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Instructional Professor (Open Rank) in Neuroscience

University of Chicago
Chicago, Illinois
Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Apr 8, 2023

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Life Sciences, Neuroscience
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Description - The Neuroscience Institute and the Biological Sciences Collegiate Division at the University of Chicago are accepting applications for an open rank Instructional Professor position in neuroscience. This is a full-time teaching position beginning on or after September 1, 2023. The appointment will be for an initial term of at least two years with reappointment and progression possible following review.

Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate neuroscience and general biological science courses. Some courses include both lecture and lab components, and some are taught in partnership with university faculty.
Therefore, the Instructional Professor must be able to teach a course independently and to function well as a member of a teaching team in both a lecture and laboratory teaching setting. Additional duties include
hiring, training, and supervising teaching assistants. Instructional Professors of all ranks are required to engage in regular professional development.

Qualifications -Applicants must have a PhD in Neuroscience or related field prior to start date and at least one year of teaching university level lecture and/or laboratory courses. 

Application Instructions -To apply for this position, candidates must submit their application through the University of Chicago's Interfolio jobs board at and upload the following:1) a cover letter that addresses professional and teaching experience; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) a teaching statement which should include information about the candidate’s teaching philosophy and goals; 4) a sample course syllabus; 5)
course evaluations or evidence of past teaching performance; 6) the names and contact information (including email addresses) for three references whose letters of recommendation may be solicited

Review of applications will begin on March 17, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled or the search
is closed.

The position will be part of the Service Employees International Union.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement - All University departments and institutes are charged with building a faculty from a diversity of backgrounds and with diverse viewpoints; with cultivating an inclusive community that values freedom of expression; and with welcoming and supporting all their members. 

We seek a diverse pool of applicants who wish to join an academic community that places the highest value on rigorous inquiry and encourages diverse perspectives, experiences, groups of individuals, and ideas to inform and stimulate intellectual challenge, engagement, and exchange. The University’s Statements on Diversity are at

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity /Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or
ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of

Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-834-
3988 or email with their request.

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