Tenure-track Faculty Position in Neuroscience at the level of Assistant or Associate professor

The College of Wooster
Wooster, Ohio
Closing date
Oct 20, 2021

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Undergraduate College
Job Function
Faculty Member
Position Type
Full Time

We are looking for a broadly trained specialist in any area of Neuroscience. Candidates at the assistant level should show potential to teach Introduction to Neuroscience, an upper-level neuroscience seminar, and a laboratory course in their area of expertise. They should also be able to advise research projects broadly in Neuroscience, as all seniors must complete this requirement. Candidates are expected to work with and mentor BIPOC students and should demonstrate inclusive teaching practices. Candidates are expected to contribute to existing efforts in experiential learning in neuroscience courses. Applications at the associate level are expected to show evidence for the above-mentioned aspects of the job description.

The Program in Neuroscience has 5 associate faculty members and graduates approximately 25 majors annually, many of whom pursue advanced study in neuroscience, psychology, or biology or careers in medicine, allied health professions, or public health. For more information on the program, it’s students and faculty, and available research facilities see https://www.wooster.edu/academics/areas/neuroscience/.

We are especially interested in hiring faculty who can contribute to the intellectual vibrancy and diversity of the academic community through their teaching, research, and service, and who are committed to ensuring the success of diverse student populations. The College of Wooster enrolls a diverse student body (24% domestic students of color and 17% international students); all applicants are expected to discuss their experience working with diverse student populations.

The successful candidate will teach the equivalent of 5.5 courses per year, including introductory and advanced courses in the Neuroscience and credited supervision of independent thesis projects as part of the College’s required Independent Study program. The teaching load will include courses for non-majors and first-year seminar.

Applicants should submit through Interfolio a letter of application; curriculum vitae; unofficial graduate transcripts; a teaching philosophy statement (max. 3 pages, addressing teaching introductory and advanced courses and mentoring undergraduate research); a research statement (max. 3 pages, addressing past projects and how these can be expanded in the future at an undergraduate institution); a statement detailing how the applicant has engaged and/or expects to engage with issues of diversity and inclusion in the classroom, the curriculum, as well as on campus and in the broader community; and three references letters.

Review of applications received at http://apply.interfolio.com/88693 will start October 9, 2021. If you have questions regarding Interfolio, please contact Beth Lingenfelter, Administrative Coordinator, Program in Neuroscience, at bsnyder@wooster.edu. Questions about the position should be directed to Grit Herzmann, Chair of the Search Committee, at gherzmann@wooster.edu.


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The College of Wooster does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex/gender, gender identity, gender expression, medical condition, political affiliation, religion, creed, ethnicity, national origin (including ancestry), citizenship status, disability, age, marital status, family responsibilities, sexual orientation, veteran or military status, predisposing genetic characteristics, domestic violence victim status, or any other characteristic protected by institutional policy, or by state, local, or federal law. 


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