Visiting Assistant Professor of Neuroscience

Job Type: 
Part-Time or Visiting Faculty
Wartburg College

Founded in 1852, Wartburg College is a selective four-year liberal arts college of the Lutheran Church (ELCA), internationally recognized for community engagement. We offer more than 50 academic majors and pre-professional and certificate programs leading to the bachelor’s degree. The Wartburg Community is committed to creating and maintaining a mutually respectful environment that recognizes and celebrates diversity among all students, faculty, and staff. As an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution, Wartburg College actively seeks applications from women and members of ethnic and minority groups. Wartburg also seeks applicants with a record of successful work with diverse populations and individuals, and/or linguistic competence in a language other than English.


POSITION: Visiting Assistant Professor in Neuroscience; full time

TITLE: Assistant Professor in Neuroscience

STARTING DATE: August 2017

DEADLINE: Screening of applications begins May 26th and continues until position is filled. (Date listed for FUN website is listed as later so that the announcement remains visible. Applications received by May 26 will be those originally considered.)

QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. by September 2017 in Biology, Neuroscience, or related disciplines; willingness to teach majors' and non-majors' neuroscience and biology courses and contribute to general education, interdisciplinary, and team-taught courses; evidence of potential for teaching excellence; promise of continued scholarly activity; and willingness to support the mission of the College. Preference will be given to candidates with college-level teaching and research experience, and expertise that complements current faculty .

RESPONSIBILITIES: Teach (the equivalent of) three 14-week undergraduate courses in both fall and winter terms including introductory biology lecture/lab, neuroscience courses for majors and non-majors, and a 4-week May term course; mentor seniors in research; advise student majors and minors; engage in scholarship and service appropriate to the liberal arts setting. SALARY: Competitive CONTRACT: Nine-month, term contract; renewable up to three years based on an annual performance review and continuing institutional need.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Send curriculum vita, unofficial graduate transcripts,three current letters of reference, and a letter of application describing your teaching, scholarship, and service experience/interests and how these will support the distinctive mission and institutional learning outcomes of Wartburg College. Please also address any experiences you have working with diverse groups of students. This information should be submitted electronically to: [email protected] or by regular mail to: Jamie Hollaway, Director of Human Resources, Wartburg College, 100 Wartburg Blvd., Waverly, IA 50677-1003.

For specific inquiries contact Dr. Samantha Larimer Bousquet, Neuroscience Program Coordinator ([email protected]). For further information about the college and the city of Waverly, see, and specifically about the Biology Department, see, and Neuroscience Program, Wartburg College requires a criminal background check for position finalists.