Lecturer for Discovery-Based Neuroscience Laboratory

Employer
University of Pittsburgh
Location
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Salary
Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Jan 23, 2022

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Applications are invited for an endowed appointment-stream teaching position (equivalent to a Teaching Assistant Professor) starting September 2022.  This recruitment is focused on individuals who can develop and teach a new discovery-based neuroscience laboratory course for undergraduates focused on using invertebrate species to study learning. Successful candidates will be expected to contribute to other teaching in the Department of Neuroscience to round out a full-time academic year teaching load. Appointment-stream teaching faculty are full time, and completely integrated into all activities in the Department of Neuroscience. Collegial interactions are widespread within the Department of Neuroscience (http://www.neuroscience.pitt.edu/), and across the extensive, outstanding, and growing, neuroscience community found in Pittsburgh.  Our neuroscience environment is exemplified by the Center for Neuroscience at the University of Pittsburgh (CNUP; https://www.cnup.pitt.edu/about), the University of Pittsburgh Brain Institute (https://www.braininstitute.pitt.edu/about/welcome) and the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition (CNBC; https://www.cnbc.cmu.edu/), which bridges the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University. 

Required qualifications are a doctoral degree and postdoctoral training in neuroscience or a related field, and experience with using invertebrate species as research models for the study of neuroscience.  Desired qualifications include a record of service and teaching experience.    

To apply, candidates should submit PDF documents of the following to this job posting in Talent Center (https://cfopitt.taleo.net/careersection/pitt_faculty_external/jobdetail.ftl?job=21008431&tz=GMT-05%3A00&tzname=America%2FNew_York): (a) a letter of application, (b) a current CV, (c) teaching statement, (d) past research experience using invertebrates as model organisms, and (e) a brief description of how your research, teaching or service demonstrates a commitment to diversity and inclusion.  At least three letters of reference should be sent by the recommenders to nrosci1@pitt.edu.  Applications will be reviewed starting December 13, 2021. The Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences is committed to building and fostering a culturally diverse environment.  Excellent interpersonal and relationship-building skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of individuals and constituencies in support of a diverse community are required. The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EOE, including disability/vets.

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