|Position ID:||Cornell-Neurobiology and Behavior (CALS)-ASSTPROFANIMBEH [#4210]|
|Position Title:||Assistant Professor of Animal Behavior|
|Position Type:||Tenured/Tenure-track faculty|
|Position Location:||Ithaca, New York 14853, United States [map]|
Biology / Animal behavior
|Appl Deadline:||2014/09/25 finished (posted 2014/08/01, finished 2015/01/07, listed until 2014/09/25)|
Assistant Professor of Animal Behavior
Department of Neurobiology and Behavior
Cornell was the first university, in 1964, to build an academic unit devoted to the joint study of neurobiology and behavior, and Cornell’s Department of Neurobiology and Behavior remains a leader worldwide in interdisciplinary programs that combine the study of neurobiology with that of animal behavior. Neurobiology and Behavior is the most popular concentration of study within Cornell’s undergraduate Biology major and graduates about 100 students each year. Besides gaining instruction in our well-taught courses, the majority of students pursue research in our laboratories or at field sites under faculty mentors, so the successful candidate will have many opportunities to nurture the intellectual interests and research skills of undergraduates. The successful candidate will also have access to superb graduate students through our interdisciplinary Graduate Field of Neurobiology and Behavior, which for decades has attracted the cream of the crop of prospective graduate students. Currently, we have 32 graduate students, most of whom go on to postdoctoral fellowships and faculty positions at other universities. The department occupies Mudd Hall, on the main Cornell campus, and the Liddell Field Station, a behavior laboratory located in a rural area two miles off campus (as the crow flies). Our faculty and students enjoy first-class research and teaching facilities and they have productive interactions and research collaborations with other life science faculty in the departments of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Psychology, Entomology, and Natural Resources, among many others, as well as the Laboratory of Ornithology. If the successful candidate’s work includes investigating the neural mechanisms underlying animal behavior, then s/he will benefit from the growing neuroscience and life science community at Cornell as well as other faculty in the physical, engineering, and computational sciences.
RESPONSIBILITIES: The successful candidate will develop an internationally-distinguished research (50%) and teaching (50%) program focused on exploring the mechanisms and evolution of adaptive behaviors in animals, including humans. We are especially interested in candidates whose aims are to discover general principles of animal behavior that link to other areas of biology. The successful candidate will be expected to establish a vigorous, externally funded, internationally recognized research program, and to teach at the graduate and undergraduate levels.
QUALIFICATIONS: A Ph.D., postdoctoral training, and an exceptional track record in research and a dedication to excellence in teaching.
ANTICIPATED START DATE: July 1, 2015
SALARY AND BENEFITS: Competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. An attractive fringe benefit package is included.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Electronically submit online to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/4210 your Curriculum Vita, Statement of Research Interests, Statement of Teaching Interests, and up to three publications. In addition, have three letters of reference submitted to the same site. Questions can be directed to Prof. Kern Reeve, Search Committee Chair, NBB, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853. (email: firstname.lastname@example.org; phone 607–254–4340). Application deadline, including letters of recommendation: September 25, 2014. Review of applications will begin immediately after the closing date and will continue until acceptable candidates are identified.
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