The Neuroscience Department at Oberlin College invites applications for a full-time, non-continuing faculty position in the College of Arts and Sciences. Appointment to this position will be for a term of one year, beginning in the fall semester of academic year 2012-2013 and will carry the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor.
The incumbent will teach a total of five courses including introductory neuroscience with two sections of the corresponding lab course, and one upper level lecture course with an accompanying lab course consistent with the candidate’s area of interest and qualifications. Upper level courses in the area of neuropharmacology are particularly desirable, but other areas including sensory, computational, and developmental neurobiology will be considered.
Among the qualifications required for appointment is the Ph.D. degree (in hand or expected by first semester of academic year 2012-2013). Candidates must demonstrate interest and potential excellence in undergraduate teaching. Successful teaching experience at the college level is desirable.
The Neuroscience Department at Oberlin College is one of the oldest and largest undergraduate neuroscience departments in the country. The Department’s extensive lab and teaching facilities are housed in the recently-built science center. The position provides an exceptional opportunity to improve one’s teaching credentials at a premier liberal arts college.
To be assured of consideration, a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a teaching statement, graduate academic transcripts, and three recent letters of reference* should be sent to Lynne Bianchi, Chair, Neuroscience Department, Oberlin College, 119 Woodland Avenue, Oberlin, Ohio 44074 by March 1, 2012. Application materials received after that date may be considered until the position is filled. Salary will depend on qualifications and experience. *By providing these letters you agree that we may contact your references.
Oberlin College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to creating an institutional environment free from discrimination and harassment based on race, color, sex, marital status, religion, creed, national origin, disability, age, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, family relationship to an employee of Oberlin College, and gender identity and expression.
Oberlin was the first coeducational institution to grant bachelor's degrees to women and historically has been a leader in the education of African Americans; the college was also among the first to prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from individuals who would contribute to the diversity of our faculty in all respects.