Tenure-Track Assistant Professorship in Behavioral/Cognitive Neuroscience


University of Minnesota

The Department of Psychology at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities announces a search for an outstanding scholar to fill a tenure-track assistant professor position in behavioral/cognitive neuroscience. This full-time position in the Department’s Cognitive and Brain Sciences (CAB) Training Program will begin in Fall 2024.
The appointment will be 100% time over the nine-month academic year (late-August to late-May) and will be made at the rank of tenure-track assistant professor. Salary and start-up packages are competitive.
Applications are invited from behavioral, cognitive, or computational neuroscientists using cutting edge methods to link brain and behavior in animal models. Example research topics include but are not limited to learning, motivation, emotion, higher cognition, and perception. We expect the primary appointment to be in our Cognitive and Brain Sciences area with the potential for cross-affiliation with other departmental areas.
The successful applicant is expected to maintain a strong research program, advise graduate students, and teach undergraduate and graduate courses, including core courses within the curricula. The individual will also be expected to contribute to the service needs of the department, college, university, and profession.
A successful candidate’s dossier will demonstrate scholarly distinction, a record of publications, teaching commitment and, if applicable to the research program and the candidate’s career stage, evidence of success in securing extramural funding.
The Workload Principles and Guidelines for Regular Faculty in the College of Liberal Arts are available at: https://neighborhood.cla.umn.edu/college-knowledge/workload-principles-and-guidelines
The Standards for Promotion and Tenure in the Department of Psychology are available at: https://faculty.umn.edu/sites/faculty.umn.edu/files/2020-09/psych_0.pdf
Required Qualifications: Terminal degree in Psychology or related field with research expertise in behavioral, cognitive, or computational neuroscience. Able to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in this area of research.
Preferred Qualifications: Experience in teaching other substantive courses related to the candidate’s expertise and departmental needs.
About the Department
The Department of Psychology ranks among the top academic departments in the nation and throughout the world. The Department has over 40 core faculty members and graduate programs in Clinical Science and Psychopathology Research; Cognitive and Brain Sciences; Counseling Psychology; Industrial/Organizational Psychology; Personality, Individual Differences, and Behavioral Genetics; Quantitative/Psychometric Methods; and Social Psychology. The Department of Psychology offers programs leading to B.A., B.S., and Ph.D. degrees. For additional information, please visit the Department of Psychology website, at https://cla.umn.edu/psychology
About the College of Liberal Arts
Home to the arts, social sciences and humanities disciplines and programs, the College of Liberal Arts is the largest college in the University of Minnesota and comprises 31 academic departments, and over 20 interdisciplinary research centers and administrative/support units. CLA has over 1,300 faculty and staff spanning research, teaching, advising, outreach, and administrative functions. CLA units reside in over twenty buildings on the East Bank and West Bank of the Twin Cities campus. CLA enrolls nearly 13,000 undergraduate students, over 40% of the undergraduate enrollment on the Twin Cities campus, 1,400 graduate students, and has an annual all-funds budget of $290 million.
CLA is a destination for curious, compassionate individuals who are committed to making our increasingly interdependent and diverse global community work for everyone. That foundational commitment begins in our CLA Constitution. CLA is committed to increasing enrollment of underrepresented and under-resourced students, diversifying our faculty across all disciplines, recruiting, and retaining a diverse staff, and promoting the expression and exploration of diverse perspectives and viewpoints—so that we all gain the background knowledge and analytical skills we need to understand and respect differences.
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Working at the University
At the University of Minnesota, you’ll find a flexible work environment and supportive colleagues who are interested in lifelong learning. We prioritize work-life balance, allowing you to invest in the future of your career and in your life outside of work.The University also offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes:
  • Competitive wages, paid holidays, and generous time off
  • Continuous learning opportunities through professional training and degree-seeking programs supported by the Regents Scholarship
  • Low-cost medical, dental, and pharmacy plans
  • Healthcare and dependent care flexible spending accounts
  • University HSA contributions
  • Disability and employer-paid life insurance
  • Employee wellbeing program
  • Excellent retirement plans with employer contribution
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) opportunity
  • Financial counseling services
  • Employee Assistance Program with eight sessions of counseling at no cost
Please visit the Office of Human Resources website for more information regarding benefits.
How To Apply
Please apply online via the Employment System at: https://hr.umn.edu/Jobs/Find-Job referencing job posting ID 356526. Applications must be submitted online. To be considered for this position, please click on Apply and follow the instructions. You will have an opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach materials related to your candidacy, including: 1) a cover letter (1 page limit), 2) Curriculum vitae, 3) Statement of research interests and achievements (3 page limit), 4) Statement of teaching philosophy with evidence of teaching effectiveness or commitment to teaching (2 page limit), 5) Statement of past, current, and potential contributions to inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility (2 page limit), and 6) 3 samples of written work.
Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2023 and continue until the position is filled.

To apply for this job please visit hr.myu.umn.edu.