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Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) in Human Neuroscience

University of Vermont - Department of Psychological Science
Burlington, Vermont
$70,000 to $80,000
Closing date
Sep 30, 2022

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The University of Vermont’s Department of Psychological Science in The College of Arts & Sciences invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty member at the rank of Assistant Professor to join our nationally recognized and award-winning faculty. The position will start in Fall of 2023.

The most successful candidates will have a scholarship focus in human neuroscience and on the social determinants of inequality and/or mental health disparities. We are especially interested in applicants with research interests and expertise spanning two or more of our focus areas of psychological science: biobehavioral, clinical, developmental, and social. Applicants must have a strong record of publications, potential for extramural funding, and excellent teaching and mentoring skills. The successful candidate will develop a vigorous research program and actively seek extramural funding, teach undergraduate and graduate courses, and advise undergraduate and graduate students, in addition to professional contributions and service. Interest in interdisciplinary approaches and/or interdisciplinary collaboration is desirable.

The successful candidate should: 


  • Hold a Ph.D. degree in Psychological Science or in a related discipline;
  • Show promise toward developing a competitively funded research program; 
  • Have the capacity to teach undergraduate and graduate courses ranging from introduction to psychological science to an area of the candidate’s expertise; 
  • Be able to successfully mentor and advise undergraduate and graduate students, in addition to professional contributions and service. 

The successful candidate will assume a range of responsibilities that include:

  • Maintaining an active research agenda, securing external funding, and publishing in peer-reviewed journals;
  • Teaching and advising in the department’s undergraduate and graduate programs; 
  • Collaborating with Department of Psychological Science faculty and staff in departmental governance, program development, scholarship, and service; 
  • Serving as an active member of relevant scholarly societies and/or professional associations;
  • Engaging in service and outreach activities at the college, university, regional, state, national and international levels. 

Application Process: Review of applications will begin October 1, 2022 and continue until the position is filled.

For more detailed information about us, visit our web pages at the Department of Psychological Science website,; the College of Arts & Sciences’ website,; and the University of Vermont’s website,

Anticipated start date is August 21, 2023. Please apply online at

Applicants are asked to include:

  • a curriculum vitae (CV)
  • two representative publications
  • a statement of research focus
  • a teaching statement describing approach, philosophy and interests
  • an inclusive excellence statement (see below)
  • contact information for three professional references. The reference providers will be emailed information to upload their letters

This position is pending budget approval.

For more information about the position, please contact the department chair, Professor John Green, at

The University
Established in 1791, the University of Vermont is considered a public-ivy and consistently ranked as one of the top public universities in the United States. Our academic programs combine faculty-student relationships most commonly found in a small liberal arts college with the resources of a land-grant research institution. UVM’s tradition of equity and social justice extends not only to faculty, staff, and students, but also is reflected in a commitment to environmentally sound and sustainable practices.

The College
In the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS), students experience the connectedness and accessibility of a small liberal arts college within a high caliber public research institution. Whether students are pursuing the Fine Arts, the Humanities, Natural Science and Mathematics or Social Sciences, they have a place here, in the College of Arts and Sciences’ academic ecosystem.

The College of Arts and Sciences highly values the excellence that results when people from different backgrounds and perspectives work, interact, and learn together. In this way, commitment to diversity fosters our educational mission. For our students, it prepares them for life and work ahead: it recognizes that we are a culturally, ethnically, and racially diverse nation, one that is also situated in an increasingly global environment. For our faculty, scholarship and research are increasingly cooperative activities-often crossing national borders-requiring the abilities and skills to work with others often from very different backgrounds. For both our students and faculty, diversity enhances our curriculum, enriches the classroom experience, and fosters the exchange of ideas. As our society, economy, politics, and global interactions become increasingly diverse, so too must our intellectual community of students, faculty, and staff.

The Department
The UVM Department of Psychological Science comprises faculty members whose research and teaching spans a range of core areas, including biobehavioral psychology (behavioral neuroscience), clinical psychology, developmental psychology, and social psychology. In addition to a thriving undergraduate major, we also have strong PhD programs in clinical and experimental psychology. For more information about the department, see:

The Community
UVM is located in Burlington, Vermont, which is rated as one of the best small cities in the country. The greater Burlington area has an increasingly diverse population of about 125,000 and enjoys a panoramic setting on the shore of Lake Champlain, between the Green Mountains of Vermont and the Adirondack Mountains of New York State. The surrounding area provides an environment rich in cultural, civic and recreational activities. Vermont has a deep history of social activism and political participation. It offers many opportunities for collaborative partnerships in community and state-wide human service and social change organizations in multiple fields of practice, including state agencies.

Establishing a diverse and inclusive culture is a priority at the University of Vermont. In fact, UVM holds that diversity and academic excellence are inseparable. Read UVM’s Why Diversity Statement and Our Common Ground values. The University of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other category legally protected by federal or state law. The University encourages applications from all individuals who will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the institution.

UVM is especially interested in scholars who can contribute to the College of Arts and Sciences diversity plan, which was designed in part to ensure faculty, students, and staff members from underrepresented and marginalized populations are an integral part of the life and governance of the institution. Applicants are requested to include in their cover letter information about how they will further this goal.

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