Assistant Professor of Neuroscience – Bates College, Maine

The Neuroscience Program at Bates College, a private liberal arts college in Maine, invites applications for a tenure track assistant professorship in theoretical neuroscience to begin August 1, 2017. A Ph.D. is required, with post-doctoral experience preferred. We welcome applications from any sub-discipline in which neural phenomena are studied using quantitative and/or computational formalisms. We are especially interested in candidates whose work has potential clinical/medical applications but does not require use of a vertebrate animal colony. Candidates are expected to teach Introduction to Neuroscience as well as additional courses that could include quantitative methodologies in neuroscience, neural modeling, bio/neuroinformatics, neural prosthetics, or computing in the health sciences. Bates values innovative, inclusive pedagogy and active scholarship and seeks applicants who can successfully integrate undergraduates in their research. The College and the Neuroscience Program are committed to enhancing the diversity of our campus community and curriculum, and the most competitive applicants will have a record of engaging people from backgrounds underrepresented in STEM fields.
Consideration of candidates will begin September 15, 2016 and continue until the position is filled. Your application should include your cover letter, CV, unofficial graduate transcript, three letters of recommendation, research statement, teaching statement, and diversity statement. For this last item, please describe how your teaching, scholarship, mentorship, and/or service would support the college’s historical and ongoing commitment to diversity and inclusion. Finalists will be invited to send additional materials such as reprints, sample syllabi, and teaching evaluations. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check. Bates is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Because the College recognizes that employment decisions often involve two careers, Bates welcomes applications from those interested in sharing a single faculty position. For more information about the College and the Program, please visit the Bates website:
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Posting end date: 2016/09/30