Neuroscience Lab Instructor

Northampton, Hampshire County
Jun 02, 2014
The Neuroscience Program at Smith College invites applications for a lab instructor to begin August 15st, 2014. This is a half-time, benefit-eligible course support position. We seek a candidate with either a graduate degree in neuroscience or a related field, or equivalent experience. The successful candidate will have strong teaching skills, facility with experimental design, and should be eager to engage in teaching undergraduate students. Teaching responsibilities will include taking a key role in development of new approaches in the neuroscience experimental methods lab course focused on behavioral neuroscience, as well as teaching laboratories in advanced courses on developmental biology (fall) and neuroendocrinology (spring). Our courses include an inquiry-based approach that seeks to involve students in hands-on student-initiated research. Supervision of student research projects will require flexibility in scheduling at times. The ideal candidate will have experience with use of mice and zebrafish, or in working with other model organisms. Submit applications at with a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and contact information for 2 individuals from whom we can request confidential letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin June 15, 2014. Located in Northampton, MA, Smith College is a member of the Five College Consortium with Amherst, Hampshire, and Mount Holyoke Colleges and the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Smith College is an equal opportunity employer encouraging excellence through diversity.