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Regis University
  • Position Number: 2539922
  • Location: Denver, CO
  • Position Type: Science - Biology

Assistant Professor - Neuroscience
Regis University

Northwest Denver Campus

Position Type:Faculty

Scheduled Weekly Hours:40

Requested Start Date for this Position:08/01/2022 - 10 months to go

Campus Location:Northwest Denver Campus

Full-time or Part-time:Full time

Job Summary:The Department of Psychology and Neuroscience at Regis University in Denver, CO invites applications for a tenure-track position in neuroscience at the Assistant Professor level, 9 month contract, beginning August 1, 2022.

Working at Regis University
As Regis employees, we each have a responsibility to perform our work in alignment with the mission of the University, especially with its Catholic and Jesuit values. All employees are expected to both contribute to and strengthen the university's culture of respect, inclusion and equity for all members of our community.

Special Instructions to Applicant:
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Major Duties and Responsibilities:
POSITION: The Department of Psychology and Neuroscience at Regis University in Denver, CO invites applications for a tenure-track position in neuroscience at the Assistant Professor level, beginning August 1, 2022. The successful candidate should be able to teach the following courses: Introduction to Brain and Behavior, Research Methods and Behavioral Statistics, and a course or courses in their specialty area. Preference will be given to candidates who can also teach either Neuroanatomy and Neurophysiology or Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience. Teaching in the Regis College core curriculum is also expected of all faculty members. Our department is committed to building a culturally diverse faculty and strongly encourages applications from minoritized candidates.

The Department of Psychology and Neuroscience is part of Regis College, the traditional undergraduate liberal arts college of Regis University that serves approximately 2000 traditional undergraduate students (~50% of which are students of color; ~26% of which are first-generation college students). The department offers a B.S. degree in neuroscience with about 65 majors. We seek candidates with a Ph.D. in neuroscience or a related field. The candidate should be dedicated to excellent undergraduate teaching, plan to maintain an active research program that engages motivated undergraduates in their research, and be committed to mentoring students of color and first-generation students. The department has outstanding teaching and research facilities including an animal facility for housing rodents (equipped with a modern surgical suite and ample testing space), a dedicated wet lab for student/faculty research, and human subjects research spaces.

  • Earned doctorate in neuroscience or related field
  • Record of (or potential for) scholarly productivity
  • Commitment to inclusive pedagogy, diversity, and equity

  • Demonstrated success mentoring students of color
  • Successful teaching experience in higher education, including development of inclusive pedagogy
  • Demonstrated success engaging undergraduates in research

APPLICATION: In accordance with its Jesuit Catholic mission, Regis University is committed to maintaining a humane atmosphere in which the civil rights of every individual are recognized and respected. At Regis University, the term "diversity" conveys our commitment to create and maintain an inclusive community where people of different religions, gender, sexual orientation, races, classes, and any other social distinctions can thrive in a learning environment characterized by mutual respect and the pursuit of justice. Consistent with these values, our position is part of a STEM diversity cluster hire at the Assistant Professor level: along with the Department of Biology and the Department of Chemistry, we seek to increase representation of STEM faculty of color to better serve our diverse student population. As such, we especially welcome applications from diverse candidates and are deeply and morally committed to social justice within the field of neuroscience; improving diversity, equity, and inclusion within our department; providing junior faculty with mentorship, resources, and an environment conducive to their professional growth, success, and advancement; and improving the academic experience for our diverse student population.

Regis College, one of the three schools of Regis University in Denver, Colorado, is a Jesuit liberal arts institution in the Catholic tradition with a primary emphasis on excellence in undergraduate teaching and cura personalis. Applicants should demonstrate an interest and ability to engage the Catholic intellectual tradition and Jesuit liberal arts educational mission substantively in their teaching. For more information on this mission, see:

A complete application will include: (1) cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) statement of teaching philosophy, including teaching interests and evidence of teaching effectiveness, (4) statement of research, including evidence of research productivity, and (5) three letters of recommendation, at least one of which addresses the candidate's demonstrated abilities and/or potential as an undergraduate teacher and mentor. Applicants must submit items 1-4 electronically to: Letters of recommendation should be emailed to: Dr. Robin Cloues, Laboratory Manager ( Questions may be directed to the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Ashley Fricks-Gleason ( All materials should be submitted by October 17, 2021; review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Hiring decisions for this position are pending final budgetary approval.

Pay Rate:$60,000/year

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Since 1877, Regis University has been using our Jesuit background to provide an education for men and women of all ages and faiths and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission: A Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Inspired by St. Ignatius Loyola, the mission of Regis University is to educate men and women of all ages to make a positive impact in a rapidly-changing global society. We encourage our students to seek truth, live purposeful lives, and continually examine and attempt to answer the question: "How ought we to live?" Regis University's Northwest Campus is the main campus and administrative hub, located in Denver, Colorado. Regis University has three additional campuses in Colorado Springs, Colorado, Thornton, Colorado and the Denver Tech Center, as well as distance learning initiatives.

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