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Assistant Professor in Neuroscience

Northern Kentucky University
Kentucky, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Oct 18, 2021

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Faculty Positions, Education, Curriculum & Instruction, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Biology & Life Sciences, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Other Social & Behavioral Sciences, Political Science & International Relations, Psychology
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Full Time
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Working Title Assistant Professor in Neuroscience Department Psychological Science Full Time or Part Time? Full Time Position Number Commitment to Inclusive Excellence

Northern Kentucky University ( NKU ) seeks excellence by enriching its educational environment and culture through the diversity of its administration, faculty and staff and by embracing inclusiveness, equity, and global awareness in all dimensions of its work. NKU is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action institution. We encourage applications by members of diverse groups and by persons with a demonstrated commitment to issues of diversity and experience in achieving goals relative to inclusive excellence.

Purpose of Position
The Department of Psychological Science at Northern Kentucky University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Neuroscience beginning August 2022.

Located seven miles from downtown Cincinnati, OH in an area offering an outstanding quality of life, NKU is a nationally recognized metropolitan university committed to active engagement with the Northern Kentucky/Greater Cincinnati region of nearly two million people. For additional information on Northern Kentucky University, visit Primary Responsibilities
The successful candidate will teach undergraduate courses in Biopsychology (including a laboratory component), Animal Learning, Research Methods in Psychology, Introduction to Psychology, and other areas in their expertise. Candidates will teach a combination of in-person and online courses. Preference will be given to applicants who can provide evidence of effective teaching in undergraduate psychology classes.

The Department of Psychological Science is committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community and the curriculum. A successful candidate will have a demonstrated commitment and/or experience promoting and fostering a learning environment that is supportive of individuals from diverse backgrounds. Candidates who can contribute to these goals are encouraged to apply and to identify their strengths and experiences in this area.

NKU offers support for research projects at the university level and through the College of Arts and Sciences. A successful candidate will also be able to apply for funding through the Kentucky IDeA Networks of Biomedical Research Excellence (KY INBRE ). The purpose of the KY INBRE program is help faculty to competitively apply for NIH funding. For more information go to .

Applicants should submit the following materials electronically at :
  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Teaching philosophy statement
  • Evidence of teaching proficiency
  • Diversity statement, with a focus on strengths and experiences in promoting a learning environment that is supportive of individuals from diverse backgrounds
  • Research statement, including a plan to incorporate undergraduate students
  • Up to three reprints/preprints
  • Names and email addresses of three professional references
Once an application has been processed, a secure link will be sent to the three reference providers so that letters of recommendation can be uploaded to the same website. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.

The Department of Psychological Science offers a collegial work environment that values both teaching and scholarship. Questions about the position can be directed to the chairs of the search committee, Dr. Ty Brumback ( ) or Dr. Justin Yates ( ). More information about the department can be found on our website Qualifications
Candidates must have a Ph.D. in a Psychology discipline related to Behavioral or Cognitive Neuroscience by time of appointment. Candidates should be strongly committed to teaching at the undergraduate level.

Candidates will also maintain an active research agenda with undergraduate involvement in an area of psychology related to neuroscience.

In this position, the candidate will also serve on department, College and University committees. Minimum Education Ph.D Preferred Education Ph.D
Requisition Number 2021F574 Job Open Date 10/18/2021 Job Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Quick Link Supplemental Questions

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Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. References
  4. Teaching Philosophy
  5. Research statement including a plan for incorporating undergraduate students
  6. Preprint / Reprint
  7. Evidence of Teaching Proficiency
  8. Diversity Statement 2
Optional Documents

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