The biology department and neuroscience program at Drew University are seeking an adjunct instructor for a course entitled “Diseases of the Brain” in Spring 2012; the course description is below. This is an advanced course that serves students with a wide range of interests, including biology, neuroscience, biochemistry and medicine. Prerequisites for this course include a year of both introductory chemistry and biology, and a semester of cell and molecular biology; it is taught as writing intensive course, with an emphasis on critical reading, evaluation, and presentation of primarily literature.
Diseases of the Brain: An in-depth study of neurologic diseases. Case studies of affected patients are used to understand the relationship between the physical changes and the behavioral impairments in these diseases. Biological mechanisms to explain the pathological and clinical manifestations of the diseases are investigated. Genetic and environmental risk factors are studied to explore etiology. Current therapies and ongoing scientific research into novel treatments are evaluated.
Individuals interested in this position should send a CV and a cover letter describing interest and qualifications to Dr. Christina McKittrick c/o Carol Alfone, at email@example.com. Drew University is a selective liberal arts college located in Madison, New Jersey, 30 miles west of New York City. Applications will be accepted until position is filled. In order to enrich education through diversity, Drew University is an AA/EO employer.