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Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Neuroscience - Regis University (Denver, CO)

Employer
Regis University
Location
Denver, Colorado
Salary
Commensurate with qualifications
Closing date
Oct 13, 2023

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Sector
Undergraduate College
Job Function
Faculty Member
Position Type
Full Time
Level
Entry Level

Job Details

The Department of Psychology and Neuroscience at Regis University in Denver, CO invites applications for a tenure-track position in neuroscience at the Assistant Professor level, beginning August 1, 2024. The successful candidate should be able to teach the following courses: Introduction to Brain and Behavior, Neuroscience Research Methods, and a course or courses in their specialty area. Preference will be given to candidates who can also teach either Neuroanatomy and Neurophysiology or Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience. Teaching in the Regis College core curriculum is also expected of all faculty members. Our department is committed to building a culturally diverse faculty and strongly encourages applications from minoritized candidates.   

The Department of Psychology and Neuroscience is part of Regis College, the traditional undergraduate liberal arts college of Regis University, which is a Hispanic Serving Institution, serving approximately 2000 traditional undergraduate students (~60% of whom are students of color; ~30% of whom are first-generation college students). The department offers a B.S. degree in Neuroscience with approximately 50 majors. We seek candidates with a Ph.D. in Neuroscience or related field. The candidate should be dedicated to excellent undergraduate teaching, plan to maintain an active research program that engages motivated undergraduates, and be committed to mentoring students of color and first-generation students. The department has outstanding teaching and research facilities including an animal facility for housing rodents (equipped with a modern surgical suite and ample testing space), a dedicated wet lab for student/faculty research, and human subjects research spaces.  

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  

  • Earned doctorate in neuroscience or related field. 
  • Record of (or potential for) scholarly productivity.  
  • Commitment to inclusive pedagogy, diversity, and equity. 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Demonstrated success mentoring students of color. Experience at a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) or institution/program focused on fostering success of students of color is desirable.  
  • Successful teaching experience in higher education, including development of inclusive pedagogy. 
  • Demonstrated success engaging undergraduates in research. 

APPLICATION: In accordance with its Jesuit Catholic mission, Regis University is committed to maintaining a humane atmosphere in which the civil rights of every individual are recognized and respected. At Regis University, the term “diversity” conveys our commitment to create and maintain an inclusive community where people of different religions, genders, sexual orientations, races, classes, and any other social distinctions can thrive in a learning environment characterized by mutual respect and the pursuit of justice. We seek to increase representation of faculty of color to better serve our diverse student population. As such, we especially welcome applications from diverse candidates. We are deeply and morally committed to social justice within the field of neuroscience; improving diversity, equity, and inclusion within our department; providing junior faculty with mentorship, resources, and an environment conducive to their professional growth, success, and advancement; and improving the academic experience for our diverse student population. 

Regis College, one of the three schools of Regis University in Denver, Colorado, is a Jesuit liberal arts institution in the Catholic tradition with a primary emphasis on excellence in undergraduate teaching and cura personalis. Applicants should demonstrate an interest and ability to engage the Catholic intellectual tradition and Jesuit liberal arts educational mission substantively in their teaching. For more information on this mission, see: https://www.regis.edu/about/jesuit-education/key-jesuit-values.  

A complete application will include: (1) cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) statement of teaching philosophy, including teaching interests and evidence of teaching effectiveness, (4) statement of research, including evidence of research productivity or potential, (5) diversity statement, discussing how the candidate will contribute to Regis University’s commitment to cultivating an inclusive, equitable, and diverse community, and (6) three letters of recommendation, at least one of which addresses the candidate’s demonstrated abilities and/or potential as an undergraduate teacher and mentor.  

Applicants must submit items 1-5 electronically to: Regis Workday by Friday, October 13th. Letters of recommendation should be emailed to Marie Fellenstein (she/her), Administrative Assistant (afellenstein@regis.edu) by Friday, November 3rd. Questions may be directed to the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Jamey Maniscalco (he/him), Assistant Professor (jmaniscalco@regis.edu). Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Hiring decisions for this position are pending final budgetary approval. 

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Regis University, inspired by its Jesuit Catholic heritage, has been committed to academic excellence, personal development and community engagement since its founding in 1877. Regis provides values-based education at the undergraduate, graduate and doctoral levels and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission: A Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Its motto, “Men and Women in Service of Others,” describes the purpose of Jesuit education: to form men and women who use their knowledge in the unselfish service of others. Regis is composed of five colleges: the College of Contemporary Liberal Studies, Regis College, College of Computer & Information Sciences, College of Business & Economics, and Rueckert-Hartman College for Health Professions, which includes the schools of pharmacy, physical therapy and nursing. Beyond its historic campus in Northwest Denver, there are Regis campuses in Thornton, the Denver Tech Center and in Colorado Springs. Regis currently serves about 10,000 students in online and campus environments and has been ranked as a top school in the Western Region for 20 consecutive years by U.S. News & World Report.

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