The Department of Neuroscience at Oberlin College invites applications for a full-time tenure track faculty position in the College of Arts and Sciences. Initial appointment to this position will be for a term of 4 years, beginning Fall semester of 2022. Assistant Professor rank preferred but Associate Professor rank may be considered.
The Neuroscience Department at Oberlin College is one of the oldest and largest undergraduate neuroscience departments in the country. The Department’s extensive labs and facilities are housed in the College’s science center. The Department emphasizes a broad, interdisciplinary approach and encourages students to seek out research opportunities in both laboratory classes and in independent research.
The incumbent will teach the standard teaching load of 4.5 courses per year. This will include lecture and laboratory classes in the area of Developmental Neuroscience, lecture and laboratory classes at the introductory level and a seminar in their area of expertise at either the introductory or advanced level. The ability to develop courses that will contribute to the College’s new integrative concentration in Global Health is highly desirable.
The incumbent will also be expected to engage in sustained scholarly research and/or other creative work appropriate to the position, and to participate in the full range of faculty responsibilities, including academic advising and service on committees. Applicants who can bring research models, innovative approaches and a research program that complements existing expertise within the department are preferable.
Among the qualifications required for appointment is the PhD degree (in hand or expected by Fall semester of academic year 2022-23). Candidates must demonstrate commitment to and potential excellence in undergraduate teaching. Successful teaching experience at the college level is desirable. Oberlin College is committed to student and faculty diversity, equity and inclusion. The incumbent will bring understanding of or experience working with underrepresented and diverse academic populations. Oberlin is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the excellence and diversity of the academic community through their research, teaching, and service. Oberlin recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, age, veteran’s status, and/or other protected status as required by applicable law.
Review of applications will begin on October 31, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled. Completed applications received by the Oct. 31 deadline will be guaranteed full consideration.