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Assistant Professor of Neuroscience, Dept of Psychology & Neurosciences

Drake University
Des Moines, Iowa
Up to $60,000 per year + benefits
Closing date
Sep 30, 2022

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Undergraduate College
Job Function
Faculty Member
Position Type
Full Time
Entry Level
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Drake University, a private comprehensive university, seeks applicants for a tenure track, assistant professor of neuroscience in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience to begin in August 2023. A PhD in neuroscience, behavioral neuroscience, or related field is required prior to the start date.  An ideal candidate is a teacher-scholar committed to excellence in undergraduate teaching and to advancing an independent research program that involves undergraduate students.  Teaching assignments include introductory neuroscience, research methods in neuroscience, neurophysiology, biological bases of behavior, and courses within the candidate’s area of expertise. The department has animal facilities suitable for small vertebrates and a shared human subjects research space.

Your application should include a cover letter, your current curriculum vita, a research statement, a diversity statement, a statement of teaching philosophy including evidence of teaching effectiveness, and three letters of recommendation.  Drake University is an equal-opportunity employer and actively seeks applicants who reflect the diversity of the nation.  Selection will depend on the receipt of recommendation confirming the candidate’s scholarly achievements and teaching abilities and/or on the candidate’s satisfactory passing a teaching demonstration if selected for an on-campus interview.  Questions about the position can be directed to Christopher Kliethermes (, Department Chair.  Submit your application at Review of candidates will begin in October and continue until the position is filled.

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