Assistant Professor


This position builds upon the growing neuroscience community at UMD and is part of the newly launched Brain and Behavior Institute, which has invested in a new core facility that consists of multimodal imaging equipment, including a Bruker 9.4 Tesla high field MR, a Bruker CT/PET/SPECT unit, a Vevo 3100 ultrasound unit, a IVIS spectrum imaging system, Olympus multiphoton microscope, Mobile C-Arm X-ray unit, and X-rad 320 irradiator.

The University of Maryland has a vibrant community of scholars conducting research in the area of neuroscience. Candidates will have many opportunities to collaborate with scholars within psychology and across multiple units, including the departments of Biology, Computer Science, Engineering, Human Development and Quantitative Methodology, Family Sciences, Linguistics, Kinesiology, Hearing & Speech Sciences, and African American Studies, and the University of Maryland Schools of Medicine, Public Health, Education, and Social Work. Located in the Washington DC metropolitan area, faculty benefit from an array of other resources including close collaborative ties with neighboring institutions (e.g., Children’s National Medical Center; National Institutes of Health; Walter Reed National Military Medical Center; Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical Center/Baltimore). Successful applicants will hold a joint appointment in The Brain and Behavior Institute (BBI), which is a centralized community of ~ 150 research scientists from a range of disciplines pursuing the common goal of bold, impactful research on brain and behavior. By fostering excellence and innovation, and promoting collaborations between neuroscience and engineering, computer science, mathematics, physical sciences, cognitive sciences, and humanities, the BBI provides the platform for the elevation and expansion of campus neuroscience.

A PhD in Psychology, Neuroscience or related fields is required at the time of appointment. Candidates should have a strong publication record in behavioral or cognitive neuroscience and show promise for, or an established record of external funding. Candidates should have a demonstrated commitment to teaching and mentorship at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and a commitment to conducting open and reproducible research. Consistent with Departmental and University values, candidates should be committed to fostering diversity and inclusion through their approach to research, teaching, and mentoring. Please note that qualifications related to teaching, mentoring, and commitment to fostering diversity and inclusion should be taken very seriously and adequately conveyed in the application.
Minimum Qualifications:
Application materials should be submitted no later than October 1, 2022 and should include: a cover letter, CV, statement of current and future research interests and research philosophy, a statement of teaching philosophy and experience (including evidence of teaching excellence, if available), a separate diversity statement, and contact information for three references. Reference writers will receive the request to submit a reference letter upon submission of the application. Applicants should provide sample research manuscripts or journal articles in the Supplemental Document 1 field in eJobs. Because the Department of Psychology is committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community and promoting inclusion across campus, materials should address how the candidate will contribute to fostering a diverse and inclusive community. In addition, the Department embraces the values of open and reproducible science, and candidates should address how they have pursued and/or plan to pursue these goals in their work. For inquiries, please contact the search committee chair, Dr. Matthew Roesch (

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