[FUN_Mail] tenure track position available in Cog Neuro
Megan St. Peters
mstpeters at ferrum.edu
Wed Sep 30 20:08:56 EDT 2020
Greetings, Dr. Buffalari!
I am interested in the assistant professor position in cognitive
neuroscience position at Westminster College and saw you were willing to
field a few questions? I currently teach both undergraduate and graduate
courses in psychology (primarily ethics, research methods, biological
psychology, and intro psych) and was wondering about the 6 course load
expectation - are those 6 separate course preps, and is that per academic
year or semester (I'm assuming this is all undergraduate?)? I see the
example courses and believe I'm a great fit as those are areas I've taught
in and specialized in with my research.
What level of research is expected in addition to the 6 course load (I see
it says an ability to engage undergraduates in research, but would I also
be expected to maintain my own research lab? Are there animal facilities?
human EEG facilities?) I've admittedly focused much more on teaching over
the last 9 years than personal research. I engage students in research
frequently (started with animal but now focus nearly exclusively on
human research) but have not published in a peer-reviewed journal since
transitioning to a teaching institution. Would this be a grave limitation
to my application? (I don't want to ask my peers for letters of
recommendation if this "puts me out of the running"!)
Finally - if you have any other insights you offer into the campus
community, colleagues, et cet, I warmly welcome them! I do enjoy my current
employment but our college has been undergoing financial strain for several
years now, and I fear that COVID is not helping our cause....I'm familiar
with the reputation and location of Westminster College, thus driving my
interest in finding out more as I believe it may be a great fit for me
personally and professionally! Thank you so much for your insights and
Dr. Megan St Peters
Associate Professor of Psychology
Graduate Psychology Program Director
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On Wed, Sep 30, 2020 at 9:15 AM Deanne Buffalari <buffald at westminster.edu>
> Hi, all:
> Westminster College is hiring (see below)- I’m happy to answer any
> questions about the position- you can email me directly at
> buffald at westminster.edu.
> *COGNITIVE NEUROSCIENCE*. Westminster College, New Wilmington,
> Pennsylvania. Westminster College’s Department of Psychology and
> Neuroscience program invite applications for a tenure-track assistant
> professor position in cognitive neuroscience to start in the fall of 2021.
> It is anticipated that the 6-course load will include a combination of
> courses in introductory psychology, introductory neuroscience, research
> methods, and electives in cognitive neuroscience, as well as student
> advising and research in the candidate’s interest area. Demonstrating the
> ability to mentor and engage undergraduates in engaging, collaborative
> research is essential for this position.
> Candidates must have earned a doctoral degree in neuroscience or a related
> field. A successful interview and demonstration of relevant ability are
> required. Applicants should submit a letter of application that addresses
> areas of research interests and teaching philosophy, curriculum vitae,
> graduate transcripts, representative publications, and three reference
> letters to Dr. Sherri P. Pataki, Department of Psychology, Westminster
> College, 319 S. Market Street, New Wilmington, PA 16172-0001,
> patakisp at westminster.edu. Review of applications will begin October 15
> and continue until the position is filled.
> EOE. Westminster College is an Equal Opportunity Employer, enhancing
> learning through diversity and inclusion.
> Associate Professor and Chair of Neuroscience Program
> Westminster College
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