Assistant Professor of Social Affective Neuroscience

Job Type: 
Tenure Track Faculty
Institution: 
University of Wisconsin - River Falls

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Social-Affective Neuroscience

The University of Wisconsin-River Falls Department of Psychology invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Social-Affective Neuroscience. This position will support both our Psychology Major and our Neuroscience Major. Principal responsibilities will include teaching courses in Introduction to Neuroscience, Physiological Psychology, and to develop courses in their specific areas of expertise. Preferred candidates will also be able to teach some combination of Research Methods, Behavioral Statistics, Social Psychology, and General Psychology. The position is a nine-month, full-time, tenure-track faculty position, with a teaching load of twelve credits per semester. Faculty are expected to advise students, provide service to the department and university, and engage undergraduate students in research. The appointment begins August, 2020. Compensation is based on qualifications, including education and experience.

The successful candidate will be expected to

·       Effectively teach courses in Introduction to Neuroscience, Physiological Psychology, and develop new courses in the candidate’s area of expertise. Other courses will depend on departmental needs, which may include Research Methods, Behavioral Statistics, Social Psychology, and/or General Psychology

·       Develop an active research program in social-affective neuroscience collaborating with undergraduate students

·       Serve as academic advisor to undergraduate students

·       Contribute through service to the department, college, university, and/or wider community

Qualifications Required: 

·       Doctorate in Neuroscience/Physiological Psychology or related field at the time of appointment

·       Ability to teach courses in Introduction to Neuroscience, Physiological Psychology, and to develop courses that support our Neuroscience and Psychology majors in the candidate’s specific areas of expertise

·       Commitment to undergraduate teaching

·       Commitment to collaborating with undergraduate students in research

Qualifications Preferred:

·       Ability to teach courses in Research Methods, Behavioral Statistics, Social Psychology and General Psychology, depending on departmental need

You can apply for this position online at https://jobs.uwrf.edu/postings/5618

Please direct inquiries to Dr. James Cortright:   james.cortright@uwrf.edu