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Assistant Professor of Computational Neuroscience

University of Kansas
University of Kansas, Lawrence
Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Closing date
Dec 5, 2021

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Graduate School or University
Job Function
Faculty Member
Research Area
Cognition, Development, Techniques
Position Type
Full Time
Entry Level
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The University of Kansas seeks a tenure-track assistant professor in the Department of Psychology to begin as early as August 18, 2022. The desired candidate will have a program of research and a teaching portfolio in computational neuroscience that can contribute to the department's growing Brain, Behavior, and Quantitative Science Program and/or the established Clinical Psychology program. An ideal candidate will have expertise developing computational models of brain and behavior to address theory-driven questions using behavioral and/or neural data in domains such as, but not limited to, brain structure and function, cognition, development across the lifespan, psychopathology, and/or social processes. An ideal candidate will also have an identifiable path for obtaining external funding.

The University of Kansas and the Department of Psychology recognizes that diversity across our students, staff, and faculty strengthens our organization, campus, and community and is a core initiative in the University's strategic plan, Jayhawks Rising. Candidates are encouraged to reflect their commitment, practice, and application of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging within the application to reflect their ability to contribute in this space. In a continuing effort to enrich its academic environment and provide equal educational and employment opportunities, the University of Kansas actively encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups. The successful applicant must have appropriate authorization to work in the U.S. before employment begins.

Lawrence, Kansas, is an excellent place to live and work. It is an affordable and progressive city with a lively arts and music scene, plenty of indoor and outdoor recreation opportunities, excellent schools, high-quality restaurants, economical living, and a diverse cultural mix. It is also only a 45-minute drive to downtown Kansas City.


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