Assistant Professor in Neuroscience
University of Virginia, Department of Psychology
United States

Posting Information



Posting Number: 0624400

Position Type: Teaching and Research Faculty

Employment Posting Category: Faculty

Type of Application:
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Organization (Position Organization): 31885 AS-Psychology

Department: Department of Psychology

Location: Charlottesville

Working Title: Assistant Professor in Neuroscience

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Is this position funded in whole or in part by the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (Stimulus Package)? No

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Posting Date: 10-31-2018

Posting Summary:

Click here for an example. The University of Virginia (UVA) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the Department of Psychology. We seek applicants who use animal models to study the neural basis of sensory, perceptual and cognitive processes and/or their development. We are particularly enthusiastic about candidates whose research addresses these issues at the circuit, systems and behavioral levels. The successful candidate is expected to establish a vigorous, independent, and externally funded research program, and to contribute to undergraduate and graduate instruction and training. The new faculty member will have access to several training programs, including the Psychology Graduate Program, the interdepartmental Neuroscience Graduate Program, the Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program, and the Neuroscience Undergraduate Major, and also become a member of the newly established UVA Brain Institute. A competitive start-up package and excellent research facilities are available. The anticipated start date for the position is August 25, 2019.


This position is part of the pan-University neuroscience cluster hire initiative. This cross-Grounds initiative builds on momentum of the UVA Brain Institute and will promote collaborative activity across College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, School of Medicine, and School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. The cross-disciplinary relationships ensure continuing prominence of neuroscience scholarship at the graduate and undergraduate levels, interdisciplinary education, scientific training and research. The successful candidate will be expected to collaborate with colleagues across Grounds, as well as with the UVA Brain Institute to advance the University's strategic interest in neuroscience, broadly conceived.


Candidates must have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree and relevant post-doctoral experience by the start date of appointment. To apply visit and search on posting number 0624400. Complete a candidate profile and attach the following: cover letter, curriculum vitae, statements of research interests and teaching philosophy, and contact information for three references.


Review of applications will begin on December 1st, 2018; however, the position will remain open until filled.


Inquiries about the position should be directed to the Chair of the search committee, Jianhua Cang, at Questions regarding the application process should be directed to Faculty Search Advisor Savanna Galambos, at


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The University of Virginia is fundamentally committed to increasing the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration of employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Required Applicant Documents:

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Tenure Status: Tenure Track

Rank: Assistant Professor

Appointment Type: Professional Research Staff

Academic Year for Position? (e.g. 2015) 2019

Employment Conditions for Faculty U.Va. will perform background checks including receipt of official transcripts from the institution granting the highest degree for all new faculty hires prior to making a final offer of employment.

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