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Instructor of Neuroscience

Employer
Wilkes Honors College of Florida Atlantic University
Location
Jupiter, Florida
Salary
Commensurate with Experience
Closing date
Nov 3, 2022
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The Wilkes Honors College of Florida Atlantic University (FAU) invites applications for a full-time (9-month) renewable Instructor position in Neuroscience, beginning Fall 2023. Instructors are members of the faculty assembly and eligible for promotion based on teaching performance. A research program is not required but there will be opportunities to work with advanced undergraduate students on research projects and many students co-author work in peer-reviewed journals. In addition, instructors are eligible to receive resources for professional development. The Wilkes Honors College is committed to creating an accessible, supportive environment and an educational experience that recognizes diversity and cultural competence as integral components of academic excellence. Candidates who can contribute to that goal are encouraged to apply and to identify their strengths in this area. The successful candidate will teach introductory and advanced undergraduate courses and labs in behavioral neuroscience and cellular neuroscience, advise students, and direct honors theses. Average teaching load is seven courses per year plus thesis supervision.

 

The Wilkes Honors College (WHC), which opened in 1999, is a highly selective liberal arts and sciences college within a large state university, located on FAU’s MacArthur Campus in the coastal town of Jupiter, Florida, just outside of West Palm Beach. The campus is an international hub for scientific research and hosts the world-renowned research institutes Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience and UF Scripps Biomedical Research, and FAU’s own Stiles-Nicholson Brain Institute.  In addition, FAU’s Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute is located nearby in Fort Pierce.

The WHC’s four-year curriculum is centered on the traditional disciplines in the liberal arts and sciences, with an emphasis on critical thinking, independent study, community-based internships, and cross-disciplinary programs. Currently, the WHC enrolls 649 honors students and has 47 full-time honors faculty members. As part of the University’s ambitious strategic plan, the WHC will increase the size of its student body and grow its faculty over the next five years. See www.honorscollege.edu. 

 

Required qualifications include a PhD or MD/PhD in Neuroscience, Psychology, Biology, Vertebrate Zoology, or a related field. The committee will view favorably evidence of excellence in undergraduate teaching, breadth and depth of teaching interests, potential for collaboration in interdisciplinary teaching activities for our talented, motivated, and diverse student body, experience in advising and mentoring undergraduate students, and fosters and creates educational opportunities where all student populations thrive. 

 

The Wilkes Honors College is a community of excellence, equity, and diversity and welcomes applications from women, underrepresented minorities, persons with disabilities, sexual minority groups, and other candidates who will contribute to the diversification and enrichment of ideas and perspectives.

All applicants must complete an Employment Application available online through FAU’s Career Site:  www.fau.edu/jobs and apply for the currently posted position.

Applicants must submit the following materials: (a) cover letter, (b) curriculum vitae, (c) statement of teaching philosophy, and (d) names and contact information for 3 references.  Applicants are also encouraged to submit evidence of teaching performance. Questions about the position may be directed to the Chair of the Search Committee, Dr. Laura Vernon, at lvernon@fau.edu.

Review of applications begins on October 25, 2022. This position is open until filled and may close without prior notice.

Minimum Qualifications:

PhD or MD/PhD from an accredited institution in Neuroscience, Psychology, Biology, Vertebrate Zoology, or a related field by time of appointment is required.

Salary:

Commensurate with Experience

College or Department:

Honors College

Location:

John D. MacArthur Campus - Jupiter

Work Days and Hours:

NA

Application Deadline:

2022-10-25-08:00

Special Instructions to Applicant:

This position is open until filled and may close without prior notice.

This position is subject to funding.

Application Process:
All applicants must apply electronically to the currently posted position on the Office of Human Resources' career website (https://fau.edu/jobs) by completing the required employment application for this recruitment and submitting the related documents.

Required Documents:
FAU’s Career Page permits the attachment of required/requested documentation.

PLEASE NOTE: A maximum of five (5) documents may be attached to your application. If more than five (5) documents are required for submission, please combine additional documents into one attachment to not exceed the maximum permitted.

When completing the online application, please upload all required documentation noted here: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, names and contact information for three references, and evidence of teaching effectiveness.

Transcripts:
An official transcript sent directly from the institution is required for the Provost’s credential file prior to the first day of employment. Similarly, for degrees from outside the United States, the evaluation by an organization belonging to the National Association of Credential Evaluation (NACES), with an indication of the documents the evaluation was prepared from (official transcripts, diplomas, dissertation abstracts) is required for the Provost’s credential file prior to the first day of employment.

Background Screening:
Successful completion of a pre-employment background check is required for the candidate selected for this position.

Accommodations:

Individuals requiring accommodation, please call 561-297-3057. 711

 

FAU is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veterans’ status or any other characteristic protected by law. Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodation, please call 561-297-6057, TTY/TDD 711.

 

FAU is committed to the principles of engaged teaching, research and service.  All persons aspiring to achieve excellence in the practice of these principles are encouraged to apply.

 

 

 

 

 

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