Oct 21, 2019

Assistant Professor of Psychology, Specialization in Neuroscience

  • Vanderbilt University
  • Nashville, TN, USA
Full time Neuroscience

Job Description

The Department of Psychology of the College of Arts and Science at Vanderbilt University and the Vanderbilt Brain Institute (VBI) jointly invite applications for up to two positions at the tenure-track Assistant Professor level in the fields of non-human primate (NHP) neuroscience or human neuroscience. For each field, we seek applicants with innovative research programs at the interface of psychology and neuroscience.  

In non-human primate neuroscience, we particularly welcome applications from scientists using emerging techniques in circuit-level neurophysiology, neuropharmacology, or anatomy that complement existing programs of research at Vanderbilt in cognitive and systems neuroscience in non-human primates. In human neuroscience, we particularly welcome applications from scientists using electrophysiological, neuroimaging, and/or computational approaches to understanding human behavior and/or its disorders. Preference will be given to those individuals who study cognitive, clinical or social neuroscience and who complement existing programs of research in the Department of Psychology and the VBI. For either field, the ideal candidate would also leverage the latest approaches in data science. 

The Department of Psychology comprises about 25 faculty grouped into three interactive and overlapping clinical, cognitive & cognitive-neuroscience, and neuroscience areas, while the VBI is a trans-institutional organization that oversees and facilitates neuroscience-related endeavors carried out across 5 colleges, 22 departments and 27 centers and institutes of the Vanderbilt campus. The successful candidates will have opportunities to teach and supervise students in the Department of Psychology’s undergraduate and graduate programs and in the VBI’s neuroscience graduate program. While their primary appointment will be in Psychology, the candidates are expected to actively contribute to the VBI’s research, training, and education missions. 

Neuroscience and Psychology research at Vanderbilt is facilitated by numerous outstanding institutional resources including the Vanderbilt Vision Research Center, the Center for Cognitive & Integrative Neuroscience, the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center, as well as the Academic Computing Center for Research & Education, Vanderbilt Institute of Imaging Science, Vanderbilt Institute of Nanoscale Science & Engineering and the new Data Science Institute. Vanderbilt encourages and facilitates collaboration across departments and schools. Applicants should describe opportunities and relationships that they envision.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, their curriculum vitae, a research and teaching statement of no more than 5 pages, up to three relevant publications, and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to the search committee. Applicants are urged to submit their materials at their earliest convenience, and no later than by November 15, 2019. Review of applications will begin on November 4.  Informal inquiries may be sent via email to frank.tong@vanderbilt.edu.

Vanderbilt University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer committed to recruiting and retaining an academically and culturally diverse community of faculty. The university has a strong institutional commitment to diversity in all areas, and particularly encourages applications from minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups.

Employer

Vanderbilt University

Department

Department of Psychology

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