Macalester College, Psychology

Position ID:Macalester-Psychology-NEU [#22042]
Position Title: Assistant Professor in Neuroscience
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Saint Paul, Minnesota 55105, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Psychology / Neuroscience
Appl Deadline:2022/10/01 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2022/07/07, finished 2023/02/07, listed until 2023/01/07)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed and new applications are no longer accepted. ***

The Psychology Department at Macalester College invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in neuroscience, area of specialty open (e.g., behavioral, systems, sensory; human or non-human), to begin Fall 2023. The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in Psychology or Neuroscience by the time of appointment and will be expected to teach an intermediate course in Behavioral Neuroscience as well as other courses in their area of expertise that support the Psychology and Neuroscience majors and complement current faculty offerings. The teaching load is 4-5 courses per year depending on how many courses include a lab. The successful candidate will play a vital role in the Neuroscience Program by serving on the Neuroscience Steering Committee and providing research experiences and advising for Neuroscience majors. New faculty receive generous start-up funds to equip their research lab. Department and College funds are available to support undergraduate research assistants as well as other research needs.


At Macalester College, diversity, equity, and inclusion are central to our educational mission and values. We are committed to the institutional change required for visioning and realizing a more equitable and socially just college and society. Strong candidates will have experience and vision regarding teaching and mentorship of students of multiple and diverse backgrounds with attention to structural barriers that limit access to educational opportunities. Thus, we ask that applicants submit a statement (no more than two pages) that discusses past and potential contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives in their teaching, advising and mentorship, curriculum, scholarship, service, and community and professional engagement. In addition, applicants should submit a cover letter; curriculum vitae; statement of teaching interests, philosophy, and effectiveness; and statement of research interests and plans. These materials, along with reprints/preprints of published work and three letters of recommendation, should be submitted to Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2022, and continue until the position is filled. Questions about the position should be addressed to the chair of the Psychology Department, Darcy Burgund (


Macalester College is a highly selective, private liberal arts college located in Saint Paul, Minnesota, on the ancestral homeland of the Dakota people who were forcibly exiled because of aggressive and persistent settler colonialism.


The Minneapolis-Saint Paul metropolitan area has a population of approximately three million people and is home to numerous colleges and universities, including the University of Minnesota. Macalester’s diverse student body comprises over 2000 undergraduates from all 50 states and the District of Columbia and 99 countries. The College maintains a longstanding commitment to academic excellence with a special emphasis on internationalism, multiculturalism, and service to society. As an Equal Opportunity employer supportive of affirmative efforts to achieve diversity among its faculty, Macalester College strongly encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups.

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Macalester College
1600 Grand Avenue
Saint Paul, Minnesota 55105