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Instructor in Neuroscience

Binghamton University Psychology Department
Binghamton, New York
Closing date
Dec 4, 2022

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Graduate School or University
Job Function
Faculty Member
Position Type
Full Time
Entry Level

Job Description:

The Department of Psychology and Integrative Neuroscience Program at Binghamton University (SUNY) invites applications for a tenure-track Instructor position with a concentration in Neuroscience.  The position will start Fall 2023.  We are seeking an experienced, dynamic, innovative teacher with a commitment to high-quality, rigorous undergraduate education.  The area of specialization within neuroscience is open; however, we are particularly interested in individuals with expertise in neurobiological bases of cognition and behavior. 

The successful candidate will teach six courses per academic year in the Neuroscience major and this may include developing and supervising a Course-Based Research Experience (CURE) course in one of the departments serving the neuroscience major.  There are likely to be opportunities for summer and inter-session teaching for extra pay as well.

The Psychology Department consists of 36 faculty members in three doctoral programs:  Behavioral Neuroscience, Clinical Science and Cognitive and Brain Sciences. The interdisciplinary Integrative Neuroscience Program is one of the most popular majors on campus and currently serves over 800 students. The department is family-friendly and there is a pre-school on campus.  Links to the Psychology Department and Integrative Neuroscience Program provide additional information.

The Department of Psychology is dedicated to the goal of building a diverse and inclusive teaching, research, and working environment. Potential applicants who share this goal, especially underrepresented minorities, women and persons with disabilities, are strongly encouraged to apply. 

Binghamton University, which is part of the State University of New York, enrolls approximately 17,700 undergraduate and graduate students, including more than 5,000 students of color and 1,500 international students from 100 countries.  The campus is located on 887 acres (including a 350-acre nature preserve) above the Susquehanna River and received the highest "green" rating in the Princeton Review's ranking of colleges by environmental sustainability.  Greater Binghamton is a metropolitan area of about 250,000 with an affordable cost of living and excellent public schools.  There are many outdoor and cultural activities demonstrating a unique blend of urban and rural appeal.  The employment base of the region is dominated by electronics and health care.


Successful candidates will have a Ph.D. in a Neuroscience-related field and significant teaching experience.  The area of specialization within neuroscience is open; however, we are particularly interested in individuals with expertise in the neurobiological bases of cognition and behavior.  


Additional Information:

The State University of New York is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. It is the policy of Binghamton University to provide for and promote equal opportunity employment, compensation, and other terms and conditions of employment without discrimination on the basis of age, race, color, religion, disability, national origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, veteran or military service member status, marital status, domestic violence victim status, genetic predisposition or carrier status, or arrest and/or criminal conviction record unless based upon a bona fide occupational qualification or other exception.

As required by title IX and its implementing regulations, Binghamton University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the educational programs and activities which it operates. This requirement extends to employment and admission. Inquiries about sex discrimination may be directed to the University Title IX Coordinator or directly to the Office of Civil Rights (OCR). Contact information for the Title IX Coordinator and OCR, as well as the University's complete Non-Discrimination Notice may be found here.

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor's Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at

Binghamton University is a tobacco-free campus effective August 1, 2017.

About Binghamton University:

Binghamton University is a world-class institution that unites more than 130 broadly interdisciplinary educational programs with some of the most vibrant research in the nation. Our unique character - shaped by outstanding academics, facilities and community life - promotes extraordinary student success.

Binghamton merges rigorous academics, distinguished faculty and state-of-the-art facilities to engage and challenge its 18,000 students. The high-achieving Binghamton student body also represents a great diversity of life experiences, from first-generation college-goers to international students. Beyond their talent, these classmates share a desire to shape the future through technology, insight, intellectual exploration and community service.


Application Instructions:

Completed applications received by November 30, 2022 will receive full consideration.  Applications arriving after this date will be reviewed as needed until the position is filled.  To apply, please submit a curriculum vita; a cover letter describing experience and interest in the position; and a teaching portfolio that includes a statement of teaching philosophy and pedagogical approach, sample syllabus, evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g. awards, evaluations), the names and contact information for two people who can provide recommendation letters that are familiar with your teaching performance, and any other relevant information.  All documents should be submitted to:

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