WILKES UNIVERSITY - Neurophysiologist
The Department of Biology and Earth Systems Sciences (BESS) at Wilkes University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level as a Neurophysiologist to begin fall semester 2023. This position involves a mix of teaching, scholarship – including directing undergraduate student research – and service to the university and community including academic advising and committee work. A Ph.D. is required and postdoctoral experience is preferred. The successful candidate will demonstrate an authentic interest in teaching undergraduates, and show promise of excellence as an educator and scholar.
The successful candidate for this position will be expected to teach upper-level courses in the areas of neurobiology, physiology, and anatomy in support of the Biology and Neuroscience majors, and to participate in delivery of introductory Human Anatomy and Physiology lectures and laboratories. The successful candidate will also be expected to develop a productive neurobiology research laboratory in their area of expertise involving undergraduate students.
To support this position, the BESS Department has a variety of facilities and equipment available for teaching and research. They include a fully equipped vivarium with a set of 12 metabolic cages, a genomics center with PCR machines and other standard equipment for molecular biology work, and a tissue culture laboratory with a new P2 biological safety cabinet and incubators. The Physiology teaching laboratory is equipped with ADInstruments PowerLabs and LabChart 8 for physiological recording. BESS also offers an electrophysiological equipment setup for intracellular and extracellular recording, and microscopes for phase contrast, darkfield, and fluorescence microscopy, among many other items.
To apply for this position, visit https://wilkesuniversitycareers.applicantpro.com/jobs/. A complete application will consist of a cover letter, CV, teaching statement, research statement, and the names of three references. Review of applications has begun and will continue until the position is filled.
Wilkes University is an independent, comprehensive university dedicated to academic excellence in the liberal arts, sciences, and selected professional programs. The University has approximately 2,200 students at the undergraduate level and over 1,200 full time equivalent students at the graduate and first professional levels.
Wilkes institutional focus is on developing strong mentoring relationships with each of its students and contributing vitally to economic development of Northeastern Pennsylvania. The University is located in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, a revitalized city that is located on the scenic Susquehanna River and is within two and one-half hours driving distance of New York City and Philadelphia.
Wilkes University is constantly seeking to become a more diverse community and to enhance its capacity to value and capitalize on the cultural richness that diversity brings. The University strongly encourages applications from persons with diverse backgrounds. Wilkes University does not discriminate in its employment practices or in its educational programs or activities on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, disability, pregnancy, sex/gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, marital or family status, military or veteran status, or genetic information. The BESS Department, as well as other departments at Wilkes, are highly collaborative and student-centered.