Job announcement: University of Arkansas


The Department of Psychological Science in the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Arkansas invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in cognitive psychology/cognitive neuroscience. Appointment is set to begin August 2017. We are open to applicants in all research areas in cognitive psychology, especially those whose research complements existing department strengths; we are particularly interested in receiving applications from candidates whose research employs behavioral genetics, neuroendocrinology, EEG/ERP, NIRS, TMS, tDCS/tACS, or computational modeling. This position will contribute to the Department of Psychological Science’s commitment to diversity and the University of Arkansas’s stated mission of enhancing the learning of our students and better preparing them to engage in an increasingly diverse and global community. A competitive startup package is available. The Department of Psychological Science is a leader in a campus neuroscience initiative, which is developing a long-term plan to increase the presence of neuroscientific research methods at the University of Arkansas.

Successful applicants must have (1) a PhD by the date of appointment; (2) a record of, or demonstrated potential for, outstanding research achievement and acquisition of external funding; (3) the ability to contribute to the Department’s teaching mission in both graduate-level training and undergraduate instruction; and (4) demonstrated effective interpersonal skills and collegiality.

For the complete announcement and information regarding how to apply, visit

Founded in 1871 as a land grant institution, the University of Arkansas is classified by the Carnegie Foundation among the top two percent of universities in the nation with the highest level of research activity. Ten colleges and schools serve more than 26,700 students with more than 200 academic programs. University of Arkansas students earn nationally competitive awards at an impressive rate and represent 50 states and more than 120 countries. As an employer, the University of Arkansas offers a vibrant work environment and a workplace culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance. The benefits package includes university contributions to health, dental, life and disability insurance, tuition waivers for employees and their families, 12 official holidays, immediate leave accrual, and a choice of retirement programs with university contributions ranging from 5 to 10% of employee salary. The University of Arkansas is committed to providing an educational and work environment in which thought, creativity, and growth are stimulated, and in which individuals are free to realize their full potential. The J. W. Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences promotes these ideals and welcomes applicants who foster an inclusive environment through an open exchange of voices and ideas from populations of diverse backgrounds.

Completed applications received by November 14, 2016 will be assured full consideration. Late applications will be reviewed as necessary to fill the position.

Applicants must submit a cover letter/letter of application; a curriculum vitae; a listing of publications; a statement of research plans; a statement of teaching interests; and a one-page statement of how you would contribute to the department’s commitment to diversity uploaded to the ‘Other Document’ link.

A list of three professional references (name, title, email address, and contact number) willing to provide letters of reference will be requested during the application process.

Please contact Bill Levine, search committee chair, at or visit our website for more information.

The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity institution committed to achieving diversity its faculty. Therefore, the University is especially interested in applications from qualified candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our academic departments. The University welcomes applications without regard to age, race, gender (including pregnancy), national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran status, military service, genetic information, sexual orientation, or gender identity. All application information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act and persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment.

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