Overview

Date Posted

September 01, 2022

Job Category

Job Type

Tenure Track

Department/Office

Exempt Status

Exempt

Duties

Summary

TRINITY UNIVERSITY, DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY is seeking a Full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor, beginning August 1, 2023 in Neuroscience. The successful candidate will be capable of developing an active research program with undergraduates, resulting in peer-reviewed publications. We are particularly interested in those whose research involves social neuroscience, broadly defined. Teaching responsibilities include courses to support Psychology, Neuroscience and the university. TU has robust Psychology and interdisciplinary Neuroscience programs and the candidate could influence the direction of these programs. More information is available at www.trinity.edu/psychology and www.trinity.edu/neuroscience.

This search is part of a cluster hire focused on Building Inclusive Communities, which seeks to recruit, amplify, connect, and empower teacher-scholars whose work contributes to addressing the grand challenge of building and sustaining inclusive communities. Additional tenure-track faculty positions will be advertised as part of the cluster, with the goal of recruiting a diverse interdisciplinary faculty cohort whose research, experience, and interests will benefit from collaboration and intentional support, including individual and group research startup funding. More info may be found here.

Trinity was recently ranked #6 in the nation for combining excellent scholarly research with classroom instruction by the Wall Street Journal.  We offer ample research space in a newly constructed science center (including equipment for histology, hormonal assays, behavioral testing, and a state-of-the-art vivarium; access to MRI is via UTHealth San Antonio) and funding for travel and other professional development. Discover more about Trinity University.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • The successful candidate will be capable of developing an active research program with undergraduates, resulting in peer-reviewed publications. Specific areas of research could include the mechanisms by which experiences of interpersonal discrimination impact physical and mental health; how one’s standing in a social hierarchy influences their neural, physiological, and behavioral responses; and electrophysiological mechanisms or measures of stereotyping, prejudice, and discrimination.
  • Teaching responsibilities include Principles of Psychology, Introduction to Neuroscience, Sensation and Perception and courses in the area of specialization (e.g., Social Neuroscience; Psychology of Bias). Faculty teach 2 courses per semester.
  • A successful candidate will have a demonstrated record of teaching expertise, a passion for mentoring undergraduate students, and an active research plan.

Requirements

Experience

Post-doctoral experience is preferred.

Education Requirements

Candidates must hold the PhD by time of employment and a background in Psychology and Neuroscience is expected.


Application Details

How to apply

To apply, please send a letter of application, CV, statements of teaching philosophy and research interests, samples of scholarly work and the names and contact information for three professional references.  Also, please provide a brief statement (250-500 words) describing your past efforts and future plans to advance diversity, equity and inclusion in your teaching, research, or other professional activities. 

Candidates must hold the PhD by time of employment and a background in Psychology and Neuroscience is expected; post-doctoral experience is preferred.

Send materials to psych@trinity.edu and address inquires to Dr. Jane Childers, Chair, at jchilder@trinity.edu.  For full consideration, submit materials by December 1st.


Contact

Contact Information

Dr. Jane Childers, Chair, at jchilder@trinity.edu.

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