Department: Joint Appointment in Biological Sciences and Psychology
POSITION: Tenure-track Assistant Professor, Behavioral or Cognitive Neuroscience
STARTING DATE: September 1, 2014
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. in Neuroscience or a related field from an accredited institution of higher education is required, with a minimum one year of relevant post-doctoral experience. The applicant must: possess scholarly and professional competence as demonstrated by a record of research publications, as well as demonstrated potential for effective teaching with high academic standards using a variety of methodologies; perform cutting edge research in any area of behavioral or cognitive neuroscience, potentially incorporating use of model organisms; be interested in mentoring and working closely with undergraduate and Master’s program graduate students both in the classroom and in research; be willing to participate actively in course and curriculum development and to work cooperatively across two multi-disciplinary departments and the college. The applicant must also be able to teach college-level coursework in psychology and neurobiology. Candidates should also demonstrate ability or interest in teaching in a multicultural, multiethnic campus environment.
DESIRED/PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Preference will be given to interdisciplinary individuals with college-level teaching experience in one or more of the areas outlined above. Preference will be given to individuals with demonstrated potential for securing external grant support and successful mentoring of students.
DUTIES: In addition to teaching lower and upper division undergraduate and Master’s program graduate courses in both departments, duties include providing academic advisement to students, participation in curriculum development, and developing a productive, externally funded research program involving undergraduate and Master’s students. The selected candidate is also expected to participate in committee service for both Departments, College of Natural and Social Sciences, and the University.
SALARY RANGE: Initial salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.
THE UNIVERSITY: California State University, Los Angeles, a comprehensive urban university and one of 23 campuses that comprise The California State University system, offers programs in more than 50 academic and professional fields. The campus is located at the eastern edge of Los Angeles, adjacent to the western San Gabriel Valley, with more than 22,000 full and part-time students reflecting the rich, ethnic diversity of the area. The University is committed to student-centered learning, free scholarly inquiry and academic excellence.
REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION: : Please submit a letter of application, unofficial transcripts, curriculum vita, statement of research plans, statement of teaching philosophy, selected reprints, three letters of recommendation and the University’s Application for Academic Employment form. Official transcripts indicating the achievement of a doctoral degree must be provided prior to the extension of a formal offer of employment. Employment contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2013 and continue until the position is filled. Address application, required documentation and/or request for information to:
Joint Search Committee –Neuroscience (firstname.lastname@example.org)
College of Natural and Social Sciences
California State University, Los Angeles
5151 State University Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90032
The person holding this position is considered a "mandated reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
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Upon request, reasonable accommodation will be provided to individuals with protected disabilities to (a) complete the employment process and (b) perform essential job functions when this does not cause undue hardship.
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