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Cognitive Neuroscientist, tenure-track Assistant Professor

Wesleyan University
Wesleyan, Middletown
85K-93K per year, depending on experience, plus medical and pension benefits.
Closing date
Oct 7, 2024

Wesleyan University’s Department of Psychology invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of neuroscience beginning July 1, 2025. We seek a broadly trained cognitive neuroscientist with research focused on any area in cognitive neuroscience, including but not limited to motor control, sensory processing, object recognition, language, attention and cognitive control, higher-level cognition, learning, development, social cognition, and emotion. The ideal candidate will have a high-quality research program focused on human populations and/or computational methods. They will mentor undergraduate research and will be prepared to teach an introductory course in Neuroscience, two specialized courses in an area of expertise, and one course in statistics, or research methods.

Wesleyan faculty have a strong commitment to scholarship, undergraduate teaching, and social engagement. The Department currently has 17 full-time faculty members in the areas of cognition, neuroscience, psychopathology, development, culture, and social psychology. Department members also contribute to interdisciplinary programs in Neuroscience and Behavior, Education Studies, Science and Society, and Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and participate in a postdoctoral program. The appointment will begin July 1, 2025.

A Ph.D. in 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 Ph.D. in neuroscience or related field within one year of hire. The teaching load is 2/2, in person on Wesleyan’s campus. Additional duties include advising and mentoring students, carrying on a program of research, and participating in faculty governance at the departmental and university level. Wesleyan is a highly selective liberal arts college that values both scholarship and teaching very highly, has a strong, diverse undergraduate student body, and offers a generous sabbatical program and competitive salaries and benefits.

To apply, visit A complete application includes a cover letter, curriculum vitae, reprints, statement of current research, and documentation of teaching experience, including teaching statement, course syllabi and student evaluations. 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. You will also be asked to provide the email addresses of three referees from whom we will obtain confidential letters of recommendation.

As part of the teaching statement or cover letter, applicants are invited to include a description of their cultural competencies and experiences engaging a diverse student body. Applications completed by October 1, 2024, will receive full consideration. Please contact Barbara Juhasz at or 860-685-4978 if you have questions about the application process.

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