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Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Stony Brook University

Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, New York
Commensurate with experience
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Oct 26, 2022

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Assistant Professor
Department of Psychology, College of Arts & Sciences
Stony Brook University

The Department of Psychology at Stony Brook University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the area of integrative neuroscience (IN). This appointment will focus on “Human Health and Development across the Lifespan.” We are particularly interested in a scholar whose work lends itself to novel collaborative initiatives within the IN area, across other areas (clinical, cognitive, social & health) within the department, and/or across other departments/schools (e.g., neurobiology & behavior, psychiatry). Preference will be given to applicants who have a record of strong human neuroscience research, and evidence of or potential for funding. The applicant will be able to teach and mentor IN students at the graduate and undergraduate levels. The Psychology Department at Stony Brook University encompasses doctoral programs in Clinical Psychology, Cognitive Science, Integrative Neuroscience, and Social and Health Psychology. Available resources include a 3 Tesla Siemens MAGNETOM Prisma MRI scanner at the Social, Cognitive, and Affective Neuroscience (SCAN) Center; a simultaneous PET/fMRI scanner; the Center for Understanding Biology using Imaging (CUBIT); and the Stony Brook Neurosciences Institute, which includes the Center for Excellence for Alzheimer’s Disease, Neuromodulation Center, Center for Affective Neuroscience of Depression and Anxiety (CANDA), Mind-Body Clinical Research Center, and Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders Center, among others.

Required Qualifications
A PhD degree in Psychology, Neuroscience, or closely related fields.

Preferred Qualifications
A record of neuroscience publication(s) relevant to Health and Development across the Lifespan.

Evidence of funding or potential for funding.

Teaching experience (such as TAship, lecturer, adjunct) at the undergraduate level, preferably related to neuroscience.

Applicants must include a cover letter (1-page limit), CV, statements of research (past, current, and future directions) and teaching interests (your experience, future teaching interests, teaching and mentorship style) (1,000 words each), diversity statement (past, current, and future plans to contribute to diversity, equity, and inclusion [DEI]) (500 words), representative publications (limit 3), and 3 letters of recommendation.

All application materials must be submitted online via the link below:

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We strongly encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

For questions regarding this position, please contact Cynthia Forman at

Special Notes: 
This is a tenure track position.  FLSA Exempt position, not eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA. Anticipated Start Date: Fall 2023. 

The selected candidate must successfully clear a background investigation.
In accordance with the Title II Crime Awareness and Security Act, a copy of our crime statistics is available upon request by calling (631) 632- 6350. It can also be viewed online at the University Police website at

Campus Description:
Stony Brook University, one of four research intensive campuses within the State University of New York (SUNY) system, has been designated a Flagship Institution by the Governor of New York State, Kathy Hochul. The University embraces its mission to provide comprehensive undergraduate, graduate and professional education of the highest quality, and its rankings bear that out. It’s included among the top 1% of universities in the world by the 2018 QS World University Rankings and among the top 40 public universities by U.S.News & World Report’s 2020 Best Colleges rankings. It is a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities, composed of the top 62 research institutions in North America. As Long Island’s largest single site employer, Stony Brook has nearly 15,000 full- and part time employees, including more than 2,700 faculty. It enrolled roughly 26,800 students in fall 2019 — 17,900 undergraduate students and 8,900 graduate students — and offers more than 200 majors, minors and combined-degree programs. The Department of Athletics supports 18 Division I varsity intercollegiate athletic programs that compete at the highest level within the NCAA. Located approximately 60 miles east of Manhattan on Long Island’s beautiful North Shore, Stony Brook is situated on 1,454 wooded acres, encompassing 13 schools and colleges; a Research and Development Park; world-class athletics facilities, including an 8,300-seat stadium and a 4,000-seat arena; and Stony Brook Medicine, Long Island’s premier academic medical center. Also part of the University is a teaching and research campus in Southampton, New York, which offers graduate arts programs and is the site of the Marine Sciences Center. In addition, Stony Brook has a role in running, and performs joint research with, Brookhaven National Laboratory, the only Department of Energy Laboratory in the Northeast. Home to the Emerson String Quartet, the Pollock Krasner House in East Hampton, NY, and the Humanities Institute, with endeavors that extend to the Turkana Basin Institute in Kenya and the Ranomafana National Park in Madagascar, Stony Brook sustains an international reputation that cuts across the arts, humanities, social sciences and natural sciences.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
Stony Brook University is committed to excellence in diversity and the creation of an inclusive learning, and working environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, familial status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status and all other protected classes under federal or state laws. 

If you need a disability-related accommodation, please call the university office of institutional diversity and equity at (631) 632-6280.



The Psychology Department at Stony Brook University (SBU) encompasses doctoral programs in Clinical Psychology, Cognitive Science, Integrative Neuroscience, and Social and Health Psychology. We have a history of productive collaborations with numerous other departments on campus (e.g., Neurobiology & Behavior; Computer Science; Linguistics) and in the adjacent Schools of Medicine (including Neurology, Psychiatry, and the program in Public Health), Nursing, and Health Technology and Management, among others. SBU houses state-of-the-art imaging facilities including Social, Cognitive, and Affective Neuroscience (SCAN) Center with a Siemens MAGNETOM Prisma 3 Tesla system, PET and simultaneous PET/fMRI imaging, Center for Understanding Biology using Imaging (CUBIT), as well as Rat Conscious Animal Scanner (RatCAP) among others. Stony Brook University is a member of the AAU. We are located 60 miles from New York City on the north shore of Long Island. Information about the department can be found at Stony Brook University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. WE ENCOURAGE PROTECTED VETERANS, INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES, WOMEN AND MINORITIES TO APPLY. IF YOU NEED A DISABILITY-RELATED ACCOMMODATION, PLEASE CALL THE UNIVERSITY HUMAN RESOURCE SERVICES DEPARTMENT AT (631) 632-6161 OR THE UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT AT (631) 444-4700. IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE TITLE II CRIME AWARENESS AND SECURITY ACT, A COPY OF OUR CRIME STATISTICS IS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST BY CALLING (631) 632-6350. IT CAN ALSO BE VIEWED ON-LINE AT THE UNIVERSITY POLICE WEBSITE AT
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