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University of Utah

Location: Salt Lake CityUT 84112 Document ID: A6301-0HRL Posted on: 2012-07-3007/30/2012 Job Type: Regular

Job Schedule:Full-time
Minimum Education: Ph.D.2012-10-28

Assistant Professor

Cognitive Neuroscience and Developmental Neuroscience at the University of Utah.

The Department of Psychology at the University of Utah invites applications for two tenure-track faculty positions at the assistant professor level in COGNITIVE NEUROSCIENCE and in DEVELOPMENTAL NEUROSCIENCE. For both positions we are seeking individuals with a strong human-based neuroscience research program. For the COGNITIVE NEUROSCIENCE position the content areas of interest include, but are not limited to, the study of perception, attention, memory or executive function. Applicants should have the ability and interest to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in cognitive neuroscience and neurobiology. We are looking in particular for neuroscience candidates whose work considers translation of basic research into applied settings and questions. For the DEVELOPMENTAL NEUROSCIENCE position we especially welcome applicants with interests in the developmental sequelae of early stress exposure, and whose work encompasses epigenetic approaches. Applicants should have the ability and interest to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in developmental psychology and developmental neuroscience.


The Department of Psychology values interdisciplinary approaches to research and training, and strongly encourages collaboration across four traditional programs (Clinical, Developmental, Social, and Cognition and Neural Sciences). The Department promotes multidisciplinary collaboration outside of the Department of Psychology with active ties to the University of Utah Brain Institute, the School of Computing, the Business School, the College of Education, Pediatrics, Anesthesiology, Neurology, Psychiatry, and the Salt Lake Veterans Administration Medical Center. The Psychology Department is one of several departments contributing to the University’s highly-ranked interdepartmental graduate program in Neuroscience. Resources are available for fMRI and MEG in collaboration with the Imaging and Neurosciences Center and the Department of Radiology.


The University of Utah is a PAC-12 institution located in Salt Lake City and nestled in the foothills of the Wasatch Mountains. With an enrollment of 31,000 students, it is the flagship university for the state of Utah. The University Administration provides strong support for faculty research in the Psychology Department. The Department of Psychology is committed to the goal of promoting diversity in academia and welcomes candidates whose interest and skills contribute to this goal.


Please submit a letter detailing current research and teaching interests, a vita, representative reprints or preprints of publications, and contact information for three individuals who will provide letters of recommendation. Applications for the Cognitive Neuroscience position should be submitted at:, and applications for the Developmental Neuroscience position should be submitted at: Review of applications will begin October 1, 2012 and will continue until the positions are filled.


The University of Utah is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and educator.  The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds, and possess a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students. Minorities, women and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans preference. Reasonable accommodations provided. For additional information: