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Assistant Professor in Cognitive Neuroscience - Tenure Track

Binghamton University Psychology Department
Binghamton, New York
Closing date
Oct 15, 2022

Job Description:

The Department of Psychology at Binghamton University, State University of New York invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in Cognitive Neuroscience to start Fall 2023. The committee is interested in candidates using cognitive neuroscience approaches to study cognitive processes such as learning, memory, language, categorization, attention, or perception. We are especially interested in candidates who apply neuroimaging techniques (e.g., fMRI and EEG) to add to or complement existing strengths in the department. Additional research approaches such as computational modeling are also of interest to the committee. Applicants are expected to demonstrate an active research program including a strong potential for external funding.  The successful candidate will join a productive, enthusiastic and interactive faculty and will contribute to both graduate (PhD) and undergraduate (Psychology and Integrative Neuroscience majors) supervision and instruction. 
The department provides a supportive research environment with excellent resources including lab space in a newly renovated building and an MRI facility anticipated for Spring, 2023.  More information about the department is available at Applicants should have a PhD in Psychology, Cognitive Science, Cognitive Neuroscience, or a related field; postdoctoral experience is strongly preferred. Evidence of the capacity to develop a research program capable of securing external funding is expected. Teaching experience in Cognitive Psychology/Neuroscience, commensurate with level, will be of interest to the committee.

The Department of Psychology is committed to the goal of building a diverse and inclusive teaching, research, and working environment.  Potential applicants who share this goal, especially underrepresented minorities, women, members of groups historically underrepresented in the field, those from non-traditional backgrounds, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply


Successful candidates will have a PhD in Psychology, Cognitive Science, Neuroscience, or a related field; postdoctoral experience is preferred. Evidence of a research program capable of securing external funding is highly desirable. Teaching experience is also of value. 


Additional Information:

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Application Instructions:

Applications should be received by October 15, 2022 to ensure full consideration, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled. To apply, please submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a statement describing your research, three representative publications, a teaching statement, and any other relevant information. Contact information for three references must be provided; instructions for submitting letters of reference will be sent directly to the referees. Materials should be submitted to:


About Binghamton University:

Binghamton University is a world-class institution that unites more than 130 broadly interdisciplinary educational programs with some of the most vibrant research in the nation. Our unique character - shaped by outstanding academics, facilities and community life - promotes extraordinary student success.

Binghamton merges rigorous academics, distinguished faculty and state-of-the-art facilities to engage and challenge its 18,000 students. The high-achieving Binghamton student body also represents a great diversity of life experiences, from first-generation college-goers to international students. Beyond their talent, these classmates share a desire to shape the future through technology, insight, intellectual exploration and community service.



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