Assistant Professor, Behavorial Neuroscience

Fairfield University
Fairfield, Connecticut
Closing date
Oct 9, 2021

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Undergraduate College
Job Function
Faculty Member
Research Area
Integrative Physiology & Behavior
Position Type
Full Time

The Psychology Department at Fairfield University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track assistant professor position in Behavioral Neuroscience beginning Fall 2022. Applicants must have a strong commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching, and they must demonstrate the potential for developing an active research program that involves undergraduates.The teaching load is three undergraduate courses each semester. Courses taught would include Behavioral Neuroscience, Research Methods, as well as courses in the candidate’s area of specialization. Preference will be given to candidates who are able to teach additional courses such as Neurophysiology, Physiology, Learning, Statistics, Sensation and Perception, or General Psychology. 


Applicants are expected to have completed a Ph.D. in Behavioral Neuroscience, Neuroscience, or a related field, but candidates who expect their degrees by Fall 2022 will also be considered. 

Additional Information:

The department consists of 11 full-time faculty representing a range of specialties and is housed in a spacious, well-equipped facility in the Bannow Science Center, suitable for animal or human-subjects research in Behavioral Neuroscience. There is a vibrant culture of undergraduate student-faculty research and a growing institutional emphasis on research in the health sciences. Faculty routinely present at regional, national, and international conferences, frequently with undergraduate students as co-authors.  Psychology is one of the largest majors in the College of Arts & Sciences, and our new interdisciplinary major in Behavioral Neuroscience is rapidly growing as well. The salary and benefits for the position are highly competitive. 

Application Instructions:

Review of applications will begin immediately. For full consideration, complete applications must be received by October 8, 2021.  

For full consideration, please click and upload the following materials:

  • a cover letter
  • a curriculum vitae
  • a statement of research interests and plans
  • a statement of teaching philosophy and experience
  • sample syllabi and course evaluations (if available)
  • representative reprints of scholarly work
  • statement which describes your interests and experiences with diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • three letters of recommendation (ask your references to email their letters of recommendation to:  )

Note:  If you have more than 5 documents to upload to your application, please combine them into 5 or less documents or submit additional documents to

About Fairfield University:

Fairfield University is a comprehensive Jesuit institution that is consistently ranked as a top university in New England.It is located in the scenic shoreline community of Fairfield, CT on Long Island Sound, one hour from New York City. Our five Colleges and Professional Schools currently enroll more than 4,000 undergraduate and 1,200 graduate students.

Fairfield University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, committed to excellence through diversity, and, in this spirit, particularly welcomes applications from women, persons of color, veterans, Jesuits, and members of historically underrepresented groups. The University will provide reasonable accommodations to all qualified individuals with disabilities.


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