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Assistant Professor - Cognitive Neuroscience

Department of Psychology, University of Illinois at Chicago
Chicago, Illinois
Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Oct 21, 2022

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Description: The Psychology Department of the University of Illinois Chicago (UIC) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the Brain and Cognitive Science (BCS) program to begin August 2023. The ideal scholar will have a research focus that complements our existing strengths in language, learning and memory, executive function, perception, and motivation. Candidates whose research bridges these areas are especially desirable. We seek scholars who conduct research in humans investigating the neural, computational, and/or psychological bases of cognition using behavioral analyses in combination with neuro-based methods (e.g., neuroimaging, neural recordings, neurostimulation) or modeling. The successful candidate will have a promising program of research in Cognitive Neuroscience and exhibit potential to secure external funding.




The Psychology Department is home to a vibrant PhD program and provides ample opportunities and facilities for research, including collaboration with numerous behavioral scientists and neuroscientists across various colleges at UIC. The successful applicant will be expected to contribute to the undergraduate and graduate teaching missions of Psychology. UIC is an urban research university and a federally-designated Minority-Serving Institution. As such, applicants should be committed to fostering a diverse and equitable classroom and research laboratory. For additional information about the Psychology department and the Brain and Cognitive Sciences program see




Application deadline: November 1, 2022. Questions about the position should be directed to the search committee chairs, Eric Leshikar ( and Mike Ragozzino ( Final authorization of the position is subject to availability of funding. Applicants must submit an online application to the UIC Jobs Board and upload a cover letter, CV, research statement, teaching statement and diversity statement and provide the email addresses of three references. Questions about the application process should be directed to Jessie Morris-Forristall at




Qualifications: Candidates must have a PhD or equivalent in Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Neuroscience, or an adjacent field by the position start date and show evidence of productivity at the post-doctoral level along with potential for obtaining external funding.




The University of Illinois Chicago is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer, dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran or disability status.




The University of Illinois may conduct background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.




The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. For more information, see the HR website.


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