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Assistant Professor of Cellular/Molecular Neuroscience

Colgate University - PBSC
Hamilton, New York
Faculty are eligible for a competitive benefits package
Closing date
Oct 13, 2022

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Undergraduate College
Job Function
Lecturer / Instructor
Position Type
Full Time
Entry Level

The Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences and Neuroscience Program at Colgate University invites applications for a tenure-track position in Cellular/Molecular Neuroscience at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning in the fall semester of 2023. We seek outstanding candidates who use molecular or cellular approaches to investigate fundamental or innovative questions in neuroscience. The specific line of research is open and could utilize in vitro or in vivo model systems. Completion of Ph.D. is required prior to or shortly after the date of hire.


Colgate is a top liberal arts college where excellence in teaching and research are expected and supported. The successful candidate will join a neuroscience and psychological science faculty deeply committed to a strong, research-oriented program and to a curriculum that integrates neuroscience and psychological science perspectives. Colgate supports faculty in their research program through competitive startup funds, internal funding mechanisms and support for seeking external funding.  Colgate recently inaugurated a new Mind, Brain and Behavior Initiative that provides support and opportunities for interdisciplinary teaching and collaborative research.  The teaching load is equivalent to five courses per year. Teaching responsibilities are likely to include staff-taught courses (e.g., Introduction to Neuroscience, Strategies & Discoveries in Neuroscience), elective courses in the candidate’s specialty area, and supervision of senior thesis work (which normally counts as a one course load). The successful candidate also will be expected to participate in all-university programs, including the Liberal Arts Core Curriculum. 


Review of applications will begin on October 8, 2022 and continue until the position is filled.  Candidates should prepare a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statements of teaching and research interests, and names of three people who can provide letters of recommendation.  As Colgate strives to be a community supportive of diverse perspectives and identities, candidates should also prepare a statement discussing their approach to teaching and/or scholarship in a diverse and inclusive educational environment.   Application materials must be submitted through   A guide for applicants with additional information can be found at


Faculty are eligible for a competitive benefits package which includes housing assistance and health insurance. See for more information. Colgate is a member of the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity. Applicants with dual-career considerations can find postings of other employment opportunities at Colgate and at other institutions of higher education in upstate New York at It is the policy of Colgate University not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of their race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, pregnancy, national origin, marital status, disability, protected Veterans status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, familial status, or any other categories covered by law.


Colgate is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Candidates from historically underrepresented groups, women, persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.


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