Assistant Professor in Human Neuroscience, Tenure-Track

Fayetteville, Arkansas
Sep 27, 2019
Oct 27, 2019
Position Type
Full Time

The Department of Psychological Science in the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Arkansas invites applications for two tenure-track appointments at the rank of Assistant Professor in human neuroscience. These positions reflect the University of Arkansas’s strategic plan to increase neuroscience research at the University of Arkansas as part of the university’s commitment to its signature area of enriching human health and community vibrancy ( This plan includes major hires in neuroscience along with major investments in infrastructure needed to conduct next-generation research in neuroscience. The Department of Psychological Science is a leader in the campus neuroscience initiative.

Candidates should have outstanding records of research utilizing neuroscientific methods (e.g., fMRI, EEG, TMS, NIRS, etc.) to investigate psychological phenomena in cognitive, developmental, and/or social psychology. Appointment is set to begin August 2020. We are interested in an inclusive and diverse pool of applicants. The successful candidates will contribute via research, teaching, and/or service to the Department’s commitment to diversity and the University’s stated mission of enhancing the learning of our students and better preparing them to engage in an increasingly diverse and global community. Competitive startup packages are available for both positions.

Regular, reliable, and non-disruptive attendance is an essential job duty, as is the ability to create and maintain collegial, harmonious working relationships with others.


  • Ph.D. conferred by the start of employment
  • A record of, or demonstrated potential for, outstanding research achievement in human neuroscience
  • A record of or demonstrated potential for, the acquisition of external funding
  • The ability to contribute to the Department’s teaching mission in both graduate-level training and undergraduate instruction
  • Research and teaching interests that complement existing department strengths;
  • Demonstrated effective interpersonal skills and collegiality
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusiveness, including the ability to mentor students from underrepresented backgrounds, consistent with our Department’s Diversity Mission Statement ( and our campus-wide strategic plan (