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Faculty Search for Senior Neuroscientist

Department of Psychology at Virginia Tech ( seeks a senior neuroscientist to complement recent growth in neuroscience in the department, college, and throughout the university. Exceptional advanced and senior 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 Professor level, with tenure. Preference will be given to senior neuroscientists who complement and expand our existing strengths in neuroscience and biological psychology, developmental science, clinical science, and industrial/organizational psychology. 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 high-quality journals. 


The successful candidate will be expected to maintain a vigorous research program, teach effectively at the undergraduate and graduate levels, continue development of scholarly activities and professional capabilities, and participate in department, college, and university service.


Questions regarding the position can be directed to Prof. Martha Ann Bell, Chair of Neuroscience Search, Department of Psychology, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061, Tel: (540) 231-2546, Email: Applications must be submitted online at (reference posting #TR0150115) and should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a research plan, a statement of teaching philosophy, and the names and contact information of 3 references. Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2015, and continue until the position is filled.


Candidates will have opportunities for collaboration with many other established and beginning neuroscientists on campus.  The School of Neuroscience (launch date expected in 2016) has plans to recruit up to 15 new tenure-track Assistant Professors over the next 3 years who are focused on undergraduate research and teaching ( Candidates will also benefit from an established group of neuroscience faculty at the Virginia Tech Carillion Research Institute (


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.