Assistant Professor in Neuroscience

Job Type: 
Tenure Track Faculty
Wartburg College

Founded in 1852, Wartburg College is a selective four-year liberal arts college of the Lutheran Church (ELCA), internationally recognized for community engagement. We offer more than 50 academic majors and preprofessional and certificate programs leading to the bachelor’s degree. The Wartburg Community is committed to creating and maintaining a mutually respectful environment that recognizes and celebrates diversity among all students, faculty, and staff. As an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution, Wartburg College actively seeks applications from women and members of ethnic and minority groups. Wartburg also seeks applicants with a record of successful work with diverse populations and individuals.

DATE ANNOUNCED: December 2018

POSITION TITLE: Assistant Professor in Neuroscience, tenure-track

STARTING DATE: August 2019

DEADLINE: Screening of applications begins January 11 and continues until position is filled.

QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. by September 2019 in Biology, Neuroscience, or related disciplines; willingness to teach majors' and non-majors' neuroscience and biology courses and contribute to general education, interdisciplinary, and teamtaught courses; evidence of potential for teaching excellence; promise of continued scholarly activity; and willingness to support the mission of the College. Preference will be given to candidates with college-level teaching and research experience, and expertise that complements current faculty.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Teach (the equivalent of) three 14-week undergraduate courses in both fall and winter terms including introductory biology lecture/lab, neuroscience courses for majors and non-majors, and a 4-week May term course; mentor seniors in research; advise student majors and minors; engage in scholarship and service appropriate to the liberal arts setting.

SALARY: Competitive

CONTRACT: Nine-month, tenure-track contract.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Send curriculum vita, unofficial graduate transcripts, three current letters of reference, and a letter of application describing your teaching, scholarship, and service experience/interests and how these will support the distinctive mission and institutional learning outcomes of Wartburg College. Please also address any experiences you have working with diverse groups of students. This information should be submitted electronically to: For specific inquiries contact Stephanie Toering Peters, Chair of Biology Department ( For further information about the college and the city of Waverly, see For information about the Biology Department, see and the Neuroscience program, see Wartburg College requires a criminal background check for position finalists.