[visionlist] Two neuroscience positions available at Smith College

Richard Olivo rolivo at smith.edu
Sun Sep 13 19:56:56 -04 2020

*Assistant Professor of Neuroscience (Two Positions)*

The Neuroscience Program at Smith College invites applications for two
tenure-track positions at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin July 1,
2021. One position is in the area of cellular/molecular neuroscience, and
one is in human neuroscience with emphasis on computational analysis.
Successful candidates should be prepared to engage actively with liberal
arts students of diverse backgrounds. Teaching responsibilities for both
positions include both introductory and advanced courses (2 fall and 2
spring), including courses centered on the candidate’s field of
specialization.  Our introductory curriculum includes Fundamentals of
Neuroscience and Experimental Methods in Neuroscience.  Successful
candidates for the cellular/molecular position must be able to teach an
advanced course in Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience. We would welcome a
human neuroscience candidate’s ability to offer a course using
computational approaches within neuroscience.  A Ph.D. in Neuroscience or a
related field is expected by the time of appointment, and teaching
experience is recommended. Candidates from groups underrepresented in STEM
are strongly encouraged to apply.

Located in Northampton, MA, Smith College is the largest women’s college in
the country and is dedicated to excellence in teaching and research across
the liberal arts.  A faculty of outstanding scholars interacts with
students in small classes, as academic advisors, and through
student-faculty research projects. Smith College offers opportunities to
foster faculty success at every career stage, such as those listed here
<https://www.smith.edu/about-smith/provost/faculty-development>.  The
College houses a number of research centers with instrumentation to support
molecular biosciences, microscopy, and other collective needs, as well as
an AAALAC accredited animal care facility housing a variety of research
organisms. The College is a member of the Five College Consortium along
with Amherst, Hampshire and Mt. Holyoke Colleges, and the University of
Massachusetts Amherst.  Students cross-enroll and some faculty cross-teach
across the Five Colleges. Smith faculty may affiliate with UMass doctoral
programs and can supervise MS and PhD students in their labs.  Details
about the Neuroscience Program may be found here

Submit application at https://apply.interfolio.com/78413 with a cover
letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, diversity/inclusion
statement, research statement, and the contact information for three
confidential references. Finalists may be asked for additional
materials.  Review
of applications will begin on October 1, 2020.

Diversity and a culture of equity and inclusion among students, staff,
faculty, and administration are crucial to the mission and values
<https://www.smith.edu/about-smith/smith-history/mission> of Smith College. The
entire college is currently engaged in multi-level strategic thinking and
action about how to become an antiracist campus via this
We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and do not
discriminate on the basis of race, gender, age, color, religion, national
origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression or
veteran status in the recruitment and employment of faculty and staff, and
the operation of any of its programs and activities, as specified by all
applicable laws and regulations. Women, historically underrepresented
minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to

Please direct any requests for additional information to Professor Mary
Harrington, Director of the Neuroscience Program: mharring at smith.edu.

Richard F Olivo, PhD
Professor of Biological Sciences and Neuroscience, Smith College
Founding Editor, Educational Resources (ERIN), Society for Neuroscience
       44 College Lane, Smith College, Northampton MA 01063
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