Assistant Professor, Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences

Drexel University
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Oct 14, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Biology & Life Sciences, Other Science & Technology, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Human Development & Family Sciences, Other Social & Behavioral Sciences, Psychology
Salary Band
Not specified
Employment Type
Full Time
About Drexel

Drexel is one of Philadelphia's top 10 private employers, a comprehensive global research university and a major engine for economic development in the region. With over 24,000 students, Drexel is one of America's 15 largest private universities. Drexel has committed to being the nation’s most civically engaged university, with community partnerships integrated into every aspect of service and academics.

Job Summary

Drexel University seeks to fill a tenure-track faculty position within the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at the Assistant Professor level effective Fall 2022. We are searching for a collaborative faculty member with research experience in Clinical Neuroscience. The specific area of investigation is open but could encompass areas such as neuropsychology, health psychology, forensic psychology, and pediatric and clinical child psychology. The successful candidate will serve as a core member of the Clinical and possibly also the Applied Cognitive and Brain Sciences program and is expected to maintain a program of scholarly research, seek external funding, teach undergraduate and graduate courses, and supervise graduate student research. The applicant will further be expected to contribute to the university's growing neuroscience focus, by mentoring and teaching graduate and undergraduate students, as well as contributing to planned expansions toward an innovative and interdisciplinary neuroscience B.S. curriculum across the College of Arts and Sciences (Psychological and Brain Sciences, and Biology), the School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems, and the College of Computing and Informatics.

The Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences ( offers a B.S. in Psychology and a Neuroscience minor and is home to vibrant Ph.D. programs in Applied Cognitive and Brain Sciences (ACBS), Clinical Psychology, and Psychology and Law (JD/PhD), as well as a Master of Science (MS) program for students who wish to pursue advanced education in scientific psychology and research methods. The Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences provides ample opportunities and facilities for research, including collaboration with neuroscience faculty across various colleges at Drexel University and the College of Medicine. Drexel University is an urban research university that is classified by the Carnegie Foundation as an R1—very high research activity university. Of special interest are candidates who can further the University’s efforts to foster diversity, equity, and inclusion.

The College of Arts and Sciences (CoAS) delivers a time-honored liberal arts education paired with Drexel’s renowned focus on applied learning. Our research and scholarship explore contemporary issues with an eye toward improving the common good. With a breadth of disciplines in the natural sciences, social sciences and humanities, and a focus on the now, the College is the perfect home for curious scholars who seek to apply their learning in the service of humanity.

Essential Functions

Building a successful and well-funded research program that involves graduate and undergraduate student education.

Teaching psychology and neuroscience courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Serving on committees at the department, college, and university level.

Other related duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

PhD or Doctorate

Clinical Psychology, Clinical Science, Neuroscience or other closely related field

Preferred Qualifications

Demonstrated ability to conduct productive research in her/his field.
Commitment to teaching and service.
Must be legally able to work in the United States (as relevant for the position)

Physical Demands

Typically sitting at a desk/table


University City, Philadelphia

Supplemental Posting information:
Please make sure to upload/include the following documents in a PDF format upon your application submission:
1. Cover letter
2. CV with complete professional and academic history.
3. Statement of Research Interests
4. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
5. The names and e-mail addresses of at least three references.

Letters of reference/recommendation will be requested from candidates who are invited for an in-person or remote Zoom interview. Evaluation of applications will begin immediately and will continue until a suitable candidate pool is identified. Applications received by December 1, 2021 will be given priority consideration.

Please address all queries to Evangelia Chrysikou, Ph.D. ( Only applications submitted via Drexel Careers will be considered.

Advertised:Oct 14 2021 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close:Dec 19 2021 Eastern Standard Time

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