Tenure Track Assistant Professor of Neuroscience, Department of Psychology

Riverside, California
Salary level will be competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.
October 12 2018
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Behavioral Neuroscientist in the Psychology Department

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor

The Department of Psychology at the University of California, Riverside invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in behavioral neuroscience beginning July 1, 2019. We seek applicants who investigate the neural basis of behavior.  Those focused on cortical circuit plasticity using advanced cellular, computational, neurophysiological and/or brain imaging methodologies are especially encouraged to apply.  Applicants should also be committed to excellence in undergraduate and graduate education, and an interest in teaching quantitative methods or statistics is desirable. Review of applications will begin on 12/02/2018 and will continue until the position is filled. Candidates who apply by this date will be given full consideration.

The University of California, Riverside is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate and graduate student body (http://diversity.ucr.edu/). Its mission is explicitly linked to providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation college students. A commitment to this mission is a preferred qualification. The department is particularly interested in candidates who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for underrepresented students.

The campus is surrounded by mountain ranges and is only an hour away from ski slopes, surfing, and hiking in mountain and desert environments. It boasts a fully-accredited child care facility and maintains a commitment to “family friendly” policies and programs. 

A Ph.D. in psychology, neuroscience or a related discipline is required at the time of appointment, and relevant postdoctoral experience and significant publications are expected. Salary level will be competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Advancement through the faculty ranks at the University of California is through a series of structured, merit-based evaluations, occurring every 2-3 years, each of which includes substantial peer input.

Applications must include a cover letter, curriculum vita, statements of research and teaching interests, reprints and preprints, a statement of contributions to diversity, and three letters of recommendation. All application materials must be submitted through AP Recruit at: https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/apply/JPF01001. 

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/ADA/Veterans Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law. 

For more information about the position, please contact the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Glenn Stanley, Department of Psychology, at glenn.stanley@ucr.edu.