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Assistant Professor in Behavioral Neuroscience

Employer
University of Connecticut, Department of Psychological Sciences
Location
Storrs Mansfield, Connecticut
Salary
$89,000 to $95,000
Closing date
Dec 4, 2022

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INTRODUCTION

The Department of Psychological Sciences at the University of Connecticut in Storrs invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor within the Behavioral Neuroscience program. We seek a candidate with demonstrated scholarly interest in translational neuroscience using cutting-edge, laboratory-based techniques (e.g., optogenetics, chemo-genetics, calcium imaging, molecular/genetic methods, high-density electrophysiological recording techniques) examining function within brain circuits in animal models.

We are particularly interested in applicants whose research, theoretically, logistically, quantitatively can link to UConn’s strengths in physiology and neurobiology, pharmacy, systems neuroscience, cognitive science, computation, data science, engineering and faculty within our Institute for Brain and Cognitive Sciences. The successful candidate will share a commitment to teaching and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students within the Psychological Sciences Department.

The Psychological Sciences Department includes Ph.D. programs in Behavioral Neuroscience, Clinical, Developmental, Ecological, I/0, Language and Cognition, and Social Psychology. There are currently 58 full-time faculty and 130 full-time doctoral students. The Department and University have a commitment to pursuing an inclusive excellence.

Founded in 1881, UConn is a Land Grant and Sea Grant institution and member of the Space Grant Consortium. It is the state’s flagship institution of higher education and includes a main campus in Storrs, CT, four regional campuses throughout the state, and 13 Schools and Colleges, including a Law School in Hartford, and Medical and Dental Schools at the UConn Health campus in Farmington. The University has approximately 10,000 faculty and staff and 32,000 students, including nearly 24,000 undergraduates and over 8,000 graduate and professional students. UConn is a Carnegie Foundation R1 (highest research activity) institution, among the top 25 public universities in the nation. Through research, teaching, service, and outreach, UConn embraces diversity and cultivates leadership, integrity, and engaged citizenship in its students, faculty, staff, and alumni. UConn promotes the health and well-being of citizens by enhancing the social, economic, cultural, and natural environments of the state and beyond. The University serves as a beacon of academic and research excellence as well as a center for innovation and social service to communities. UConn is a leader in many scholarly, research, and innovation areas. Today, the path forward includes exciting opportunities and notable challenges. Record numbers of undergraduate applications and support for student success have enabled the University to become extraordinarily selective.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS 

  • A Ph.D. in psychological sciences/neuroscience or related field with at least one year of post-doctoral experience. Equivalent foreign degrees are acceptable. 
  • A vibrant research program capable of integrating with existing UConn faculty including those within the Behavioral Neuroscience Program and/or within the Institute of Brain and Cognitive Sciences.
  • Commitment to teaching and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students within the Psychological Sciences Department
  • Ability to contribute to the diversity and excellence of the learning experience and academic community through research, teaching, and/or service.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS 

  • A record of peer-reviewed publications and evidence of (or promise of) obtaining external research support.
  • Evidence of excellence in support of teaching and mentoring undergraduate students.
  • Ability to integrate/strengthen the graduate program in Behavioral Neuroscience
  • Ability to integrate with one/more faculty in graduate programs with the Department of Psychological Sciences or related UConn graduate (e.g., Physiology & Neurobiology, Speech Language and Hearing Sciences, Pharmacology and/or Biomedical Engineering) programs.

APPOINTMENT TERMS

This appointment is a full-time, 9-month, tenure-track position with an anticipated start date of August 23, 2023. The successful candidate’s academic appointment will be at the Storrs campus. Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.

TO APPLY

Please apply online to Academic Jobs Online https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/23137 and submit the following application materials:

  • A letter of application,
  • Curriculum vitae,
  • Statement of research and teaching interests,
  • Commitment to diversity statement (including broadening participation, integrating multicultural experiences in instruction and research and pedagogical techniques to meet the needs of diverse learning styles, etc.);
  • At least three letters of reference.

Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2022 and continue until the position is filled. For questions, please contact james.chrobak@uconn.edu, Search Committee Chair. For more information regarding the Department, please visit our website: Home | Department of Psychological Sciences

At the University of Connecticut, our commitment to excellence is complemented by our commitment to building a culturally diverse community.

This position will be filled subject the budgetary approval.

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.

The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.

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