Neuroscience Position - Oberlin College

Posted on 10/21/08

The Neuroscience Department at Oberlin College invites applications for a full-time continuing faculty position in the College of Arts and Sciences. Initial appointment to this position will be for a term of 4 years, beginning first semester of 2009-10, and will carry the rank of Assistant Professor.

The incumbent will be expected to contribute to the Department's introductory neuroscience course and its accompanying lab. Other teaching may include up to two upper-level lecture courses consistent with the candidate’s interests and qualifications, an accompanying upper-level laboratory course, and a first year seminar (A total of 4.5-5 courses per year with a lab counting as a course).

The Department seeks applicants with expertise in neuropharmacology. Candidates able to apply a variety of approaches (molecular, physiological, pharmacological and behavioral) to understanding functional systems and behavior or to understanding disease-related processes are particularly encouraged to apply. The candidate will be expected to take on the normal responsibilities of all faculty members including establishing a research program, mentoring undergraduate research, and advising. This is an exceptional opportunity to become a teacher-scholar at a premier liberal arts college.

Among the qualifications required for appointment is the Ph.D. degree (in hand or expected by July 1, 2009). Candidates must demonstrate interest and potential excellence in undergraduate teaching. Postdoctoral research experience and college-level teaching experience are both highly desirable.

The Neuroscience Department at Oberlin College is one of the oldest and largest undergraduate neuroscience departments in the country. The Department’s extensive labs and facilities are housed in the College’s newly built science center. The Department emphasizes a broad interdisciplinary approach and encourages students to seek out research opportunities in both laboratory classes and in independent research.

To be assured of consideration, letters of application, including a /curriculum vitae/, graduate academic transcripts, and at least three letters of reference, should be sent to Catherine McCormick, Chair, Neuroscience Department, 119 Woodland Ave., Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio, 44074 by October 17, 2008. Application materials received after that date may be considered until the position is filled. Salary will depend on qualifications and experience.

Oberlin College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the development of a climate that supports equality of opportunity and respect of differences based on gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation and gender identity and expression. Oberlin was the first coeducational institution to grant bachelor's degrees to women and historically has been a leader in the education of African Americans; the college was also among the first to prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from individuals who would contribute to the diversity of our faculty.