Assistant Professor of Psychology (Neuroscience)

Bristol, Rhode Island, United States

Job description

Roger Williams University, located on the coast of Bristol, RI, is a forward-thinking private university with 45 undergraduate majors and more than a dozen graduate programs spanning the liberal arts and the professions, where students become community-minded citizens through project-based, experiential learning. With small classes, direct access to faculty and boundless opportunities for real-world projects, RWU students develop the ability to think critically while simultaneously building the practical skills that today’s employers demand. In the five years since launching its signature Affordable Excellence initiative, the University has established itself as a leader in American higher education by confronting the most pressing issues facing students and families – increasing costs that limit access to college, rising debt and the job readiness of graduates. In addition to its 4,000 undergraduates and 300 graduate students, RWU is home to a thriving School of Continuing Studies based in Providence as well as Rhode Island’s only law school.

Roger Williams University is committed to creating and supporting an intellectual community devoted to teaching and learning and providing the opportunity for personal and intellectual growth for students, faculty and staff. The University credits much of its growth and success to the hard work and dedication of its employees.

Job Description:

The Department of Psychology in the Feinstein School of Social and Natural Sciences invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Psychology, with a specialization in Neuroscience, beginning Fall 2018. Teaching responsibilities for this position include Introduction to Neuroscience, courses in the Department’s research methods sequence, and additional courses in the candidate’s area of expertise. Regular participation in the university’s CORE curriculum is also expected. Candidates are required to have a Ph.D. in Psychology, Neuroscience or a related discipline at the time of appointment. In addition, candidates must also provide evidence of excellence in teaching and an ongoing program of scholarly activity that will allow for faculty/student collaborative research. Preference will be given to candidates whose research and teaching interests are interdisciplinary, and complement our programs in Biology and/or Public Health.


Candidates are required to have a Ph.D. in Psychology, Neuroscience or a related discipline at the time of appointment.

How to apply

Please submit a letter of application including a research statement, a statement of teaching philosophy, curriculum vitae and the names, addresses, phone numbers and email of three professional references.

Review of completed applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. To receive full consideration, complete applications must be received by January 31, 2018. For further information about the position, please contact the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Laura Turner (, 401-254-3517).

Roger Williams University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and committed to a diverse workforce. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable state and federal law.

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Roger Williams University located in Bristol, R.I., is a leading independent, coeducational university with programs in the liberal arts and the professions, where students become community- and globally-minded citizens through project-based, experiential learning. Offering more than 40 majors and a plethora of co-curricular activities as well as study abroad options, RWU is dedicated to the success of students, commitment to a set of core values, the pursuit of affordable excellence and to providing a relevant, world-class education above all else.