Sep 10, 2018

Assistant Professor in Cognitive Neuroscience

  • University of South Carolina
  • Columbia, SC, USA
Full time Cognitive Neuroscience

Job Description

The University of South Carolina (  invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of assistant professor in the area of cognitive neuroscience to begin August 16, 2019. Cognitive neuroscience is an area of strength within the department and has strong infrastructural support. We seek candidates with a research focus in executive function, ageing, or human memory, to complement existing strengths in the Department in areas such as attention, language, and decision making. Successful candidates will be expected to make significant contributions to scholarship in their area of expertise within cognitive neuroscience, mentor graduate students, and teach courses in cognitive neuroscience, cognition, and related areas at both undergraduate and graduate levels. The candidate will take advantage of at least one of the cutting-edge technologies available in the Department (f/MRI, TMS, tDCS, eye tracking, EEG, patient/lesion studies).  The department is seeking applicants with a strong record of scholarship, the potential for procuring grant funding, and an interest in collaborative work. A rich potential for collaborative and interdisciplinary connections exists through the McCausland Center for Brain Imaging, the Institute for Mind and Brain, the Center for the Study of Aphasia Recovery, and the Dorn V.A. Hospital. Ample laboratory space for the candidate is available at the Institute of Mind and Brain. Applicants must hold a doctoral degree in psychology or a related field at the time of appointment.


Psychology ( is one of the top departments in the College of Arts and Sciences, with one endowed chair, five named professors, four AAAS fellows, six APA fellows and four current or past presidents of national and international scholarly societies.  The faculty averages more than $7,200,000 annually in external awards while mentoring and teaching 1000+ undergraduate majors and 80+ Ph.D. students across three graduate programs.  The department is proud of its significant outreach through the Psychology Services Center and programs engaging schools and communities.


All applicants must fill out an online application at USC Jobs: Candidates should be prepared to upload a CV, letter of application, personal statement, names, phone numbers, and email addresses of letter writers, and any additional materials that demonstrate educational, academic, and work experience. Letter writers should send signed letters on letterhead via email to   with “Cognitive Neuroscience Assistant Professor Search” in the subject line. Paper submissions of letters may be sent to:


Cognitive Neuroscience Assistant Professor Search

Department of Psychology

University of South Carolina

Barnwell College

Columbia, SC 29208


For full consideration, all application materials must be received no later than October 15, 2018. However, we will continue to consider applications until the position is filled. For further information about this position, please contact Search Committee Chair Rutvik Desai, Ph.D.  (


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