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Faculty Search for Senior-Level Neuroscientist

The Department of Psychology at Virginia Tech is seeking applicants for a senior-level faculty position in Neuroscience at our Blacksburg campus. Exceptional candidates with an emphasis in cognitive, affective, social, or developmental neuroscience; biological psychology; or computational neuroscience, all with a focus on human systems, are encouraged to apply. Appointment will be made at the Associate Professor or Full Professor rank.  Preference will be given to senior neuroscientists who complement and expand our existing research efforts. Current departmental strengths include neuroscience and biological psychology, developmental science, clinical science, and industrial/organizational psychology. University resources include three research-dedicated 3.0 Tesla Siemens Tim Trio MRI scanners. Access to major medical/research centers, as well as clinical and developmental research populations is well established.  This position complements the focus on hiring in neuroscience taking place in the College of Science and at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute (VTCRI; ). Questions about the search should be directed to Prof. Martha Ann Bell (, Department of Psychology, Chair of the Search Committee.

The successful candidate will be expected to serve as a leader for our departmental neuroscience group, establish and maintain a vigorous research program at Virginia Tech, teach effectively at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and participate in department, college, and university governance. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in psychology, neuroscience, or a closely related field, and have an internationally recognized and well-funded research program with publications in the highest-quality journals.

Applications must be submitted online at (reference posting #TR0130109) and should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a research plan, and a statement of teaching philosophy. Contact information for references will be requested by the search committee at a later time. Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2013, and continue until the position is filled. Virginia Tech is an EO/AA university, and offers a wide range of networking and development opportunities to women and minorities in science and engineering. Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations in the application process should notify Mrs. Susan Armstrong, Department of Psychology,, (540) 231-9627, or call TTY 1-800-828-1120, by the application deadline.