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Assistant Professor (Psychology - Behavioral Neuroscience)
Position Number:
Hiring Unit:
College of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology
Date Posted:
August 07, 2017
Closing Date:
Continuous - application review begins October 08, 2017
Salary Information:
Commensurate with training and experience.
Monthly Type:
9 Month
Tenure Track:
Full Time/Part Time:
Full Time
General funds

Other Conditions:
  • To begin August 1, 2018, subject to position clearance and availability of funds. The Department of Psychology ( seeks a faculty colleague who will add to the department’s strengths in behavioral neuroscience. While the general area of research is the biological bases of behavior, priority consideration will be given to candidates whose research is focused on topics in development, affect, psychopharmacology, psychopathology, or cognition.
Duties and Responsibilities
  1. Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in behavioral neuroscience and specialty area.
  2. Periodically contribute to the department’s teaching of undergraduate statistics and/or research methods.
  3. Supervise, mentor and advise MA and PhD students.
  4. Actively seek extramural funding.
  5. Publish scholarly, peer-reviewed research in area of expertise.
  6. Provide service to the department, university, and community.
  7. Other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications
  1. Ph.D. in Psychology or in Neuroscience (with significant coursework in psychology) from a college or university of recognized standing.
  2. Post-doctoral experience in related area.
  3. Significant research accomplishment (publications, grants) commensurate with time in the field.
  4. Expertise needed to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in behavioral neuroscience.
  5. Ability to teach undergraduate statistics and/or research methods.
  6. Ability to interact with faculty, staff, and students in a productive and professional manner.
Desirable Qualifications
  1. Demonstrated ability to teach undergraduate and/or graduate courses in behavioral neuroscience or related area.

To Apply:
Apply online at, for position number 82537, by submitting a cover letter that addresses the minimum and desirable qualifications; a curriculum vitae; a statement of research experience and interests; a copy of latest college transcripts (copies are acceptable, however, official transcripts will be required upon hire); evidence of teaching ability, such as summaries of course evaluations, statement of teaching philosophy, experience, and interests; up to three representative publications, and three letters of recommendation, providing name, address, telephone number and e-mail address of letter writers. Please also submit a diversity statement that addresses past activities and future plans to advance equity, inclusion, and diversity in your professional career. Visit for guidelines about writing a diversity statement. Inquiries: Dr. Patricia Couvillon, Search Committee Chair, phone 808-956-4761, e-mail Continuous recruitment. Review of applications will begin on October 8, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.
  1. Dr. Patricia Couvillon; 808-956-4761;

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