Sep 23, 2020

Assistant Professor (Behavioral Neuroscience)

  • Department of Psychology, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Chicago, IL, USA
Full time Behavioral Neuroscience Physiological

Job Description

The Psychology Department of the University of Illinois Chicago (UIC) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Behavioral Neuroscience to begin August, 2021. We seek a scientist that uses forward-thinking, cutting-edge technical approaches to determine the genetic, molecular/cellular and circuit bases of adaptive and disordered behavior. Particular attention will be given to applicants that augment existing departmental strengths in learning, motivation, addiction and developmental disorders. The successful candidate will have a promising program of research in Behavioral Neuroscience and potential to secure external funding.

The Department is home to a vibrant Ph.D. program and provides ample opportunities and facilities for research, including collaboration with over 100 neuroscience faculty at UIC. The successful applicant will be expected to contribute to the teaching missions of Psychology, UIC’s highly successful undergraduate neuroscience major, and the Graduate Program in Neuroscience. UIC is an urban research university and a federally-designated Minority-Serving Institution. As such, applicants should be committed to fostering a diverse and equitable classroom and research laboratory. For additional information about the Psychology department and the Behavioral Neuroscience program see

 Apply by November 15th, 2020 for fullest consideration. Questions about the position should be directed to the search committee chair, Mitch Roitman (

 Final authorization of all university positions is subject to budgetary approval. Applicants must electronically submit an online application at

and upload a cover letter, CV, separate research, teaching and diversity statements, and provide the email addresses of three references. Questions about the application process should be directed to Jessie Morris-Forristall at

 Qualifications: Candidates should have a Ph.D. in Psychology, Neuroscience or related field and evidence of productivity at the post-doctoral level along with the potential for obtaining external funding.

 UIC is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

 The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. For more information, visit

 The University of Illinois may conduct background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer, in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.


University of Illinois at Chicago


Department of Psychology

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