Case Western Reserve University, Department of Neurosciences is seeking highly qualified applicants for a full-time faculty position at a rank commensurate with experience and expertise. This is a renewable, 12-month, non-tenure-track position, with the majority of time devoted to teaching and advising undergraduate students who are pursuing a bachelor of science degree in neuroscience, as part of a new educational program whose goal is to provide students with a deep understanding of neuroscience at molecular, cellular and systems levels.
Responsibilities and Duties: The new faculty member will develop, direct and teach two new undergraduate-level Neuroscience courses: Principles of Neuroscience and Neural Signaling. The faculty member will also contribute to other, team-taught courses, advise students in course selection, career planning and undergraduate research opportunities, and work closely with faculty colleagues in the Department of Neurosciences to update the curriculum and develop new courses.
Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. in Neuroscience, Biology, or related field, previous experience as a neuroscience educator, either at the undergraduate and/or graduate level, and excellent written and oral communication skills. Must be eligible to work in the United States. Candidates at the Assistant Professor level should have at least two years of teaching experience. Candidates at the Associate Professor level should have a minimum of 5 years of teaching experience as well as a record of advising undergraduate students, developing new courses, and/or directing an educational program.
How to Apply: Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, description of formal teaching experience, statement of teaching interests and philosophy, names of three references and be submitted electronically at http://apply.interfolio.com/65552. The Interfolio application site will open on August 5, 2019 and close on October 4, 2019. For technical questions about your application, please contact Interfolio directly at 877-997-8807 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Internal Number: L007
About Case Western Reserve University
Understanding how the nervous system develops and functions and how it is altered by disease, injury, or environmental factors is one of the most exciting frontiers remaining in biomedical research today. Our goals are: 1) To understand how circuits in the brain, spinal cord, and autonomic nervous system are assembled during normal development, 2) To understand how these circuits function to enable normal sensation, movement, homeostasis, learning and memory, and higher cognitive functions, 3) To use this understand of basic mechanisms to provide new strategies and tools to treat a variety of disorders of the nervous system, and 4) To train the next generation of neuroscientists. By serving as a focus for neuroscience research and training throughout the institution, the department has facilitated important advances in our understanding of mechanisms underlying normal neuronal function and in developing potential therapies to treat the disease or injure nervous system. With continued support from government and private funding agencies, as well as from Case Western Research University and the School of Medicine, we are confident that these goals can be achieved.