Assistant Professor - Behavioral Neuroscience

Swarthmore College, Psychology Department
Swarthmore, Pennsylvania
+ competitive start-up packages, funds for conference travel, and a generous sabbatical policy
Closing date
Oct 30, 2021

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Undergraduate College
Job Function
Faculty Member
Position Type
Full Time

The Department of Psychology at Swarthmore College announces a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level to begin in the fall semester, 2022. We seek a Behavioral Neuroscientist who uses (and can engage bright undergraduates in) psychopharmacological or other technical approaches to study the genetic, molecular/cellular, and/or circuit/systemic bases of behavior. Particular attention will be given to applicants who complement or enrich existing departmental strengths in clinical, cognitive, cultural, developmental, physiological, and/or social psychology. We seek an individual with both a strong commitment to teaching and an active research program that can involve bright undergraduates. Teaching responsibilities will include intermediate and advanced undergraduate courses in behavioral neuroscience (perhaps including an Introduction to Neuroscience course), supervision of student research projects, and possibly courses in introductory psychology and/or research methods. Laboratory resources include a sole-occupied state-of-the-art suite in the shared vivarium of the new Singer Hall (, which houses the Biology, Engineering, and Psychology Departments, as well as the possibility for occupancy of a human behavioral lab. Swarthmore College offers competitive start-up packages to support faculty research and teaching, funds for travel to professional meetings, summer support of undergraduate research collaborators, and a generous sabbatical policy.

The courses and seminars of the department are designed to provide a sound understanding of the principles and methods of psychology. Students learn the nature of psychological inquiry and psychological approaches to various problems encountered in the humanities, the social sciences, and the life sciences. See link to program of study:

Located in the suburbs of Philadelphia and near Wilmington DE, Swarthmore College is a highly selective liberal arts college whose mission combines academic rigor with social responsibility. Swarthmore has a strong institutional commitment to diversity, and actively seeks and welcomes applications from candidates with exceptional qualifications, particularly those with demonstrable commitments to a more inclusive society and world. Applicants from traditionally underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. For more information on Faculty Diversity and Excellence at Swarthmore, see

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