The following provides some information about the Carleton College Neuroscience Program’s hiring process, in particular what we are looking for in your application for our Visiting Assistant Professor position

The position start date is September 1, 2024.

The Application

The application requires submission of the following documents, which are described in more detail below: (1) a cover letter, (2) CV, (3) a statement of teaching and mentoring philosophy, and (4) a statement of research interests and experiences. 

1) Cover Letter and 2) Curriculum Vitae: The cover letter should discuss your interest in and qualifications for this position. Please describe any prior teaching experiences that you have had. There are many ways to acquire teaching experience, including mentoring undergraduates and other graduate students, being a TA, etc. In addition, we would like to know how you would contribute to a college community that embraces a diversity of people and perspectives as one of its core values.

3) Statement about teaching in an undergraduate liberal arts environment. Your teaching statement is your opportunity to share with us who you are in the classroom and your teaching approach. 

4) Detailed description of research interests and how you would carry out your work with undergraduate students: It is helpful to hear about approaches you’ve taken in the past and the kind of work you would like to do in the future. What are the research questions you are interested in pursuing? 

After passing through an initial screening, applicants may receive a request for the contact information for three references. It is helpful if you explain to those writing recommendation letters for you that you are applying for a position where teaching experience is important.If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to the chair, Larry Wichlinski at lwichlin@carleton.edu.