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University of Tulsa- Associate Professor of Neuroscience and Neuroscience Program Director
Title:University of Tulsa- Associate Professor of Neuroscience and Neuroscience Program Director

Oxley College of Health Sciences





Position Summary:


The University of Tulsa has approved the plans to develop an undergraduate major in Neuroscience. The program is designed to prepare students for advanced studies in neuroscience, psychology, medicine or other related fields at the graduate level. The university is seeking a faculty member to serve as the director for this new program as well as teach within it. The program will benefit from a number of structural advantages within the University of Tulsa. Development of undergraduate Neuroscience is part of the strategic plan of the University; strong supporting coursework in Biological Sciences, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Psychology, and Computer Science already exists, and collaborative neuroscience research opportunities are the result of institutional relationships with Tulsa based Laureate Institute for Brain Research (an NIH COBRE site). The selected individual will have the responsibility to develop the curriculum, recruit students, participate in program evaluation processes, and conduct research in an area of interest.


This position is a 9-month tenured faculty position beginning on August 15, 2018 or January 1, 2019. An additional one month of work will be expected and compensated for responsibilities related to program administration. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience related to the position.


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Characteristic Duties:

  • Develop the curriculum for an undergraduate major and minor in neurosciences, including leading the efforts to gain approvals through university channels
  • Direct all aspects of the program including hiring additional faculty, maintaining the budget, and coordinating the program evaluation plan
  • Collaborate with the undergraduate admission office to recruit students
  • Serve as faculty advisor for students majoring in neuroscience
  • Teach courses within the program, typically 3-6 credits per semester
  • Continue / develop a robust, externally funded research program in neuroscience
  • Serve on committees at the department, college and/or university levels as well as within professional associations



Minimum Qualifications:

  • Doctoral degree in Neuroscience or related field with the academic preparation to teach courses within the program
  • Demonstrated excellence in neuroscience research with an emerging national reputation, and sustained publications and capable of meeting tenure and promotion standards at the Associate Professor level at the University of Tulsa.
  • Demonstrate a record of excellence in teaching, including a track record of utilizing current learner-focused strategies, technological enhancements for the classroom, and mentoring students.
  • Demonstrated record of seeking and receiving external funding
  • Three years of teaching experience


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in course development, curriculum design and assessment
  • Experience in administrative positions, i.e. budgeting, personnel evaluation



Application Information:

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


Candidates should submit an application package that includes: (1) cover letter describing interest and qualifications for the position, (2) a curriculum vita, (3) description of current and planned research project(s), and (4) the names and contact information for three professional references.




About the University of Tulsa:

The university is a private, independent doctoral degree-granting institution led by President Gerard Clancy, former inaugural Dean of the Oxley College of Health Sciences. Boasting a strong president, a visionary Board of Trustees and dedicated administrators, The University of Tulsa continues transformative growth that has seen an unprecedented rise into the ranks of the top 100 national universities.


The University of Tulsa is one of the nation’s best universities for a superb education with great career preparation at an affordable price, according to The Princeton Review. The University was also recognized in last year’s edition of Colleges That Pay You Back.


About the Oxley College of Health Sciences:

Founded in 2015, the Oxley College of Health Sciences is TU’s newest college, bringing together programs in the School of Nursing, Department of Kinesiology and Rehabilitative Sciences, and Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. Additionally, the college houses the Faculty of Community Medicine, Institute of Health Care Delivery Sciences, and the Schweitzer Fellowship. The college enjoys partnerships with the Laureate Institute of Brain Research (LIBR), the University of Oklahoma and St. John Medical Center.


The college is housed in the Oxley Health Sciences Facility in downtown Tulsa. The college occupies 50,000 square feet in a building that was completely renovated in 2015. The space includes offices for college administrators, staff, and faculty, six high tech classrooms, a computer classroom, student lounge, high-fidelity simulation center, skills labs for the athletic training, exercise & sports science, and nursing programs, a research lab, and the Hurricane Health multi-disciplinary clinic. St. John Medical Center has an additional 20,000 square feet of simulation and clinical instruction space.


Living in Tulsa:

It’s been said Tulsa is “where the South meets the West”, mixing characteristics of a traditional, genteel and historic Southern city with the ruggedness, ambitions and appearances of the West. U.S. World News and Report gives Tulsa thumbs up for best places to live with a cost of living about 15% less than the national average and lower unemployment rates.


The city offers something for everyone including the Ozark Mountains, cultural attractions, and 135 parks covering more than 6000 acres including botanical gardens, playgrounds, dog parks, outdoor fitness areas, 10 miles of river front and numerous sports parks. Tulsa’s Philbrook Museum of Art is considered one the best art museums in America. Nearby are other art museums, a professional resident opera, ballet, symphony, and theater companies in a revitalized downtown area.


Equally diverse neighborhoods offer ideal living options for everyone including the downtown area with shops, restaurants, nightlife, and over five theaters. A historic district, a midtown district featuring parks and the trendy Brady Arts District offering the best in urban living.


Tulsa has more than 15 hospitals and specialty care centers. The two largest facilities, Saint Francis Hospital and St. John Medical Center, have earned numerous awards and national top rankings, and are also two of the city’s top employers.


Travel in and out of the area is easy with Tulsa International Airport serviced by most major airlines, including American, Delta, United, and Southwest Airlines.


The University of Tulsa seeks to recruit and retain talented students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds. The University of Tulsa is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and encourages qualified candidates across all group demographics to apply. The University does not discriminate on the basis of personal status or group characteristic including, but not limited to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, sex, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, ancestry, or marital status.

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