The School of Neuroscience at Virginia Tech (www.neuroscience.vt.edu) seeks applicants for a collegiate faculty position at the assistant professor level. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in neuroscience or related field at the time of appointment. Collegiate faculty members have a primary commitment to the instructional mission of the department, including graduate and undergraduate teaching, curricular and program development, and the design and integration of innovative and inclusive pedagogy including experience learning opportunities. Successful candidates should give evidence of potential to take a lead role in enhancing curricula and promoting teaching excellence. Candidates are also expected to participate in departmental and university service activities including but not limited to committees and community outreach.
The School of Neuroscience has 15 tenured and tenure-track faculty and over 500 undergraduate majors. Successful candidates will have the opportunity to participate in new multidisciplinary programs and curricula in Cognitive and Developmental Neuroscience, Experimental Neuroscience, Computational and Systems Neuroscience, and Clinical Neuroscience. These programs align with the recently launched Virginia Tech Destination Areas, particularly the Adaptive Brain and Behavior destination.
The collegiate faculty rank is a non-tenure- track position that offers a clear promotion path with increasingly long-term contracts. Collegiate faculty are full members of the department faculty, and are expected to participate in sponsored research, mentor graduate students, participate in department and professional service, etc. This position is located at the main campus in Blacksburg, VA, a region consistently ranked among the country’s best places to live.
Applications must be submitted online at http://listings.jobs.vt.edu (Posting #TR0170100) and should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, at least three references, and a statement of teaching philosophy describing an integrated vision for neuroscience education. Inquiries should be directed to Dr. Harald Sontheimer, Search Committee Chair, email@example.com. Review of applications will begin on 09/01/2017 and continue until the position is filled.
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Virginia Tech is an EO/AA university, and offers a wide range of networking and development opportunities to women and minorities in science and engineering; applications from members of underrepresented groups are especially encouraged. Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations in the application process should notify Anne Wailes (firstname.lastname@example.org, 540-231- 8828) or call TTY 1-800- 828-1120.