• National Institute on Scientific Teaching

Stony Brook University- Lecturer; Department of Neurobiology and Behavior

Location: Stony Brook, NY

Open Date:

May 19, 2022


Jun 19, 2022 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time


The Department of Neurobiology and Behavior at Stony Brook University invites applications for a lecturer starting Fall semester 2022. The successful candidate will teach physiology and neurobiology to undergraduates in B.S. and B.A. programs in the life sciences: a core offering is a large-enrollment, introductory physiology lecture course that uses scientific teaching and active learning methods in both conventional and \“flipped\” formats. The incumbent will also teach, together with current faculty, in advanced undergraduate courses, including a neurobiology lab course.

Applicants should have strong foundational knowledge in biology with depth in neurobiology or physiology, and a proven record of effective undergraduate teaching, especially with students from diverse backgrounds. the incumbent will effectively engage students in both large- and small-enrollment courses, and will work with an active, collaborative group of research and instructional faculty to develop and implement innovative, evidence-based pedagogy in the life sciences. The position offers an exceptional opportunity for career development in science education, at an institution that is a national leader in advancing undergraduate student success and economic mobility.


Required qualifications

• Master’s degree or equivalent in the life sciences by the time of appointment.

• At least two semesters of teaching physiology, neurobiology or a closely related subject at the undergraduate level.

Preferred qualifications

• PhD degree or equivalent in the life sciences.

• Research experience in neurobiology, physiology or a related field.

• At least one semester's experience as primary instructor / instructor of record

• Documented record of effective teaching in large-enrollment undergraduate courses.

• Training or experience in innovative, evidence-based pedagogy and active learning.

• Facility with current teaching technologies and learning management systems.

• Flexibility in adopting and testing new instructional methods.

Application Instructions

To apply, visit https://apptrkr.com/3089308.

Applicants should submit: CV, a 2-3 page statement of teaching philosophy, interest and experience, and the names and contact information of three people who can be asked to provide confidential evaluations with a focus on teaching. Applications should be made through the Interfolio web service: https://apptrkr.com/3089308

Campus Description:

Stony Brook University, one of four research intensive campuses within the State University of New York (SUNY) system, is widely regarded as its flagship. The University embraces its mission to provide comprehensive undergraduate, graduate and professional education of the highest quality, and its rankings bear that out. It is included among the top 1% of universities in the world by the 2018 QS World University Rankings and among the top 40 public universities by U.S. News & World Report’s 2020 Best Colleges rankings. It is a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities, composed of the top 62 research institutions in North America. As Long Island’s largest single site employer, Stony Brook has nearly 15,000 full- and part-time employees, including more than 2,700 faculty and an estimated 26,800 students — 17,900 undergraduate students and 8,900 graduate students — and offers more than 200 majors, minors and combined-degree programs. The Department of Athletics supports 18 Division I varsity intercollegiate athletic programs that compete at the highest level within the NCAA. Located approximately 60 miles east of Manhattan on Long Island’s beautiful North Shore, Stony Brook is situated on 1,454 wooded acres, encompassing 13 schools and colleges; a Research and Development Park; world-class athletics facilities, including an 8,300-seat stadium and a 4,000-seat arena; and Stony Brook Medicine, Long Island’s premier academic medical center. Also part of the University is a teaching and research campus in Southampton, New York, which offers graduate arts programs and is the site of the Marine Sciences Center. In addition, Stony Brook has a role in running, and performs joint research with, Brookhaven National Laboratory, the only Department of Energy Laboratory in the Northeast. Home to the Emerson String Quartet, the Pollock-Krasner House in East Hampton, NY, and the Humanities Institute, with endeavors that extend to the Turkana Basin Institute in Kenya and the Ranomafana National Park in Madagascar, Stony Brook sustains an international reputation that cuts across the arts, humanities, social sciences and natural sciences.

About the College:

As part of a great research university, the College of Arts and Sciences at Stony Brook University incubates creative work and scholarship in fundamental disciplines, connecting with medicine, technology, public policy, culture, education, the arts, business and environment. As the liberal arts college for the campus, we help students and faculty explore diverse possibilities that exceed their initial expectations and prepare for a lifetime of learning and discovery. http://www.stonybrook.edu/cas/

In accordance with the New York State Department of Health (DOH) regulation that all hospitals and nursing homes \“continuously require all personnel to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19,\” Candidates who are not already vaccinated must obtain the first dose of the vaccine within three (3) calendar days of acceptance of conditional job offer and must obtain any subsequent doses in accordance with the vaccine protocol. Candidates who are partially vaccinated, but not yet fully vaccinated, must complete their vaccination series within three (3) calendar days of job offer or in accordance with vaccine manufacture protocol, whichever comes later. The regulation also includes those who may be affiliated with or interact with employees of a hospital or nursing home. The regulation allows for limited exemptions with reasonable accommodations, consistent with applicable law.

The selected candidate must successfully clear a background investigation.

In accordance with the Title II Crime Awareness and Security Act, a copy of our crime statistics is available upon request . It can also be viewed online at the University Police website athttp://www.stonybrook.edu/police.

Stony Brook University is committed to excellence in diversity and the creation of an inclusive learning, and working environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, familial status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status and all other protected classes under federal or state laws.

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