Assistant Professor, Bio/Physio, Boise State University

  • 31 Oct 2019 10:45 AM
    Message # 8085248
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Department of Psychological Science at Boise State University ( invites interested applicants to apply for the position of Assistant Professor beginning in Fall 2020, with an area of specialization in the biological bases of behavior, broadly defined (e.g., genetic contributions to behavior, neuroscience, psychoneuroendocrinology).


    We are seeking a dedicated teacher and researcher to support our existing undergraduate curriculum.  The successful candidate will have the ability to engage students in the classroom and through a program of research.  This is a nine-month tenure track position, with opportunities for salary enhancement through summer teaching and work on externally-funded research projects.


    The Department of Psychological Science boasts a highly interdisciplinary faculty with a strong history of success in teaching, research, and service.  We have active relationships with multiple organizations in the community, including state agencies, schools, and a variety of non-profit organizations.  Boise State University offers rich opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration with other departments in the College of Arts and Sciences and throughout Boise State (e.g., Biology, Kinesiology, and Health Sciences). 



    • Candidates should have the potential for excellence in teaching at the undergraduate level.  The standard teaching load is 2-3 courses per semester, with possible reductions for service activities or working on externally-funded research projects.
    • The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses related to biological bases of behavior, neuroscience, and/or physiological psychology.
    • Be willing to teach other courses (e.g., introductory psychology or learning) as departmental needs require.
    • Maintain an active program of research that involves undergraduate students.  Such research should be sufficient to produce, on average, at least one peer-reviewed publication each year.
    • Engage in appropriate service activities benefiting the Department, College of Arts and Sciences, and University, as well as those benefiting the local community, state, region, and discipline.

    At a minimum you should have:

    • An earned doctorate in Psychology, Neuroscience, or a closely related field by August 1, 2020.

    The preferred candidate will have:

    • Demonstrated evidence or potential for excellence in teaching, research, and service.
    • A research focus on biopsychology or neuroscience, with specific area of specialization open.

    Interested applicants should electronically submit their application by 11:59 p.m. MST on November 15, 2019. Please make sure to attach the following documents to your application.

    • A cover letter outlining your interests and qualifications relating to teaching, research, and service
    • A current CV
    • Electronic PDFs of reprints or preprints
    • Summary of teaching evaluations
    • Research and teaching statements
    • Contact information for three references (do not include letters)


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