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Tenure Track Assistant Professor, Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences

University of Delaware
Delaware, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Mar 3, 2024

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Faculty Positions, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Psychology
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

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University of Delaware

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The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer which encourages applications from Minority Group Members, Women, Individuals with Disabilities and Veterans. The University's Notice of Non-Discrimination can be found at

Job No: 500498
Work Type: Faculty
Location: Newark
Categories: Psychological & Brain Sciences, Full Time

Tenure Track Assistant Professor of Behavioral Neuroscience, Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences

The Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Delaware invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Behavioral Neuroscience position to begin in the fall of 2024. We seek an outstanding scholar using animal models to investigate any specialization of Behavioral Neuroscience. We especially welcome applications from candidates who incorporate computational neuroscience approaches with other empirical methodologies in Behavioral Neuroscience who can build upon or diversify the existing strengths of our faculty. Our department values candidates who can demonstrate a commitment to excellence in instruction at the graduate and undergraduate level, to high quality student and trainee mentorship, and who can teach and mentor a diverse student population.

QUALIFICATIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The successful candidate will have a proven track record of exemplary research and earned a Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent degree in neuroscience or a related field. We are seeking innovative scientists, who are expected to build a vigorous, well-funded research program focusing on topics that complement and extend the existing strengths of our faculty. In particular, candidates who incorporate computational approaches into a strong experimental research program using animal models are desired. Candidates should be able to collaborate with a strong and growing interdepartmental network of neuroscientists in the Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Graduate Program, which provides opportunities to train interdisciplinary scholars and build connections with researchers across departments and colleges. Candidates will also have the opportunity to develop courses and teach a diverse population of undergraduate and graduate students.

PSYCHOLOGICAL AND BRAIN SCIENCES AT UD: The Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at the University of Delaware ( is within the College Arts and Sciences. The Behavioral Neuroscience Area in the department has faculty focusing on learning and memory, behavioral epigenetics, developmental neuroimmunology and neuroendocrinology, regulation of social behavior, stress-related hormonal and arousal systems in depression and PTSD, neural plasticity, and social behavior and communication. They employ multiple methodologies including small animal neuroimaging at our MRI center, in vivo neurophysiology, optogenetic manipulation of brain circuits, neuroanatomical tracing, behavioral tasks, molecular and cellular neurobiology, and image analysis. Enhanced by state-of-the-art facilities, research is conducted across all seven colleges and numerous interdisciplinary institutes and centers. Relevant staffed facilities on campus include a 11,600 square foot Center for Biomedical and Brain Imaging housing a 9.4T/20cm Bruker MRI for small animals, an animal housing and research facility, a 103,000 square foot Health Sciences Complex, a 194,000 square foot Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Laboratory, and a Bio-Imaging Center, a multi-user microscopy facility that houses state-of-the-art equipment. The NIH-supported Delaware Center for Neuroscience Research in collaboration with Delaware State University, and the Delaware Health Sciences Alliance (DHSA), a partnership among the University of Delaware, Christiana Care Health System, Nemours/Alfred I. du Pont Hospital for Children, and Thomas Jefferson University, provide infrastructure and opportunity for innovative collaborations for basic, clinical, and translational researchers.

The College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Delaware offers exceptional educational experiences including integrated instruction, research and public engagement. With 24 academic departments and more than 25 centers, programs and institutes, the College serves close to 7,000 undergraduate students and over 1,000 graduate students with CAS majors, but also every single University student through foundational course work. The College’s 600 faculty members emphasize the enduring value of an arts and science education and share a deep commitment to excellence in scholarship and all forms of creative and intellectual expression. The College has departments in the arts, humanities, social sciences and natural sciences, and features outstanding research and teaching facilities. Faculty and staff encourage and support innovative interdisciplinary collaborations and students engage local, national and global audiences through research and creative activity. With annual research expenditures of approximately $38 million and growing, the College currently houses several large, interdisciplinary grants with significant funding from the NIH and NSF.

The University of Delaware ( is one of the nation’s oldest institutions of higher education, combining tradition and innovation. The university recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the experience of its employees and in supporting its academic mission. We are committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds, and we strongly encourage applications from educators from under-represented groups. UD provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

TO APPLY: Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2023, and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should upload a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a research statement, a teaching statement, three representative publications or preprints, and contact information for three references. Letters of reference will be requested at time of application submission. Inquiries, but not application materials, should be emailed to Amy Griffin (

SALARY AND BENEFITS: Compensation packages are highly competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. The UD benefits package is one of the best in the nation.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups. The University's Notice of Non-Discrimination can be found at

Notice of Non-Discrimination, Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action
The University of Delaware does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital status, disability, religion, age, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law in its employment, educational programs and activities, admissions policies, and scholarship and loan programs as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and University policies. The University of Delaware also prohibits unlawful harassment including sexual harassment and sexual violence.



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