Sarah Lawrence College invites applications for a tenure track position in Biology beginning Fall 2018. The successful candidate will be broadly trained in neurobiology; sub-fields can include a wide range of disciplines, including behavior, development, evolutionary neuroscience, neurogenetics, neuroimmunology, or other fields. The successful candidate must be a dedicated teacher who will be responsible for developing a wide curriculum in neurobiology-related courses, and will be expected to work closely with students to develop writing and critical thinking skills in both the class and lab setting. Preference will be given to those candidates who are also able to teach courses outside neurobiology. A Ph.D. in Biology and prior college level teaching experience are required. Sarah Lawrence is a small liberal arts college with a unique pedagogy based on small classes and individual tutorials; interdisciplinary work is a central component of the curriculum.
For information on Sarah Lawrence College, our curriculum, teaching methods, and philosophy of education, please visit our web site at http://www.slc.edu. Sarah Lawrence has a strong commitment to the principle of diversity. In that spirit, we especially welcome applications from under-represented groups.
Application materials must include: cover letter, CV, copy of graduate transcript, statements of teaching philosophy and research interests, two course descriptions, and three letters of recommendation. Deadline for applications is November 17, 2017.
The College is located in southern Westchester County, bordering the communities of Yonkers and Bronxville, NY--15 miles north of New York City. A 30-minute train ride from the Bronxville station takes students into Midtown Manhattan.
The SLC campus occupies 44 wooded acres. Ivy-covered Tudor-style and contemporary buildings house classrooms, faculty offices, and student residences. Sar...ah Lawrence has outstanding library, performing arts, music, visual arts, science, computing, and sports facilities.
Sarah Lawrence has been coed since 1968. The College's 1,300 undergraduate students and over 300 graduate students come from nearly every state and from 27 countries. About 85 percent of undergraduate students live on campus.
Undergraduate Academic Program
The academic structure combines small seminar classes with individual student-faculty conferences. Students take courses from at least three of the following four areas:
History and the Social Sciences
Natural Sciences and Mathematics
Creative and Performing Arts
Students receive written evaluations; grades are recorded for transcript purposes.
Ranked #1 by The Princeton Review in 2013, Sarah Lawrence's faculty is made up of respected scholars, artists, writers and performers. With a 10-to-1 student-faculty ratio, our faculty has a higher level of one-to-one involvement with each student's education than is found at any other major undergraduate college in the country.
To make a Sarah Lawrence education available to a wide range of students, the College awards financial aid on the basis of need. Currently, about 65 percent of all students receive some form of financial aid.
General information is available on this site for admission to undergraduate and graduate programs as well as to the Center for Continuing Education BA, post-BA, and non-credit programs.
Sarah Lawrence students enjoy opportunities for study abroad in the College's own international programs in Berlin, Buenos Aires, Catania, Florence, Havana, London, Oxford, and Paris as well as through other institutions in countries around the world.
SLC offers several master's degree programs: Art of Teaching, Child Development, Dual Degree in Social Work and Child Development with NYU, Dance, Dance/Movement Therapy, Health Advocacy, Human Genetics, Theatre, Women's History, Joint Degree in Women's History and Law with Pace University, and Writing.
Center for Continuing Education
The Center for Continuing Education (CCE) prepares adults to begin, or resume, their college careers. CCE offers credit courses for those pursuing a bachelor's degree or specific course credits to qualify for graduate school , as well as non-credit and pre-college programs
Child Development Institute
CDI enhances programs in child development and education at Sarah Lawrence -- and the greater area educational community -- through outreach programs, lectures, conferences, and other activities.
Early Childhood Center
ECC is a laboratory school for children from two through six years of age. ECC serves families and children in lower Westchester County and in the College community.
Sarah Lawrence offers exchange programs with the California Institute of the Arts (Cal Arts), Eugene Lang College, Pitzer College, Reed College, South India Term Abroad (SITA), Spelman College, and Tsuda College in Tokyo, Japan.