Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Neuroscience/Physiological Psychology
The University of Wisconsin-River Falls Department of Psychology invites applications for an Assistant Professor in Neuroscience/Physiological Psychology. This position will support both our Psychology Major and our new Neuroscience Major, which is the first in the University of Wisconsin System. Principal responsibilities will include teaching courses in Introduction to Neuroscience, Sensation & Perception, and Physiological Psychology. Preferred candidates will be also be able to teach some combination of Research Methods, Statistics, and courses in their specific areas of expertise. The position is a nine-month, full-time, tenure-track faculty position, with a teaching load of twelve credits per semester. Faculty are expected to advise students, provide service to the department and university, and engage undergraduate students in research. The appointment begins August, 2018. Compensation is based on qualifications, including education and experience.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities:
The successful candidate will be expected to
Effectively teach courses in Introduction to Neuroscience, Sensation & Perception, and Physiological Psychology, as well as other courses depending on departmental needs (e.g., Research Methods, Behavioral Statistics, General Psychology) and the candidate’s area of expertise
Develop an active research program in neuroscience/physiological psychology collaborating with undergraduate students
Serve as academic advisor to undergraduate students
Contribute through service to the department, college, university, and/or wider community
Doctorate in Neuroscience/Physiological Psychology or related field at the time of appointment
Ability to teach courses in Introduction to Neuroscience, Sensation & Perception, and Physiological Psychology
Commitment to undergraduate teaching
Commitment to collaborating with undergraduate students in research
The University of Wisconsin River Falls, a member of the University of Wisconsin System, is located in scenic west central Wisconsin, 30 miles from the multi-cultural, multi-ethnic cities of Minneapolis and St Paul. Year-round arts, cultural and recreational events are easily accessible from River Falls. UWRF's 6,100 undergraduate and graduate students pursue degrees in four colleges: Arts and Sci...ences, Education and Professional Studies; Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences; and Business and Economics.
The University provides an excellent environment for learning, emphasizing the importance of faculty-student interaction in classrooms, laboratories, academic advising, and co-curricular activities. A favorable student-faculty ratio affords opportunity for meaningful interchange between faculty and students. Strong interests in teaching, research and community service are highly valued. More information about UWRF can be found at: http://www.uwrf.edu/workhere/.