Wesleyan University

Wesleyan University

Visiting Assistant Professor in Neuroscience and Behavior

Position Information

Position Information

Job Posting Number F00357

Position Title Visiting Assistant Professor in Neuroscience and Behavior Department Neuroscience and Behavior Prog-1121 Job Category Faculty Posting Position Type Full-Time Position Details

The Program in Neuroscience and Behavior at Wesleyan University invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor in Neuroscience and Behavior to begin September 1, 2023. Preference will be given to candidates with undergraduate teaching experience and expertise in neural and brain systems. The appointment carries a 3-2 teaching load. Specific courses will be negotiated at the time of hire, but example courses would be expected to cover areas such as neurophysiology, neuroanatomy, developmental neurobiology, motor systems and behavior, sensory neuroscience, or neuropharmacology and neurochemistry, and to have an emphasis on biological and experimental approaches in mammalian and/or non-mammalian systems. Course enrollments are most often limited to less than 20 students, and there are excellent facilities for laboratory-based teaching. Other responsibilities may include advising undergraduate majors.

The Neuroscience and Behavior Program at Wesleyan currently has 11 full-time faculty members, most with joint appointments in either Biology, Chemistry, or Psychology. Wesleyan faculty as a whole have a strong commitment to scholarship and to undergraduate teaching, and the University is especially committed to providing a variety of resources for visiting faculty for their professional development including support from the Center for Pedagogical Innovation and the Office for Faculty Career Development, as well as faculty mentorship.

Minimum Qualifications

A Ph.D. in hand at the time of appointment is required to be hired at the Assistant Professor level; appointment as an instructor is possible for a successful A.B.D. candidate.

Management Competencies Competencies Special Instructions To Applicants

You will be asked to upload electronic versions of the items we require, which are: (1) cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) teaching statement (4) evaluations (if available), (5) statement of the applicant's research area/interest, (6) no more than two reprints. In the cover letter, candidates should describe how they will embrace the college's commitment to fostering an inclusive community, as well as their experience working with individuals from historically marginalized or underserved groups.

You will also be asked to provide the email addresses of two referees from whom we may obtain confidential letters of recommendation (please double- check the accuracy of the email addresses of the referees you name to ensure that you have the most up-to-date email addresses for each one). After you have submitted all of the required documents, you will see a confirmation number. At that point, each of your referees whose email addresses you have provided will receive an automatically-generated email requesting that he or she submit a letter of reference for you.

Additional Information

Review of applications will begin immediately; those received by May 31st will be given fuller consideration.

Inquiries about this position may be sent to Professor Charles Sanislow, Chair, Neuroscience and Behavior at [email protected].

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Optional & Required Documents

Required Documents

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Teaching Statement
  • Research Statement
  • Reprints
  • Optional Documents

  • Teaching Evaluations
  • Job details


    Visiting Assistant Professor in Neuroscience and Behavior


    Wesleyan University


    United States


    May 25, 2023

    Application deadline

    May 31, 2023

    Job type

    Associate Professor/Professor



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