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Assistant Professor, Behavioral Neuroscience

Florida Atlantic University
Jupiter, Florida
Closing date
Dec 23, 2023

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REQ16968 – Assistant Professor, Behavioral Neuroscience


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Position Summary:

The Department of Psychology within the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science (COS) at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, FL invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor with expertise in Behavioral Neuroscience.

Research/Scholarship Responsibilities – The candidate will conduct research in the neurobiological mechanisms of behavior, using a systems-based approach to investigate topics such as learning and memory, social behavior, and/or higher order cognitive behavior. The candidate should have a strong record of research accomplishments, demonstrated potential for extramural funding, and a commitment to excellence in education. FAU possesses a culture that fosters internal collaboration and innovation as well as partnerships with local, national, and international agencies, and thus candidates must display strong collaborative potential and the ability to conduct transformative externally funded research within their area of specialization. The position is on our Jupiter campus where there are extensive opportunities for collaboration with the FAU Stiles-Nicholson Brain Institute as well as the Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience, and UF-Scripps Research.

Teaching Responsibilities – Candidates will be expected to teach courses on the Biological Bases of Behavior, as well as upper-level undergraduate and graduate courses within the applicant’s area of expertise. Supervision of undergraduate, M.S., and Ph.D. students is also expected. The candidate should show clear promise of excellent instructional capacity. They should be able to demonstrate their ability to understand cultural and learning differences among students and be able to foster and create educational opportunities where all students can thrive.

Service Responsibilities – Candidates are expected to serve on Departmental, College and University committees, and provide professional service to external entities related to their field of expertise.

Informal inquiries can be addressed to: Robert Vertes, Chair of the Search Committee, ( Review of applications will begin January 2, 2024 and will continue until the position is filled.

This position is part of a major strategic hiring initiative in the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science that will continue to build on our areas of strength in Environment, Health, and Data Science. More information on our hiring initiative can be found at:

More information about the College of Science can be found at:

The College of Science at Florida Atlantic University seeks scholars who are committed to supporting the learning needs of students from diverse backgrounds and to thoughtfully engaging all communities in higher education. Florida Atlantic University embodies a culture of strategic and collaborative community engagement that results in mutual benefit to the institution and the various internal and external communities that it serves.


Minimum Qualifications:

A Ph.D. in Psychology, Neuroscience, or closely related field at the time of hire is required. Post-doctoral experience is preferred.



To be discussed with applicant.


College or Department:

College of Science



John D. MacArthur Campus - Jupiter


Work Days and Hours:

Full - Time


Application Deadline:



Special Instructions to Applicant:

This position is open until filled and may close without prior notice.

This position is subject to funding.

All applicants must apply electronically to the currently posted position on the Office of Human Resources' job website ( by completing the required employment application for this recruitment and submitting the related documents.

Required Documents:
FAU’s Career Page permits the attachment of required/requested documentation.

PLEASE NOTE: A maximum of five (5) documents may be attached to your application. If more than five (5) documents are required for submission, please combine additional documents into a single attachment to not exceed the maximum permitted.

The site permits the attachment of required/requested documentation. When completing the online application, please upload the following: (1) a cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) a statement of teaching philosophy and summary of planned research, and (4) contact information for three references including email addresses and phone numbers.

The selected candidate for this position is required to submit an official transcript sent directly from the institution for the Provost’s credential file prior to the first day of employment. Similarly, for degrees from outside the United States, the evaluation by an organization belonging to the National Association of Credential Evaluation (NACES), with an indication of the documents the evaluation was prepared from (official transcripts, diplomas, dissertation abstracts) is required for the Provost’s credential file prior to the first day of employment. Transcripts must be issued to Florida Atlantic University, not to the individual applicant.

Background Screening:
Selected candidates must successfully complete and pass all employment screenings prior to the start of employment. Employment screenings may include a criminal background check (level I and level II), motor vehicle check, credit check, reference checks, alcohol, and drug screening check.

As a Hispanic-serving institution, Florida Atlantic University (FAU) is one of the most racially and ethnically diverse institutions in the Florida state university system. We are committed to recruiting and retaining talented faculty and staff. We embrace our shared responsibility to create and celebrate a welcoming and inclusive campus environment for all. Our community features excellent schools, a vibrant and safe community, and a sub-tropical climate conductive to year-round outdoor activities.

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