Lecturer in Neuroscience



Posting Summary: The Department of Biobehavioral Sciences at Teachers College, Columbia University is seeking applications for a full-time Lecturer for the Program in Neuroscience and Education. This is an initial one-year appointment. Primary responsibilities associated with the position include teaching five courses per academic year over the Fall and Spring semesters. Additional responsibilities include graduate student advisement, review of master's theses, and contributions to program administration as needed. Job Summary/Basic Function: Full-time Lecturer Position Announcement The Department of Biobehavioral Sciences at Teachers College, Columbia University is seeking applications for a full-time Lecturer for the Program in Neuroscience and Education. This is an initial one-year appointment. Primary responsibilities associated with the position include teaching five courses per academic year over the Fall and Spring semesters. Additional responsibilities include graduate student advisement, review of master's theses, and contributions to program administration as needed. Candidates should have an earned doctorate in neurosciences or a closely-related area, preferably with expertise in human cognitive neuroscience and solid foundations in neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, and neuroscience-related research methods. Previous experiences teaching at graduate or undergraduate levels and familiarity with online course delivery systems and course coordination also preferred. While rigorous training in Neuroscience is desired, we are also looking for an individual who has a passion for teaching and interacting with students, and a willingness to engage in program outreach and social media representation. Previous teaching experience with evidence of effectiveness would be a plus. The M.S. program is intended for professionals and non-professionals alike who seek to acquire knowledge in fields related to neuroscience, and participate in ongoing research, educational, or clinical practice. Graduates from the program follow diverse career paths: many continue in their respective areas of professional specialization, while others develop careers in research settings or apply to doctoral or medical programs for further study. Currently, the Program serves 50-60 graduate students who take 1-2 years to complete requirements for graduation. For more information about the Program, please see https://www.tc.columbia.edu/biobehavioral-sciences/neuroscience-and-education/ This position will be paid on the Assistant Professor pay scale at a level commensurate with the successful candidate's experiences and background. Applicants must be authorized for employment in the U.S. on a full-time basis. To apply, please submit a cover letter (including a statement of your teaching philosophy), resume, sample syllabi and evidence of teaching effectiveness (if available), and the contact information for three (3) professional references. The review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Minimum Qualifications: Doctorate Preferred Qualifications: Candidates should have an earned doctorate in neurosciences or a closely-related area, preferably with expertise in human cognitive neuroscience and solid foundations in neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, and neuroscience-related research methods. Previous experiences teaching at the graduate or undergraduate levels and familiarity with online course delivery systems and course coordination also preferred. Our location in New York City, one of the world’s most diverse cities, creates unique educational and social opportunities. As an institution that promotes social justice and the breaking down of socio-economic barriers, TC is committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce.
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