Assistant Professor (Psychology: Behavioral Neuroscience)

Auburn, Alabama, United States
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Job description

The Department of Psychology at Auburn University invites applications for a tenure-track position as an Assistant Professor beginning fall semester, August 16, 2018.

Responsibilities
Candidates will contribute to the education and training of undergraduate and graduate students, including teaching courses in the candidate’s area of expertise. Candidates are expected to maintain a strong research program, with potential for extramural funding.

Minimum Qualifications
Candidates should have an independent research program in behavioral neuroscience, broadly defined, with preference for programs that complement existing strengths in the Department of Psychology which include comparative cognition, learning and conditioning, cognitive and affective neuroscience, autism and developmental disabilities, environmental health, and psychopharmacology. A strong record of publications, and a high potential for external funding is required. Candidates must have earned a Ph.D. in Psychology or related field. ABD candidates will be considered but must have Ph.D. by start date or offer will be withdrawn. Auburn University has state-of-the-art resources for animal and human model neuroscience research.

Special Instructions to Applicants
Review of applications will begin September 15, 2017, and continue until a candidate is selected.

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Auburn University was established in 1856 as the East Alabama Male College, 20 years after the city of Auburn's founding. In 1872, under the Morrill Act, the school became the first land-grant college in the South and was renamed the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Alabama. In 1899 the name again was changed, to the Alabama Polytechnic Institute. Finally, in 1960 the name of the school was changed to Auburn University, a title more in keeping with its location, and expressing the varied academic programs and larger curriculum of a major university. Today, Auburn is one of the few universities to carry the torch as a land, sea and space grant university. Our Fall 2012 semester enrollment was 25,134. Our students can choose from more than 140 degree options in 13 schools and colleges at the undergraduate, graduate and professional levels.