Assistant Professor of Molecular Neuroscience at North Central College

Job Type: 
Tenure Track Faculty
North Central College

The Department of Psychology and Neuroscience in the College of Arts and Sciences at North Central College invites applications for a new tenure track position in our growing neuroscience program beginning September 1, 2018. A Ph.D. is required and appointment at the assistant professor level is anticipated, although higher ranks may be considered for suitably qualified applicants. The successful candidate will help to further develop our interdisciplinary neuroscience program ( by creating an upper- level molecular neuroscience course, in addition to teaching our introductory neuroscience course (with labs) and other courses in the major, such as Introductory Psychology and/or Biology, Drugs & Behavior, Statistics, Research Design & Experimentation, or courses in the candidate's area of expertise. Although the specific neuroscience area is open, we are particularly interested in candidates who can contribute to the molecular track of our new neuroscience major. Applicants must demonstrate a potential for excellence in undergraduate teaching and mentoring and a commitment to scholarship that includes collaborative research with undergraduates. The department is housed in the College’s new Dr. Myron Wentz Science Center, a state-of-the-art facility designed to facilitate collaborations between STEM disciplines and enhance the educational experience of all students.


Founded in 1861, North Central College is a selective, comprehensive liberal arts institution of about 3000 students, located 28 miles west of Chicago in Naperville. The college is within walking distance of the Naperville Metra station and is next to downtown Naperville. The Naperville area is home to many excellent school districts and Naperville, IL has been ranked as one of the best places to live by Money magazine. For more information, please visit: North Central College is an EEO Employer.


Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research interests and plans, unofficial transcript, and three letters of recommendation in an electronic format to For further information, please email Dr. Mary Jean Lynch, Chair, Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, at [email protected].


Review of applications will begin October 6, 2017, and continue until the position is filled. Applicants who would enrich the diversity of the campus community are strongly encouraged to apply.