Assistant Professor of Neuroscience (Psychology or Biology)

Job Type: 
Tenure Track Faculty
University of Saint Thomas, MN

The Neuroscience Program at the University of St. Thomas invites applications for a tenure-track faculty Assistant Professor position with a dual appointment in the Neuroscience Program and either the Biology or Psychology Department, depending on the qualifications and preferences of the applicant, beginning September 1, 2020. The preferred candidate will have a completed a PhD (US or Foreign Equivalent) in Neuroscience or a related field.

The University of St. Thomas embraces diversity, inclusion, and equal opportunity for all. Our convictions of dignity, diversity and personal attention call us to embody and champion a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment.  We welcome applicants of diverse races, ethnicities, geographic origins, gender identities, ages, socioeconomic backgrounds, sexual orientations, religions, work experience, physical and intellectual abilities and financial means. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. This commitment is consistent with our university mission: Inspired by Catholic intellectual tradition the University of St. Thomas educates students to be morally responsible leaders who think critically, act wisely and work skillfully to advance the common good. A successful candidate will possess a commitment to the ideals of this mission.

The Neuroscience program actively seeks to attract, retain and develop faculty, staff, and students from all backgrounds to enhance the diversity of the learning community, and to offer our students richly varied perspectives.


A PhD (US or Foreign Equivalent) in neuroscience, or a related field, is required for tenure track positions.

Primary responsibilities include developing and teaching undergraduate courses in neuroscience, including Principles of Neuroscience and courses in the candidate’s area of expertise, and courses in neurobiology and/or molecular neuroscience if dual appointment is in Biology, or courses in learning and memory, cognition, clinical psychology, and/or sensation and perception if dual appointment is in Psychology. The candidate will maintain 9-14 contact hours each week in the classroom or lab (typically 2-4 courses per year, depending on the number of lab courses). The candidate must also demonstrate an effective research program that incorporates undergraduate students. Other responsibilities include advising and departmental and program service.

Established in 1885, the University of St. Thomas is located in the major metropolitan area of Minneapolis-St. Paul, and is Minnesota’s largest private university. Its 10,000 students pursue degrees in a wide range of liberal arts, professional, and graduate programs.

The University of St. Thomas, Minnesota Human Resources Department advertises the official job listing on its website at


The University of St. Thomas is an Equal Opportunity Employer



Applicants must apply on-line at providing 1) a letter of application (cover letter), 2) a curriculum vitae, 3) names and contact information for three references, 4) a written statement of teaching philosophy & research interests, 5) evidence of teaching effectiveness, and 6) statement of classroom inclusivity. Letters of recommendation will be requested as needed. More information about the College of Arts & Sciences can be found at The position will remain open until filled. Full consideration will be given to applications received prior to October 11th, 2019.