University of Connecticut, Psychological Sciences

Position ID:UConn-Psychological Sciences-497911 [#26075, 497911]
Position Title: Assistant or Associate Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Storrs, Connecticut 06269, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Neuroscience / Cognitive neuroscience
Appl Deadline: finished (2023/10/04, finished 2024/04/09, listed until 2024/02/09)
Position Description:    

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


The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Connecticut in Storrs invites applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor who would join a relevant discipline within the College (e.g., Psychological Sciences, Linguistics, Mathematics, Physiology & Neurobiology, Human Development and Family Studies, Speech Language and Hearing Sciences), with an expected start date of August 23, 2024. We encourage applications from individuals who pursue fundamental questions in any area of cognitive neuroscience and who have strong theoretical and technical expertise in MRI. Additional expertise in methods such as EEG and TMS is also desired. The successful candidate will be expected to establish an active research program in cognitive neuroscience, leading to extramural funding and high-quality publications. The successful candidate will also participate in teaching and mentorship at the graduate and undergraduate levels, including a course on imaging modalities and processing. As UConn and the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, the successful candidate will also broaden participation and provide an inclusive environment for members of underrepresented groups. We especially encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented groups in STEM.

Founded in 1881, UConn is a Land Grant and Sea Grant institution and member of the Space Grant Consortium. It is the state’s flagship institution of higher education and includes a main campus in Storrs, CT, four regional campuses throughout the state, and 13 Schools and Colleges, including a Law School in Hartford, and Medical and Dental Schools at the UConn Health campus in Farmington. The University has approximately 10,000 faculty and staff and 32,000 students, including nearly 24,000 undergraduates and over 8,000 graduate and professional students. UConn is a Carnegie Foundation R1 (highest research activity) institution, among the top 25 public universities in the nation. Through research, teaching, service, and outreach, UConn embraces diversity and cultivates leadership, integrity, and engaged citizenship in its students, faculty, staff, and alumni. UConn promotes the health and well-being of citizens by enhancing the social, economic, cultural, and natural environments of the state and beyond. The University serves as a beacon of academic and research excellence as well as a center for innovation and social service to communities. UConn is a leader in many scholarly, research, and innovation areas. Today, the path forward includes exciting opportunities and notable challenges. Record numbers of undergraduate applications and support for student success have enabled the University to become extraordinarily selective.


  • Ph.D. or international equivalent in psychological sciences, cognitive science, neuroscience, engineering, or a related field by August 2024.
  • An outstanding scholarly record including publications in leading journals.
  • A vibrant research program with evidence of (or promise of) external funding.
  • Commitment to teaching and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students in the home department.
  • At least two years of postdoctoral research experience in an area of cognitive neuroscience and/or neuroimaging using MRI/EEG/TMS that can be integrated with existing strengths in the College.
  • Ability to contribute to the diversity and excellence of the learning experience and academic community through research, teaching, and/or service.
  • Able to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in MRI and other imaging methodologies.


  • Teaching experience including the integration of technology into instruction and online instruction.
  • Experience with independent research proposal development, ideally with a record of funding from national agencies.
  • Demonstrated ability to carry out independent research.
  • An innovative, collaborative, and/or multidisciplinary research approach.
  • Active participation in major professional societies and international meetings.
  • A record of peer-reviewed publications and evidence of (or promise of) obtaining external research support.
  • Evidence of excellence in support of teaching and mentoring undergraduate students.
  • Ability to integrate with one/more faculty in related graduate programs.


This is a full-time, 9-month, tenure-track position with an anticipated start date of August 23, 2024. The successful candidate’s academic appointment will be at the Storrs campus. Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.


Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.


Please apply online to Academic Jobs Online and submit the following application materials:

  • A letter of application,
  • Curriculum vitae,
  • A statement of research and teaching interests 
  • Commitment to diversity statement 
  • Sample journal articles or books
  • At least 3 letters of reference.

For questions, please contact, Search Committee Chair. Review of applications will begin October 15, 2023, and continue until the position is filled.

At the University of Connecticut, our commitment to excellence is complemented by our commitment to building a culturally diverse community.

This position will be filled subject the budgetary approval.

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at

All members of the University of Connecticut are expected to exhibit appreciation of, and contribute to, an inclusive, respectful, and diverse environment for the University community.

The University of Connecticut aspires to create a community built on collaboration and belonging and has actively sought to create an inclusive culture within the workforce.  The success of the University is dependent on the willingness of our diverse employee and student populations to share their rich perspectives and backgrounds in a respectful manner.  This makes it essential for each member of our community to feel secure and welcomed and to thoroughly understand and believe that their ideas are respected by all.  We strongly respect each individual employee’s unique experiences and perspectives and encourage all members of the community to do the same.  All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

The University of Connecticut is an AA/EEO Employer.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
email address
Psychological Sciences Department
Bousfield Psychology Building
406 Babbidge Road, Unit 1020
Storrs, CT 06269