Assistant Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience
The Neuroscience Program and Psychology Department invite applicants for a tenure track assistant professor position beginning August 2024. A Doctoral degree in Neuroscience, Psychology, or a closely-related discipline is required by the start date. The hired candidate must demonstrate: (1) a commitment to (a) undergraduate teaching, (b) the active involvement of undergraduate students in research, and (c) diversity, equity, and inclusion, and (2) expertise in behavioral neuroscience research. The candidate’s research should make use of a rat model, and the candidate should expect to use rats in both research and instructional labs. Teaching load is typically 6 courses per academic year, which may vary depending on advising of senior research projects, and might include courses in the Foundations of Neuroscience sequence, Behavioral Psychology, Research Methods, and upper-level courses in the candidate’s area of expertise. All faculty are expected to participate in delivering college-wide first-year/sophomore seminars. The successful candidate will provide evidence of excellence in teaching, ongoing scholarship, and professional development.
Please submit the following in PDF form by October 1, 2023: (a) letter of application, (b) cv, (c) teaching statement that includes a list and description of courses of interest, (d) research statement, (e) a statement describing how you have or plan to incorporate diversity, equity, and inclusion into your teaching, research, and/or service; to the Office of Human Resources, Allegheny College, 520 N. Main Street, Meadville, PA 16335 or by e-mail to email@example.com. Review of applications will begin Oct 1, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled. An offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check.
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