The Psychology Department and Neuroscience Program at Washington and Lee University invite applications for a three-year, Visiting Assistant Professor position.
Candidates should have expertise in behavioral and systems neuroscience, preferably with a focus involving neuroplasticity (e.g., behavioral development, learning and memory, drug addiction, motor learning). The Washington and Lee Department of Psychology is committed to building a culturally diverse educational environment, with a focus on diversifying the faculty. We are seeking faculty who can teach in these and other areas while contributing to the diversity and excellence in our programs and courses through their research, teaching and service.
Applicants should provide: 1) current CV; 2) three letters of recommendation; 3) representative reprints; 4) statement of teaching experience and evidence of teaching effectiveness (including but not limited to peer or supervisor observation letters and student course evaluations, if available); and 5) description of research plans, including how undergraduates will be involved.
Competitive applicants will demonstrate a commitment to undergraduate instruction and engagement of undergraduate neuroscience and psychology majors in research. Successful candidates will be able to teach introductory courses in neuroscience as well as advanced courses in their area of scholarly expertise. PhD required by time of appointment.
Washington and Lee is an Equal Opportunity Employer. As such, we are interested in candidates who are committed to high standards of scholarship, performance and professionalism and to the development of a campus climate that supports equality and diversity in our faculty, staff and student body. Job description requirements are representative, but not all?inclusive of the knowledge, skill, and abilities needed to successfully perform this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
Statement of Commitment to Diversity
Washington and Lee affirms that diverse perspectives and backgrounds enhance our community. We are committed to the recruitment, enrichment, and retention of students, faculty, and staff who embody many experiences, cultures, points of view, interests, and identities. As engaged citizens in a global and diverse society, we seek to advance a positive learning and working environment for all through open and substantive dialogue.
About Washington and Lee University
Washington and Lee University is an independent liberal arts university founded in 1749, named for an early benefactor (George Washington) and an innovative president (Robert E. Lee). The campus is a national historical landmark, the city offers small-town charm, and the Allegheny and Blue Ridge Mountains provide unparalleled surroundings. Students govern themselves in a community based on trust and honor. The faculty of teacher-scholars pursues a student-oriented approach to scholarship and nurtures lifelong relationships with the pupils. The curriculum blends traditional liberal arts and sciences with pre-professional programs in business, journalism and law. W&L prepares graduates for a life of learning, achievement, leadership, service and engaged citizenship in a global society.
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