Associate Professor - Psychological & Brain Sciences Behavioral Neuroscience

University of Massachusetts Amherst
Amherst, Massachusetts (US)
Not Specified
October 03 2018
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

Associate Professor - Psychological & Brain Sciences Behavioral Neuroscience

Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences

University of Massachusetts Amherst


The Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Amherst ( invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the level of Associate or Full Professor in Behavioral Neuroscience starting Fall 2019. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Neuroscience or a related discipline, an excellent record of leadership, a productive externally-funded research program, and a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate education. 

The successful candidate will be part of a highly interactive group of neuroscientists working with rodent, avian, and primate models, as well as other groups within the Department and across campus. Ideal candidates will have a strong program in one or more of the following areas: neuroendocrinology, neurodevelopment, stress, learning and memory, neuroethology, and/or neuroimmunology. Innovative research programs that employ advanced techniques in genetics, molecular/cellular biology, imaging, and/or electrophysiology are particularly desired. 

Candidates should expect to become an active member of the Graduate Program in Neuroscience and Behavior ( which includes faculty members from the Departments of Psychological and Brain Sciences, Biology, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Engineering, Computer Science, and other departments, as well as colleagues in the regional Five-College community, and to contribute to the College of Natural Sciences commitment to diversity, equity & inclusion

Special Instruction to Applicants:

Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research interests and teaching philosophy, a list of five sample publications, a statement of contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion, and the names and contact information of three references. Please submit materials online to:

 Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2018, and continue until the position is filled.


The Amherst Campus of the University of Massachusetts is part of the Five-Colleges Consortium in the beautiful Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts. The University and town offer a rich social and cultural life, and diverse recreational amenities. We are 2 hours from Boston and 3 hours from New York City by car.


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