BEHAVIORAL NEUROSCIENCE, Visiting Assistant Professor in Psychology

Waterville, Maine
experience dependent
Apr 12, 2021
May 12, 2021
Job Function
Lecturer / Instructor
Position Type
Full Time
Mid Level

BEHAVIORAL NEUROSCIENCE, Visiting Assistant Professor in Psychology. The Department of Psychology at Colby College invites applications for a one-year, full-time position in Behavioral Neuroscience to begin September 1, 2021, with the possibility of successive appointments for up to three years. Teaching responsibilities for this position include introductory and advanced courses in the candidate’s area of training, participation in a team-taught introduction to psychology course, and supervision of student independent research. The specific area of research is open and we are especially interested in candidates who conduct research using rat models. The successful candidate will have use of our state-of-the art vivarium, laboratory spaces and equipment, along with financial support for research including paid student research assistants and a full-time lab and research coordinator. We seek applicants who have research interests that would be compatible with and complementary to the current research programs in the department.

We believe the best way to learn the science of psychology is by engaging our faculty and students in a collaborative search for new knowledge about human cognition, emotion, and behavior. To this end, we have a unique curriculum that engages students in research at all levels. Colby is a highly selective liberal arts college recognized for excellence in undergraduate education and close student-faculty interaction. The successful candidate will be expected to teach with passion, to be engaged in an active and sustained program of research that contributes to the global effort to advance psychological knowledge, and to involve Colby’s exceptional undergraduates in that research. In this way, the position is an opportunity for the successful candidate to strengthen their teaching and research portfolios. We are also interested in candidates who, through their research and/or teaching, will promote diversity, inclusion, and equity at Colby.

The Ph.D. should be completed by the start date of September 1, 2021. Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, three confidential letters of recommendation, and a statement of teaching philosophy and research interests that demonstrates commitment to the value of diversity and to inclusive teaching. Applicants are also encouraged to submit summaries of teaching evaluations and copies of publications or in-press manuscripts. Electronic submission of application materials through Interfolio is required Review of applications will begin May 5, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. For more information about the department, please see our web site at Questions about this search should be directed to: Dr. Melissa Glenn at Applicants may also contact Dr. Glenn for additional details on the facilities, equipment and research support.

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