Thursday, August 31, 2017

Tenure-track Assistant Professor with Neuroscience/Neuroimaging Emphasis Department of Psychological Sciences, Purdue University

Tenure-track Assistant Professor with Neuroscience/Neuroimaging Emphasis Department of Psychological Sciences
College of Health and Human Sciences
Purdue University 

The Department of Psychological Sciences at Purdue University invites applications for a tenure-track position beginning in the Fall of 2018. The position is at the Assistant Professor rank, although the search committee will consider both newly graduating PhDs as well as current Assistant Professors.

We are interested principally in candidates who can contribute neuroscience expertise to more than one of the 6 graduate training areas that make up Psychological Sciences at Purdue: Behavioral Neuroscience, Clinical Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Industrial/ Organizational Psychology, Mathematical and Computational Cognitive Science, and Social Psychology. Particularly welcome is research that bridges these graduate training areas using neuroimaging, and complements the growing neuroscience strengths among our faculty, with broad innovative and integrative themes (e.g., social, cognitive, affective, or clinical neuroscience). The successful candidate should have a PhD degree in Psychology or related Neuroscience field, a strong publication record, a research program with likelihood of external funding, and a record of teaching and mentoring excellence. Responsibilities will include maintaining a productive research program, directing graduate student research, and teaching undergraduate and graduate courses. 

The Purdue MRI facility is home to 3 on-campus MRI scanners, including a new 3T Siemens MAGNETOM Prisma scanner dedicated to meeting the needs of neuroscience and psychological science research on campus. This scanner is used amongst others for longitudinal studies, studies benefitting from the existing high gradient system or the 64- channel head coil for ultra-fast and high-resolution imaging, or for studies benefitting from the synchronized physiological monitoring and triggering for fMRI. An MRI Physicist is available to help with protocol development and optimization, and a part-time MR Technologist is available to help with professional data acquisition.

Purdue also recently inaugurated the Purdue Institute for Integrative Neuroscience (PIIN;, which includes faculty spanning 25 departments across six colleges. PIIN serves as an umbrella for research centers such as the Center for Research on Brain, Behavior, and NeuroRehabilitation (CEREBBRAL;, a center started within the College of Health and Human Sciences as an Area of Research Excellence, to answer questions about how to improve quality of life, not just extend it, and how to predict disease- and aging-related declines in highly variable populations.

Application review will begin October 1, 2017, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Please send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, up to 4 papers, and research and teaching statements in PDF format via email to In addition, please arrange to have at least 3 letters of reference forwarded to the same email address. Purdue’s Department of Psychological Sciences is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including scholarship, instruction, and engagement. Please address at least one of these areas in your cover letter, indicating your past experiences, current interests or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion. A background check will be required for employment in this position. Questions regarding the position may be sent to Dr. Sebastien Helie, Chair of the Search Committee ( Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

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