The Neuroscience Department at Oberlin College invites applications for a full-time tenure track faculty position in the College of Arts and Sciences. Initial appointment to this position will be for a term of 4 years, beginning first semester of 2013-2014 and will carry the rank of Assistant Professor.
Over the course of an academic year, the incumbent will teach an advanced undergraduate course in neuroanatomy including neuroanatomy laboratory methods, co-teach an introductory neuroscience course with laboratory, and/or a seminar. The candidate will teach the standard teaching load on campus (currently 4.5 courses/year) and will be expected to participate in the full range of faculty responsibilities, including academic advising, service on committees, and sustained scholarly research.
Among the qualifications required for appointment is the Ph.D. degree (in hand or expected by July 1, 2013). Postdoctoral research experience is desirable. Candidates should also demonstrate interest and potential excellence in undergraduate teaching.
The Neuroscience Department at Oberlin College is one of the oldest and largest undergraduate neuroscience departments in the USA. The Department’s extensive laboratories and facilities are housed in the college’s Science Center, completed in 2001.
To be assured of consideration, please send a single pdf that includes a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, and research and teaching statements to firstname.lastname@example.org. Graduate academic transcripts, and at least three recent letters of reference* should be sent to Jan Thornton (Chair), Neuroscience Department, 119 Woodland St., Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio, 44074 by Oct 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.