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Assistant Professor - Neuroinformatics - Behavioral Neuroscience

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Champaign, Illinois
Commensurate with rank and qualifications.
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Dec 11, 2023

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Assistant Professor

Neuroinformatics – Behavioral Neuroscience

Department of Psychology

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign



The Department of Psychology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invites applications from computational neuroscientists for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the area of Behavioral Neuroscience. We are particularly interested in candidates who specialize in the development and/or deployment of computational analyses or models of neural networks at the cellular and molecular level and their relationship to behavior in animal models. Applicants utilizing machine learning or artificial intelligence approaches to large-scale neural datasets such as electrophysiology and calcium/voltage imaging, as well as anatomical, genomic, or complex behavioral datasets, are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong track record of research productivity, teaching and mentorship effectiveness, and potential for external funding. This position is part of a major university-wide Strategic Hiring Initiative to recruit six full-time tenure-track faculty in the area of Neuroinformatics across six different departments:

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. To meet these objectives, 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. A Ph.D. in Psychology, Neuroscience, or a related field, as well as postdoctoral experience, is required. The target 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 (including contact information for three professional references), a curriculum vitae, and statements covering teaching, research and inclusive excellence, as well as up to three representative publications. The contributions to inclusive excellence activities statement should detail how your teaching, service and/or scholarship 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 the commitment of the university and the College of LAS to Inclusive Excellence and the success of all students. Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values of the University of Illinois and the Psychology Department. We ask that all documents be combined in a single .pdf file and uploaded in the “Resume/CV” section.

Only applications submitted through the University of Illinois Job Board will be considered. Full consideration is guaranteed for all applications received by December 1, 2023. Letters of recommendation may be requested electronically from referees at a later date.

To find out more about the resources available at the university and Urbana-Champaign community please visit these sites:

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Questions about the position or application procedures 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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