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Postdoctoral Fellow in Neuroscience

Smith College
Northampton, Massachusetts

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Change in Start Date: December 1, 2021

The Program in Neuroscience at Smith College invites applications for a one-year, benefits eligible position at the rank of Postdoctoral Fellow to begin December 1, 2021 and renewable for a second year pending satisfactory performance. The successful candidate will conduct independent research and supervise undergraduates in collaboration with the Mangiamele lab ( The Mangiamele lab focuses on neuroendocrine mechanisms of behavioral evolution in foot-flagging frogs and is funded by NSF. Teaching responsibilities for this position will regularly include one laboratory-based course per semester in our neuroscience curriculum. Candidates should have a strong background in neuroethology and/or behavioral endocrinology.  Ph.D. is expected by the time of appointment. Candidates with experience in teaching or an interest in a career at a primarily undergraduate institution (PUI) or liberal arts college are encouraged to apply. Candidates from groups underrepresented in neuroscience are especially encouraged to apply.

Located in Northampton, MA, Smith College is the largest women’s college in the country and is dedicated to excellence in teaching and research across the liberal arts.  A faculty of outstanding scholars interact with students in small classes, as advisors, and through student-faculty research projects. Smith College offers opportunities to foster faculty success at every career stage, such as those listed here:  The College is a member of the Five College Consortium with Amherst, Hampshire and Mt. Holyoke Colleges, and the University of Massachusetts Amherst.  Students cross-enroll and faculty cross-teach across the Five Colleges. Details about the Program in Neuroscience may be found at

Diversity and a culture of equity and inclusion among students, staff, faculty, and administration are crucial to the mission and values of Smith College. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and do not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression or veteran status in the recruitment and employment of faculty and staff, and the operation of any of its programs and activities, as specified by all applicable laws and regulations. Women, historically underrepresented minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Application Instructions

Submit application at with a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a personal statement that describes your research goals and teaching philosophy, a statement of how you plan to address diversity and inclusion in your research and teaching, and the contact information for three confidential references. Finalists will be asked for additional materials. Review of applications will begin upon receipt. 


Working at Smith College 

Founded in 1871, Smith College is the nation's largest liberal arts college for women. The reputation of the College as one of the finest in the country holds strong because of the dedicated work of our staff, faculty, and administration. We are a diverse group bringing to our community different talents, perspectives, and experiences. Our strength arises from this diversity and is sustained by a community value of providing an outstanding educational environment for our nearly 2,700 students. Smith College is located in Northampton, a lively town of 30,000 in the Connecticut River valley of western Massachusetts.

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