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Assistant Professor, Neuroscience and Behavior

Wesleyan University
Middletown, Connecticut
Tenure Track Position
Closing date
Oct 12, 2021
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Biology, Neuroscience and Behavior

Wesleyan University


The Biology Department at Wesleyan University seeks an assistant professor in areas relating to neuroscience and behavior beginning July 1, 2022. The Assistant Professor will conduct research that embraces new, integrative approaches to address fundamental questions in neuroscience and behavior, complement and contribute to our current research and teaching strengths in neuroscience and behavior, cell and developmental biology, genomics, ecology and evolution. and must be committed to the goals of a liberal arts education in a culturally diverse campus community. Teaching duties will include courses in our undergraduate and graduate curriculum, with a normal load of one full-credit course per semester. Additional duties include advising and mentoring students, and participating in faculty governance at the departmental and university levels. The Assistant Professor will also use their dedicated laboratory space to launch an independent research program funded by internal and extramural grants. Applicants are required to have a Ph.D. in Biology, Neuroscience or a related field. Wesleyan University is a selective liberal-arts university with Ph.D. programs in Natural Sciences and Mathematics and Music, with several diversity-promoting programs ( The departmental and multidisciplinary programs provide a stimulating, interactive research environment supported by a central vivarium and core facilities that include shared instrumentation for molecular biology, microscopy, animal behavior, and a supercomputer facility.


Wesleyan University, located in Middletown, Connecticut, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious practice or creed, age, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin, marital status, ancestry, present or past history of mental disorder, learning disability or physical disability, political belief, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or non-position-related criminal record. We welcome applications from women and historically underrepresented minority groups. Wesleyan’s extensive mentoring resources are designed to promote career development and satisfaction. Inquiries regarding Title IX, Section 504, or any other non-discrimination policies should be directed to: Alison Williams, Vice President for Equity and Inclusion/Title IX Officer, 860 685-4774,


Please submit the following: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a research statement, a teaching statement, a diversity/equity/inclusion statement (describing how you will embrace the college's commitment to fostering an inclusive community, as well as your experience working with individuals from historically marginalized or underserved groups), and email addresses for three recommenders to: Review of applications will begin December 1, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.

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