Division of Behavioral Neuroscience
Department of Psychology
University of Massachusetts Amherst
The Department of Psychology at the University of Massachusetts Amherst (http://www.psych.umass.edu) is inviting applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level in its Behavioral Neuroscience Division, starting in Fall, 2014. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Neuroscience or a related discipline, an excellent record of research with a productive, federally-funded research program (or evidence of ability to establish one), and strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate education. The candidate will interact with a highly visible group of neuroendocrinologists working on rodent, avian, and primate models, as well as other groups within the Department and across campus. Ideal candidates will have a strong program in one or more of the following areas: stress, learning and memory, addiction, neurodegenerative disorders, neuroimmunology, and/or neuroendocrinology. Epigenetic, genetic, electrophysiological, pharmacological, or neuroanatomical approaches are particularly desired.
Candidates should expect to become an active member of the Graduate Program in Neuroscience and Behavior (http://www.umass.edu/neuro) that includes faculty members from the Departments of Psychology, Biology, Chemistry, Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Computer Science, and other departments, as well as from the colleges in the nearby Five-College community.
Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research interests and teaching philosophy, samples of representative research papers, and the names of at least three references. We will begin to review applications on October 25, 2013, and we will continue to accept applications until the position is filled. Please submit materials on-line at: http://umass.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=42565.
The University of Massachusetts Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and members of minority groups are encouraged to apply. In reviewing applicants, we will favorably factor personal experiences, or experiences helping others, in overcoming barriers to an academic career or degree and/or other experiences with students and colleagues from diverse backgrounds or perspectives.