Assistant Professor – Behavioral Neuroscience
Wilkes University - Wilkes Barre, PA
The Department of Psychology invites applications for a TENURE-TRACK ASSISTANT PROFESSOR position in BEHAVIORAL NEUROSCIENCE to begin August 2016. We seek a person with expertise in the biological underpinnings of behavior in an area related to behavioral neurophysiology/psychophysiology. The successful candidate will be involved in the continued development of our newly established Neuroscience major. The successful applicant will be expected to teach advanced undergraduate level courses including Behavioral Neuroscience Seminar, Research Methods and Statistics, and specialty courses in his/her area of expertise. The typical teaching load is 4 courses per semester.
Candidates should have broad training in Behavioral Neuroscience and Psychology, demonstrated excellence in teaching, and evidence of scholarly productivity commensurate with experience. A Ph.D. in psychology or neuroscience required (although consideration will be given to strong candidates who are ABD). Candidates will be expected to develop an active research program involving undergraduates in Human Neuroscience/Psychophysiology leading to publication.
Wilkes University is an independent, comprehensive university dedicated to academic excellence in the liberal arts, sciences, and selected professional programs. The University has approximately 2,000 students at the undergraduate level and over 2,000 full time equivalent students at the graduate and first professional levels. Its institutional focus is on developing strong mentoring relationships with each of its students and contributing vitally to economic development of Northeastern Pennsylvania. The University is located in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, a revitalized city that is located on the lovely Susquehanna River and is within two and one-half hours driving distance of New York City and Philadelphia.
To apply, visit www.Wilkes.edu/jobs. Please be sure to include a cover letter, CV, three letters of recommendation, a summary of course evaluations, statements of teaching and research, and graduate transcripts. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but must be received by December 1, 2015 to be assured full consideration.
Wilkes University is constantly seeking to become a more diverse community and to enhance its capacity to value and capitalize on the cultural richness that diversity brings. The University strongly encourages applications from persons with diverse backgrounds.