Assistant Professor Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology (NBB), Tenure Track

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Regular Full-Time
Oxford College
Oxford College
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Oxford College
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Not Applicable

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Emory University is a leading research university that fosters excellence and attracts world-class talent to innovate today and prepare leaders for the future. We welcome candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community.


Oxford College, a 2-year, liberal arts college of Emory University located 36 miles east of Atlanta, invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track assistant professor position in Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology (NBB), to begin August 2023. The teaching load will include three course sections or the equivalent per semester (for example, two courses but one with multiple sections or with labs). The successful candidate will also be expected to establish a productive laboratory that will engage 1st and 2nd year students in research. Existing animal facilities can support work with invertebrates, aquatic vertebrates, or reptiles. Additional resources are available to support research.


We are interested in candidates with a commitment to working with a remarkably diverse student body in an inclusive learning community that values excellence in teaching and close student-faculty interaction. Applications from historically excluded populations are particularly welcome.


Candidates are required to have a doctorate in neuroscience, behavioral biology, psychology, or a related field by the start of the appointment.


The successful applicant will also demonstrate commitments to inclusivity/diversity and evidence-based undergraduate teaching and mentoring. We are especially interested in candidates who incorporate molecular and/or computational/machine learning/artificial intelligence approaches into their teaching and research, the latter as part of a university-wide effort to recruit faculty representing a wide scope of disciplines with such expertise (https://aihumanity.emory.edu/). The candidate should be able to teach one introductory course (Neuroethology or an equivalent introduction to neuroscience) or one upper-level course in the NBB curriculum (Introductory Neurobiology or Behavioral Neuroscience), one elective with a laboratory component in the candidate’s area of expertise, and a freshman seminar in the candidate’s area of expertise in alternate years.


To be considered, applicants must submit the folliwing in Interfolio http://apply.interfolio.com/114890:

1) Cover letter highlighting the candidate’s qualifications for the position as well as their specific interest in working at a liberal arts college with first- and second-year undergraduate students.

2) Current curriculum vitae that summarizes relevant teaching and research accomplishments, as well as service to the communities/institutions in which the candidate has studied or worked.

3) Diversity statement discussing skills, experiences, and commitment to teaching and mentoring diverse and historically underrepresented student populations.  This statement should include a description of any service (performed or planned) that assists in achieving equity, inclusion, and diversity.

4) Teaching statement outlining the candidate’s teaching philosophy and how they have or plan to pursue pedagogical excellence and student-centered active learning. Although teaching experience is preferred, we will emphasize the candidate’s potential for excellence in undergraduate education. Evidence of such potential may include instructional improvement efforts such as participation in workshops, seminars, or conferences on teaching, personal experiences or consultations that resulted in changes in the candidate’s teaching philosophy and/or specific approaches to teaching, student or peer classroom evaluations, and/or example syllabi or assignments from courses the candidate has taught or from courses the candidate might propose teaching at Oxford.

5) Research statement that includes a section describing how the candidate plans to involve 1st and 2nd year students in research and that includes a general estimate of the facilities, technology and equipment that would be required. Candidates should consider discussing how their past training and scholarship provide the foundation for research they would be able to do with such students, addressing how they might engage those students in independent projects.

6) Contact information (names, email addresses, and phone numbers) for three potential references (referees will be contacted by the search committee separately)


Evaluation of completed applications will begin October 31, 2022 and continue until the position is filled. We anticipate conducting zoom interviews in November / December and campus interviews in January / February.


Questions can be directed to the chair of this search, Dr. Richmond Thompson, rick.thompson@emory.edu.

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