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Nov 18, 2020

Professional Track Instructional Faculty: Lecturer in Neuroscience

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The Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Undergraduate Program at the University of Maryland is searching for a Professional Track (PTK) faculty member to teach undergraduate courses in this newly developed major, advise/mentor undergraduate students, and contribute to the development of the undergraduate curriculum in neuroscience on campus. The Neuroscience major is a collaboration between the Departments of Psychology and Biology. The current search is for a position within the Department of Psychology. The start date is August 23, 2021.

This is a 1.0 FTE 9-month position with benefits. The position primarily involves teaching undergraduate courses (90%) along with departmental and program related duties/service. The initial contract length is 2 years with possible future renewable 5-year contracts. Professional Track Faculty titles at University of Maryland include Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, and Principal Lecturer. The title and rank for the initial appointment will be based on experience. Professional track faculty positions do not lead to tenured or tenure-track positions at University of Maryland, but do include a promotion ladder.

Requirements for the position include: a Ph.D. in neuroscience or psychology; experience teaching courses in neuroscience, behavioral neuroscience and/or cognitive neuroscience at the college level; and evidence of excellence in teaching and commitment to undergraduate education. Courses to be taught may include introductory neuroscience, neurobiology laboratories, cognitive and behavioral neuroscience, research methods, and/or computational neuroscience/cognitive science. Experience with the latest teaching technologies and innovative course development, including online and blended formats, is desirable. The salary is competitive, with opportunities for supplementary compensation for teaching in winter and summer sessions.

Professional track instructional faculty play a crucial role in the academic life of the Neuroscience Program and in the Department of Psychology, both in the classroom and as leaders in innovative undergraduate teaching and learning. The commitment of the Department to undergraduate education has been recognized through numerous awards to faculty for their teaching accomplishments and recognized by the University with the Departmental Award for Excellence and Innovation in Undergraduate Teaching.

Application materials should include (a) a cover letter that addresses suitability for the position and summarizes relevant experience; (b) a curriculum vita; (c) a teaching portfolio including a teaching philosophy statement, syllabi, and student evaluations; (d) a diversity statement (uploaded as the required supplemental document 1), and (e) names and contact information for three professional references to be contacted after initial screening.

For best consideration, submit application materials by January 2, 2021 through the University of Maryland eJobs system ( The search will remain open until the position is filled.

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The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.