Assistant Professor of Psychology/Neuroscience

Rhodes College
Memphis, Tennessee
Tenure Track
Closing date
Oct 14, 2021

Assistant Professor of Psychology/Neuroscience.  The Psychology Department and Neuroscience Program at Rhodes College invite applications for a tenure-track position to begin Fall of 2022. Rhodes College believes that diversity and inclusion are critical to our success as an institution, and we seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. The position will be housed in the Psychology Department and will contribute to an interdisciplinary Neuroscience program that includes faculty from Psychology, Biology, Chemistry, and Philosophy. The successful candidate must demonstrate a firm commitment to teaching and scholarship at a liberal arts college. Teaching responsibilities will include five courses/labs per year (labs count as a full teaching involvement) including an upper-level neuroscience course and lab in the applicant’s area of expertise and other courses in both psychology and neuroscience. The Psychology Department has a strong commitment to several interdisciplinary programs, with opportunities to teach courses that contribute to Health Equity, Africana Studies, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Latin American and Latinx Studies, Educational Studies, and Urban Studies.

We welcome candidates who will contribute to and extend the robust research culture in the Psychology Department. Although research area is open, we especially encourage applications from candidates with neuroscience training in clinical, developmental, social, or cross-cultural psychology, and those who use behavioral neuroscience methods. Rhodes Psychology faculty embrace a diversity of research methodologies and have access to a variety of equipment, including a wireless EEG system, an eye tracker, and an NSF-funded state-of-the-art motion capture system. Research will be supported by start-up funds and lab space, and possibilities for additional research support include summer research funds and travel funds. In addition, opportunities for collaborative research are available through our partnerships with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, University of Memphis, University of Tennessee Medical School, and Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital. Candidates must have earned a Ph.D. in Psychology, Neuroscience, or a related field by August 2022. Previous teaching and postdoctoral research experiences are desirable.

Rhodes is a nationally ranked residential college committed to the liberal arts and sciences. Our highest priorities are intellectual engagement, service to others, commitment to diversity and inclusion, and honor among ourselves. Our students live and learn on one of the country’s most beautiful campuses, located in the heart of Memphis, an economic, medical, and culturally diverse center, making Rhodes one of a handful of prominent liberal arts colleges in a major metropolitan area.

Rhodes College prides itself on being a diverse, inclusive, and welcoming environment.  We are an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and anti-discrimination. The Psychology Department is committed to cultivating a community of faculty, students, and staff who reflect the spectrum of human identities and share these values. Furthermore, Rhodes College is committed to supporting the work-life alignment of its faculty. 

Please apply online at  A complete application will include 1) a cover letter that addresses the strengths the candidate will bring as a teacher and scholar to a liberal arts college environment; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) the names and contact information for three references; 4) a statement of teaching philosophy, 5) a statement of research; 6) a separate statement that addresses how the candidate’s experiences with teaching, scholarship, and/or service will contribute to a college community that includes a commitment to diversity and inclusion as one of its core values. Candidates are invited to include in their statement of research a description of how the Covid-19 pandemic has affected their career trajectory. The online application system will solicit letters of recommendation electronically from the candidate’s recommenders once the application is complete. Review of completed applications will begin October 15, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. Candidates from backgrounds typically underrepresented in higher education are strongly encouraged to apply.  Background checks are required before candidates can be brought to campus for interviews. Rhodes College requires all employees to be vaccinated for COVID-19 with exceptions for medical or religious reasons, which will be handled on a case by case basis. For further information please contact Dr. Katherine White, chair of the search committee, at

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