Visiting Assistant Professor of Behavioral Neuroscience  

Search #1819-0015

The Psychology Department and Neuroscience Program at Ohio Wesleyan University seeks to fill a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor position in behavioral neuroscience with possibility for renewal to a tenure-track position. This is a benefits-eligible position. 

Candidates should have a Ph. D. degree in hand by the start date of August 1, 2019, and a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching in a liberal arts context. The successful candidate will teach six credit hours per year including introductory neuroscience, behavioral neuroscience, and a course in the candidate’s area of expertise designed for psychology and/or neuroscience students. The introductory neuroscience and behavioral neuroscience courses include laboratory sections, also to be taught by the candidate. The candidate may also mentor undergraduate research projects. Candidates should be knowledgeable in behavioral neuroscience techniques and proper animal care, and be able to teach these to undergraduates. Candidates with expertise in any research topic that incorporates behavioral neuroscience techniques are encouraged to apply (including, but not limited to, learning & memory, addiction or psychopharmacology, motor control and locomotion, sensation and perception, brain trauma, neural repair, neurodegeneration, etc.). All animal models are welcome, including non-rodent models. Candidates with postdoctoral teaching and/or research experience are preferred.

Completed application packets include:

  1. cover letter
  2. curriculum vitae
  3. statement of teaching philosophy, description of previous teaching experiences, and any evidence of prior teaching effectiveness (e.g., syllabi, course evaluations, peer observations)
  4. three letters of reference

Completed application packets should be sent electronically to: neuroscience@owu.edu.

Completed application packets may also be forwarded to:

Dr. Vicki DiLillo
Department of Psychology
Ohio Wesleyan University
61 S. Sandusky St.
Delaware, OH 43015

Screening of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.


Ohio Wesleyan University, a private liberal arts college located 20 miles north of Columbus, in Delaware, Ohio, promotes and celebrates an inclusive environment free from constraints in areas of culture, race, sex, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, age, religion, family relationship, or economic barriers. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged as OWU is an equal opportunity institution and has a strong commitment to supporting diversity, equity and inclusion.