Associate Professof Psychological & Brain Sciences

Boston University
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
03 Oct 2016
End of advertisement period
01 Nov 2016
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Psychology
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Description

The Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences at Boston University invites applicants for a tenured position at the Associate Professor level in the systems neuroscience of cognition and behavior in animal models (rodents), to begin July 2017, pending budgetary approval. The search is defined broadly to attract the very top candidates. Examples of specific research areas include (but are not restricted to) topics such as decision-making, emotional memory and habit learning. We would like to hire researchers using cutting-edge methodologies that have been a focus of the federal BRAIN initiative (e.g, calcium imaging, optogenetics, many neuron recording). Researchers will join an interdisciplinary team of systems neuroscientists studying the neural basis of complex behavior in our departmental Brain, Behavior, and Cognition Program and the Center for Systems Neuroscience. The candidate must demonstrate a highly successful, externally supported program of research, an outstanding publication record, and a strong teaching record. The successful candidate will be expected to teach three undergraduate and/or graduate courses per year and engage in research training at both the undergraduate and graduate level. Salary will be commensurate with experience.

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Applications for Associate Professor will only be accepted at Applicants should upload a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching experience and interests, a statement of research interests, copies of three representative scholarly papers, and three letters of reference. The deadline for applications is November 1, 2016. Inquiries may be directed to Mary Perry, Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences, Boston University, 64 Cummington Mall, Boston, MA 02215 (

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

Job Location

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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