Assistant Professor- Department of Psychology- Behavioral Neuroscience

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Urbana, IL, USA
Posted on Thursday, August 31, 2023

Assistant Professor- Behavioral Neuroscience

Department of Psychology

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


The Department of Psychology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the area of Behavioral Neuroscience. We are particularly interested in candidates who specialize in neural plasticity in response to the environment at the cellular/molecular level. Areas of content specialization include effects of stress, social and environmental neglect during critical stages of pre- and post-natal development, developmental challenges to immune functioning, as well as animal models of psychiatric syndromes and neurodegenerative diseases. Candidates should show evidence of research productivity, teaching and mentorship effectiveness, and potential for external funding.


The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is a world leader in research, teaching, and public engagement. Faculty in the College create knowledge, address critical societal needs through the transfer and application of knowledge, and prepare students for lives of impact in the state, nation, and globally. To meet these objectives, the College embraces and values diversity and difference through hiring faculty candidates who can contribute through their research, teaching, and/or service to the diversity and excellence of the Illinois community.


Successful candidates are expected to establish and maintain an active and independent research program, teach effectively at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and provide service to the department, the university, and the profession. A Ph.D. in Psychology, Neuroscience, or a related field, as well as postdoctoral experience, is required. The target start date is August 16, 2024, but is negotiable. Salary is commensurate with rank and qualifications.


To apply, create your candidate profile through https://jobs.illinois.edu and submit application materials. Applicants must submit a letter of application (including contact information for three professional references), a curriculum vitae, up to three representative publications, and statements covering teaching, research and inclusive excellence. The contributions to inclusive excellence activities statement should detail how your teaching, service and/or scholarship has contributed to the success of all students, including those from racial, ethnic, and gender backgrounds that are underrepresented in the academic field. Applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience should note how their work will further Illinois’ and the College of LAS’ commitment to Inclusive Excellence and the success of all students We ask that all documents be combined in a single .pdf file and uploaded in the “Resume/CV” section.


Only applications submitted through the University of Illinois Job Board will be considered. Full consideration is guaranteed for all applications received by December 1, 2023. Letters of recommendation may be requested electronically from referees at a later date.


Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values of the University of Illinois and the Psychology Department. Our excellence can only be fully realized by faculty, students, and staff who share our commitment to these values. Successful candidates for our faculty positions will demonstrate evidence of a commitment to advancing equity and inclusion.

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Questions about the position may be directed to Jane Jukes at j-jukes@illinois.edu.  For questions regarding the application process, please contact 217-333-2137. 


The University of Illinois must also comply with applicable federal export control laws and regulations and, as such, reserves the right to employ restricted party screening procedures for applicants.