Tenure-track Assistant Professor, Psychology

Tulane University
New Orleans, LA

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Tenure-track Assistant Professor, Psychology

New Orleans, LA
Open Date:
Oct 5, 2021

Assistant Professor in Cognitive Neuroscience


The Department of Psychology at Tulane University announces a tenure track position at the beginning Assistant Professor level in cognitive neuroscience with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2022.  The ideal candidate will have a strong research orientation with the potential to develop a nationally visible, extramurally supported program of research, as well as offer courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Neuroscience faculty in the Department of Psychology (http://sse.tulane.edu/psyc) are active members of the interdisciplinary Tulane Brain Institute (http://brain.tulane.edu). Specific area of research specialization is open, but candidates with research interests that complement and bridge those of our faculty are especially encouraged to apply. Research strengths among the Psychology Department and Brain Institute faculty include learning and memory, development across the lifespan, neurobiological effects of stress, and affective neuroscience. Current methodological approaches used include fNIRS, eyetracking, measurement of salivary cortisol and autonomic biomarkers, epigenetic marker analyses, and bioinformatics. A newly built, research-dedicated 3T MRI scanner facility will be operational in 2022. Tulane is a strong supporter of cross-disciplinary research and collaborations are possible with faculty from across the University. Ability to interface with other programs in the Department of Psychology, including developmental/school psychology and social psychology would be considered a plus.


Minimum qualifications include a Ph.D. in psychology, neuroscience, or related discipline and postdoctoral training experience. Specific responsibilities of the nine-month tenure track appointment include developing and sustaining an active research program, seeking external funding support for research and training efforts, supervising thesis and dissertation research, and teaching undergraduate and graduate courses to students in the Psychology Department and Brain Institute’s Neuroscience Program.


Minimum qualifications include a Ph.D. in psychology, neuroscience, or related discipline and postdoctoral training experience.

Application Instructions:

Application review will begin November 8, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.  Please upload a letter of application, CV, research and teaching statements, an equity, diversity, and inclusion statement, and three relevant reprints. In addition, please ask three referees to upload confidential letters of reference directly to Interfolio. Inquiries regarding the position may be directed to Dr. Jill M. Daniel, Chair, Cognitive Neuroscience Search Committee ([email protected]).

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