Assistant Professor-Behavioral Neuroscience University of California, Riverside, College of Human, Arts & Social Science - Psychology United States

Assistant Professor-Behavioral Neuroscience


  • Coll of Hum, Arts & Social Sci - Psychology



Open date: September 21st, 2018
Last review date: December 2nd, 2018

Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: April 30th, 2019

Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


The Department of Psychology, University of California, Riverside, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor faculty position in Behavioral Neuroscience. We seek applicants who investigate the neural basis of behavior. Those focused on cortical circuit plasticity using advanced cellular, computational, neurophysiological and/or brain imaging methodologies are especially encouraged to apply. Applicants should also be committed to excellence in undergraduate and graduate education, and an interest in teaching quantitative methods or statistics is desirable. Review of applications will begin on December 2, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. Candidates who apply by this date will be given full consideration.


UCR is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body ( Its mission is explicitly linked to providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation college students. A commitment to this mission is a preferred qualification. The department is particularly interested in candidates who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for underrepresented students.


The campus is surrounded by mountain ranges and is only an hour away from ski slopes, surfing, and hiking in mountain and desert environments. It boasts a fully-accredited child care facility and maintains a commitment to “family friendly” policies and programs.


A PhD in Psychology, Neuroscience, or a related discipline is required at the time of appointment. Salary level will be competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Advancement through the faculty ranks at the University of California is through a series of structured, merit-based evaluations, occurring every 2-3 years, each of which includes substantial peer input.


Applications must include a cover letter, curriculum vita, statements of research and teaching interests, 2-3 reprints and/or preprints, a statement of contributions to diversity, and three letters of recommendation. Please apply at:


The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/ADA/Veterans Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.


For more information about the position, please contact the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Glenn Stanley, Department of Psychology (



Riverside, CA



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Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research and Teaching Interests

  • Reprint and/or Preprint

  • Reprint and/or Preprint

  • Reprint and/or Preprint (Optional)

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through teaching, research, professional activity, and/or service.

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required



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