Nov 19, 2019

Assistant Professor in Neuroscience, Tenure Track

  • University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • University of Nevada, Las Vegas, South Maryland Parkway, Las Vegas, NV, USA
Full time Cognitive Neuroscience Neuroscience

Job Description

The Department of Psychology at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in neuroscience to begin Fall, 2020. The ideal candidate would have a research program in cognitive neuroscience, conducting research using human subjects and/or animal models, but any strong neuroscientist will be fully considered. Candidates should have a strong basic or translational neuroscience research background.  The successful applicant would be expected to add to the university’s growing neuroscience strength by mentoring and teaching graduate and undergraduate students, as well as contributing to planned expansions of the neuroscience curriculum across campus. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Psychology, Neuroscience, or a related field, with significant postdoctoral experience. Candidates must display evidence of strong scholarly work, and existing or potential for extramural funding. Further, we are seeking an individual who is committed to fostering an environment in which faculty, staff, and students from a variety of backgrounds, cultures, and personal experiences are welcomed and can thrive. The Department offers a B.A. in psychology.  The Department has 30 full-time faculty members with an APA-accredited clinical Ph.D. program and an experimental Ph.D. program with cognitive, developmental, neuroscience, and quantitative/experimental areas of study (


Salary is competitive, and the position is contingent upon funding. UNLV is a doctoral-degree-granting institution of approximately 29,000 students and more than 3,000 faculty and staff that is classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a research university with very high research activity. UNLV is the most ethnically diverse campus in the nation, with over 15,000 students from underrepresented groups. It has been designated as an Asian-American and Native-American, Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI) and as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). UNLV offers a broad range of respected academic programs and has joined the top tier of national public research universities. The university is committed to recruiting and retaining top students and faculty, building and fostering a culturally inclusive environment, educating the region's diversifying population and workforce, driving economic activity through increased research and community partnerships, and creating an academic health center for Southern Nevada that includes the launch of a new UNLV School of Medicine.  UNLV is located on a 332-acre main campus and two satellite campuses in Southern Nevada.  For more information, visit us online at:


Applicants should submit a cover letter of interest, a detailed vita listing qualifications and experience, teaching statement, research statement, and the names, addresses, email addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references who may be contacted. Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience, with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications, because this is the information on which the initial review of materials will be based. All materials should be submitted by January 13, 2020.  The review of materials will continue until the position is filled. Materials should be addressed to Dr. Joel Snyder, Search Committee Chair, and are to be submitted via online application at (View Academic Faculty Openings; position R0119175). For assistance with UNLV’s online applicant portal, contact UNLV Employment Services at (702) 895-3504 or  UNLV is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity educator and employer committed to excellence through diversity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.  The university and department have a strong commitment to achieving diversity among faculty and staff. The department continues to implement initiatives in keeping with our commitment to issues related to multiculturalism and diversity in regard to organizational climate, teaching, and research. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from members of underrepresented groups, and candidates whose teaching and/or research interests address issues of diversity are particularly encouraged to apply. Please visit our departmental website for more information:


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