Associate/Full Professor of Psychology (Director, Biomedical Imaging Center)

Northeastern University

Associate/Full Professor of Psychology (Director, Biomedical Imaging Center)

Requisition Number: FTFR001021

Division/College: College of Science

Location: Boston Main Campus

Full-time/Part-time: Full Time


The Psychology Department at Northeastern University ( /psychology/), College of Science, invites applications for a tenured/tenure-track Faculty/Director position for our new 3 Tesla (Siemens Prisma) Biomedical Imaging Center in the Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Complex at Northeastern University ( Applicants for this position must have a Ph.D. or M.D. and an internationally recognized, well-funded program of research. We seek a Director with expertise conducting MRI/fMRI research in one of the following disciplines: psychological science, cognitive science, neuroscience, medical physics, biological science, biomedical engineering, biomedical science, radiology, or health science. Of key importance is leadership in building a user-base of scientists engaged in functional, diffusion and structural MRI research. Experience in working with diverse interdisciplinary groups is strongly desired.

The successful candidate can be appointed to the Department of Psychology as well as other appropriate departments (e.g. Bioengineering) based upon her/his research program. The new Director will also have release time from teaching to develop the new Biomedical Imaging Center. The successful candidate will be expected to bring vision and energy to developing the new Center, coordinating and managing all aspects of the MRI imaging functions, and providing scientific training to MRI users regarding data acquisition, processing and analysis.

Support staff, including a recently hired technical director, will report directly to the Director. The Director will have her/his office in the Biomedical Imaging Center as well as shared research space in the Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Complex. The 3T MR suite is equipped with state-of-the-art MR-compatible visual and auditory stimulation equipment, eye-tracking, response devices, and physiological measurement hardware. Additionally, a selection of research coils and space for coil fabrication is available in the suite.

The College of Science is strongly committed to fostering excellence through diversity and enthusiastically welcomes applications from members of groups that have been, and continue to be, underrepresented in academia.

Responsibilities will include serving as Director of the Biomedical Imaging Center, teaching undergraduate and/or graduate courses, conducting an independent, externally-funded research program, and contributing to the academic mission of his/her department(s). Interdisciplinary collaboration is supported and encouraged.


Candidates should have a Ph.D. in psychology, physics, biomedical engineering, or a related field, or an M.D., and a record of research commensurate with rank. Candidates should have experience in, or be able to demonstrate a commitment to, working with diverse student populations and/or in a culturally diverse work and educational environment.

Additional Information:
All application materials must be submitted through the online recruitment system. With the online system, applicants should be prepared to upload a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a research statement, a teaching statement, and up to five representative publications. They should also be prepared to provide information, including an email address, for three references. The references will be contacted by the online recruitment system and asked to provide letters. Inquiries about the position may be directed to Professor Charles Hillman ([email protected]), Search Committee Chair and Director of the Center for Cognitive and Brain health, or to Professor Art Kramer ([email protected]), Senior Vice Provost for Research & Graduate Education and member of the Center for Cognitive and Brain Health. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.

To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: [email protected]

Northeastern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Educational Institution and Employer, Title IX University. Northeastern University particularly welcomes applications from minorities, women and persons with disabilities. Northeastern University is an E-Verify Employer.


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