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Assistant Professor of Neuroscience and Behavior
Jobs & Postdocs
Posted Aug 16
Neuroscience and Behavior position announcement
The Department of Psychology at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, invites applications for a
tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Neuroscience and Behavior. Individuals with expertise in
behavioral neuroscience and/or animal behavior are especially encouraged to apply. We are particularly
interested in candidates using state-of-the-art approaches to investigate mechanisms controlling
sensation and perception, movement, learning and memory, motivation and emotion, sleep,
communication, and/or social behavior. Successful candidates will be expected to contribute to the
Neuroscience and Behavior graduate group, interdisciplinary NeuroNET Research Center, and
undergraduate Neuroscience Major. The Department includes 35 tenure-track faculty in 5 graduate
training groups (Neuroscience and Behavior, Clinical, Cognitive and Developmental Science, Counseling,
and Social). This position is scheduled to begin August 1, 2023. More information about the Department
and the Neuroscience and Behavior group is available online at

Candidates should have a Ph.D. in psychology, biology, neuroscience, or a closely related field by Aug. 1,
2023. Candidates are also expected to have a robust record of research, enthusiasm for teaching at the
graduate and undergraduate levels, a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and strong
potential for extramural funding. Applicants should electronically submit the following materials directly
through Interfolio ( 1) cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) research
statement, 4) teaching statement, 5) statement on diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts, 6) up to three
representative publications, and 7) the names of three potential references. Letters of recommendation
will be requested for candidates that advance to the next stage of review. Review of applications will
begin September 15 and will continue until the position is filled.

The Knoxville campus of the University of Tennessee seeks candidates with the ability to contribute in
meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the University. People from groups typically
underrepresented in academia are especially encouraged to apply. 

All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and admissions without regard
to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender
identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, and parental status, or
any other characteristic protected by federal or state law. In accordance with the requirements of Title
VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the
Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, The University of Tennessee
affirmatively states that it does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, or disability in its education
programs and activities, and this policy extends to employment by the University. Inquiries and charges
of violation of Title VI (race, color, and national origin), Title IX (sex), Section 504 (disability), the ADA
(disability), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (age), sexual orientation, or veteran status should
be directed to the Office of Equity and Diversity, 1840 Melrose Avenue, Knoxville, TN  37996-3560,
telephone (865) 974-2498.  Requests for accommodation of a disability should be directed to the ADA
Coordinator at the Office of Equity and Diversity.