Behavioral Neuroscience Asst Prof. Job - Univ of San Diego

Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychological Sciences, University of San Diego

The Department of Psychological Sciences at the University of San Diego seeks a tenure-track assistant professor in the area of Behavioral Neuroscience. The department currently offers an undergraduate major and minor in Psychology and an interdisciplinary major in Behavioral Neuroscience. The successful applicant will be expected to teach upper-division courses including Biopsychology, Behavioral Neuroscience, a neuroscience research lab, and specialty courses in his/her area of expertise, and potentially lower division courses such as Introductory Psychology or Research Methods. The typical teaching load is 3 courses per semester.
The department values a demonstrated commitment to both teaching and research, with a preference for applicants whose research program would involve undergraduate students. Candidates with experience working with students from diverse backgrounds are especially welcome to apply. We are particularly interested in applicants who could contribute to interdisciplinary research and teaching on campus, and who could forge connections with the greater neuroscience community in San Diego. All candidates should have completed a Ph.D. in Psychology or a related field by August 2013.
The University of San Diego is a liberal arts Catholic institution whose mission strongly supports academic excellence, diversity, community and compassionate service. The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to seeking and sustaining a culturally and ethnically diverse campus environment and to principles that promote inclusive practices. Candidates must submit a vita and statements on teaching and research in a single file, along with three letters of recommendation, teaching evaluations, and a representative sample of reprints. All materials should be in PDF and submitted to the University recruitment website at Letters of recommendation, and any questions about the position, can be submitted to Rachel Blaser, search committee chair, by e-mail ( or mail to Rachel Blaser, Department of Psychological Sciences, University of San Diego, 5998 Alcala Park, San Diego CA 92110. Materials must be received by October 15, 2013.