Visiting Faculty Position in Neurobiology

Job Type: 
Part-Time or Visiting Faculty
Mount Holyoke College

Visiting Faculty Position in Neurobiology


The Department of Biological Sciences at Mount Holyoke College invites applications for a full-time, visiting faculty member in Neurobiology to begin fall 2016.  This is a one-year, non-renewable teaching position, with competitive salary and benefits. 


The teaching load for this position is 3-2 and will involve an advanced course in neurobiology, a seminar in a field of specialization and an introductory biology course.  The successful candidate will have a demonstrated record of strong teaching at the undergraduate level and experience mentoring students who are broadly diverse with regard to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion.  All candidates should have their doctoral degree in hand by the start of the contract period.


Applications must be made online at  Candidates will submit a cover letter, CV, and three statements concerning (1) teaching philosophy, (2) research interests, and (3) a statement about mentoring a diverse student body.  Applicants should also arrange to have three letters of reference submitted on their behalf.  We recommend early submission because electronic prompts to referees will be generated automatically (and letters of reference accepted) only after the completed application has been submitted.  To be assured full consideration applications must be completed by March 11, 2016.  Please contact Craig Woodard, Chair of Biological Sciences, at [email protected] with any questions.


Mount Holyoke is an undergraduate liberal arts college for women with 2,200 students and 220 faculty.  Over half the faculty are women; one-fourth are persons of color.  Mount Holyoke College is located about 80 miles west of Boston in the Connecticut River valley, and is a member of the Five College Consortium consisting of Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges and the University of Massachusetts. 


Mount Holyoke College is committed to enriching the educational experience it offers through the diversity of its faculty, administration, and staff members.  Mount Holyoke seeks to recruit and support a broadly diverse faculty who will contribute to the college's academic excellence, diversity of viewpoints and experiences, and relevance in a global society.  In furtherance of academic excellence, the College encourages applications from individuals from underrepresented groups in the professoriate, including faculty of color, faculty with diverse gender identities, first generation college students, individuals who have followed non-traditional pathways to college due to exceptional talent and motivation in the face of adversity, such as societal, economic or academic disadvantages, and individuals with a demonstrated commitment to applying and including diverse backgrounds and perspectives to learning, scholarship, service, and leadership in the academy.