Assistant Professor in Behavioral and Systems Neuroscience

Rutgers The State University of New Jersey


  Assistant Professor in Behavioral & Systems Neuroscience, Tenure-Track
Department SAS - Psychology
Salary Commensurate With Experience
Posting Summary
The Department of Psychology in the Rutgers University School of Arts and Sciences, New Brunswick, New Jersey anticipates hiring an Assistant or advanced Assistant Professor in Behavioral & Systems Neuroscience to begin September 1, 2023, subject to approval of funding. The candidate would build upon departmental strengths in behavioral processes and/or neuroplasticity related to one or more of the following areas: (1) learning, memory, and attentional processes; (2) computational modeling of neural processes; (3) affective neuroscience with a focus on emotional processing; (4) neuropharmacology and addiction. As a member of our Psychology Department, affiliations are possible with the Rutgers Center for Cognitive Science, the Center of Alcohol Studies, the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, the Center for Advanced Human Brain Imaging Research, and The Brain Health Institute. The successful candidate will be expected to develop and maintain an active, extramurally-funded research program and to participate in undergraduate and graduate teaching in areas relevant to Behavioral and Systems Neuroscience. The candidate must have a PhD in psychology, neuroscience or related field by the appointment date.
Salary, start-up funds, and other considerations will be consistent with Rutgers’ commitment to recruit and retain exceptional individuals. Please see our website for information about the Department of Psychology and the University. Rutgers University hosts one of the most diverse student bodies in the United States. Our institution is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and our priority to diversify our faculty ranks is outlined in the Rutgers DEI strategic plan. The Department of Psychology and Rutgers University are working to ensure our faculty composition reflects the diversity of our student population. We especially encourage applications from backgrounds underrepresented in STEM including women, Black, Hispanic, Indigenous, and LGBTQ+ scientists. Please submit a curriculum vitae, personal statement of research aims and teaching philosophy, and three letters of recommendation to: Review of applications will begin on October 15th and continue until the position is filled, but timely submission of materials is recommended for full consideration. Applicants may contact Candace Green, Sr. Department Administrator with questions or concerns about the application or review process, at
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Posting Number 22FA0980
Minimum Education and Experience
Candidate must have a doctoral degree in psychology, neuroscience or related field by the appointment date (which is September 1, 2023).

Posting Details

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Campus Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Home Location Campus Busch (RU-New Brunswick)
State NJ
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This position is subject to all Rutgers University policies, including TB surveillance and other infection control and safety policies. Please review the Tuberculosis Surveillance Policy for additional information.
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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Teaching Philosophy
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Research Statement
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Other Document
  3. Other Documents (2)
  4. Other Documents (3)
  5. Personal Statement