The Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences, at Texas A&M University invites applications for a full-time tenure track assistant professor position with a 9-month academic appointment to begin in Fall 2024. The area of interest is in behavioral and cellular neuroscience, which a particular focus on neurogenomics and behavior. Ideally, the candidate will engage in work that centers on areas of existing strength in the department including neural plasticity, learning and memory, and mechanisms of neuropsychiatric disorders. Areas of methodological expertise might include application of next-generation sequencing methods with behavioral and systems neuroscience approaches to understanding brain-behavior relationships. We are especially interested in candidates using cutting-edge methodologies, including spatial transcriptomics, epigenetic approaches, functional genomics, calcium imaging, and/or machine learning-based behavioral phenotyping, in the analysis of neural substrates of behavior.
The successful candidate will engage in research, grant applications, and funded projects, teach courses in our graduate and undergraduate programs, and act as an engaged citizen of the department, college, university, and their field. We seek candidates who are well-positioned to publish in top-tier peer reviewed journals in their fields and to obtain grants from federal agencies and/or private foundations. Typical teaching loads for the department are 3 courses per year, distributed across undergraduate and graduate programs; evidence of teaching effectiveness is a plus. Successful applicants should have an outstanding record of research achievement and demonstrated potential for funding in behavioral and cellular neuroscience. All candidates should have an interest in collaborative interdisciplinary research and perspectives and have a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate education. A Ph.D. in neuroscience, psychology, or related field is required.
The Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at Texas A&M University is a community of scholars committed to generating scientific discoveries in the discipline, providing rigorous and inspiring undergraduate and graduate education, and engaging in outreach about psychology and the application of psychological science. We value collaboration, with many faculty having grants and research projects with colleagues inside and beyond the department. The Department has numerous programs to support early career faculty, including a formal mentoring program. For more information about the department, the Bryan-College Station area, the application process, and the other faculty lines we are searching this year (lifespan development, clinical, industrial-organizational), please see our full ad at apply.interfolio.com/131549.