[FUN_Mail] Looking for advice on tenure track position

Stephanie Gage stephanielgage at gmail.com
Thu Sep 19 17:44:00 EDT 2019

Dear Sarah,

I second what Tracey said below. I am a neuroscientist with an
undergraduate degree in chemistry, who uses aspects of neurochemistry in my
research. I’ve seen the posting several times, but feel I don’t have equal
expertise in both areas. Maybe adding a line or two stating we can
accommodate, work with, or assist the successful applicant in course
assignments appropriate to their background? Something that references
flexibility if possible.

Good luck!
Stephanie Gage

On Thu, Sep 19, 2019 at 2:27 PM Tracy M Hodgson <t-hodgson at northwestern.edu>

> Sarah:
>    Maybe people feel unqualified due to the cross-disciplinary nature of
> the position? When I applied to my teaching faculty position at
> Northwestern, I was told after I got the job that few candidates applied
> with the right mix of qualifications - a strong neurobiology AND physiology
> background plus teaching experience.
> Could you include the word neuropharmacology in your ad?
> Tracy
> Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone
> -------- Original message --------
> From: "Raskin, Sarah A." <Sarah.Raskin at trincoll.edu>
> Date: 9/19/19 3:43 PM (GMT-06:00)
> To: fun_mail at lists.funfaculty.org
> Subject: [FUN_Mail] Looking for advice on tenure track position
> Dear Friends,
> We have a tenure track position in neuroscience and chemistry available.
> For some reason we have only received a small handful of applications.  I
> am wondering if any of you have some insight into why that might be and
> what we might do differently if we have to re-do the search next year.  We
> have advertised it in all the usual places, as well as using Researchgate,
> LinkedIn, and social media, and targeted emails.
> The ad is:
> The Neuroscience Program and Chemistry Department seek to fill a
> tenure-track position in Neurochemistry. This is a joint appointment to
> both the Neuroscience Program and the Chemistry Department. The
> Neuroscience Program currently includes members from the Departments of
> Psychology, Biology, Chemistry, Philosophy and Engineering. Both the
> Neuroscience Program and Chemistry Department are committed to culturally
> and academically diverse faculty to teach our diverse student body. The
> position will start in August 2020. Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree in
> chemistry, neuroscience or related field. The successful candidate will be
> expected to teach core courses in the Neuroscience major, introductory
> courses in the Chemistry major, and advanced courses in neurochemistry, and
> develop and maintain a productive research program in neurochemistry that
> involves undergraduate students. Trinity College is located in an urban
> environment and nearby institutions include Hartford Hospital, the
> Institute of Living, Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, and University
> of Connecticut Medical School with active collaborations with Trinity
> faculty.
> Trinity College seeks to attract a diverse faculty, is an equal
> opportunity/affirmative action employer, and actively seeks applications
> from women and other underrepresented groups.
> Inquiries may be addressed to Professor Sarah Raskin
> <Sarah.Raskin at trincoll.edu>.
> Thanks for any suggestions! Backchannel is great sarah.raskin at trincoll.edu
> Sarah
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