Assistant Professor - Cognitive Neuroscience or Cognitive Psychology

New York, United States
Salary Not specified
May 06, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Assistant Professor - Cognitive Neuroscience or Cognitive Psychology

Tenure Track

Psychology Department

Derner School of Psychology


The Gordon F. Derner School of Psychology seeks to enhance its roster of distinguished faculty through the addition of a colleague with a background in Cognitive Neuroscience or Cognitive Psychology, broadly defined. The successful candidate will play a significant role in our growing undergraduate neuroscience major. Applicants for this tenure track Assistant Professor position must have a PhD by the time of appointment, which is anticipated to begin in the Fall of 2021. We are strongly committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. We are thus seeking candidates who demonstrate a desire to teach and mentor undergraduate and graduate students from diverse cultural backgrounds, and we encourage applications from candidates from underrepresented backgrounds.

  1. Candidates will be expected to contribute primarily to our undergraduate neuroscience major, a joint venture between the Derner School of Psychology and the Department of Biology, including teaching, research and service.
  2. Candidates will be expected to teach undergraduate courses including, but not necessarily limited to, cognitive neuroscience, cognitive psychology, and upper-level advanced topics neuroscience courses in the candidate's specific area of expertise. Successful candidates will establish an active research program; have a strong interest and/or experience in initiating and guiding undergraduate student research; and interest in interdisciplinary collaboration.

  1. All candidates with a Ph.D. in Cognitive Neuroscience, Cognitive Psychology or related disciplines conferred by no later than August 2021 will be considered.
  2. Priority will be given to individuals with teaching experience in any area of Neuroscience or Cognitive Psychology and to individuals whose research program demonstrates expertise in interdisciplinary approaches to studying cognitive, affective and/or developmental processes. Competitive candidates will have research programs that complement current research interests in the department.
  3. Background/experience in working with culturally diverse populations.

  1. Applicants must apply online at by submitting the following in one merged PDF: a cover letter, CV, statements of teaching and research interests, a diversity statement, and up to 3 selected reprints/preprints and teaching evaluations. Three letters of reference must be sent to
  2. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
  3. Informal inquiries about the position are welcome and should be sent to Dr. Dominic Fareri (


Adelphi University, New York, is a highly awarded, nationally ranked, powerfully connected doctoral research and teaching university dedicated to transforming students' lives through small classes with world-class faculty, hands-on learning and innovative ways to support academic and career success. Adelphi offers exceptional liberal arts and sciences programs and professional training, with particular strength in our Core Four—Arts and Humanities, STEM and Social Sciences, the Business and Education Professions, and Health and Wellness. Recognized as a Best College by U.S. News & World Report, Adelphi is Long Island's oldest private coeducational university, serving more than 8,100 students at its beautiful main campus in Garden City, at learning hubs in Manhattan, the Hudson Valley and Suffolk County, and online. The University offers students more than 50 undergraduate majors and 70 graduate programs in the liberal arts, the sciences and professional training. With powerful partnerships throughout the New York area, more than 115,000 graduates across the country, a growing enrollment of students from 41 states and 58 countries, and rising rankings from top publications and organizations, Adelphi is a dynamic community that plays a leadership role on Long Island and in the region.


The Gordon F Derner School of Psychology is committed to have a diverse and inclusive faculty and thus especially invites applications from women, minorities, and historically disadvantaged groups. We are committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. For further information about the Derner School of Psychology which includes an APA approved PhD in Clinical Psychology, a School Psychology PsyD, and MA programs in General Psychology, School psychology, and Mental Health counseling, and post-graduate programs as well as one of the largest undergraduate majors at Adelphi, please visit

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