Visiting Assistant Professor of Behavioral Neuroscience

Job Type: 
Part-Time or Visiting Faculty
Centre College

Centre College invites applications for a two-year visiting assistant professor of Behavioral Neuroscience, to begin August, 2020.  Candidates must have a Ph.D. by the time of appointment and be qualified to teach Introduction to Psychology, Physiological Psychology, and Advanced Research Methods. Candidates with expertise in areas related to Cellular Neuroscience are especially encouraged to apply, but any specialization in neuroscience will be considered.  The successful candidate must be committed to excellent teaching in a liberal-arts setting, and evidence of research and scholarly productivity is desirable. 

Currently celebrating its 200th anniversary, Centre College is a highly selective liberal arts and sciences college of 1,450 students and an exceptional faculty of teacher-scholars. Centre is ranked among the top fifty National Liberal Arts Colleges by?U.S. News and World Report and is proud to host one of the nation’s premier study abroad programs. Classes are small and academic standards are high, and Centre graduates enjoy extraordinary success in top graduate and professional schools, prestigious fellowships, and rewarding?careers.? The Centre Commitment guarantees that all students can study abroad, have an internship or research opportunity, and graduate in four years.

Centre is in Danville, Kentucky, a town of 18,000 recognized for its high quality of life, friendly people, beautiful landscapes, and easy access to Lexington, Louisville, and Cincinnati.? For more information about Centre College, visit our website at?

The Behavioral Neuroscience Program (BNS) consists of 4 full time faculty who share responsibilities teaching courses in both the BNS and Psychology Programs, and maintain active research involving both animal and human models.

Centre College is committed to an environment that welcomes and supports diversity.? As noted in the Statement of Community, Centre strives to create an environment where differences are celebrated, governance is shared, ideas are freely and respectfully exchanged, and all members of the community benefit from the richness of diverse backgrounds and experiences.?Therefore, the behavioral neuroscience program strongly encourages applications from candidates who further diversify our faculty, who celebrate the rich diversity of our student body, and who utilize inclusive and engaging pedagogical practices.

To apply, please go to ?A completed application will include: 1) letter of application, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) a statement of teaching philosophy, experience, and effectiveness, 4) a diversity statement explaining how the candidate would contribute to and/or address the issues of diversity and inclusion at Centre, and 5) three confidential letters of reference from individuals able to share insight into the candidate’s professional expertise and future potentialReview of applications will begin on November 1, 2019.

Centre College is a proud member of the Greater Kentucky Higher Education Recruitment Consortium: The Greater Kentucky HERC is a non-profit organization composed of a diverse group of colleges, universities, hospitals, government agencies, non-profit organizations, and members of private industry committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse, talented workforce. Member representatives include faculty, staff, human resources professionals, institutional leaders, and faculty relations experts. Centre College is an equal opportunity employer.