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Assistant Professor in Social Neuroscience

Trinity University
San Antonio, Texas
Closing date
Dec 10, 2022

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DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY, TRINITY UNIVERSITY: Full-time, tenure-track position (assistant professor), beginning August 1, 2023 in Neuroscience.  The successful candidate will be capable of developing an active research program with undergraduates, resulting in peer-reviewed publications. We are particularly interested in those whose research involves social neuroscience, broadly defined.  Responsibilities include courses to support Psychology, Neuroscience and the university.   TU has robust Psychology and interdisciplinary Neuroscience programs and the candidate could influence the direction of these programs. More information is available at Psychology | Trinity University and Neuroscience - B.S. | Trinity University.




This search is part of a cluster hire focused on Building Inclusive Communities, which seeks to recruit, amplify, connect, and empower teacher-scholars whose work contributes to addressing the grand challenge of building and sustaining inclusive communities.  Additional tenure-track faculty positions will be advertised as part of the cluster, with the goal of recruiting a diverse interdisciplinary faculty cohort whose research, experience, and interests will benefit from collaboration and intentional support, including individual and group research startup funding.  More info may be found here.



Trinity was recently ranked #6 in the nation for combining excellent scholarly research with classroom instruction by the Wall Street Journal.  We offer ample research space in a newly constructed science center (including equipment for histology, hormonal assays, behavioral testing, and a state-of-the-art vivarium; access to MRI is via UTHealth San Antonio) and funding for travel and other professional development.




To apply, please send a letter of application, CV, statements of teaching philosophy and research interests, samples of scholarly work and the names and contact information for three professional references.  Also, please provide a brief statement (250-500 words) describing your past efforts and future plans to advance diversity, equity and inclusion in your teaching, research, or other professional activities. Candidates must hold the PhD by time of employment and a background in Psychology and Neuroscience is expected; post-doctoral experience is preferred. Send materials to and address inquires to Dr. Jane Childers, Chair, at  For full consideration, submit materials by December 1st.




Trinity University is an equal opportunity employer and as such provides equal opportunity for employment and advancement of all employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, military/veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any status protected by federal, state, or local laws.


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