Assistant Professor Neuroscience/Physiological Psychology

Job Type: 
Tenure Track Faculty
University of Wisconsin-River Falls

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Neuroscience/Physiological Psychology The University of Wisconsin-River Falls Department of Psychology invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Neuroscience/Physiological Psychology. This position will support both our Psychology Major and our new Neuroscience Major, which is the first in the University of Wisconsin System. Principal responsibilities will include teaching courses in Introduction to Neuroscience, Sensation & Perception, and Physiological Psychology. Preferred candidates will be also be able to teach some combination of Research Methods, Statistics, and courses in their specific areas of expertise. The position is a nine-month, full-time, tenure-track faculty position, with a teaching load of twelve credits per semester. Faculty are expected to advise students, provide service to the department and university, and engage undergraduate students in research. The appointment begins August, 2018. Compensation is based on qualifications, including education and experience.

RESPONSIBILITIES (include percent time for all positions other than official System Dean and Director series titles):

• Effectively teach courses in Introduction to Neuroscience, Sensation & Perception, and Physiological Psychology, as well as other courses depending on departmental needs (e.g., Research Methods, Behavioral Statistics, General Psychology) and the candidate’s area of expertise

• Develop an active research program in neuroscience/physiological psychology collaborating with undergraduate students • Serve as academic advisor to undergraduate students

• Contribute through service to the department, college, university, and/or wider community


Qualifications Required:

• Doctorate in Neuroscience/Physiological Psychology or related field at the time of  appointment

• Ability to teach courses in Introduction to Neuroscience, Sensation & Perception, and Physiological Psychology

• Commitment to undergraduate teaching 

• Commitment to collaborating with undergraduate students in research

Qualifications Preferred:

• Ability to teach courses in Research Methods, Behavioral Statistics, and General Psychology depending on departmental need

• Ability to develop courses that support our Neuroscience and Psychology majors in the candidate’s specific areas of interest.

To Apply: Online applications are REQUIRED at:

A completed application will include:

• Your curriculum vitae (resume);

• A letter of interest specifying qualifications and experience (cover letter);

• A statement, not to exceed five pages, describing: 1). Your teaching interests, experience, and philosophy, including any evidence of successful teaching at the college level; 2). Your research and scholarly activity, including a summary of  research experience and research plans appropriate for a predominantly undergraduate institution;

• Unofficial graduate and undergraduate transcripts (official copies of transcripts will be required if hired);

• Contact information (name, email, and phone number) for three references who can specifically comment on your teaching ability, experience, and professional preparation.

Inquiries should be addressed to:

Dr. James Cortright, Department of Psychology, [email protected]

All materials must be submitted by January 12, 2018. Materials not submitted electronically cannot be considered. The names of all nominees and applicants who have not requested confidentiality in writing, and identities of all finalists must be released upon request. A criminal background check will be completed on final candidates.