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

Assistant Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience

About this job: Assistant Professor, Tenure Track, OTHER

University of Tennessee - Department of Psychology -   See this job on our site

Job is in: Knoxville, TN US

Contact: Dr. Aaron Buss
Phone: 865-974-3818

Post Date: August 25, 2021
Job Starts: August 1, 2022
Application Deadline: January 10, 2021

The Department of Psychology in the University of Tennessee at Knoxville invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Cognition or Cognitive Neuroscience. The Department of Psychology is expanding the undergraduate Neuroscience major and graduate Neuroscience minor. We are looking for faculty who can enrich and expand existing cognition and neuroscience research. We invite applications from individuals who study cognitive processes and mechanisms using behavioral, computational, or neuroimaging techniques. The new hire will join a vibrant and diverse community of neuroscientists within the Department of Psychology who conduct a wide range of animal and human research. Information about the department and our undergraduate Psychology and Neuroscience programs, as well as our graduate programs is online at The University of Tennessee at Knoxville is the flagship university and the premier public research institute in the State of Tennessee. There are extensive opportunities for collaborations with members of the Neuroscience Network of East Tennessee (NeuroNET), National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS), and nearby Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The university has a 3T Siemens MAGNETOM Trio located at the UT Medical Center which is a 10-minute drive from the Department of Psychology. Candidates should have a strong research record and enthusiasm for teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Position responsibilities include maintaining a productive research program, teaching at both undergraduate and graduate levels, and directing graduate student research. The successful candidate will be expected to have either existing or strong potential for obtaining extramural funding. The Knoxville campus of the University of Tennessee is seeking candidates who have the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the University. The city of Knoxville is a hidden gem with a beautiful and walkable downtown, thriving music scene (, active neighborhoods, and eclectic shopping and restaurants. Knoxville is located within easy driving distance to Asheville, Nashville, Atlanta, and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park ( More information about Knoxville can be found at and