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Assistant Professor in Social Neuroscience

Trinity University
San Antonio
Closing date
Oct 18, 2022

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DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY, TRINITY UNIVERSITY: Full-time, tenure-track position (assistant professor), beginning August 1, 2023 in Social Neuroscience.  The successful candidate will be capable of developing an active research program with undergraduates, resulting in peer-reviewed publications.  Specific areas of research could include the mechanisms by which experiences of interpersonal discrimination impact physical and mental health; how one’s standing in a social hierarchy influences their neural, physiological, and behavioral responses; and electrophysiological mechanisms or measures of stereotyping, prejudice, and discrimination. Teaching responsibilities include Principles of Psychology, Introduction to Neuroscience, Sensation and Perception and courses in the area of specialization (e.g., Social Neuroscience; Psychology of Bias).  TU has robust Psychology and interdisciplinary Neuroscience majors and the candidate could influence the direction of these majors. More information is available at and



This search is part of a cluster hire focused on Building Inclusive Communities, which seeks to recruit, amplify, connect, and empower teacher-scholars whose work contributes to addressing the grand challenge of building and sustaining inclusive communities.  Additional tenure-track faculty positions will be advertised as part of the cluster, with the goal of recruiting a diverse interdisciplinary faculty cohort whose research, experience, and interests will benefit from collaboration and intentional support, including individual and group research startup funding.  More info may be found here.


Trinity University is one of the nation’s top liberal arts universities. We are located in the heart of

San Antonio, a large, vibrant and diverse city where our students learn from and participate in

a multicultural urban environment.  We are a selective institution with over 11,000 applications, and approximately 650 first-year students, in the Class of 2026.  Trinity values excellence in teaching, including mentoring of undergraduate research students.  We were recently ranked #6 in the nation for combining excellent scholarly research with classroom instruction by the Wall Street Journal.  We offer ample research space in a newly constructed science center (including equipment for histology, hormonal assays, behavioral testing, and a state-of-the-art vivarium; access to MRI is via UTHealth San Antonio) and funding for travel and other professional development.  Discover more about Trinity University.



To apply, please send a letter of application, CV, statements of teaching philosophy and research interests, samples of scholarly work and the names and contact information for three professional references.  Also, please provide a brief statement (250-500 words) describing your past efforts and future plans to advance diversity, equity and inclusion in your teaching, research, or other professional activities. Candidates must hold the PhD by time of employment and a background in Psychology is expected; post-doctoral experience is preferred. Send materials to; address inquires to Dr. Jane Childers, Chair, at  For full consideration, submit materials by October 15th. Trinity University is an equal opportunity employer and as such provides equal opportunity for employment and advancement of all employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, military/veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any status protected by federal, state, or local laws.


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