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Job Ad- Assistant Professor

Department of Psychology and Neuroscience

The Department of Psychology and Neuroscience in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill seeks to recruit a new tenure track faculty at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin July 2024. We seek an outstanding researcher who addresses cognitive development across the lifespan with a focus on data science methods. The desired candidate could study any area of cognition, including attention, memory, language, perception, intelligence, problem-solving, or decision-making.

The Department of Psychology and Neuroscience has six program areas (Behavioral & Integrative Neuroscience, Clinical, Cognitive, Developmental, Quantitative, and Social Psychology), providing opportunities for exciting collaboration and innovation. A scholar working in this area could build collaborative relationships with colleagues throughout our department, as well as with UNC’s new School of Data Science and Society, the UNC School of Education, the UNC Health Care System’s new Aging Brain Clinic, the School of Public Health, the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute, the Biomedical Research Imaging Center, the School of Social Work, and the School of Medicine.

Educational Requirements

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Psychology, Neuroscience, or a related field by the time of appointment.

Qualification and Experience

The successful applicant will demonstrate the potential for excellence in research and extramural research support. Additionally, the successful candidate will have a demonstrated history of, or the potential for, contributing to mentoring and teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels.

Candidates should have a strong record of research productivity appropriate to their level, the potential to develop (or record of) an independent research program, and a commitment to mentoring and teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels.

Recruitment Dates

Open until the positions are filled.

Special Instructions

Review of applicants will begin on Oct 1 2023, and continue until the position is filled. The application should include the following: cover letter explaining how you can support the department’s mission (; curriculum vitae; research and teaching statements; and up to 4 reprints, preprints or working papers. Applicants will also be required to identify the names, titles, and email addresses of four professional references who may be contacted by email with instructions for submitting letters of recommendation.

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Equal Opportunity Employer Statement

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.


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