Eastern Michigan University
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Neuroscience Position (Posting #FA1420E)

Tenure-track position beginning Fall 2014 for PhD in Psychology with specialization in an area of translational Neuroscience or a related specialty. Research and teaching interests can be in any area of neuroscience that fits within our psychology department programs. We seek an individual who uses contemporary methodology to study how the brain supports thought, perception, attention, affect, action, social processes, or other aspects of cognition and behavior, including how such processes change in the brain over the course of development. Faculty member for this position is expected to actively participate in undergraduate and graduate programs, in particular a new multidisciplinary undergraduate major in Neuroscience sponsored jointly by the Biology, Chemistry, and Psychology departments. The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses in both undergraduate and graduate programs in methodology, behavioral neuroscience, and other courses appropriate to the area of expertise (e.g., physiological psychology, cognitive neuroscience, cognitive psychology, sensation and perception, experimental psychology, learning, motivation, animal behavior, psychopharmacology, hormones and behavior, behavioral genetics/evolutionary psychology).

All tenure track faculty are expected to develop an independent program of systematic research and attract external funding. Our faculty take pride in involving students and expect the new colleague to involve students in research and to supervise honor's and master's theses and doctoral dissertations. All faculty are also expected to engage in department and university service activities.

The successful candidate will join a vibrant and productive department that serves over 1000 undergraduate majors, as well as about 100 students in master's programs in Experimental, Clinical Behavioral, and General Clinical Psychology, and an APA-accredited PhD program in Clinical Psychology. EMU enrolls approximately 24,000 students and offers an outstanding benefits package, a collegial work environment, research assistance, and institutional support. The department is housed in our new Science Complex along with the Biology and Chemistry Departments. Contemporary facilities for rodent and aquatic research, small animal surgery and space for basic science work are available. Our faculty have strong collaborative relationships with the neighboring large research institutions, with access to high end human recording methodologies. The EMU campus is located in the Ypsilanti/Ann Arbor community, five miles east of downtown Ann Arbor and 35 miles west of Detroit, MI and Windsor, Ontario.

All applicants must apply online. Materials should include a letter of application, Curriculum Vita, and the names of three references. Letters of reference should be available upon request. For more information or questions, you may contact the Search Chair, Dr. Ken Rusiniak via email. Application review will begin January 6, 2014. Eastern Michigan University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.