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Associate Teaching Professor - Neuroscience - Syracuse University

2023-02-16 5:15 PM | Anonymous

Position Title: Associate Teaching Professor - Job#076308

Organization: Syracuse University

Location: Syracuse, NY

The Neuroscience Program in the College of Arts & Sciences at Syracuse University seeks candidates for a non-tenure-track teaching professor to begin fall of 2023. The successful applicant will teach undergraduate and graduate level classes in our interdisciplinary neuroscience program. In addition to a 3+2 teaching load, the successful applicant will provide input into curricular and co-curricular programing, contribute to student recruitment, student advising and program management. This is a full-time 8.5-month faculty position with an initial renewable contract of three years with an appointment in the Department of Biology. Additional remuneration, paid as one month of summer salary, is possible for duties related to program management for highly qualified applicants who are deemed able to fulfill those responsibilities. Teaching professors of all ranks are full members of the departmental and university community and are eligible to vote on Department of Biology, College of Arts and Sciences, and university matters of shared governance except for those pertaining to the hiring and promotion of tenure-track faculty.

The Interdisciplinary Neuroscience program offers an integrated learning major (ILM) in Neuroscience to undergraduates as well as neuroscience graduate concentration. Thirty-five faculty members from nine departments in the College of Arts and Sciences, the David B. Falk College of Sports and Human Dynamics, and the College of Engineering and Computer Science are neuroscience faculty affiliates . Undergraduate neuroscience ILM students currently number 250. The Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Graduate Concentration Program currently has 13 students who are admitted into the department of a traditional discipline and then complete coursework interdisciplinary to neuroscience.


Ph.D. degree in Neuroscience or closely related field required. Relevant prior teaching experience is required.

Job Specific Qualifications:

The candidate should demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching, advising, and mentoring undergraduate students, as well as fostering a climate of inclusion. The program is interested in candidates who have developed effective teaching strategies for the educational advancement of students from groups underrepresented in higher education or in neuroscience. The successful candidate will teach courses that could include but are not limited to: Neuroanatomy; Introduction to Neuroscience; Neurobiology of Disease; and Brain and Behavior. In addition, the successful applicant will be expected to develop upper division neuroscience electives appropriate to her/his expertise and the needs of the Neuroscience Program.


  • Teaching and grading undergraduate and graduate classes.
  • Developing and/or updating course syllabi and new courses as appropriate.
  • Maintaining regularly scheduled office hours.
  • Advising undergraduate students majoring in Neuroscience.
  • Day-to-day administration of Neuroscience Integrated Learning Major (e.g., undergraduate student petitions, inquiries, program assessment and assessment of student learning outcomes )
  • Providing input into curricular and co-curricular programing
  • Proposing and managing curriculum changes for Neuroscience programs
  • Service on departmental and university committees as appropriate

Application Instructions:

In addition to completing an online application, please attach the following documents:

1. Cover Letter

2, Curriculum Vitae

3. Teaching Statement (use document labeled Teaching Philosophy)

4. Diversity Statement describing plans for /or past efforts in furthering diversity and inclusion in the classroom and program

5. Contact information for three professional references

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