Assistant Professor in Psychology

Job description

Working Title: Assistant Professor in Psychology

Position Type: Teaching and Research Faculty

Department: Department of Psychology

Location: Charlottesville

Posting Date: 10-30-2018

Posting Summary:
The University of Virginia (UVA) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the Department of Psychology. We seek applicants who use animal models to study the neural basis of sensory, perceptual and cognitive processes and/or their development. We are particularly enthusiastic about candidates whose research addresses these issues at the circuit, systems and behavioral levels. The successful candidate is expected to establish a vigorous, independent, and externally funded research program, and to contribute to undergraduate and graduate instruction and training. The new faculty member will have access to several training programs, including the Psychology Graduate Program, the interdepartmental Neuroscience Graduate Program, the Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program, and the Neuroscience Undergraduate Major, and also become a member of the newly established UVA Brain Institute. A competitive start-up package and excellent research facilities are available. The anticipated start date for the position is August 25, 2019.

This position is part of the pan-University neuroscience cluster hire initiative. This cross-Grounds initiative builds on momentum of the UVA Brain Institute and will promote collaborative activity across College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, School of Medicine, and School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. The cross-disciplinary relationships ensure continuing prominence of neuroscience scholarship at the graduate and undergraduate levels, interdisciplinary education, scientific training and research. The successful candidate will be expected to collaborate with colleagues across Grounds, as well as with the UVA Brain Institute to advance the University's strategic interest in neuroscience, broadly conceived.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree and relevant post-doctoral experience by the start date of appointment. To apply visit and search on posting number 0624400. Complete a candidate profile and attach the following: cover letter, curriculum vitae, statements of research interests and teaching philosophy, and contact information for three references.

Review of applications will begin on December 1st, 2018; however, the position will remain open until filled.

Inquiries about the position should be directed to the Chair of the search committee, Jianhua Cang, at [email protected] Questions regarding the application process should be directed to Faculty Search Advisor Savanna Galambos, at [email protected]

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The University of Virginia is fundamentally committed to increasing the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration of employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.

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Posted: 10/31/2018
Application Due: 12/30/2018
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