Brandeis University, Biology Department

Position ID:Brandeis-BIOL-LECT_ASSTPROF [#18378]
Position Title: Lecturer or Assistant Professor of Biology (Neuroscience)
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Waltham, Massachusetts 02453, United States [map]
Subject Area: Neuroscience
Appl Deadline:2021/05/15 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2021/03/29, finished 2021/09/02, listed until 2021/09/29)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed and new applications are no longer accepted. ***

Lecturer or Assistant Professor (outside the tenure structure) of Biology (Neuroscience)

The Department of Biology and Program in Neuroscience in the School of Arts and Sciences at Brandeis University invite applications for a full-time Lecturer position beginning in academic year 2021-2022. The Lecturer will join Brandeis University’s strong group of professional science Teaching Faculty, who regularly meet and interact to discuss pedagogy and science education techniques. Brandeis has a world-class Program in Neuroscience with about 25 research labs, 50 graduate students, and 180 undergraduate majors. The Lecturer will receive mentoring and support from Teaching and Research Faculty and the University’s Center for Teaching and Learning.

Duties include teaching five Neuroscience and Biology courses per academic year. This position is renewable, with an initial appointment of up to three years, contingent on a positive performance review after the first year. In the first year, there is a four-course load to include time for course development, and assuming that the courses taught are the following: Principles of Neuroscience (NBIO 140B, Fall 2021 and Spring 2022), Biostatistics (BIOL 51A, Fall) and a to-be-developed Neurobiology lab course (Spring). The position will also involve service, including supervising Teaching Assistants, advising Neuroscience students, and other Program service as the need arises.

Candidates must have completed a PhD in Neuroscience or a related field at the time of application, and have strong quantitative skills and a proven teaching record. Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a teaching statement. In addition to these materials, the applicant should have three letters of recommendation submitted on their behalf. Brandeis University is committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all areas of faculty effort, including scholarship, instruction, and service. Applicants should address at least one of these areas of faculty effort in their cover letter or in a separate statement indicating how their experiences, interests, commitments, or future goals could promote and build departmental and institutional pluralism, justice, and unity.

Only online applications will be accepted. Application materials should be uploaded to AcademicJobsOnline at First consideration will be given to applications received by May 15, 2021 but applications arriving within 30 days of this date will be given full consideration. Questions about the position can be directed to the chair of the search: Stephen Van Hooser (

At Brandeis, we believe that diversity, equity, and inclusion are essential components of academic excellence. Brandeis University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer that is committed to creating equitable access and opportunities for applicants to all employment positions. Because diversity, equity, and inclusion are at the core of Brandeis’ history and mission, we value and are seeking candidates with a variety of social identities, including those that have been underrepresented in higher education, who possess skills that spark innovation, and who, through their scholarly pursuits, teaching, and/or service experiences, bring expertise in building, engaging and sustaining a pluralistic, unified, and just campus community.

Application Materials Required:
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Further Info:
Search Committee Chair
Department of Biology - MS 029
Brandeis University
415 South Street
Waltham, MA 02453