[FUN_Mail] Professional Track Lecturer position at University of Maryland

Hilary Susan Bierman hilaryb at umd.edu
Mon Nov 16 20:48:29 EST 2020

We are looking to hire another lecturer to support our new undergraduate
neuroscience program. Please share and feel free to reach out with
any questions!

ttps://ejobs.umd.edu/ <https://ejobs.umd.edu/>postings/80075

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 multi-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

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 (https://ejobs.umd.edu).
The search will remain open until the position is filled.

All questions about the position may be addressed to Dr. Nazish Salahuddin,
Assistant Chair for Equity and Inclusion and Director of Undergraduate
Studies (nsalah at umd.edu) or Dr. Karen O’Brien, Associate Chair for
Undergraduate Studies (kmobrien at umd.edu).

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.

Dr. Hilary S Bierman
Director Undergraduate Neuroscience
Senior Lecturer
Biology Department
University of Maryland, College Park
BPS 2229
hilaryb at umd.edu
(301) 405 - 0947
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