Assistant Professor, Behavioral Neuroscience, Department of Psychology

Columbia, South Carolina
Sep 13, 2019
Nov 12, 2019
Position Type
Full Time

The Department of Psychology at the University of South Carolina invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Behavioral Neuroscience at the rank of Assistant Professor, with the appointment starting August 16, 2020. Applicants must hold a doctoral degree in psychology at the time of appointment (ABDs considered). Behavioral neuroscience using rodent models of human disease and drug dependence is an area of strength within the department.  To complement this existing expertise in the department, we seek candidates with (a) an innovative cutting-edge behavioral neuroscience research program using rodent models, (b) documented training in quantitative methodology, and (c) research focus in the area of psychoneuroimmunology/ neurovirology. Successful candidates will be expected to make significant contributions to behavioral neuroscience scholarship within their area of expertise, to mentor undergraduate /graduate students, and to teach courses in experimental psychology. Teaching responsibilities may include learning and memory, biological psychology, and research methods at both undergraduate and graduate levels. The candidate may also teach other undergraduate and graduate courses as needed. Special emphasis is placed on the candidate’s strong record of scholarship, the potential for procuring research funding, and an interest in collaborative and interdisciplinary work. More information on the UofSC Department of Psychology can be found at:

 All applicants must fill out an online application at USC Jobs: Candidates should upload a CV, letter of application, a brief research statement, a one page teaching statement, and the names, phone numbers, and email addresses of at least three letter writers (letters will be requested for short-listed candidates). In their optional application materials candidates are encouraged to include a statement about their past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion in their research, teaching, and/or service. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2019 and the position will remain open until filled. Please contact Dr. Rose Booze ( for questions or further information.

The University of South Carolina is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.  Minorities and women are encouraged to apply. The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, sex, gender, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, genetics, veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions.