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Visiting Assistant Professor of Neuroscience

Colgate University
Hamilton, New York
$68,900 (for ABD candidates) to $72,900 (for candidate with PhD in hand)
Closing date
Mar 8, 2024

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Visiting Assistant Professor of Neuroscience

Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences


The Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences and Neuroscience Program at Colgate University invites applications for a position at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor of Neuroscience beginning in the Fall semester of 2024. This position may be renewed for an additional year pending the evaluation of teaching effectiveness and institutional need. The area of specialty is open. Completion of a Ph.D. in Psychology, Neuroscience, or a related field is required prior to, or shortly after, the date of hire. The teaching load is equivalent to five courses per year. Successful candidates will be expected to teach staff-taught courses (e.g., Introduction to Neuroscience or Biological Psychology), upper-level courses in the candidate’s specialty area, and supervision of senior thesis work (which normally counts as one course). Successful candidates may also participate in all-university programs, including the Liberal Arts Core Curriculum.

Candidates should prepare a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and statements of teaching and research interests. Colgate strives to be a community supportive of diverse perspectives and identities. Candidates should describe in their cover letter how their teaching and scholarship might support the university’s commitment to diversity and inclusion. The cover letter, curriculum vitae, statements of teaching and research interests, and names of three people who can provide letters of recommendation must be submitted through

Review of applications will begin March 1, 2024 and continue until the position is filled. Please note that no work visa sponsorship will be available for this position.

Colgate is a top liberal arts university of 3200 undergraduate students situated in central New York. Colgate faculty are committed to excellence in both teaching and scholarship. Further information about the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences can be found here. Appointees will join a faculty of teacher-scholars deeply committed to a strong, research-oriented program, and to a vibrant undergraduate curriculum that integrates psychological science and neuroscience. Colgate recently inaugurated a new Mind, Brain and Behavior Initiative that provides support and opportunities for interdisciplinary teaching and collaborative research.

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 here.

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 or gender identity expression, being or having been a victim of domestic violence or stalking, familial status, or any other categories covered by law. Colgate University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Candidates from historically underrepresented groups, women, persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are especially encouraged to apply.

Campus Crime Reporting and Statistics

The Department of Campus Safety at Colgate University will provide upon request a copy of

Colgate’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report. This report includes statistics as reported to the United States Department of Education for the previous three years concerning reported: 1. Crimes that occurred on-campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Colgate University; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus and 2. fires that occurred in student housing facilities. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security and fire safety, such as policies concerning sexual assault, life safety systems, and other related matters. You may access the report from the Clery Compliance web page here. Printed copies of this report may be obtained upon request from the Department of Campus Safety via e-mail at

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