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Assistant Professor of Psychology (Behavioral Neuroscience)

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Applicants should be prepared to upload a cover letter that addresses the required and preferred qualifications and a CV. In addition, applicants should also supply contact information for three individuals who have agreed to provide a letter of reference. References will be invited to submit a letter of reference at the time application is completed. Review of completed applications will begin upon receipt. To be guaranteed consideration, applications must be completed by January 8, 2018. The final date that letters of reference will be accepted is January 15, 2018. Initial interviews will be conducted via telephone/Skype in early February. Campus interviews are planned for the last two weeks of February and the first week of March.

Vacancy Announcement

Position Information

Campus Title Assistant Professor of Psychology (Behavioral Neuroscience)
Department Psychology
Position Summary

The Department of Psychology at SUNY Geneseo is seeking applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position with an emphasis in behavioral neuroscience (broadly defined) to begin August 2018. The department is particularly interested in candidates who use behavioral models to analyze anatomical, neurochemical, hormonal, or genetic influences. Areas of research could include, but are not limited to, appetitive behaviors, motivation, learning and memory, and motor function. Duties of the position include:

• Teach undergraduate courses in psychology and neuroscience, with a focus on biological bases of behavior, research methods, statistics, and upper-division classes in area of expertise
• Pursue a research program in behavioral neuroscience, with involvement of undergraduate students
• Provide academic advisement to students
• Contribute to department functioning through committee service
• Contribute service to the college, discipline, and/or community

The department is housed in new space that includes excellent laboratory facilities for both human and animal research.

Required Qualifications

• PhD in psychology, neuroscience, or behavioral neuroscience conferred by August 2018
• Evidence of potential for excellence in teaching undergraduate courses in behavioral neuroscience and in statistics and research methods
• Evidence of an active research program in behavioral neuroscience with capability for involving undergraduate researchers
• Demonstrated commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive working/teaching environment

Preferred Qualifications

• Postdoctoral research and/or teaching experience in behavioral neuroscience
• Research interests that use behavioral models to study anatomical, neurochemical, hormonal, or genetic influences
• Evidence of effective teaching of undergraduate courses
• Interest in and experience with service learning

Posting Details

Posting Details

Posting Number F088
Number of Vacancies 1
Full or Part-time Full-Time
Appointment Type Term Tenure Track
Length of Initial Appointment 2 year
Appointment Start Date 09/01/2018
Job Posting Date 12/01/2017
Apply By 01/08/2018
Job Posting Closed Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicant

Applicants should be prepared to upload a cover letter that addresses the required and preferred qualifications and a CV. In addition, applicants should also supply contact information for three individuals who have agreed to provide a letter of reference. References will be invited to submit a letter of reference at the time application is completed.

Review of completed applications will begin upon receipt. To be guaranteed consideration, applications must be completed by January 8, 2018. The final date that letters of reference will be accepted is January 15, 2018. Initial interviews will be conducted via telephone/Skype in early February. Campus interviews are planned for the last two weeks of February and the first week of March.

About SUNY Geneseo

SUNY Geneseo is highly selective and is consistently rated among the top public universities in the north by U.S. News & World Report. Located in the national historic landmark village of Geneseo, the residential campus overlooks the picturesque Genesee Valley, just 30 miles south of the major metropolitan area of Rochester and 70 miles east of Buffalo. SUNY Geneseo is a member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges, a national alliance of leading liberal arts colleges in the public sector. http://www.geneseo.edu/

Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

SUNY Geneseo is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, committed to recruiting, supporting and fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. For our full non-discrimination statement, see: http://www.geneseo.edu/affirmativeaction.

Background Investigation Statement

All applicants are subject to drug and criminal background checks. See our full Background Investigation Statement at http://www.geneseo.edu/hr/employment.

NY State Executive Order 161

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at info@goer.ny.gov.

Clery Statement

Applicants interested in positions may access the Annual Security Report(ASR) for the College at www.geneseo.edu/police. The ASR contains information on campus security policies and certain campus crime statistics. Crime statistics are reported in accordance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. Applicants may request a hard copy of the ASR by contacting the SUNY Geneseo University Police Department at 585-245-5651.

Quick Link http://jobs.geneseo.edu/postings/1935

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have ,or will have conferred by August 2018, a PhD in psychology, neuroscience, or behavioral neuroscience?
    • Yes, already in hand
    • Yes, will have in hand by August 2018
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Curriculum Vitae
Optional Documents