Posting Number F00168
Faculty Title Assistant Professor/Psychology (Behavioral Neuroscience)
Job Title Professorial Rank
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Appointment Basis 9 months
Job Location Ashland (15 A)
Other Job Location
Hiring Pay Rate $61,121-$64,863 (Assistant Prof Year-in-Rank 1-4)
commensurate with experience in a comparable faculty appointment and according
to the SOU faculty collective bargaining agreement
Benefits Eligible Yes
The Department of Psychology at Southern Oregon University (SOU) is seeking
candidates for a full-time, nine-month, tenure track Assistant Professor. The
program is seeking an individual with a degree in general experimental
psychology or behavioral neuroscience. Candidates must demonstrate the
potential to develop and teach undergraduate courses in at least two of the
following areas: cognition, psychopharmacology, behavioral neuroscience,
sensation and perception, research methods and statistics. Applicants should
provide documented evidence of scholarly activities and demonstrate a
commitment to providing research experiences for undergraduate students.
Applicants should demonstrate a commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion
as well as experience working with students from underrepresented minorities.
SOU offers excellent comprehensive health and retirement benefits. The start
date is September 16, 2022, and the position is tenure-eligible and will be
open until filled with priority deadline of February 15, 2022.
Southern Oregon University is a public liberal arts institution of
approximately 6,000 undergraduate and 500 graduate students. The surrounding
area is known for cultural offerings such as the Oregon Shakespeare Festival,
the Ashland International Film Festival, and the Britt Music Festival. The
Rogue Valley is also renowned for outdoor activities such as hiking,
snowboarding, and fishing.
Southern Oregon University is a welcoming community committed to inclusive
excellence and the celebration of diversity. Without diversity, our
educational process is diminished. Working together in support of our
commitment to diversity, we strengthen and enrich our role as learners,
educators and members of a tightly connected global community. We encourage
those who share in our commitment to diversity, to join our community and we
expect all our employees to demonstrate an ability and desire to create an
inclusive campus community.
· Initial appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor requires a terminal
degree (or ABD) in Experimental Psychology or Neuroscience or closely
· Prior evidence of college/university level teaching equivalent to one full
year of teaching.
· Applicants should possess a record of excellence in communicating research
findings as evidenced by conference presentations and journal publications and
demonstrate a commitment to excellent teaching and scholarship.
· Applicants should provide documented evidence of scholarly activities and
demonstrate a strong commitment to providing research experiences for
· Applicants should be able to demonstrate a commitment to equity, diversity,
and inclusion as well as experience working with students from
· Two or more years of college/university level teaching
Primary instructor for courses in psychopharmacology and behavioral
·Significant demonstrated experience mentoring students and especially
those from underrepresented minorities
Regular teaching activities, including standing/sitting, lecturing, and using
This position is designated as a critical, security-sensitive or safety-
sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a
Criminal Background Check. Yes
Posting Date 11/04/2021
Application must be received by for priority consideration 02/15/2022
Open Until Filled Yes
Anticipated Appointment Begin Date 09/16/2022
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•Must be willing to travel and attend training programs off-site for
occasional professional development.
•Must be able to work additional hours and adjust working hours to meet
special jobs. May be called back periodically to perform work as needed on an
•Must be able to successfully pass a pre-employment background check.
•Under the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA):
-Position classification defined as “exempt” are not subject overtime
•The person holding this position is considered a “mandated reporter” under
the Oregon Revised Statues and is required to comply with the requirements set
forth by the Oregon department of Human Services.
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