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Assistant Professor in the Neural Basis of Cognition

New York University: NYU - NY: Faculty of Arts and Science (FAS)
New York City, New York
Salary commensurate with experience
Closing date
Oct 27, 2023

Assistant Professor in the Neural Basis of Cognition (Tenure-Track, Joint Psychology/Neural Science)
Department of Psychology and Center for Neural Science
New York University Faculty of Arts and Science

The Department of Psychology and Center for Neural Science in the Faculty of Arts and Science at New York University invites applications for a joint, tenure-track position at the assistant professor level to study the neural basis of cognition. The appointment is expected to begin September 1, 2024, pending budgetary and administrative approval. We seek applicants with an outstanding record of research in systems neuroscience, broadly construed, which explore either human or non-human models. Examples of research areas include, but are not limited to, attention, perception, decision making, memory, executive function, or communication. Similarly, a broad range of experimental approaches will be considered, including psychophysics, fMRI, MEG, TMS, ECoG, chronic recordings or imaging from awake-behaving animals, and optogenetics. A background in computational approaches is favored.
To apply, please follow the Interfolio link ( For more information about the academic environment, please visit each departments website (; For questions or additional information, please contact Professor Marisa Carrasco at Review of applications will begin October 1, 2023. The electronic application should include a CV, statements of research (no more than three pages) and teaching interests (no more than two pages), a separate statement describing your commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion (no more than two pages; described below), copies of at least three representative publications, and the names of at least three references.

Diversity and inclusion are important parts of the NYU mission. Statements addressing diversity and inclusion should describe how your (1) scholarship, (2) teaching and mentoring, and/or (3) service and engagement demonstrate your commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We are particularly interested in hearing about (1) concrete steps you have taken (or are planning to take) to foster an inclusive intellectual environment in your research lab, in the classroom, in the department and on campus, and/or in your field more generally, and (2) how these steps connect with your broader views on the topics of diversity, equity, and inclusion. 

The Faculty of Arts and Science at NYU is at the heart of a leading research university that spans the globe. We seek scholars of the highest caliber, who embody the diversity of the United States as well as the global society in which we live. Because broad diversity is essential for creating an inclusive climate, we are committed to the fair treatment of and equal access to opportunity and advancement for all, and will assess the many qualifications of all applicants. We strongly encourage applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, and other individuals who are under-represented in the profession, across color, creed, race, ethnic and national origin, physical ability, gender and sexual identity, or any other legally protected basis. NYU affirms the value of differing perspectives on the world as we strive to build the strongest possible university with the widest reach. To learn more about the FAS commitment to diversity, equality and inclusion, please read here:
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Pay Transparency
In compliance with NYC’s Pay Transparency Act, the annual base salary range for this position is $100,000 - $150,000. New York University considers factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the candidate’s work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, as well as market and organizational considerations when extending an offer.

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