Open Rank Tenure Track - Cognitive Neuroscience
- Opening Date: 2017-11-07
- Job Opening Id: 514307
- College/Division: College of Arts, Sciences and Education
- Department: Psychology
The Department of Psychology at Florida International University (FIU) is searching for an open-rank tenure track position in Cognitive Neuroscience.
Candidates in all areas of Cognitive Neuroscience will be considered, including human or animal (avian or rodent) neuroscience. Expertise using cutting-edge methodologies for research in Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuropsychology is expected (e.g., magnetic resonance imaging, near-infrared spectroscopy, electroencephalography, transcranial magnetic stimulation, confocal microscopy). The ideal candidate would complement the existing faculty in Cognitive Neuroscience, Legal Psychology, Clinical Science, Developmental Science, or Industrial/Organizational doctoral programs. Mid-rank and senior candidates must have a strong record of publications and substantial active federal grant funding. Junior candidates must have a demonstrated evidence of or very strong potential for extramural funding and a solid record of scholarship in refereed journals.
Currently, department faculty hold over $45 million in grants from federal agencies (e.g., NIMH, NICHD, NIDA, NIAAA, IES, NSF, DoJ) and the department ranks 44th nationally on research and development expenditures according to the NSF Higher Education Research and Development Survey. Collaborative research is emphasized and many faculty share investigator status on grants. The department is closely affiliated with the Center for Children and Families (CCF) and the Center for Imaging Science (CIS). The CCF is an interdisciplinary Center that focuses on research, education, and service in the area of child and adolescent mental health, with strong connections to the community and the Miami-Dade County Public Schools, the fourth largest District in the nation.
In addition, the CCF has as an active, large on-campus mental health clinic for children and adolescents with a well-established staff supportive of evidence-based practice and clinical research and serving more than 3000 families annually in school-year and summer settings. The CIS includes a research-dedicated magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) facility that supports a 3T Siemens MAGNETOM Prism and is equipped to run the Human Connectome Protocol. The department also has access to state-of-the-art animal care facilities for rodent, avian, and large animal research, as well as wet-lab and optical imaging equipment supporting researchers in behavioral neuroscience.
The department is strongly committed to a climate that embraces diversity, and is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity of the academic community through research, teaching, and service. The department has 38 tenure-track faculty, 18 instructors and research/clinical faculty, more than 150 graduate students spread across five doctoral specialty programs and a mental health counseling masters program, 9 full-time undergraduate advisors, and over 4,000 undergraduate majors. The department is young and vibrant, with 30 new hires in the past 5 years.
Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply and attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, statement of teaching philosophy, and diversity statement as a single pdf file. Candidates will be requested to provide names and contact information for at least four references who will be contacted upon submission of the application. Candidates are also requested to send an electronic copy of their materials to the Chair of the Cognitive Neuroscience Search Committee, Anthony Dick, Ph.D. (firstname.lastname@example.org). To receive full consideration, applications and required materials should be received by December 4, 2017. Applications will continue to be accepted and review will continue until the position is filled.
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