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Assistant Professor in Behavioral & Systems Neuroscience Psychology, Tenure Track

Rutgers University, Psychology Department
Piscataway, New Jersey
Commensurate With Experience
Closing date
Feb 24, 2022

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The Department of Psychology in the Rutgers University School of Arts and Sciences, New Brunswick, New Jersey invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level in Behavioral & Systems Neuroscience, with a start date of September 1, 2022. The candidate would complement departmental strengths in one or more of the following areas: (1) learning and memory (2) perception and sensory systems; (3) attentional processes; (4) computational modeling of neural processes; (5) affective neuroscience with a focus on emotional processing; (6) behavioral and computational genetics; (7) neuropharmacology and addiction. Further links are possible with the Rutgers Center for Cognitive Science, the Center of Alcohol Studies, the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, the Center for Advanced Human Brain Imaging Research and The Brain Health Institute. The successful candidate will be expected to develop and maintain an active, extramurally-funded research program and to participate in undergraduate and graduate teaching in areas such as behavioral and cognitive neuroscience, learning processes, and neuropsychopharmacology. Candidate must have a doctoral degree in psychology, neuroscience or related field by the appointment date (which is September 1, 2022). 


Salary, start-up funds, and other considerations will be consistent with Rutgers’ commitment to recruit and retain an exceptional individual. Please see our website for information about the Department of Psychology. Rutgers University hosts one of the most diverse student bodies in the United States. Our institution is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion; our priority to diversify our faculty ranks is outlined in the Rutgers DEI strategic plan. The Department of Psychology and Rutgers University are working to ensure our faculty composition reflects the diversity of our student population. We especially encourage applications from backgrounds underrepresented in psychology including women, Black, Latinx, Indigenous, and LGBTQ+ scientists. Please submit a curriculum vitae, personal statement of research aims and teaching philosophy, and three letters of recommendation to: Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.

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