Job Type: 
Tenure Track Faculty
University of Scranton


Department of Biology/Neurosciences Program

The University of Scranton


The Biology Department and the interdisciplinary Neuroscience Program of The University of Scranton is seeking applications for a tenure-track position in neuroscience at the level of assistant professor, to begin in August 2017.  We are especially interested in neuroscience applicants with specializations that include but are not limited to neurogenetics or neuroendocrinology.  Applicants should be able to contribute to the Neuroscience Research Methods Course (hybrid lecture and laboratory 4 credit course) and to the Biology Department’s core courses and will have the opportunity to develop upper level courses in their specialty. A research program that involves mentorship of undergraduates is also expected. PhD required by start date; postdoctoral experience preferred.


The Biology Department and Neuroscience Program is housed in a new state-of-the-art unified science center. Visit and for more information about the Biology Department and the Neuroscience Program.


The University of Scranton is a regional institution of more than 5,000 undergraduate and graduate students located in northeast Pennsylvania near the Pocono Mountains. Recognized nationally for the quality of its education, the University is one of the 28 Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States. It is committed to providing liberal arts education and strong professional and pre-professional programs in the context of Ignatian educational principles, especially the care and development of the whole person. Drawing on the strengths that have made it a recognized leader in the Northeast, the University is committed to a culture of scholarship and excellence, and is moving into the front ranks of America’s comprehensive universities.


The University of Scranton is, by tradition and choice, a Catholic and Jesuit university. The successful candidate will have an understanding of and commitment to the mission and the goals of Jesuit education. The University’s mission statement may be found at The University is committed to developing a diverse faculty, staff, and student body and to modeling an inclusive campus community which values the expression of differences in ways that promote excellence in teaching, learning, personal and professional development, and institutional success. In keeping with this commitment, the University encourages applications from candidates with diverse backgrounds. The University of Scranton is an EOE employer/educator. We invite women, persons with disabilities, veterans and others from underrepresented groups to apply.


How to Apply

Interested applicants must apply online at Applications, including a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statements of teaching philosophy and research interests, selected reprints, and three letters of reference, must be submitted via the University's Employment Online site, .



Questions should be directed to Dr. Marc A. Seid, Search Committee Chair, via email at [email protected] or by phone 570-941-7970.  Review of applications will begin December 1, 2016, and will continue until the position is filled.