Assistant Professor in Cognitive or Behavioral Neuroscience at Auburn University
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Department of Psychological Sciences
Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Cognitive or Behavioral Neuroscience
Position: The Department of Psychological Sciences at Auburn University invites applications for a tenure-track position as an Assistant Professor beginning Fall semester, August 16, 2021.
Responsibilities: Candidates are expected to maintain a strong independent research program, with potential for extramural funding. Candidates will also contribute to the education and training of undergraduate and graduate students, including teaching courses in the candidate’s area of expertise.
Qualifications: Candidates should have an independent research program in cognitive or behavioral neuroscience, broadly defined, with preference for candidates whose programs are extramurally funded and complement existing strengths in the Department of Psychological Sciences (e.g., autism, clinical neuroscience, cognitive and affective neuroscience, comparative cognition, developmental disabilities, environmental health, language processing, learning and conditioning, and psychopharmacology). Auburn University has state-of-the-art resources for human- and nonhuman model neuroscience research, including 7T neuroimaging and strong research ties with local military and community organizations. A strong record that includes publications, teaching experience, and potential for external funding is required. Candidates with the potential to strengthen our commitment to diversity and inclusion are highly desirable. Candidates must have earned a Ph.D. in Psychology or a related field. Exceptional ABD candidates will be considered but must have their Ph.D. by the start date.
Application: Include a cover letter; curriculum vitae; statement of research; statement of teaching interests; statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through teaching, research, professional activities and/or service; representative reprints; transcripts; and contact information for 3 professional references. Applications should be submitted electronically through the online portal at: http://aufacultypositions.peopleadmin.com/postings/4258.
Review of applications will begin October 15th, 2020 and will continue until a candidate is selected. Please visit our webpage to learn more about the Department of Psychological Sciences: http://www.cla.auburn.edu/psychology. Questions regarding this position should be addressed to the chair of the search committee, Dr. Jen Robinson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The candidate selected for this position must meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States at the time the appointment is scheduled to begin and continue working legally for the proposed term of employment; excellent communication skills required. Auburn University is one of the nation’s premier public land-grant institutions, and is recognized as a “Very High Research Activity (R1)” institution. In 2019, it was ranked 44th among public universities by U.S. News and World Report. Auburn maintains high levels of research activity and high standards for teaching excellence, offering Bachelor’s, Master’s, Educational Specialist, and Doctoral degrees in agriculture and engineering, professional degrees, and the arts and sciences. Its 2019 enrollment of 30,460 students includes 24,594 undergraduates and 5,866 graduate and professional students. Organized into twelve academic colleges and schools, Auburn’s 1,426 faculty members offer more than 200 educational programs. The University is nationally recognized for its commitment to academic excellence, its positive work environment, its student engagement, and its beautiful campus.
Auburn residents enjoy a thriving and increasingly diverse community, recognized as one of the “best small towns in America,” with moderate climate and easy access to major cities or to beach- and mountain-recreational facilities. Situated along the rapidly developing I-85 corridor between Atlanta, Georgia, and Montgomery, Alabama, the combined Auburn-Opelika-Columbus statistical area has a population of over 500,000, with excellent public schools and regional medical centers.
Auburn University is an EEO/Vet/Disability employer.