Assistant Professor

Hamilton, New York (US)
Salary commensurate with experience.
October 05 2020
Position Type
Full Time
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Assistant Professor of Psychology & Neuroscience

Colgate University

The Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences and Neuroscience Program at Colgate University invite applications for a tenure-track position in the area of neuropsychopharmacology at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning in the fall semester of 2021.  The specific line of research in that area is open, but experimental research with animals is preferred.  Completion of a Ph.D. is expected prior to or shortly after the date of hire.  Colgate is a highly selective liberal arts college where excellence in teaching and research are expected and supported.  The appointee will join a neuroscience and psychological science faculty that are deeply committed to a strong, research-oriented program and to a curriculum that integrates psychological and neuroscience perspectives. The teaching load is equivalent to five courses per year.  Teaching responsibilities are likely to include staff-taught courses (e.g., Introduction to Neuroscience, Neuroscience Research Methods, Biological Psychology, or Statistics), upper-level courses in the candidate’s specialty area, and supervision of senior thesis work (which normally counts as one course per year). The successful candidate will also be expected to participate in all-university programs, including the Liberal Arts Core Curriculum. 

Review of applications will begin on October 18, 2020 and continue until the position is filled.  Faculty are eligible for a very competitive benefits package which includes housing assistance and health insurance (in most cases, coverage begins on July 1).  See for more information.  Colgate is a member of the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity.  A cover letter, curriculum vitae, statements of teaching and research interests, and three letters of recommendation must be submitted through  Colgate strives to be a community supportive of diverse perspectives and identities. Candidates should describe in their cover letter their approach to teaching and/or scholarship in a diverse and inclusive educational environment.  Applicants with dual-career considerations can find postings of other employment opportunities at Colgate and at other institutions of higher education in upstate New York at  It is the policy of Colgate University not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of their race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, pregnancy, national origin, marital status, disability, protected Veterans status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, being or having been a victim of domestic violence or stalking, familial status, or any other categories covered by law.  Colgate is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  Candidates from historically underrepresented groups, women, persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply