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Assistant Professor of Behavioral Neuroscience/Biological Psychology

California State University, Long Beach
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Jan 8, 2024

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Assistant Professor of Behavioral Neuroscience/Biological Psychology

Job No: 530946
Work Type: Instructional Faculty - Tenured/Tenure-Track
Location: Long Beach
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Faculty - Behavioral Sciences, Tenured/Tenure-Track, Full Time

Position: Assistant Professor of Behavioral Neuroscience/Biological Psychology
Effective: August 19, 2024 (Fall Semester)
Salary: The Assistant Professor (Academic Year) classification salary is $5,405 to $11,994/per month (12 monthly payments per academic year). The anticipated hiring range is $6,667 to $7,084/per month. Salary offered is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Application Deadline: Review of applications to begin September 29, 2023. Position opened until filled (or recruitment canceled).

College of Liberal Arts
Department of Psychology

  • Ph.D. in Behavioral Neuroscience or Biological Psychology or a closely related field. Degree at time of application or official notification of completion of the doctoral degree by August 1, 2024.
  • Ability to teach a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses related to Behavioral Neuroscience/Biological Psychology
  • Demonstrated potential for effective teaching undergraduate and graduate students
  • Demonstrated potential for mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students
  • Demonstrated ability and commitment to develop and maintain an active research program in Behavioral Neuroscience using rat model systems
  • Demonstrated potential or evidence of research and scholarly productivity as evidenced by peer-reviewed publications and professional presentations
  • Demonstrated commitment to working successfully with a diverse student population

  • Research emphasis in, but not limited to, motivated behaviors, learning, or addiction, and research expertise in utilizing cellular and molecular approaches to address fundamental questions in Behavioral Neuroscience
  • Demonstrated commitment to mentoring first-generation and underrepresented college students (e.g., involving undergraduates in faculty-directed research and/or mentoring undergraduate students in independent research)
  • Interest in developing hands-on undergraduate teaching experiences to foster engagement in Behavioral Neuroscience research (lab-based undergraduate courses)
  • Interest in or evidence of involvement in undergraduate training grants for student engagement
  • Interest in the Master of Arts in Psychological Research program through chairing master's thesis projects, involving graduate students in faculty-directed research, and teaching graduate-level courses related to Behavioral Neuroscience.
  • Potential for or experience in securing external research grants
  • Demonstrated commitment to and/or experience in contributing to service at the department, university, community, or professional level
  • Experience of successfully working with populations demographically and socioeconomically similar to the CSULB student body (Demographics)

  • Teach a variety of undergraduate and graduate-level courses in Behavioral Neuroscience [Mode of instruction may include in-person, hybrid, online, and/or any combination thereof.].
  • Develop new courses in specialty area
  • Establish an independent research program and engage in research, scholarly and creative activities in Behavioral Neuroscience, leading to publications
  • Supervise students in research activities, including undergraduate projects and Masters' theses
  • Participate in significant service to the department, college, university, and community

CSULB seeks to recruit faculty who enthusiastically support the University's strong commitment to the academic success of all of our students, including students of color, students with disabilities, students who are first generation to college, veterans, students with diverse socio-economic backgrounds, and students of diverse sexual orientations and gender expressions. CSULB seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the People of California, to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students a rich variety of expertise, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning.

The Department of Psychology and CSULB have invested significantly in developing Behavioral Neuroscience in the department by renovating the Psychology building to provide wet lab facilities to support research and teaching. The department also has acquired state-of-the-art behavioral equipment for rats and specialized equipment for molecular neuroscience that is available to behavioral neuroscience faculty in the department.

Information on excellent benefits package available to CSULB faculty is located here: CSU Employee Benefits

How to Apply - Required Documentation:
  • An Equity and Diversity Statement about your teaching or other experiences, successes, and challenges in working with a diverse student population (maximum two pages, single-spaced). For further information and guidelines, please visit: Equity and Diversity Statement
  • Letter of application addressing the required and preferred qualifications
  • CV
  • Names and contact information for three references (to be contacted for confidential letters of recommendation should the applicant reach the finalist stage)
  • Teaching philosophy and skills
  • Teaching portfolio (e.g., sample syllabi and teaching evaluation summaries)
  • Research interests and skills and a statement of current and future research plans
  • Reprints and/or preprints of published manuscripts with a detailed description of personal contributions to each publication (maximum of three reprints and/or preprints)
  • Finalists should be prepared to submit an official transcript (e-transcript preferred, if available)

  • Requests for information about the position should be addressed to:

    Behavioral Neuroscience Search Committee
    California State University, Long Beach
    Department of Psychology
    1250 Bellflower Boulevard
    Long Beach, CA 90840-0901

    (562) 985-5003 or E-mail:


    A background check (including a criminal records check and telephone reference check with most recent employer) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

    The person holding this position is considered a “mandated reporter” under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 Revised July 21, 2017 as a condition of employment.

    CSU Vaccination Policy
    CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at Click or tap if you trust this link." href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"> and questions may be sent to

    CSULB is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can learn, live, and work in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual, without regard to race or ethnicity (including color or ancestry), nationality, religion or religious creed, gender (or sex), gender identity (including transgender), gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, disability (physical or mental), medical condition, genetic information, age, veteran or military status. CSULB is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    Application Closes: Open until filled

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