Aug 06, 2018

Sensation and Perception and/or Neuroscience, Tenure Track

  • Middle Tennessee State University
  • Murfreesboro, TN, USA
Full time Neuroscience Perception

Job Description

The Department of Psychology at Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position at the assistant/associate professor rank in Sensation and Perception and/or Neuroscience. The start date for this position is August 1, 2019. To set up an application account and apply, visit the MTSU employment website:

 The position requires undergraduate and graduate teaching, supervision of undergraduate and graduate research, and the development of a research program. The successful candidate will be capable of teaching a range of courses including Sensation and Perception, Research Methods, and potentially courses in Neuroscience. The successful applicant must have teaching and research interests that complement our M.A. in Experimental Psychology.

The department and university offer extensive opportunities for research, collaboration, and external funding. The department will be moving into a new building with expanded laboratory facilities in 2020. Current research facilities include a well-equipped auditory localization lab configured for free field and psychophysical studies in audition; multi-channel EEG systems used to investigate additional auditory processes such as speech and hearing; a TOBII Spectrum eye-tracking system appropriate for psychophysical studies in vision; sensory labs associated with the university’s new Fermentation Sciences degree; and a NASA FOCUS research lab that prepares students for careers in aviation ( Additional collaborative opportunities are available through the Tennessee Center for the Study and Treatment of Dyslexia, the interdisciplinary doctoral program in Literacy Studies, and the interdisciplinary doctoral program in Math and Science Education. Please see the description of our program and research facilities at:

Applications should include a cover letter, current curriculum vitae, and evidence of teaching excellence (e.g., student evaluations), as well as statements of research and teaching interests. Applicants selected for interviews will be asked to provide transcripts and three letters of recommendation that address the candidate’s teaching, research, and grant-writing experience and potential.

Required Education: PhD in Psychology or related degree that includes a minimum of 18 graduate credit hours in Psychology.

Candidates with evidence of an active research program capable of attracting extramural funding and/or the potential to develop funded partnerships with local industries and community organizations to support the college's service mission will receive special consideration.

Job Review Date:  Review of applications will begin 3 September 2018 and continue until the position is filled.


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