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Visiting Assistant Professor of Neuroscience in Psychology

Wesleyan University
Middletown, Connecticut
Salary range of $60,000 to $65,000 per year, depending on experience, plus medical benefits.
Closing date
Mar 24, 2024

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The Department of Psychology at Wesleyan University invites applications for a visiting faculty position at the assistant professor level in neuroscience. The initial appointment is for one year. The visitor course load is five courses per academic year. The courses taught will contribute to both the Psychology Department as well as the interdisciplinary Neuroscience & Behavior program. Responsibilities include teaching survey courses in the candidate's area of expertise, statistics, and a small seminar for first-year students as well as contributing to a team-taught core course in Behavioral Neurobiology. In addition, service to the department and program will include advising undergraduate majors. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Psychology, Neuroscience, or related field in hand by the time of appointment to be hired as an Assistant Professor; a successful candidate may be hired as an Instructor if the candidate does not have a Ph.D. in hand at the time of appointment, but will complete the Psychology, Neuroscience, or related field within one year of hire. The Psychology Department currently has 18 full-time faculty members in the areas of neuroscience, psychopathology, cognitive, developmental, cultural, and social psychology. Wesleyan faculty have a strong commitment to both scholarship and undergraduate teaching. The appointment will begin September 1, 2024. Inquiries about this position can be sent to Professor Lisa Dierker, Department of Psychology Chair, at

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A complete application includes: curriculum vitae, research statement, teaching statement, teaching evaluations if available, no more than two reprints, and email addresses for three references. In the cover letter, applicants should describe how they will embrace the college's commitment to fostering an inclusive community, as well as their experience working with individuals from historically marginalized or underserved groups. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.


Wesleyan University, located in Middletown, Connecticut, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious practice or creed, age, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin, marital status, ancestry, present or past history of mental disorder, learning disability or physical disability, political belief, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or non-position-related criminal record. We welcome applications from women and historically underrepresented minority groups. Inquiries regarding Title IX, Section 504, or any other non-discrimination policies should be directed to: Vice President for Equity & Inclusion / Title IX Officer, 318 North College, 860.685.4771.

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