Christopher Newport University invites applications to fill a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Neurobiology in the Department of Molecular Biology and Chemistry starting August 2012. The University is seeking a teacher-scholar who is committed to undergraduate education, will engage students in creative intellectual challenges, and will be active in service to the University and community. Requirements for the position include a Ph.D. in Neurobiology or a closely related field (in hand by August 1, 2012), demonstrated promise for teaching excellence, effective communication skills, and the ability to establish a vibrant, externally funded research program involving undergraduates and possibly graduate students (in our M.S. Environmental Science program). The successful applicant must be able to teach Neuroanatomy and other courses in our new interdisciplinary neuroscience program as well as one or more (introductory or upper division) courses for biology majors. Prior postdoctoral experience and the ability to teach Human Anatomy and Physiology, while not required, are preferred. CNU opened a new $80 Million integrated science building in Fall 2011, which includes dedicated research space for faculty. This is an exciting time for our science faculty and provides an opportunity to lend expertise as we build our degree programs.
Located between historic Colonial Williamsburg and the ocean resort of Virginia Beach, CNU is committed to outstanding teaching and learning, undergraduate education, and the liberal studies core; the University will soon seek to shelter a Phi Beta Kappa chapter. The Fall 2011 freshman class of approximately 1200 students was selected from over 8,000 applicants with a middle 50% SAT range: 1050-1230 (Critical Reading and Math). Capital improvements (approaching $1 billion) on the beautiful, 260-acre campus integrate the University’s liberal arts vision, nurturing mind, body, and spirit. These include the state-of-the-art Trible Library, home to the most comprehensive maritime research collections in the world; three new academic buildings including a newly opened integrated science building; the Freeman Center athletic complex; and the I.M. Pei-designed Ferguson Center for the Arts, which brings to Virginia the finest performing artists in the world.
Our faculty enjoy an atmosphere of collegiality and mutual respect that rewards outstanding teaching and fosters active intellectual and creative engagement. CNU faculty are productive scholars and researchers, supported by professional development funds. Faculty and administrators regularly consult and collaborate as the University works to sustain a culture of scholarly inquiry, informed debate, and civic action that enriches students, faculty, and the surrounding community. The result is a supportive and cohesive academic setting in which the University cultivates and carries forward its mission. Competitive salary with excellent health and retirement benefits and a well-designed family leave policy further enhance the CNU workplace. For further information on CNU, please visit our website at http://www.cnu.edu.
Applicants should send a letter of interest, a curriculum vita, copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts, a brief statement of teaching philosophy, a statement of research interests, and three letters of reference to:
Director of Equal Opportunity and Faculty Recruitment
Neurobiology Faculty Search
Christopher Newport University
1 University Place
Newport News, VA 23606
Review of applications will begin on November 8, 2011.
Applications received after November 8, 2011, will be accepted but considered only if needed.
Christopher Newport University, an EO Employer, is fully committed to Access and Opportunity.