VACANCY IN NEUROBIOLOGY
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF BIOLOGY
Tenure track position with full benefits to start September 1, 2011
Qualifications: Strong commitment to undergraduate education, with a broad background in neurobiology. We especially encourage applications from neuroanatomists, neurophysiologists, and neurobiologists using cell/molecular approaches to study neuroscience. Ph.D. required; post-doctoral experience preferred. Previous teaching experience is desirable.
Responsibilities: Teaching six course-equivalents per three-quarter year which may include some combination of: introductory biology for non-majors; co-teaching one quarter of introductory biology for majors; mammalian anatomy; core courses in our neuroscience concentration; and graduate/advanced undergraduate courses in candidate’s area of expertise. Active and productive research program in neurobiology, involving undergraduates, is required. Start-up funds are provided from the College; research grants are available from the College and University on a competitive basis; modest departmental support for continuous research activity will also be provided. The candidate will be encouraged to seek external funding to further support research activities. After the first year, colleagues participate in student academic advising and develop a program of service to the Department, College and University.
Program: The Department of Biological Sciences serves approximately 700 undergraduate majors, sponsors M.S. and M.A. graduate programs, participates in an allied interdisciplinary major in Environmental Sciences, and provides instruction for the General Education Program. We are housed in the modern William G. McGowan Science Building, which provides common major equipment, tissue culture facilities, environmental chambers, a DNA sequencer, a greenhouse, darkroom, confocal microscope, and a 2,000 sq. ft. staffed animal care facility. In January 2009 the campus opened the new Monsignor Andrew J. McGowan Science Building, uniting Biological Sciences, Environmental Sciences, and Chemistry in a gold-LEED certified wing. Connected by a second-floor bridge, this structure includes research labs, teaching laboratories, classrooms, conference rooms, coffee shop and shared equipment. Visit http://las.depaul.edu/bio for more departmental information.
Location: The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, including the Department of Biological Sciences, is located on DePaul's Lincoln Park Campus, approximately 3 miles north of downtown Chicago and eight blocks from Lake Michigan. The Lincoln Park area is considered to be among the most desirable residential districts in Chicago. Public transportation and freeway access are excellent.
Application: Review of applications begins December 15, 2010, and will continue until the position is filled. Please apply online at: facultyopportunities.depaul.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=50729, uploading a cover letter along with: 1) a curriculum vita; 2) a statement of teaching interests including teaching philosophy (2 page maximum), 3) a statement of research interests (2 page maximum), and 4) a general list of equipment and supply needs with cost estimates. In addition, we request three letters of reference – please supply the on-line system with the e-mail addresses of three individuals. Additional inquiries may be sent to the committee chair, Dr. Talitha Rajah (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org). The Department of Biological Sciences seeks diversity in its faculty. We encourage applications from women, people of color, and the members of other historically under-represented groups. DePaul University is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.