “renaissance city.” Additionally, Providence is located an hour from Boston and just a few hours from New York City.

For years, Providence College has been recognized in the U.S. News & World Report “Regional Universities – North Category” and has been commended by several other ranking publications.

Posting Details

Job Title Assistant Professor of Neuroscience Rank Assistant Professor Tenure Information Tenure Track Job Description
The Department of Biology at Providence College in Providence, RI invites applications for a tenure-track position in neuroscience at the Assistant Professor level, beginning August 1, 2022. The area of specialization can be cellular, molecular or organismal neuroscience. Essential Duties
The successful candidate should be able to teach the following courses: Neurobiology, Introduction to Neuroscience, and a course or courses in their specialty area. Preference will be given to candidates who can also teach either Anatomy and/or Physiology. The department offers a certificate in neuroscience currently with ~50 students that is jointly administered with the Department of Psychology. Education and Experience Required
We seek candidates with a Ph.D. in neuroscience or a related field. The candidate should be dedicated to excellent, inclusive undergraduate teaching and plan to maintain an active research program that engages motivated undergraduates in their research.

The department has outstanding teaching and research facilities including an animal facility for housing rodents (equipped with a modern surgical suite and ample testing space), dedicated wet labs for student/faculty research, and human subject research space.

  • Earned doctorate in neuroscience, biology or related field
  • Record of scholarly productivity
  • Commitment to inclusive pedagogy, diversity, and equity

  • Successful teaching experience in higher education, including development of inclusive pedagogy
  • Demonstrated success engaging undergraduates in research

Posting Number F118P Open Date 09/20/2021 Close Date 11/10/2021 Open Until Filled No Full consideration of application if received by: 11/10/2021 Instructions to candidates
Review of applications will begin on November 10, 2021. Letters of recommendation and transcripts are not needed at the time of application but will be requested from shortlisted candidates. The interview process will be conducted entirely virtual. The successful candidate will be provided funds to visit campus in-person within a specified timeframe, if desired. Alternate Application Submission Instructions College Information/EOE Statement
Providence College is a Roman Catholic four-year liberal arts institution conducted under the auspices of the Dominican Friars and seeks candidates who can affirm and contribute to its mission. Providence College is committed to upholding an academic culture and campus community that attracts and supports the development of a diverse faculty reflecting the global environment in which we live and work. An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, the College especially encourages applications from women and people of color. Supplemental Questions

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Documents Needed To Apply
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Teaching Statement / Philosophy
  4. Research
Optional Documents
  1. Transcripts
  2. Letter of Recommendation

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