Behavioral Neuroscience Positions

The Department of Psychology invites applications for two tenure-track faculty positions in Behavioral Neuroscience beginning August 2016 – one position for Assistant Professor and the other position at the Associate or Full Professor level. Both candidates must possess a Ph.D. and postdoctoral experience. The specific area of specialization within behavioral neuroscience is open.

At the Assistant professor level, the department seeks candidates who have a strong record of programmatic research and publications, currently have or are likely to obtain external funding, and have had experience in or evidence of potential for successful collaborative research. Applicants applying for the advanced position must have a history of sustained independent research productivity including a successful record of obtaining external funding and publishing, and evidence of success in research collaborations. Exceptional collaborative research opportunities are available on campus and within the Memphis area including The University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The persons hired will be expected to teach at the undergraduate and graduate level, which may include courses in research methods or statistics.

The University of Memphis Psychology Department consists of more than 30 full-time faculty members, 114 graduate students, and 750 undergraduate majors. Founded in 1984, the Department is home to the Center for Applied Psychological Research, which is one of the original and most successful Tennessee Centers of Excellence. Graduate degree programs include APA-accredited doctoral programs in Clinical Psychology and School Psychology; a doctoral program in Experimental Psychology; a master’s degree program in General Psychology; and a M.A./Ed.S. Program in School Psychology. Additional information on the Department of Psychology is available at: Review of applicants will begin on December 7, 2015 and may continue until filled or an adequate applicant pool is established, pending availability of funds.

Applicants must upload a curriculum vitae, a cover letter describing research and teaching interests, an unofficial transcript, contact information for three professional reference providers, and selected publications to:

Applicants may be requested to submit specific needs for research equipment and resources (including estimated itemized costs) at a later date.

Direct inquiries to search committee co-chair, Dr. Helen Sable (at [email protected] or 901.678.4343).

The University of Memphis, a Tennessee Board of Regents institution, is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. We urge all qualified applicants to apply for this position. Appointment will be based on qualifications as they relate to position requirements without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, disability or veteran status.