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Tenure Track Assistant Professor of Animal Behavior - University of New England
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Posted Oct 10
The Department of Psychology at the University of New England invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Animal Behavior starting in the 2020-2021 academic year. The University of New England is one of less than a dozen institutions in the U.S. to offer a B.S. in Animal Behavior. The successful applicant will join a growing program in a dynamic and vibrant department offering programs in Animal Behavior, Psychology, and Neuroscience.
Review of applications will begin October 30, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. To apply for this position, please navigate to the University’s HR site {} to submit the following materials:
  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vita
  • A statement of teaching philosophy and interests
  • A statement of research interests
  • Copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts
  • Names and contact information for three professional references. Please arrange for letters of reference to be sent to the search committee chair, Dr. Zach Olson at
For more information, please visit the department website at or contact the department chair, Dr. Patricia Long at
The University of New England is a private nonprofit comprehensive university, with campuses in Portland and Biddeford, Maine. The Department of Psychology is located on the Biddeford campus, approximately 30 minutes south of Portland. Biddeford’s waterfront campus provides easy access to city-based amenities, rocky coastline, sandy beaches, and nearby mountains, and Portland was recently named one of top 25 best places to live by U.S. News and World Report. Come join us on the beautiful coast of Maine!
The department seeks candidates with the ability to teach courses in the Animal Behavior program, including introductory and upper division courses, as well as offerings in their area(s) of specialization. The candidate is expected to establish and sustain an active, independent research program that engages undergraduate students and results in peer-reviewed publications, ideally with undergraduate co-authors. The candidate will also participate in curriculum development; academic advising; recruiting; program assessment; and service to the department, college, and university.
Completion of a Ph.D. in a field relevant to animal behavior and cognition (e.g., Animal Behavior; Ecology, Evolution and Behavior; Experimental Psychology) is expected by the time of appointment; candidates with post-doctoral training are preferred. Candidates for the position must demonstrate a commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching and have a record of scholarly productivity.
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