Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Social-Affective Neuroscience
The University of Wisconsin-River Falls Department of Psychology invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Social-Affective Neuroscience. This position will support both our Psychology Major and our Neuroscience Major. Principal responsibilities will include teaching courses in Introduction to Neuroscience, Physiological Psychology, and to develop courses in their specific areas of expertise. Preferred candidates will also be able to teach some combination of Research Methods, Behavioral Statistics, Social Psychology, and General Psychology. The position is a nine-month, full-time, tenure-track faculty position, with a teaching load of twelve credits per semester. Faculty are expected to advise students, provide service to the department and university, and engage undergraduate students in research. The appointment begins August, 2020. Compensation is based on qualifications, including education and experience.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities:
The successful candidate will be expected to
Effectively teach courses in Introduction to Neuroscience, Physiological Psychology, and develop new courses in the candidate’s area of expertise. Other courses will depend on departmental needs, which may include Research Methods, Behavioral Statistics, Social Psychology, and/or General Psychology
Develop an active research program in social-affective neuroscience collaborating with undergraduate students
Serve as academic advisor to undergraduate students
Contribute through service to the department, college, university, and/or wider community
Doctorate in Neuroscience/Physiological Psychology or related field at the time of appointment
Ability to teach courses in Introduction to Neuroscience, Physiological Psychology, and to develop courses that support our Neuroscience and Psychology majors in the candidate’s specific areas of expertise
Commitment to undergraduate teaching
Commitment to collaborating with undergraduate students in research
Ability to teach courses in Research Methods, Behavioral Statistics, Social Psychology and General Psychology depending on departmental need
Internal Number: AAF00453
About University of Wisconsin - River Falls
The University of Wisconsin River Falls, a member of the University of Wisconsin System, is located in scenic west central Wisconsin, 30 miles from the multi-cultural, multi-ethnic cities of Minneapolis and St Paul. Year-round arts, cultural and recreational events are easily accessible from River Falls. UWRF's 6,100 undergraduate and graduate students pursue degrees in four colleges: Arts and Sciences, Education and Professional Studies; Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences; and Business and Economics.
The University provides an excellent environment for learning, emphasizing the importance of faculty-student interaction in classrooms, laboratories, academic advising, and co-curricular activities. A favorable student-faculty ratio affords opportunity for meaningful interchange between faculty and students. Strong interests in teaching, research and community service are highly valued. More information about UWRF can be found at: http://www.uwrf.edu/workhere/.