Assistant Professor of Psychology (Cognitive Neuroscience)

Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Oct 26, 2020
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Department of Psychology at Louisiana State University invites applicants for a tenure‐track Assistant Professor in Cognitive Neuroscience beginning Fall 2021. This appointment will be full-time (nine-month). Candidates with the potential to strengthen our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion are highly desirable.

Duties will include graduate and undergraduate teaching in neuroscience, maintaining an active research agenda with regular publications, publishing in top-tier journals in a related area of research, presenting research at conferences and professional meetings, supervising student research, and participating in departmental, college, and University service activities commensurate with rank. Access to technology to support research in neuropsychology and neuroscience (e.g., EEG/ERP and fMRI) are available in the department and through collaboration with a nearby institution within the LSU System, the Pennington Biomedical Research Center. There is also access to computational support, collaboration, and the potential for joint appointment with LSU’s Center for Computation & Technology (CCT). CCT is an interdisciplinary research center that advances computational sciences and has advanced cyberinfrastructure to enable computational research.

Please contact committee chair, Dr. Melissa Beck ([email protected]), with questions. More information about the Cognitive and Brain Science program at LSU can be found at:

Required Qualifications:

Ph.D. in Psychology or Neuroscience and a research program that uses neuroscience approaches to study human cognition. ABD candidates who will finish by the time of the appointment will be considered. Must have a sufficient research record to demonstrate the potential to develop a nationally recognized program and attract research funding.

Preferred Qualifications:

Candidates with strengths in computational modeling/methods and/or fMRI are particularly encouraged to apply.

Additional Information:

Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2020 and continue until the position is filled.

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.  LSU and the Department of Psychology are firmly committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty; thus, women and those from underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. An offer of employment is contingent on a satisfactory pre-employment background check. LSU offers outstanding benefits to eligible employees and their dependents including health, life, dental, and vision insurance; flexible spending accounts; retirement options; sick leave; paid holidays; wellness benefits; training and development opportunities; employee discounts; and more.

Louisiana State University is one of the nation’s premier public land-, sea-, and space-grant institutions, and is recognized as a “Very High Research Activity (R1) institution” under the Carnegie Classification system. LSU maintains high levels of research activity and high standards for teaching excellence, offering Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctoral degrees. The University is nationally recognized for its commitment to academic excellence, its positive work environment, its student engagement, and its beautiful campus. LSU is located in Baton Rouge, the second largest city in Louisiana, which enjoys a thriving and diverse community.

LSU is committed to diversity and is an equal opportunity/equal access employer.

Special Instructions:

Application materials, including vita, cover letter, description of research program (Other Document 1), sample of scholarly writing (Other Document 2), evidence of teaching excellence (Other Document 3), and statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion through teaching, research, professional activities, and/or service (Other Document 4) should be attached to the electronic application.
A copy of your transcript(s) may be attached to your application (if available). However, original transcripts are required prior to hire.

Three letters of recommendation should be e-mailed (preferred) to Dr. Melissa Beck [email protected] or sent by postal mail to Dr. Melissa Beck, 236 Audubon Hall, Department of Psychology, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803.

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