Assistant Professor in Behavioral & Systems Neuroscience Psychology, Tenure Track

College of South Jersey

United States

February 20, 2022


Position Details

Recruitment/Posting Title Assistant Professor in Behavioral & Systems Neuroscience Psychology, Tenure Track

Department SAS - Psychology Salary Commensurate With Experience Posting Summary

The Department of Psychology in the Rutgers University School of Arts and Sciences, New Brunswick, New Jersey invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level in Behavioral & Systems Neuroscience, with a start date of September 1, 2022. The candidate would complement departmental strengths in one or more of the following areas: (1) learning and memory (2) perception and sensory systems; (3) attentional processes; (4) computational modeling of neural processes; (5) affective neuroscience with a focus on emotional processing; (6) behavioral and computational genetics; (7) neuropharmacology and addiction. Further links are possible with the Rutgers Center for Cognitive Science, the Center of Alcohol Studies, the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, the Center for Advanced Human Brain Imaging Research and The Brain Health Institute. The successful candidate will be expected to develop and maintain an active, extramurally-funded research program and to participate in undergraduate and graduate teaching in areas such as behavioral and cognitive neuroscience, learning processes, and neuropsychopharmacology. Candidate must have a doctoral degree in psychology, neuroscience or related field by the appointment date (which is September 1, 2022).

Salary, start-up funds, and other considerations will be consistent with Rutgers' commitment to recruit and retain an exceptional individual. Please see our website for information about the Department of Psychology. Rutgers University hosts one of the most diverse student bodies in the United States. Our institution is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion; our priority to diversify our faculty ranks is outlined in the Rutgers DEI strategic plan. The Department of Psychology and Rutgers University are working to ensure our faculty composition reflects the diversity of our student population. We especially encourage applications from backgrounds underrepresented in psychology including women, Black, Latinx, Indigenous, and LGBTQ+ scientists. Please submit a curriculum vitae, personal statement of research aims and teaching philosophy, and three letters of recommendation to: https: // Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled

Please contact Candace Green ( regarding any questions or concerns that you may have on the Rutgers Online Recruitment System.

COVID-19 Immunization Requirement

Rutgers University requires all new employees to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated and have received a booster (where eligible) against COVID-19 prior to commencement of employment, unless the University has granted the employee a medical or religious exemption. Employees who are not eligible for a booster at the time of an offer of employment provide proof they have received a booster upon eligibility and upload proof of same. Based on current guidance, individuals are considered fully vaccinated against COVID-19 two weeks after receiving the final dose of a vaccine approved or authorized for emergency use in the United States or a vaccine that has been listed for emergency use by the World Health Organization. Eligibility for a booster against COVID-19 varies and is explained on the University's web site located at https: // Failure to provide proof of primary vaccination and booster will result in rescission of a candidate's offer of employment or disciplinary action up to and including termination.

Posting Number 22FA0055 Posting Open Date Posting Close Date

Minimum Education and Experience

Candidate must have a doctoral degree in psychology, neuroscience or related field by the appointment date (which is September 1, 2022).

Certifications/Licenses Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Equipment Utilized Physical Demands and Work Environment Overview Statement

Special Instructions to Applicants

Quick Link to Posting https: // Campus Rutgers University-New Brunswick Home Location Campus Busch (RU-New Brunswick) Location Details

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  • Teaching Philosophy
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Other Document
  • Research Statement
  • Optional Documents

  • Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  • Other Documents (2)
  • Other Documents (3)
  • Personal Statement