Assistant Professor in Neuroscience-Psychology

Providence College
Providence, Rhode Island
Salary commensurate with experience
Closing date
Sep 15, 2022

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Job Title Assistant Professor in Neuroscience-Psychology
Rank Assistant Professor
Tenure Information Tenure Track
Job Description

The Department of Psychology and the Neuroscience Program at Providence College invites applications for two full-time, tenure track positions at the rank of Assistant Professor. The hires will be jointly appointed in Neuroscience and Psychology, with 2/3 Neuroscience and 1/3 Psychology teaching responsibilities.

Computational Neuroscientists and/or Neuroscientists/Psychologists with strong quantitative skills are highly encouraged to apply. However, both positions are broadly defined; potential areas of scholarship could include but are not limited to Computational Neuroscience or Psychology, Computational Modeling, Physiological Psychology, Behavioral Neuroscience, Cognitive Neuroscience, Psychoneuroimmunology, or Addiction. Applicants could conduct research by obtaining data from humans, rodents, other small animal models, or computer modeling. Candidates must demonstrate excellence in undergraduate teaching and mentorship and demonstrate the ability to establish an active program of research involving undergraduates.

Providence College’s state-of-the-art Caiafa Center for Psychological Science and newly constructed Science Complex, scheduled to be fully renovated Fall 2023, features flexible human lab space, as well as a well-equipped animal vivarium and wet lab.

Tenure-track faculty appointments offer competitive salaries and full benefits. Additionally, the College provides reimbursement of relocation costs and offers travel funds for academic conferences. Faculty may also apply for a semester long paid sabbatical to support their scholarship before tenure.

Essential Duties

In addition to engaging students in research, candidates will teach 5-6 undergraduate courses per academic year, including Behavioral Neuroscience (200-level course; 3 credits), Methods and Statistics in Psychology/Neuroscience (200-level course; with lab, 4 credits), Methods & Analysis: Behavioral Neuroscience (300-level course; with lab, 4 credits), a senior Neuroscience Capstone course (3 credits), and upper-level seminar in the candidate’s area of expertise (both at the 400-level). The opportunity to teach Neurobiology (300-level course; with lab, 4 credits) in the Department of Biology will also be available. Candidates will also be expected to assist with curricular development in the interdisciplinary Neuroscience Program which is currently undergoing an exciting shift from a certificate (minor) to a major.

Education and Experience Required

Candidates should possess a Ph.D. in Neuroscience, Psychology, or a closely related field.

Posting Detail Information


Posting Number F142P
Open Date 07/13/2022
Close Date 09/15/2022
Open Until Filled No
Full consideration of application if received by:  
Instructions to candidates

Applicants should apply no later than September 15th, 2022 online at Applications should include a cover letter stating their candidacy for the position, a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, a statement documenting research accomplishment and interests, graduate transcripts, and three letters of reference. It is encouraged that applicants speak to commitment and/or experiences related to diversity, equity, and inclusion (this can be a part of your teaching philosophy, as a separate document, or integrated in other statements submitted). Inquiries may be directed to Victoria L. Templer, Search Committee Chair,

Alternate Application Submission Instructions  
College Information/EOE Statement

Providence College is a Roman Catholic four-year liberal arts college conducted under the auspices of the Dominican Friars and seeks candidates who can affirm and contribute to its mission. Providence College is committed to upholding an academic culture and campus community that attracts and supports the development of a stellar and diverse faculty reflecting the global environment in which we live and work. The Psychology Department places a high value on hiring individuals who are dedicated to teaching and mentoring students of diverse backgrounds to help promote an equitable and inclusive learning experience. An AA/EOE, the College especially encourages the application of women and persons of color.

Supplemental Questions

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Documents Needed To Apply

Required Documents

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Transcripts
  3. Curriculum Vitae
  4. Teaching Statement / Philosophy
  5. Research

Optional Documents

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