Instructor of Neuroscience

Employer
Florida Atlantic University
Location
Jupiter, Florida
Salary
Competitive
Posted
October 26 2021
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Academia
Job Type
Faculty

The Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College (WHC) at Florida Atlantic University seeks scholars who are committed to supporting the learning needs of students from diverse backgrounds and to engaging communities underrepresented in higher education. Florida Atlantic University is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all who interact in our community. In building this environment, we strive to attract students, faculty and staff from a variety of cultures, backgrounds and life experiences. Florida Atlantic University embodies a culture of strategic and collaborative community engagement that results in mutual benefit to the institution and the diverse internal and external communities that it serves.

Instructor of Neuroscience, Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College at Florida Atlantic University

The Wilkes Honors College of Florida Atlantic University (FAU) invites applications for a full-time (9-month) Instructor position in Neuroscience. The successful candidate will teach introductory and advanced undergraduate courses and labs in cellular neuroscience and behavioral neuroscience, advise students, and direct honors theses. Average teaching load is 7-8 courses per year.

The Wilkes Honors College (WHC), which opened in 1999, is a highly selective liberal arts and sciences college within a state university, located on FAU’s MacArthur Campus in the coastal town of Jupiter, Florida, just outside of West Palm Beach. The campus is an international hub for scientific research and hosts the world-renowned research institutes Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience and Scripps Research Institute Florida, along with the Stiles-Nicholson Brain Institute.  In addition, FAU’s Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute is located nearby in Fort Pierce.

The WHC’s four-year curriculum is centered on the traditional disciplines in the liberal arts and sciences, with an emphasis on critical thinking, independent study, community-based internships, and cross-disciplinary programs. Currently, the WHC enrolls 690 honors students and has 42 full-time honors faculty members. As part of the University’s ambitious strategic plan, the WHC will increase the size of its student body and grow its faculty over the next five years. See www.honorscollege.edu   

Required qualifications include a PhD or MD/PhD in Neuroscience or a related field and evidence of excellence in undergraduate teaching. The committee will view favorably potential for collaboration in the interdisciplinary teaching activities of the college, experience in advising and mentoring undergraduate students, demonstrated skill in understanding of cultural differences, and experience working directly with people from diverse racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds.  Candidates should also demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

The Wilkes Honors College is deeply committed to a community of excellence, equity, and diversity and welcomes applications from women, underrepresented minorities, persons with disabilities, sexual minority groups, and other candidates who will contribute to the diversification and enrichment of ideas and perspectives.

All applicants must complete an Employment Application available online through FAU’s Career Site:  www.fau.edu/jobs and apply for the currently posted position. 

Applicants must submit the following materials: (a) a cover letter describing how they plan to contribute to the Wilkes Honors College environment; (b) curriculum vitae that includes contact information for four references and a list of publications; (c) a statement of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; and (d) a teaching philosophy statement.

Review of applications begins December 1, 2021. This position is open until filled and may close without prior notice.  Questions about the position may be directed to the Chair of the Search Committee, Dr. Catherine Trivigno, at trivigno@fau.edu

A background check will be required for the successful candidate.

The selected applicant must provide official transcripts scanned into an electronic format.  Degrees from outside the United States must be validated by an organization belonging to the National Association of Credential Evaluation Service (NACES) with an indication of the documents the evaluation was prepared from (official transcripts, diplomas, dissertation abstracts).

FAU is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veterans’ status or any other characteristics protected by law. Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodation, please call 561-297-6057, TTY/TDD 711.

Minimum Qualification:  

a PhD or MD/PhD in Neuroscience or related field from an accredited institution and evidence of excellence in undergraduate teaching by the time of appointment required.

All applicants must apply electronically to the currently posted position (Instructor of Neuroscience) on the Office of Human Resources' career website (https://fau.edu/jobs) by completing the required online employment application and submitting the related documents. When completing the online application, please upload all required documentation noted here: a cover letter describing plan to contribute to the Wilkes Honors College environment, a curriculum vitae that includes contact information for four references and a list of publications, a teaching philosophy statement, and a statement of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

Information regarding FAU’s faculty transcript requirements located in the Special Instructions section of the posted position on https://fau.edu/jobs

Successful completion of a pre-employment background check is required for the candidate selected for this position.

For more information and to apply, visit www.fau.edu/jobs and go to Apply Now (REQ11549).

Florida Atlantic University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action/equal access institution and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veterans status or other protected status. Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodation, please call 561-297-3057. 711.

FAU is committed to the principles of engaged teaching, research and service.  All persons aspiring to achieve excellence in the practice of these principles are encouraged to apply.