Carnegie Mellon University

Faculty Positions

Full-Time Assistant Professor, Teaching Track
Carnegie Mellon University at Qatar

The department of Biological Sciences at Carnegie Mellon University seeks a Special Faculty Lecturer, preferably in neuroscience (other related disciplines are encouraged to apply).  The preferred starting date is Spring 2017.  The principal teaching obligation will be on our campus in Qatar; however the candidate may be expected to spend up to one semester on our main campus in Pittsburgh. Our campus in Qatar is located in Education City, Doha, along with campuses from several other major US institutions.

The responsibilities include:
70-85% Teaching, including curriculum development,
0-15% Administration (e.g. student advising).
15% Conducting independent research, principally with undergraduate students.

The successful candidate will be expected to work independently as well as be a part of a new and vibrant teaching team in Doha. The position will involve: teaching basic and advanced courses to undergraduate students with a strong emphasis on research and hypothesis driven learning; new curriculum development; teaching students to read, discuss, and critique primary literature; developing and grading exams and other assessment activities; and setting up projects where students perform authentic hands-on research.  Initial teaching responsibilities will include sophomore/junior/senior level courses related to the candidate’s area of expertise.  Long-term teaching responsibilities may include introductory biology.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in a biological discipline, with a strong background in their discipline. The ideal candidate should have a good publication record, research experience, undergraduate teaching experience, experience in curriculum development and the implementation of effective teaching methodologies, and the ability to work as part of a team in a culturally diverse environment.

Please apply online using ByCommittee using the following URL:

You will be required to upload a cover letter that should describe your interest in the position, a personal statement that describes your teaching portfolio, a research statement, and a curriculum vitae.  You will also be required to provide the email addresses of three references who will be automatically contacted by our online application system.

Salary is commensurate with education and experience.  Applicants will be provided with housing throughout the duration of their contract and a transportation allowance to and from Doha.

Carnegie Mellon University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its community on a range of intellectual and cultural dimensions. Carnegie Mellon welcomes faculty applicants who will contribute to this diversity through their research, teaching and service, including women, members of minority groups, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, and others who would contribute in different ways.

Questions regarding this position can be directed to Dr. Gordon S. Rule (

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Staff Positions

Research Associate II, Biological Sciences

The Department of Biological Sciences is seeking a Research Associate II to work in the Aryn Gittis laboratory. Primary responsibilities will be recording from acute slices of control and dopamine depleted mice to study plasticity underlying motor deficits and recovery of function. Expertise in optogenetics and behavior is also encouraged.

Bachelor's degree required
3-5 years experience in research, data collection and analysis, with knowledge of scientific research methods
Strong analytical, problem-solving, reasoning, oral/written communication skills

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Postdoctoral Positions

There are no postdoctoral positions currently available.