ASSISTANT PROFESSOR IN NEUROSCIENCE

Job Type: 
Tenure Track Faculty
Institution: 
Lafayette College

The Neuroscience Program at Lafayette College invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position beginning Fall 2017.  We seek applicants with expertise in Neuroscience.  Area of specialization is open, although we are especially interested in applicants whose research involves cognitive and/or computational work.  Applicants must have a Ph.D. in a relevant field, experience teaching undergraduates, and a strong record of research scholarship.  The successful candidate should be able to teach core courses in neuroscience, which include Introduction to Neuroscience and Advanced Neuroscience; Neurobiology and/or Physiological Psychology, with a preference given to candidate who can teach Neurobiology, as well as courses in their area of expertise.  All faculty members are expected to involve undergraduates in research and to mentor them in independent scholarship.  The Neuroscience Program is administered jointly by the Psychology and Biology Departments, though the current position will belong to the Neuroscience Program.  We offer competitive start-up funds and space for research in a well-equipped psychology and neuroscience building. More information is available at http://psychology.lafayette.edu and at http://neuroscience.lafayette.edu.   Lafayette College is a highly selective private undergraduate college with academic programs and opportunities characteristic of larger institutions.  The College is approximately 70 miles from both New York City and Philadelphia.  Lafayette College is committed to creating a diverse community: one that is inclusive and responsive, and is supportive of each and all its students, staff, and faculty.  All members of the College community share a responsibility for creating, maintaining, and developing a learning environment in which difference is valued, equity is sought, and inclusiveness is practiced.  Lafayette College is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from women and minorities.  Send a cover letter, vita, statement of teaching philosophy and research interests, and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to Luis F. Schettino, Chair, Neuroscience Program, Lafayette College, Easton, PA 18042. Applications should address how the applicant’s scholarship, teaching, mentoring, and/or community service might support Lafayette College's commitment to diversity and inclusion articulated in the College's diversity statement (http://www.lafayette.edu/about/diversity-statement/).  Applications should be submitted to apply.interfolio.com/35992. Submit a cover letter, vita, statement of teaching philosophy and research interests, and arrange for the submission of three confidential letters of recommendation addressed to Luis F. Schettino, Chair, Neuroscience Program, Lafayette College, Easton, PA 18042.  Review of applications will begin October 1st and continue until the position is filled.