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Associate / Full Professor - Psychological & Brain Sciences

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Work type: Faculty Full Time
Campus: UMass Amherst
Department: Psychology and Brain Sci
Categories: Faculty

About UMass Amherst

UMass Amherst, the Commonwealth's flagship campus, is a nationally ranked public research university offering a full range of undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. The University sits on nearly 1,450-acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, and offers a rich cultural environment in a bucolic setting close to major urban centers. In addition, the University is part of the Five Colleges (including Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, and Smith College), which adds to the intellectual energy of the region.

Job Description:

The Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Amherst (http://www.umass.edu/pbs) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the level of Associate or Full Professor in Behavioral Neuroscience starting Fall 2019. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Neuroscience or a related discipline, an excellent record of leadership, a productive externally-funded research program, and a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate education.


The successful candidate will be part of a highly interactive group of neuroscientists working with rodent, avian, and primate models, as well as other groups within the Department and across campus. Ideal candidates will have a strong program in one or more of the following areas: neuroendocrinology, neurodevelopment, stress, learning and memory, neuroethology, and/or neuroimmunology. Innovative research programs that employ advanced techniques in genetics, molecular/cellular biology, imaging, and/or electrophysiology are particularly desired.
 
Candidates should expect to become an active member of the Graduate Program in Neuroscience and Behavior (http://gpls.cns.umass.edu/nsb) which includes faculty members from the Departments of Psychological and Brain Sciences, Biology, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Engineering, Computer Science, and other departments, as well as colleagues in the regional Five-College community, and to contribute to the College of Natural Sciences commitment to diversity, equity & inclusion http://www.cns.umass.edu/diversity-equity-inclusion

Requirements:

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Neuroscience or a related discipline, an excellent record of leadership, a productive externally-funded research program, and a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate education.

Additional Information:

Candidates should expect to become an active member of the Graduate Program in Neuroscience and Behavior (http://gpls.cns.umass.edu/nsb) which includes faculty members from the Departments of Psychological and Brain Sciences, Biology, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Engineering, Computer Science, and other departments, as well as colleagues in the regional Five-College community, and to contribute to the College of Natural Sciences commitment to diversity, equity & inclusion http://www.cns.umass.edu/diversity-equity-inclusion.

Application Instructions:

Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research interests and teaching philosophy, a list of five sample publications, a statement of contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion, and the names and contact information of three references. Please submit materials online to: https://www.umass.edu/humres/job-openings. Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2018, and continue until the position is filled.

UMass Amherst is committed to a policy of equal opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, or genetic information in employment, admission to and participation in academic programs, activities, and services, and the selection of vendors who provide services or products to the University.  To fulfill that policy, UMass Amherst is further committed to a program of affirmative action to eliminate or mitigate artificial barriers and to increase opportunities for the recruitment and advancement of qualified minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and covered veterans.  It is the policy of the UMass Amherst to comply with the applicable federal and state statutes, rules, and regulations concerning equal opportunity and affirmative action.

 

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