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Assistant Professor

Tulane Univ
New Orleans, Louisiana
Salary commensurate with experience.
Closing date
Dec 3, 2021
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Tulane University

New Orleans, LA

Assistant Professor in Cognitive Neuroscience

The Department of Psychology at Tulane University announces a tenure track position at the beginning Assistant Professor level in cognitive neuroscience with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2022.  The ideal candidate will have a strong research orientation with the potential to develop a nationally visible, extramurally supported program of research, as well as offer courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Neuroscience faculty in the Department of Psychology ( are active members of the interdisciplinary Tulane Brain Institute ( Specific area of research specialization is open, but candidates with research interests that complement and bridge those of our faculty are especially encouraged to apply. Research strengths among the Psychology Department and Brain Institute faculty include learning and memory, development across the lifespan, neurobiological effects of stress, and affective neuroscience. Current methodological approaches used include fNIRS, eyetracking, measurement of salivary cortisol and autonomic biomarkers, epigenetic marker analyses, and bioinformatics. A newly built, research-dedicated 3T MRI scanner facility will be operational in 2022. Tulane is a strong supporter of cross-disciplinary research and collaborations are possible with faculty from across the University. Ability to interface with other programs in the Department of Psychology, including developmental/school psychology and social psychology would be considered a plus.

Minimum qualifications include a Ph.D. in psychology, neuroscience, or related discipline and postdoctoral training experience. Specific responsibilities of the nine-month tenure track appointment include developing and sustaining an active research program, seeking external funding support for research and training efforts, supervising thesis and dissertation research, and teaching undergraduate and graduate courses to students in the Psychology Department and Brain Institute’s Neuroscience Program. 

Application review will begin November 8, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.  Please upload a letter of application, CV, research and teaching statements, an equity, diversity, and inclusion statement, and three relevant reprints to In addition, please ask three referees to upload confidential letters of reference directly to Interfolio. Inquiries regarding the position may be directed to Dr. Jill M. Daniel, Chair, Cognitive Neuroscience Search Committee (

Please Note: Tulane University has officially adopted a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy. All employees and visiting faculty must be fully vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccination or obtain approval for a medical or religious exemption prior to beginning employment.

Tulane University is located in New Orleans - a city with tremendous history of diverse cultures, community, and languages. Tulane is actively building a campus culture grounded in our values of EDI and anti-racism. We seek and welcome candidate applications from historically underrepresented groups, such as BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color), women, LGBTQ+, and those living with disabilities as well as veterans.

Tulane University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution committed to excellence through diversity. Tulane University will not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, marital status, military or veteran status, or any other status or classification protected by federal, state, or local law. All eligible candidates are encouraged to apply. 

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