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Assistant Professor / Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation specialist

Kansas State University
Manhattan, Kansas
$75,000 - $90,000 plus benefits
Closing date
Oct 24, 2022

Job Details

The Department of Psychological Sciences is requesting applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor with a technical specialization in transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) or repetitive TMS (rTMS) methods, to begin in August 2023.

The faculty member will join a research-based Ph.D.-granting department with programmatic areas of Cognitive/Human Factors, Social/Personality, Industrial/Organizational, Animal Learning/Behavioral Neuroscience ( They will contribute significantly to the Cognitive and Neurobiological Approaches to Plasticity (CNAP; Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE). The CNAP center received a COBRE Phase 2 award in July 2022 for $11.2M to support a further five years of research activity and infrastructure developments. As a part of the Phase 2 award, CNAP is adding state-of-the-art TMS/rTMS  capabilities, and is searching for a faculty member to provide technical expertise to the Cognitive Neuroscience core in TMS/rTMS methods. The faculty member will also participate in CNAP programs, including project and pilot grant funding. Ideally, the faculty member’s research interests should intersect with the CNAP center mission and fit within one of the Psychological Sciences programmatic research areas. Postdoctoral experience is desirable.

Responsibilities will include establishing an ongoing program of research, teaching graduate and undergraduate courses, assisting with CNAP core facility development, and engaging in service activities supporting the department, college, and university. Candidates should have a strong research program, as evidenced by publications and presentations, and demonstrated excellence in teaching. A strong commitment to teaching and mentoring students from a diverse population is expected.

The successful applicant will be expected to develop an independent program of research that involves undergraduate and graduate researchers, and will be expected to seek external funding for their research. Teaching responsibilities are expected to include undergraduate and graduate courses in cognitive psychology, cognitive neuroscience, and other domains related to the faculty member’s research interests.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • PhD in Neuroscience, Psychology, or other relevant field.
  • Evidence of a strong research program utilizing TMS or rTMS methods
  • Evidence of teaching excellence

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Clear promise of an independent, externally-fundable program of research
  • Research interests that intersect with the CNAP center mission and/or Psychological Sciences programmatic areas
  • A strong commitment to teaching and mentoring undergraduate and graduate researchers, including activities that promote diversity and inclusion within the program

Other Requirements:

  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment


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