Assistant Professor, Cognitive Neuroscience - The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa Alabama

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The University of Alabama

Tuscaloosa, Alabama

United States

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Detailed Job Description

Responsibilities include undergraduate and graduate teaching, research mentoring, development of an independent research program leading to external funding and publications, and providing service to the University community and professional organizations.

The Department of Psychology at The University of Alabama announces an opening for a tenure-track assistant professor position in neuroscience in the Cognitive concentration, which is part of the Experimental Psychology Program. The position is scheduled to begin August 16, 2015. At present, the research interests of the faculty include cognitive aging, visual-spatial cognition, creativity, and judgment and decision-making. Candidates should have a program of research which contributes to the area of cognitive psychology as well as a specialization in cognitive neuroscience complementing the interests of current faculty. The Cognitive concentration has a working relationship with the Institute for Imaging and Analytical Technologies at Mississippi State University, which has radiological imaging technologies (fMRI, CT, etc.). Candidates are expected to seek external funding to facilitate their research. Candidates should have the following credentials: (1) Ph.D. prior to August 2015; and (2) be a graduate of psychology or related program. Candidates should be interested in both undergraduate and graduate teaching and be invested in the mentorship model of research. The University of Alabama, founded in 1831, is the flagship campus of a three campus system and has nearly 36,000 students from across the country. The University is located in Tuscaloosa, a city of approximately 100,000 that was named an All-America City by the National Civic League. Applicants should submit a letter outlining their qualifications, research interests, teaching philosophy and effectiveness, and their potential fit with the department as a whole and with the cognitive concentration. Applications should include a current vita, selected reprints, and three letters of recommendation. Application review will begin October 15 and will continue until the position is filled. With the exception of letters of recommendation, all materials should be submitted online at Letters of recommendation should be mailed directly to Thomas Ward, Chair, Cognitive Neuroscience Committee, Department of Psychology, The University of Alabama, Box 870348, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0348. For more information about our department, please visit us on the web at, or contact the search chair at 205-348-3178 or via e-mail at

Special Instructions to Applicants

Please upload selected reprints, teaching evaluations, and other supporting documentation to other document tabs 1-4.

Prior to hiring, the final candidate(s) must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation. A prior conviction reported as a result of the background investigation DOES NOT automatically disqualify a candidate from consideration for this position. A candidate with a prior conviction will receive an individualized review of the prior conviction before a hiring decision is made. EOE/AA

The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status.

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Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: Doctorate
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Assistant Professor
Type of Faculty:Tenure Track
Salary: Not Specified
Type of School:Research University
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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