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Visiting Assistant Professor of Neuroscience - Wheaton College

Wheaton College — Wheaton, IL

Visiting Assistant Professor of Neuroscience for Academic Year 2023-2024

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The Department of Biological and Health Sciences (BHS) at Wheaton College (IL) seeks candidates for a one-year appointment as a full-time Visiting Assistant Professor of Neuroscience, starting in August 2023. A PhD in neuroscience, psychology, computer science, or closely-related field is preferred. Candidates from all areas of neuroscience are encouraged to apply.  Current facilities include EGI high-density EEG, NIRx functional near-infrared spectroscopy, Tobii eye-tracking, and equipment to collect peripheral psychophysiological data.  The department also houses a vivarium for animal husbandry and associated animal lab testing areas.  The successful candidate will join a dedicated team of teacher-scholars in a Division that plans to expand teaching and scholarly opportunities in bioinformatics, neuroscience, and public health as part of a College-wide strategic investment process. 

The Visiting Assistant Professor will be involved in developing an expanding curriculum in the neurosciences and expected to (1) teach introductory neuroscience courses and associated laboratories, (2) coordinate the introductory neuroscience laboratories (plan the laboratories and manage the laboratory teaching assistants), (3) teach 1-2 additional upper-level neuroscience courses in the candidate’s area of expertise, and (4) teach 1-2 other courses as-needed in the Biological and Health Sciences Curriculum (e.g., Introduction to Biology, Research Methods).

Information about the current Neuroscience curriculum, including the Introductory Neuroscience course (NEUR 241), is located here.  Please address any questions regarding this position to the Director of the Neuroscience program, Dr. Nathaniel Thom,   Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

WHEATON COLLEGE is an evangelical Protestant Christian liberal arts college whose faculty and staff affirm a Statement of Faith and adhere to lifestyle expectations of the Wheaton College Community Covenant. Wheaton is an equal opportunity employer committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse and talented workforce and student body. We encourage the expression of multiple perspectives within a Christian worldview, inside and outside the classroom. For more information about Wheaton College visit

Additionally, Wheaton College aspires to provide a physically safe environment for students, staff, and faculty to learn and work. In support of this objective, the College requires background checks for final candidates, after an employment offer is extended. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check.  Adherence to COVID-19 protocols is expected.

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