Neuroscience-focused Lecturer position, Duke University Department of Psychology & Neuroscience

Duke University, Durham, North Carolina. The Department of Psychology & Neuroscience at Duke University,, invites applications for a Lecturer position to begin July 2018.

This full-time regular-rank (non-tenure-track) position has a fixed-term appointment and is renewable. The position will have a primary focus on undergraduate instruction, with an emphasis on Neuroscience. The ideal candidate will already have a Ph.D. in Neuroscience or Neurobiology and at least five years of experience teaching Neuroscience courses as the instructor of record. We seek an excellent teacher who will be able to contribute to a range of courses in the Neuroscience major, with preference for someone with experience teaching large introductory courses (e.g., Biological Bases of Behavior) as well as seminars that are more specialized. The ideal candidate will also have experience with academic advising, curriculum development, administering an undergraduate major, and university service.

The successful applicant will be offered an initial contract of three years that will be eligible for renewal. As a regular-rank position, the Lecturer will participate fully in departmental and university activities and the position allows for promotion to the Senior Lecturer position, without tenure. Renewal and promotion are contingent upon performance reviews, which will be based on a strong teaching record, successful academic advising, mentoring of undergraduates, and administrative service.

Applicants should submit the following:

  1. A letter highlighting qualifications for the position, including teaching and administrative experience.
  2. A current cv that includes courses taught and teaching interests.
  3. A statement of one’s teaching philosophy that includes descriptions of any pedagogical innovations and/or curriculum development.
  4. Up to three undergraduate syllabi and accompanying teaching evaluations.
  5. Contact information for three references, at least two of whom can comment on teaching experience and ability.

Application materials should be submitted at

While the position will remain open until filled, all materials received by November 17, 2017 will receive full consideration.

Duke University, located in Durham, North Carolina, is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.