The Neuroscience Program at Skidmore College invites applications for a two-year position in Neuroscience at the level of Visiting Assistant Professor to begin Fall 2020. This position will serve to strengthen the interdisciplinary Neuroscience Program at Skidmore College. The teaching-load averages nine contact hours (approximately two or three classes) per semester. This position covers such courses as Introductory Neuroscience with lab and upper level courses in the candidate's subspecialty. Skidmore has made strong advances in its goal of increasing diversity among its faculty and student bodies. We request that applicants include in their cover letter information on how they will inclusively teach to a diverse population of students. We seek candidates who are firmly committed to undergraduate education. Skidmore College is a liberal arts institution of approximately 2,500 students from 40 states and 70 countries. The student body consists of 24% domestic students of color, 12% international students, and 15% first-generation college students. Skidmore employs 320 faculty. Located in upstate New York in the city of Saratoga Springs, the downtown area is brimming with restaurants, museums, galleries, clubs, and coffeehouses. Just minutes from the Adirondack mountains, Saratoga Springs is also equidistant from Boston, New York City, and Montreal, each approximately 180 miles away. Candidates must possess a Ph.D. in Neuroscience or closely related field at the time of hire.
Ph.D. in Neuroscience or related field at the time of appointment.
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Employment at Skidmore College is contingent upon an acceptable background check result.
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About Skidmore College
Skidmore is a highly selective liberal arts college with a reputation for its creative approaches to just about everything. With its relatively small size and student-faculty ratio, the College is a close-knit academic community. Skidmore is known for its faculty of teacher-scholars devoted to the instruction and mentoring of undergraduates; approximately 2,400 talented men and women from some 47 states and 46 countries.In the universe of selective, private liberal arts colleges, Skidmore's distinctiveness is expressed in the statement that "Creative Thought Matters". This idea reflects not only the historical strength of the College's programs in the fine and performing arts but also the understanding that creativity is required for achievement in any area of human endeavor.The city of Saratoga Springs is widely recognized as one of America's great communities. It is located in the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains, within a three-to-four-hour drive from New York City, Boston or Montreal. Travel & Leisure calls Saratoga Springs one of "America's Greatest Main Streets" as well as "one of the best college towns in the nation," Money Magazine says it's one of the nation's top 100... places to live, and Princeton Review describes it as a "perfect college town." It's a community rich in history and tradition. Famed mineral waters, a Revolutionary War battlefield, and the nation's oldest thoroughbred racetrack represent portions of that history. Also, it's a community of arts and culture. The Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC) is the summer home to the New York City Ballet, Philadelphia Orchestra, and a performing venue for top rock and jazz musicians.The Skidmore College community awaits your arrival, so if you welcome challenges and are interested in making a difference, come join us!