Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, Neuroscience - Regis University

Location
Denver, Colorado
Salary
9-month contract
Posted
Jul 15, 2021
Closes
Aug 14, 2021
Job Function
Faculty Member
Position Type
Full Time

The Department of Psychology and Neuroscience at Regis University in Denver, CO invites applications for a tenure-track position in neuroscience at the Assistant Professor level, beginning August 1, 2022. The area of specialization is cellular and molecular neuroscience, with particular interest in candidates whose research is in neurodevelopment or neurogenetics. The successful candidate should be able to teach the following courses:  Introduction to Brain and Behavior, Research Methods and Behavioral Statistics, and a course or courses in their specialty area. Preference will be given to candidates who can also teach either Neuroanatomy and Neurophysiology or Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience. Teaching in the Regis College core curriculum is also expected of all faculty members. 

The Department of Psychology and Neuroscience is part of Regis College, the traditional undergraduate liberal arts college of Regis University that serves approximately 2000 traditional undergraduate students. The department offers a B.S. degree in neuroscience with about 65 majors. We seek candidates with a Ph.D. in neuroscience or a related field. The candidate should be dedicated to excellent undergraduate teaching and plan to maintain an active research program that engages motivated undergraduates in their research. The department has outstanding teaching and research facilities including an animal facility for housing rodents (equipped with a modern surgical suite and ample testing space), a dedicated wet lab for student/faculty research, and human subjects research spaces.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Earned doctorate in neuroscience or related field
  • Record of (or potential for) scholarly productivity
  • Commitment to inclusive pedagogy, diversity, and equity

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Demonstrated success mentoring students of color
  • Successful teaching experience in higher education, including development of inclusive pedagogy
  • Demonstrated success engaging undergraduates in research

APPLICATION: A complete application will include: cover letter, curriculum vitae, statements of research and teaching interests, three letters of recommendation (at least one of which addresses the candidate’s demonstrated abilities and/or potential as an undergraduate teacher and mentor), and evidence of teaching effectiveness and research productivity. Applicants must submit all materials electronically to: https://regis.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/RegisUniversity. Letters of recommendations should be emailed to: Dr. Robin Cloues, Laboratory Manager (rcloues@regis.edu). Questions may be directed to the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Ashley Fricks-Gleason (africksgleason@regis.edu). All materials should be submitted by August 16, 2021.  Hiring decisions for this position are pending final budgetary approval.

Regis College, one of the three schools of Regis University in Denver, Colorado, is a Jesuit liberal arts institution in the Catholic tradition with a primary emphasis on excellence in undergraduate teaching and cura personalis. Applicants should demonstrate an interest and ability to engage the Catholic intellectual tradition and Jesuit liberal arts educational mission substantively in their teaching. For more information on this mission, see: https://www.regis.edu/about/jesuit-education/key-jesuit-values.

In accordance with its Jesuit Catholic mission, Regis University is committed to maintaining a humane atmosphere in which the civil rights of every individual are recognized and respected. At Regis University, the term “diversity” conveys our commitment to create and maintain an inclusive community where people of different religions, gender, sexual orientation, races, classes, and any other social distinctions can thrive in a learning environment characterized by mutual respect and the pursuit of justice. Consistent with these values, our position is part of a STEM diversity cluster hire at the Assistant Professor level: along with the Department of Biology and the Department of Chemistry, we seek to increase representation of STEM faculty of color to better serve our diverse student population. As such, we especially welcome applications from diverse candidates and are deeply and morally committed to social justice within the field of neuroscience; improving diversity, equity, and inclusion within our department; providing junior faculty with mentorship, resources, and an environment conducive to their professional growth, success, and advancement; and improving the academic experience for our diverse student population.