Council of Graduate Departments of Psychology
Council of Graduate Departments of Psychology


About this job: Assistant Professor, Tenure Track, NEUROSCIENCE

University of Illinois at Chicago - Department of Psychology

Job is in: Chicago, IL US

Contact: Jessie Morris-Forristall
Phone: 996-7588

Post Date: August 2, 2021
Job Starts: August 16, 2022
Application Deadline: October 1, 2021

The Psychology Department of the University of Illinois Chicago (UIC) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Behavioral Neuroscience to begin August, 2022. We seek a scientist that uses forward-thinking, cutting-edge technical approaches to determine the genetic, molecular/cellular and circuit bases of adaptive and disordered behavior. Particular attention will be given to applicants that augment existing departmental strengths in learning, motivation, addiction and developmental disorders. The successful candidate will have a promising program of research in Behavioral Neuroscience and potential to secure external funding. The Department is home to a vibrant Ph.D. program and provides ample opportunities and facilities for research, including collaboration with over 100 neuroscience faculty at UIC. The successful applicant will be expected to contribute to the teaching missions of Psychology, UIC’s highly successful undergraduate neuroscience major, and the Graduate Program in Neuroscience. UIC is an urban research university and a federally-designated Minority-Serving Institution. As such, applicants should be committed to fostering a diverse and equitable classroom and research laboratory. For additional information about the Psychology department and the Behavioral Neuroscience program see Application deadline: October 1, 2021. Questions about the position should be directed to the search committee chair, Mitch Roitman ( Final authorization of the position is subject to availability of funding. Applicants must submit an online application to the UIC Job Board ( and upload a cover letter, CV, research statement, and teaching statement and diversity statements, and provide the email addresses of three references. Questions about the application process should be directed to Jessie Morris-Forristall at Qualifications: Candidates should have a Ph.D. in Psychology, Neuroscience or related field and evidence of productivity at the post-doctoral level along with the potential for obtaining external funding. The University of Illinois Chicago is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer, dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran or disability status. The University of Illinois may conduct background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act. The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. For more information, see the HR website.