Mary Amelia Douglas-Whited Eminent Scholars Chair in Neurobiology

Centenary College of Louisiana in Louisiana

Deadline Open until filled
Date Posted August 12, 2014
Type Tenured, tenure track
Salary Commensurate with experience
Employment Type Full-time

Centenary College of Louisiana invites applications for the Mary Amelia Douglas-Whited Eminent Scholars Chair in Neurobiology in the Biology Department and Neuroscience Program beginning August 2015.  This position is at the Associate Professor level or higher, although advanced Assistant Professors with a track record commensurate with appointment at the rank of Associate Professor may also be considered.


We are seeking candidates who can demonstrate excellence in teaching and scholarship in neuroscience or related field, are deeply committed to teaching in a liberal arts environment, and will direct an active undergraduate research program.  Candidates must be able to teach in a guided-inquiry, studio-format introductory biology course, as well as develop at least two upper-level courses, which may include topics such as advanced neuroscience, neurophysiology, and psychopharmacology.  The successful candidate will have expertise in neuroscience and will contribute to a neuroscience major within the Biology Department.  Ph.D. in an appropriate field is required.  Teaching experience at the undergraduate level is expected.  Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.


The Biology Department has a well-equipped core molecular facility and opportunities for collaborative research exist at the nearby Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center.  There are excellent funding opportunities, and the College has a high success rate in securing funds for teaching and research.


Centenary College of Louisiana is a selective, residential, national liberal arts college affiliated with the United Methodist Church. Founded in 1825, it is the oldest chartered liberal arts college west of the Mississippi river and is a member of the Associated Colleges of the South.


To apply, send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching interests, evidence of teaching effectiveness or teaching portfolio, statement of research interests, and three (3) letters of recommendation to or:


Neuroscience Search Committee

c/o Department of Human Resources

Centenary College of Louisiana

2911 Centenary Blvd.

Shreveport, LA 71104

Fax:  318-869-5281


Centenary College recognizes that diversity is essential to its goal of providing an educational environment where students explore the unfamiliar, invent new approaches to understanding, and connect their work and lives to the world at large. We thus welcome applicants who would add to the Colleges diversity of ideas, beliefs, experiences, and cultural backgrounds.  EOE.

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