Two Lecturer positions in neuroscience

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University of Maryland, College Park

The University of Maryland is searching for two Professional Track Faculty to teach undergraduate courses in our newly created interdepartmental, interdisciplinary Neuroscience Major.  We are looking for people who can help develop, teach, and assume leadership roles in a range of courses such as a large introductory neuroscience course, mid-level courses covering various neuroscience topics such as cellular/molecular neuroscience, a senior-level lab course, and specialty seminars. One of the new faculty will be affiliated with the Department of Psychology and the other with the Department of Biology.

Start date: August, 2020 (an earlier start may be negotiated).

Application due date:  February 2nd, 2020

Applications should be submitted through the University of Maryland eJobs system where there are also further details about the positions. 

            Psychology - UMD eJobs posting

            Biology -  UMD eJobs posting

Applicants applying to either position will be considered for this search and, if successful, offered a position in the department best fitting their interests. Although some bureaucratic details will differ, for both positions the professional duties will include teaching in the Neuroscience Major and also in neuroscience-related courses within the home department.


            • a completed Ph.D. with a focus on neuroscience, broadly defined          

            • substantial teaching experience at the college level, preferably in neuroscience-related courses; work solely as a teaching assistant will not generally be sufficient

            • evidence of excellence in teaching and long-term commitment to undergraduate education 

            The most successful applicants will have demonstrated skills in course development, particularly using innovating educational strategies informed by contemporary research on memory and learning.

Required application materials:

            • a cover letter that addresses suitability for the position and summarizes relevant experience

            • a curriculum vitae

            • a teaching portfolio including a teaching philosophy statement, syllabi, and student evaluations

            • a diversity statement 

            • names and contact information for three references who may be contacted after the initial screening of applicants

Questions can be directed to:

            • Dr. Daniel Butts

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment.