Neurobiologist - Biology Department
Ursinus College - Collegeville, PA

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NEUROBIOLOGIST (Tenure-Track) Department of Biology Ursinus College invites applications for a TENURE-TRACK ASSISTANT PROFESSOR beginning fall 2013. Responsibilities include teaching an introductory course (BIO 102 Cell Biology), an upper-level specialty course which will contribute to the neuroscience major, the campus-wide first year Common Intellectual Experience, and developing a research program involving undergraduates. Ph.D. and post-doctoral research experience required; teaching experience preferred.

Ursinus College , located in a suburban setting 35 miles northwest of center city Philadelphia, is a highly selective, nationally ranked, independent, coeducational, residential liberal arts college of 1,650 students, with a long tradition of strength in science. As part of its commitment to liberal education, all entering students participate in a seminar course called the Common Intellectual Experience, with readings from philosophy, science, history, and literature. As the aim of this course is to foster an intellectual community on campus, the successful candidate will contribute to the teaching of this course.

The Biology Department , which supports majors in Biology, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Neurobiology, and Environmental Studies, is, with fourteen full-time faculty members , the largest in the College. Faculty interests span all disciplines of biology, from biochemistry to ecology, as part of its philosophy of offering students a broad-based and integrative curriculum.

The Neuroscience Program is an interdisciplinary program supported by the Biology, Psychology, Physics, and Philosophy Departments. The neuroscience major is increasingly popular among students declaring majors and the introductory neuroscience course is an increasingly popular choice to fulfill the college laboratory science core requirement. All neuroscience majors are required to participate in a research experience.

Aided by numerous grants from NSF, NIH, and HHMI, the Department and the College provides strong support for faculty research involving undergraduates. An example is the College-wide Summer Fellows Program , which provides stipends, supply money, and housing for approx. 80 students engaged in summer research projects, some funded by the College, others by NSF and NIH grants to individual faculty. Faculty mentors of Summer Fellows also receive stipends.

Applicants should describe (1) their commitment to and philosophy of undergraduate teaching in a liberal arts setting, and (2) a research program that will involve undergraduate collaborators. Send letter of application, curriculum vitae, transcripts, and three confidential letters of recommendation to: neurobiologistsearch@ursinus.edu . Review of applications begins immediately and concludes October 12, 2012.

Ursinus is an EEO/AA employer. In keeping with the College’s historic commitment to equality, men and women, and members of all racial and ethnic groups are encouraged to apply.

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