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Assistant Professor in Behavioral Neuroscience

Temple University - Department of Psychology and the Neuroscience Program in the College of Liberal Arts
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Salary commensurate with qualifications.
Closing date
Sep 27, 2021

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The Department of Psychology and the Neuroscience Program in the College of Liberal Arts (CLA) at Temple University are seeking to hire a behavioral neuroscientist for a tenure-track appointment as an Assistant Professor. Candidates should be prepared to lead a dynamic and rigorous research program with strong potential for external funding. They should also be committed to excellence in teaching and mentoring at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The specific area of research is open, although we are particularly interested in applicants with interests that complement the research interests of current faculty in the Cognition and Neuroscience area of the Department. The earliest start date for the appointment would be July 1, 2022, although later dates are possible.

Temple University is a state-related Carnegie I Research University (highest research activity) located in the vibrant city of Philadelphia. Temple University has created a diverse educational community through innovative approaches to admissions and affordability, rigorous academic programs, a strong bond with the city of Philadelphia, and groundbreaking research.  

The successful applicant will have a faculty appointment in the Department of Psychology, which houses a strong doctoral program that embraces collaboration across areas of study. The faculty member would also contribute to the CLA Neuroscience Program and the associated undergraduate and Master’s programs in Neuroscience.

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a statement of research plans, a document describing teaching philosophy and interests, copies of up to five representative publications, and contact information for three professional references who may be asked to provide letters of recommendation at a later date.

The Department is committed to fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment (see this page for more details). All applicants are required to submit a statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service.

Temple University is an equal opportunity, equal access affirmative action employer committed to achieving a diverse community.

All application materials should be submitted through Interfolio at Candidates are urged to apply before October 15, 2021 for fullest consideration but review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

Applicants may contact Debra Bangasser, PhD ( or Nora Newcombe, PhD (, co-chairs of the Search Committee, with questions about the application or review process.

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