Job description

The Neuroscience Program at Lafayette College invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position beginning the 2021-2022 academic year. We seek applicants with expertise in Neuroscience with priority given to candidates who use computational tools in their research to address questions in computational neuroscience, cognition, or another area of expertise. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in a relevant field, experience teaching undergraduates, and a strong record of scholarship A candidate must be able to teach some courses within the core curriculum of the Neuroscience major, which includes Introduction to Neuroscience, Neurobiology, Physiological Psychology, and Advanced Neuroscience, as well as a course in their area of expertise. The teaching load is 2/2 in the first year, and 3/2 thereafter. All faculty members are expected to involve undergraduates in research and to mentor them in independent scholarship. We offer competitive start-up funds and research space in a well-equipped facility.  More information about the department is available at

Candidates must submit a cover letter describing their teaching history and interests, a teaching statement, research statement, and a curriculum vitae. The research statement should address how undergraduate students will be engaged in the research program.  In addition, please arrange for three confidential letters of recommendations to be submitted through the Interfolio web site. In your cover letter, candidates should address how their teaching and research will support Lafayette’s commitment to diversity and inclusion as articulated in the College’s diversity statement ( Questions may be addressed to Lisa Gabel, Chair of the Neuroscience Program ([email protected]). Review of completed applications will begin Feb. 1st  and will continue until the position is filled.

Located within 70 miles of New York and Philadelphia, Lafayette College is a highly selective undergraduate liberal arts and engineering institution with significant resources to support faculty members in their teaching and scholarship. Lafayette College is committed to creating a diverse community, one that is inclusive and responsive, and is supportive of each and all of its faculty, students, and staff.  All members of the College community share a responsibility for creating, maintaining, and developing a learning environment in which difference is valued, equity is sought, and inclusiveness is practiced.  Lafayette College is an equal opportunity employer.

Lafayette College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, disability, religion, age, military or  veteran status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or familial status, pregnancy, genetic information,  or any other characteristic protected by law in its educational programs and activities, admissions, or employment as required by  Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 (which requires that the College not discriminate on the basis of sex);the  Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (which requires that the College not  discriminate on the basis of disability);Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (which requires that the College not discriminate on  the basis of race, color, or national origin); and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (which requires that the College not  discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin); and other applicable laws and College  policies.




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Posted: 1/7/2021
Application Due: 3/8/2021
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