Psychology, Assistant Professor, Computational Cognitive Science or Neuroscience, Tenure Track
Psychology, Assistant Professor, Computational Cognitive Science or Neuroscience, Tenure TrackPosition Title:
Psychology, Assistant Professor, Computational Cognitive Science or Neuroscience, Tenure TrackJob Category:
University FacultyJob Type:
Rogers Park-Lake Shore CampusLocation Code:
PSYCHOLOGY (02119A)Department Name:
PSYCHOLOGYIs this split and/or fully grant funded? :
NoDuties and Responsibilities:
The Department of Psychology in the College of Arts and Sciences at Loyola University Chicago (LUC) invites applications for full-time tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level for academic year 2021-22. The department seeks applicants with expertise in using computational approaches in Cognitive Science or Neuroscience. We especially encourage applications from scholars committed to interdisciplinarity (i.e., working with colleagues across different subfields including those in the Neuroscience and Computer Science programs and the Stritch School of Medicine). The successful candidate will be joining a department of 34 full-time Psychology faculty members, over 2000 Psychology and Neuroscience majors and minors, and three PhD programs (Developmental, Clinical, and Social). A joint appointment in the Computer Science Department is also possible with the opportunity to work with its students and faculty. For more information please visit the Psychology and Computer Science Department websites.
This search is part of a University-wide, multi-year hiring initiative designed to hire outstanding researchers and teachers who are reflective of our diverse student body and committed to interdisciplinarity (i.e., working with colleagues across different subfields and disciplines) and the pursuit of external grants. Of special interest are candidates who can further the University’s efforts to foster diversity, equity, and inclusion.
The successful candidate will build a strong funded program of research that involves undergraduates and will contribute broadly to our psychology and neuroscience majors including teaching undergraduate students. We are particularly interested in candidates who use computational methods to understand either behavioral or neuroscience data and are prepared to teach classes like computational neuroscience, introduction to cognitive science, cognitive psychology, sensation and perception, cognitive and behavioral neuroscience, statistics, or data science courses related to behavioral or neuroscience data. The candidate will also contribute to building a new neuroscience graduate program.Qualifications:
The candidate will have a Ph.D. in psychology, neuroscience, or a related field at the time of appointment. Candidates for the position must clearly demonstrate the potential for excellence in research and teaching and have a record of (or clear potential for) distinguished scholarship, grant-funded research, and student mentorship. The candidate should be willing to support the mission of LUC and the goals of a Jesuit Catholic Education.Physical Demands:
NoneMinimum Education and/or Work Experience:
The candidate will have a Ph.D. in psychology, neuroscience, or a related field at the time of appointment. Candidates for the position must clearly demonstrate the potential for excellence in research and teaching and have a record of (or clear potential for) distinguished scholarship, grant-funded research, and student mentorship. The candidate should be willing to support the mission of LUC and the goals of a Jesuit Catholic Education.Open Date:
11/23/2020Special Instructions to Applicants:
Candidates should submit to www.careers.luc.edu (1) a brief letter of interest; (2) a current Curriculum Vitae; (3) a statement outlining the applicant’s research agenda; (4) a statement on teaching experience; and (5) a statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to mentoring a diverse student body through research, teaching and other channels and engaging a diverse community through scholarship and service. Applicants should also arrange for three recommendations from individuals prepared to speak to their professional qualifications for this position, especially in terms of scholarship, teaching and mentorship, to be submitted electronically to the above website (letter writers will receive an electronic prompt from LUC). Candidates may forward additional materials related to teaching excellence and samples of scholarly publications to:
Robert Morrison, Ph.D., Search Committee Chair
Department of Psychology
Loyola University Chicago
1032 W. Sheridan Road
Chicago, Illinois 60660
Review of applications will begin on December 15, 2020 and continue until the position is filled.
LUC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer with a strong commitment to hiring for our mission and diversifying our faculty. The University seeks to increase the diversity of its professoriate, workforce and undergraduate and graduate student populations because broad diversity – including a wide range of individuals who contribute to a robust academic environment – is critical to achieving the University’s mission of excellence in education, research, educational access and services in an increasingly diverse society. Therefore, in holistically assessing the many qualifications of each applicant, we would factor favorably an individual’s record of conduct that includes experience with an array of diverse perspectives, as well as a wide variety of different educational, research or other work activities. Among other qualifications, we would also factor favorably experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to an academic career or degrees.
As a Jesuit Catholic institution of higher education, we seek candidates who will contribute to our strategic plan to deliver a transformative education in the Jesuit tradition. To learn more about LUC’s mission, candidates should consult our website at www.luc.edu/mission. For information about the university’s focus on transformative education, they should consult our website at www.luc.edu/transformativeed.Quick Link for Posting:
PROVOSTNumber of Vacancies:
1Desired Start Date:
08/09/2021Open Until Filled: