Assistant or Associate Professor - Cognitive Neuorscience

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Champaign, Illinois
Commensurate with experience.
Closing date
Sep 23, 2023

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Assistant or Associate Professor- Cognitive Neuroscience

Department of Psychology

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The Department of Psychology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant or tenured Associate Professor position in the area of Cognitive Neuroscience, with expertise in network neuroscience. We are especially interested in candidates who will make use of our 3T and/or 7T MRI scanners. Candidates should show evidence of research productivity, teaching and mentorship effectiveness, and potential for external funding.

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is a world leader in research, teaching, and public engagement. Faculty in the College create knowledge, address critical societal needs through the transfer and application of knowledge, and prepare students for lives of impact in the state, nation, and globally. The College embraces and values diversity and difference through hiring faculty candidates who can contribute through their research, teaching, and/or service to the diversity and excellence of the Illinois community.

Successful candidates are expected to establish and maintain an active and independent research program, teach effectively at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and provide service to the department, the university, and the profession. Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values of the University of Illinois, the College of LAS, and the Psychology Department. Our success can only be fully realized by faculty, students, and staff who share our commitment to these values on the path to inclusive excellence. A PhD in Psychology or other disciplines broadly related to Cognitive Neuroscience is required by mid-June 2024. The preferred start date is August 16, 2024, but is negotiable. Salary is commensurate with rank and qualifications.

To apply, create your candidate profile through and submit application materials. Applicants must submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, up to three representative publications, and statements covering teaching, research, and contributions to inclusive excellence. The contributions to inclusive excellence statement should detail how your teaching, service and/or scholarship has contributed to the success of all students, including those from racial, ethnic, and gender backgrounds that are underrepresented in the academic field. Applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience should note how their work will further Illinois’ and the College of LAS’s commitment to Inclusive Excellence and the success of all students.

We ask that all documents be uploaded in a single .pdf file as an upload in the “Resume/CV” section.

Contact information for three professional references will be requested after review of applications.  Only applications submitted through the University of Illinois Job Board will be considered. Full consideration is guaranteed for all applications received by October 2, 2023.

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Questions about the position may be directed to Jane Jukes at  For questions regarding the application process, please contact 217-333-2137. 

The University of Illinois must also comply with applicable federal export control laws and regulations and, as such, reserves the right to employ restricted party screening procedures for applicants.

The University of Illinois System is an equal opportunity employer, including but not limited to disability and/or veteran status, and complies with all applicable state and federal employment mandates. Please visit Required Employment Notices and Posters to view our non-discrimination statement and find additional information about required background checks, sexual harassment/misconduct disclosures, COVID-19 vaccination requirement, and employment eligibility review through E-Verify.

Applicants with disabilities are encouraged to apply and may request a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (2008) to complete the application and/or interview process. Requests may be submitted through the reasonable accommodations portal, or by contacting the Accessibility & Accommodations Division of the Office for Access and Equity at 217-333-0885, or by emailing


Illinois is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with a disability. Illinois welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity. (

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