Assistant Professor of Psychology - Neuroscience
The Psychology Department at Colorado College invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor with a specialty in Neuroscience beginning in Fall 2021. The successful candidate will demonstrate strengths in any substantive field in neuroscience (including but not limited to neurophysiology; cellular/molecular, sensory, cognitive, affective, social, or quantitative neuroscience). They must exhibit the potential for excellence in teaching to a diverse community of undergraduate students and should be a strong quantitative methodologist who is able to contribute to the curriculum for neuroscience and psychology majors at the introductory and advanced levels. The successful candidate will also be dedicated to involving undergraduates in research. Finally, the candidate must share the institutional commitment to antiracist work and actively broadening participation in STEM fields by historically underrepresented groups.
The Department of Psychology is located in Tutt Science Center, which features state-of-the-art teaching and research spaces, including wet labs. The department fosters a supportive and inclusive learning community of faculty and students who share a passion for the science of psychology.
Relevant departmental and program information can be found at the following websites:
- Psychology: http://www.coloradocollege.edu/academics/dept/psychology/
- Neuroscience: http://www.coloradocollege.edu/academics/dept/neuroscience/
Colorado College is a nationally recognized, residential liberal arts college with about 2,000 students. Located one hour south of Denver, the city of Colorado Springs offers many cultural and recreational activities in the foothills of the Rocky Mountain Region. The College actively promotes a dynamic and inclusive environment in which students and employees of diverse backgrounds, cultures, and perspectives can learn and work. One distinguishing feature of Colorado College is its Block Plan, in which professors teach, and students take, one course at a time. Each block is three and a half weeks long, and professors teach five of the eight blocks in an academic year and devote the equivalent of one block to supervising capstone projects.
To apply, please submit the following materials: (1) a cover letter describing your interest in teaching Neuroscience in the liberal arts context at Colorado College; (2) a current curriculum vitae, (3) a diversity statement about your experience with, and vision for, encouraging and mentoring students and/or faculty from underrepresented groups. Include examples of ways you have engaged intentionally to address issues of diversity, inclusion, and equity; (4) a teaching statement, including your teaching philosophy and a discussion of your ability to use a range of teaching strategies, including active learning methods, in order to engage a diverse community of students; (5) teaching evaluations, if available; (6) a research statement including your accomplishments and future plans and potential for including undergraduate students in your work; (7) two representative samples of scholarly work; (8) graduate school transcripts; and (9) three letters of recommendation, at least one of which should comment on teaching promise. The application deadline is December 1, 2020.
Colorado College has made a commitment to become an antiracist institution. We are an equal opportunity employer, and we do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, age, religion, gender identity or expression, disability, or sexual orientation in our educational programs and activities or our employment practices.