Assistant Professor of Neuroscience

Job Type: 
Tenure Track Faculty
Institution: 
Muhlenberg College

The Department of Neuroscience at Muhlenberg College invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Neuroscience to begin in Fall 2019. Candidates will be expected to have a Ph.D. in neuroscience or a related discipline with postdoctoral experience preferred.

Muhlenberg is a small, residential, highly selective private college of 2,400 students. We are located in Allentown, PA, 90 minutes west of New York City. Neuroscience is a dynamic and rapidly growing major at Muhlenberg. We are one of the very few liberal arts colleges to have a stand-alone department of neuroscience; the department currently has four tenure-line faculty members and graduates an average of 35 majors per year, making us the 6th most popular major among our undergraduates. Our department maintains strong collaborative relationships with faculty in the Departments of Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Philosophy, and Psychology.

The ideal candidate’s expertise will complement our department’s existing strengths in molecular, behavioral, ethological, cognitive, and philosophical areas of neuroscience. Research and teaching foci that are currently under-represented include, but are not limited to: developmental neuroscience, neural plasticity, computational neuroscience, neuro- muscular physiology, neuroimmunology, and glial cell physiology. The successful candidate will exhibit potential for both excellence in teaching at the undergraduate level as well as an ability to build a robust research program in their field of expertise that includes undergraduate student collaborators. They will rotate with existing faculty in teaching core courses in the neuroscience major as well as create new upper-level electives as their interests and expertise dictate. Like all Neuroscience Department faculty, they will also be expected to participate in the liberal arts mission of the College through the general education curriculum.

To apply, please submit the following to NeuroscienceCandidate@muhlenberg.edu by November 9, 2018: (1) A cover letter describing your interest in the position; (2) a copy of your CV; (3) a statement of teaching philosophy, including specific descriptions of learning goals and effective pedagogical strategies to promote student learning and foster a dynamic, inclusive classroom; (4) a statement outlining your intended research trajectory; (5) a statement describing your experiences with and commitment to diversity, equity, and building an inclusive community, particularly in scientific settings; (6) unofficial copies of your undergraduate and graduate transcripts; and (7) three letters of recommendation.

An equal opportunity employer, Muhlenberg College is committed to recruiting and retaining outstanding faculty and staff from racial and ethnic groups that have been traditionally underrepresented in higher education. For additional information about Muhlenberg's commitment to diversity and inclusion, applicants can find the latest updates to the College's Diversity Strategic Plan at this link: http://www.muhlenberg.edu/main/aboutus/president/initiatives/diversityatmuhlenberg/.

Questions can be directed to:

Dr. Jeremy Alden Teissere
Chair, Neuroscience Department
Muhlenberg College
teissere@muhlenberg.edu