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Assistant Professor of Neuroscience
Tufts University

Date Posted Dec. 22, 2022
Title Assistant Professor of Neuroscience
University Tufts University
Medford, MA, United States
Department School of Arts, Sciences, and Engineering: School of Arts & Sciences: Psychology
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
  • Biology - Neuroscience/Neurobiology

The Department of Psychology at Tufts University is seeking applicants for a tenure-track assistant professor position in neuroscience to begin September 1, 2023.  Area of specialization is open, with preference given to neuroscientists studying psychological phenomena in humans or small animals from an affective or behavioral neuroscience perspective, and to research programs that bridge directly to existing department research foci. 



The successful applicant will have a Ph.D. (or be ABD) in psychology, neuroscience, or a related discipline, and an active research program capable of supporting extramural funding.   Special consideration will be given to applicants with demonstrated professional commitments to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion priorities and to embracing open and reproducible science.  Teaching load will be four courses per year as part of our undergraduate and graduate programs, with opportunities for workload reductions related to service, training, and advising. 


Application Instructions

Applicants should submit to the following: a cover letter; a C.V.; a statement of research accomplishments and future plans; copies of no more than three representative scholarly papers; a statement of teaching philosophy, experience, and potential courses to be taught; three confidential letters of recommendation, submitted directly to interfolio; and a diversity statement that describes the candidate’s aspirations and potential for promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in their professional career.

Please contact Rob Kim, Department Manager, with questions.  Review of applications will begin October 15, 2022, and will continue until the position is filled.   

All offers of employment are contingent upon the completion of a background check and meeting the University’s current COVID-19 vaccination requirements.

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