Assistant Professor of Computational Neuroscience
University of Kansas Lawrence Campus
Conduct research in the area of expertise that complements current
strengths in the department. Tenure-track faculty members are
expected to develop and maintain an active research program, one
that grows in depth and importance throughout their career.
Tenure-track faculty members are expected to publish in peer
reviewed journals, present findings at professional conferences,
and pursue external funding.
- Teach 4 courses/academic year in the Psychology department;
courses may be cross-listed or cross-referenced with other
departments. One course equivalency may be dedicated in the overall
teaching effort of responsibilities for this position to specific
curricular reform and development.
- Prepare for and attend all class meetings. In case of absence,
faculty member must plan for a substitute to teach class. Classes
should not be canceled.
- Provide instruction throughout the semester, usually 3
hours/week, one day a week.
- Develop assignments, administer tests, evaluate student work,
provide feedback to students, and assign grades.
- Hold regular office hours for students involved in classes
taught. A minimum of three office hours posted each week are
required. Be available for reasonable appointments if a student
cannot meet during scheduled office hours.
- Adhere to program, College, and University policies.
- All faculty members are expected to be active in advising. All
faculty members are to take their teaching and advising
responsibilities seriously and to strive for excellence in the
Tenure-track faculty are expected to participate in appropriate
professional activities, such as attending program meetings,
carrying out program committee assignments, attending national
meetings or conferences, and refereeing or reviewing manuscripts
for research journals and grant proposals. Service to the College
and University is also expected, and to the greater profession
All faculty members are expected to act in a manner that promotes
collegial relationships and shows respect toward students, staff,
and colleagues. Faculty members are expected to meet satisfactory
standards of performance in all three areas of responsibility and
to carry out those responsibilities in accordance with the Faculty Code of Rights,
Responsibilities, and Conduct
Req ID(Ex: 10567BR)
The University of Kansas prohibits discrimination on the basis of
race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, age,
ancestry, disability status as a veteran, sexual orientation,
marital status, parental status, gender identity, gender
expression, and genetic information in the university's programs
and activities. Retaliation is also prohibited by university
policy. The following persons have been designated to handle
inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies and are the
Title IX coordinators for their respective campuses: Executive
Director of the Office of Institutional Opportunity & Access,
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785-864-6414, 711 TTY 9for the Lawrence, Edwards, Parsons, Yoder,
and Topeka campuses); Director, Equal Opportunity Office, Mail Stop
7004, 4330 Shawnee Mission Parkway, Fairway, KS 66205,
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Kansas medical center campuses).
Contact Information to Applicants
Information inquiries regarding the position can be directed to the
Chair of the Search Committee:
Dr. Tim Pleskac
Dept. of Psychology
Evaluation of the following requirements will be made through (1)
descriptions of work experience and educational experiences in
letter of application, (2) record of accomplishments and
productivity addressed in curriculum vitae, (3) information
provided from professional references:
- A Ph.D. or ABD in Psychology or a related field is expected by
the start date of the appointment (08-18-2022).
- Demonstrated ability to work in interdisciplinary and
- Potential to establish an independent programmatic line of
research that includes publications and external funding.
- Demonstrated ability to teach effectively at undergraduate and
graduate levels and to mentor students.
Advertised Salary Range
Commensurate with experience
The University of Kansas seeks a tenure-track assistant professor
in the Department of Psychology to begin as early as August 18,
2022. The desired candidate will have a program of research and a
teaching portfolio in computational neuroscience that can
contribute to the department's growing Brain, Behavior and
Quantitative Science Program and/or the established Clinical
Psychology program. An ideal candidate will have expertise
developing computational models of brain and behavior to address
theory-driven questions using behavioral and/or neural data in
domains such as, but not limited to, brain structure and function,
cognition, development across the lifespan, psychopathology, and/or
social processes. An ideal candidate will also have an identifiable
path for obtaining external funding.
The University of Kansas and the Department of Psychology
recognizes that diversity across our students, staff, and faculty
strengthens our organization, campus, and community and is a core
initiative in the University's strategic plan, Jayhawks Rising.
Candidates are encouraged to reflect their commitment, practice,
and application of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging
within the application to reflect their ability to contribute in
this space. In a continuing effort to enrich its academic
environment and provide equal educational and employment
opportunities, the University of Kansas actively encourages
applications from members of underrepresented groups. The
successful applicant must have appropriate authorization to work in
the U.S. before employment begins.
Lawrence, KS is an excellent place to live. It is an affordable and
progressive city with a lively arts and music scene, excellent
schools, high quality restaurants, economical living, and a diverse
cultural mix. It is also only an hour drive from downtown Kansas
Application Review Begins
Anticipated Start Date
Additional Candidate Instruction
For a complete announcement and to apply online, go to https://employment.ku.edu/academic/20318BR
. A complete online application includes the following materials:
(1) a cover letter; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) a research
statement; (4) no more than three examples of scholarly papers; (5)
a teaching statement; and (6) the names, e-mail, and contact
information for three references.
In addition to the materials above, learning about each applicant's
contribution and engagement in areas of diversity is an important
part of KU's mission. At the time of application, applicants will
be asked to answer the following question regarding diversity,
equity, and inclusion: Describe your experiences working with
people from diverse backgrounds, and explain how those experiences
reflect your commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion. The
search committee would also like to expand on the question and ask
for specific information related to "how via research, teaching,
and/or service the candidate can help enhance and stretch the
department in its continuing commitment to diversity, equity and
inclusion." The response in the application must be within 4,000
characters or less (or can be added as a diversity statement
attachment).Application review begins November 15, 2021 and will
continue until the a pool of qualified applicants has been
obtained. Only complete applications will be considered.
Application review begins November 15, 2021 and will continue
until the a pool of qualified applicants has been