Assistant Professor, Psychology

Position Information

Position Information

Job Title Assistant Professor, Psychology
Department Psychology
Department Web Address
Full Time Equivalent


Position Type Academic Faculty
Comp Grade II
Tenure Track Tenure Track
Job Description

The University of Nevada, Reno, Department of Psychology invites applications for an Assistant Professor tenure-track position in the field of Cognitive Neuroscience.
Applicants should have a strong research record in a substantive area of cognition or perception. The research should address underlying neural processes and demonstrate potential for extramural funding. Individuals whose research integrates cutting-edge behavioral, neuroimaging and neurostimulation techniques with an emphasis on Child Development and/or Aging are especially encouraged to apply.

The position is part of a cluster of hires supporting the graduate programs in Cognitive and Brain Sciences (, and Integrative Neuroscience (

Teaching includes graduate training in these programs, and undergraduate courses for both the Psychology and Neuroscience majors.

The department includes a strong thematic focus on vision science and visual cognition, and is the administrative home to an NIH Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) for Integrative Neuroscience ( The applicant will have access to a wide range of resources including fMRI, EEG, fNIRS, VR, High Performance Computing, Adaptive Optics, tDCS/tACS, and TMS. The Department is also home to three other graduate programs with a total of 29 faculty and lecturers conducting basic and applied research and providing outreach and direct services to the greater Northern Nevada community.

The University of Nevada, Reno (Nevada) is ranked in the top tier of the “best national universities” by U.S. News and World Report. As a land-grant doctoral-degree granting university, Nevada provides outstanding learning, discovery and engagement programs that serve the economic, social, environmental and cultural needs of the citizens of Nevada, the nation, and the world. Nevada has over 21,000 students and 2,000 academic and administrative faculty. The university is committed to recruiting and retaining top students and faculty, educating the region’s diversifying population and workforce, driving economic activity through increased research and community partnerships, and pursuing research aimed at earning R1 Carnegie classification as a university with highest research activity.
Reno has been called America’s adventure place for its scenic beauty. Crystal clear Lake Tahoe is a 45-minute drive to the west, the barren Black Rock Desert (home to the Burning Man festival) is a 2-hour drive to the Northeast, and Yosemite National Park is a 3-hour drive to the South. This diverse geography offers outstanding opportunities for hiking, camping, mountain biking, and boating. In addition, there are many world class skiing areas within an hour’s drive. Reno offers many cultural entertainment opportunities, including theater companies, a chamber orchestra and a symphony orchestra. There is an international airport located in Reno. San Francisco is a 4-hour drive or 40 minute flight to the west.
The University of Nevada, Reno recognizes that diversity promotes excellence in education and research. We are an inclusive and engaged community and recognize the added value that students, faculty, and staff from different backgrounds bring to the educational experience.

The position will remain open until filled with preference given to applications received by October 15, 2017.

Required Qualifications

Ph.D in Cognitive Neuroscience or related field. All but defended candidates may apply. Ph.D must be completed by August 1, 2018.

Preferred Qualifications

Post Doctoral experience strongly preferred.

Contact Information for this Position

Dr. Gideon Caplovitz, Search Chair
Deana Boes, Search Coordinator

Special Instructions to Applicants

Please include a Cover Letter (which includes a statement that indicates how you would contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through your research, teaching and/or service), Curriculum Vitae, Research Statement, Teaching Statement, sample publications and the names and contact information for at least three references.

Job Open Date 08/08/2017
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Search Number 72750
Note to All Applicants

A background check will be conducted on the candidate(s) selected for hire.

HR will attempt to verify academic credentials upon receipt of hiring documents. If the academic credentials cannot be verified, HR will notify the faculty member that an official transcript of their highest degree must be submitted within thirty days of the faculty member’s first day of employment.

The University of Nevada, Reno is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action in recruitment of its students and employees and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, creed, national origin, veteran status, physical or mental disability, and sexual orientation, or genetic information, gender identity, or gender expression. The University of Nevada, Reno employs only United States citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the United States. Women, under-represented groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

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Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Letter of Application/Cover Letter
  2. Resume/CV
  3. Statement of Research and Plans
  4. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  5. Sample of Written Work
  6. Reference Contact Information
Optional Documents