Full-time, non-tenure-track lecturer position - Neuroscience

Job Type: 
Tenure Track Faculty

POSITION: Full-time, non-tenure-track lecturer position to begin the 2016-2017 academic year. Successful candidate must demonstrate strong and engaging undergraduate teaching skills. This is a full-time 8.5-month faculty position. Responsibilities include teaching of undergraduate courses (2 per semester), coordination of neuroscience undergraduate and graduate courses (1 per semester) across departments, participation in academic advising, and service on neuroscience program committees. This is a three-year position, subject to acceptable performance, as determined by the Executive Director of Neuroscience Studies. The position begins on August 22, 2016 and continues through May 14, 2017. Compensation is nationally competitive.

QUALIFICATIONS: M.S. or Ph.D. in Neuroscience or related field with Ph.D. preferred. Relevant prior teaching experience required.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES: The candidate must have a strong commitment to teaching, advising, and mentoring undergraduate students. Successful applicants will serve as primary instructor for introductory courses in the Biology of Neuroscience and in the Psychology of Cognitive Neuroscience, and will be expected to develop upper division neuroscience electives appropriate to her/his expertise and the needs of the Neuroscience Program. The position expects a variety of service duties including coordination of course timings and other details across departments participating in the neuroscience graduate concentration as well as the undergraduate integrated learning major (ILM) in Neuroscience. This Lecturer will serve as the primary advisor to all Neuroscience ILM undergraduate students and will be responsible for maintaining student files for the undergraduate program and the neuroscience graduate concentration.

APPLICATIONS: Applicants must complete an online application and submit: 1) a curriculum vita, 2) a letter of intent, 3) a 1-2 page teaching statement, 4) evaluation of teaching abilities, and 5) three letters of recommendation using our faculty employment web page at https://www.sujobopps.com/ #072538.

THE NEUROSCIENCE PROGRAM: Syracuse University's neuroscience program fosters interdisciplinary neuroscience education and research by bringing together undergraduate students, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and faculty across multiple colleges and academic units to promote trans-disciplinary training and interaction. Our program consists of 33 faculty members from departments in the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Education, the David B. Falk College of Sports and Human Dynamics and the College of Engineering and Computer Science. Undergraduate neuroscience ILM students currently number 138. They have matriculated into three different colleges [College of Arts and Sciences, the David B. Falk College of Sports and Human Dynamics and the College of Engineering and Computer Science] and span 16 different primary majors. The Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Graduate Concentration Program currently has 10 students who are admitted into the department of a traditional discipline and then complete coursework interdisciplinary to neuroscience. Their degree is awarded from their major professors' home department with the Interdepartmental Neuroscience Program Concentration listed as an area of specialization.

THE UNIVERSITY: Syracuse University, founded in 1870, is a comprehensive private coeducational and residential university. Its 14,000 undergraduate and 6,000 graduate students come from the entire U.S. and nearly 90 foreign countries. Each of the professional schools and colleges is accredited by the appropriate professional association. Syracuse University offers an outstanding and comprehensive compensation and benefit package in a unique and vibrant urban campus setting. SU employees are offered a wide variety of educational, cultural and recreational opportunities while enjoying a diverse professional workplace.

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