Visiting Assistant Professor in Cognitive or Behavioral Neuroscience

Job Type: 
Part-Time or Visiting Faculty
Institution: 
Fairfield Univeristy

The Psychology Department at Fairfield University invites applications for a full-time, visiting assistant professor position in cognitive or behavioral neuroscience beginning Fall 2018. Applicants must have a strong commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching. Applicants are expected to have completed a Ph.D. in Cognitive or Behavioral Neuroscience or a related field, but ABDs will also be considered.


The teaching load is four undergraduate courses each semester. Courses taught would include courses in the candidate’s area of specialization, such as behavioral neuroscience; cognitive psychology; learning; sensation & perception; or general psychology.
The department consists of ten full-time faculty representing a range of specialties and is housed in a spacious, well-equipped facility in the Bannow Science Center. There is a vibrant culture of undergraduate student-faculty research and a growing institutional emphasis on the health sciences. Psychology is one of the largest majors in the College of Arts & Sciences, offering a Psychology Club, a large internship program, and chapters of Sigma Xi and Psi Chi. The salary and benefits for the position are highly competitive. Fairfield University is a Jesuit institution, consistently ranked as a top comprehensive university in New England, located in the scenic shoreline community of Fairfield, CT, one hour from New York City along Long Island Sound. Our five Colleges and Professional Schools enroll approximately 3,500 undergraduate and 1,200 graduate students.


Review of applications will begin immediately. Applicants should email a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy and experience, sample syllabi and course evaluations (if available) and the contact information for three references to Dr. Margaret McClure at [email protected]


Fairfield University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, committed to excellence through diversity, and, in this spirit, particularly welcomes applications from women, persons of color, veterans, Jesuits, and members of historically underrepresented groups. The University will provide reasonable accommodations to all qualified individuals with disabilities.