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ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

This is a continuous recruitment. Consideration of applications will begin on December 20, 2017, and continue until the position is filled. Applications received after December 19, 2017, may not receive consideration. To apply, please see: http://jobs.uwm.edu/postings/26837 Applicants will upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a teaching statement, and a statement of research interests. A complete application will consist of a cover letter, vita, a concise statement of research interests, a statement of teaching interests, and three letters of reference. All application materials should be submitted electronically. Reference letters can be sent via email to psych-facultysearch@uwm.edu.

Position Information

Posting Details

Official Job Title ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
Working Title: ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
Position Number 02182587
Division B48 College of Letters and Science
Department B4879 PSYCHOLOGY
Position Type Faculty
Appointment Type Tenured Faculty, Tenure Track Faculty
FLSA Status Exempt
Percent 100
Posting Type Faculty
Introduction (Description of School/College/Dept/Program)

UWM is among the nation’s major research universities and is one of the two centers of doctoral study in the University of Wisconsin system. UWM is a Carnegie “Research 1” institution located in Wisconsin’s cultural and economic center in a vibrant urban setting on Milwaukee’s North Shore close to Lake Michigan. It serves more than 25,000 undergraduate and graduate students, with the most diverse population of any school in the UW system.

The Psychology Department places a premium on excellence in teaching and scholarly research. As a result, we are one of the most dynamic and productive departments at UWM. The faculty are recognized experts in their various disciplines as well as accomplished teachers.

Job Summary

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) is seeking applicants for a tenure-track faculty position in neuroscience. We are interested in recruiting outstanding scientists that will build directly on the current strengths of our program (http://neuroscience.uwm.edu). We expect to make appointments at the Assistant Professor level.

Successful applicants should employ modern technical approaches to address important questions related to learning and memory, motivation, perception, attention, or neurological disorders. Area of research specialization is open but outstanding individuals with interests in understanding the molecular, cellular, and/or neural circuit mechanisms of behavior are strongly encouraged to apply.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in neuroscience or a closely related field and significant postdoctoral research experience. Responsibilities include developing an independent extramurally funded research program and teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in neuroscience and psychology. Review of applications will begin on December 20, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.

Minimum Qualifications

Ph.D. in Neuroscience or comparable discipline by August 2018

Research interests in Behavioral Neuroscience

Postdoctoral training

Preferred Qualifications

Strong potential for extramural funding

Demonstrated research productivity

Experience fostering graduate and undergraduate research

Excellence in graduate and undergraduate teaching

Ability to strength/expand existing program

Application Instructions

This is a continuous recruitment. Consideration of applications will begin on December 20, 2017, and continue until the position is filled. Applications received after December 19, 2017, may not receive consideration.

To apply, please see: http://jobs.uwm.edu/postings/26837

Applicants will upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a teaching statement, and a statement of research interests.

A complete application will consist of a cover letter, vita, a concise statement of research interests, a statement of teaching interests, and three letters of reference. All application materials should be submitted electronically. Reference letters can be sent via email to psych-facultysearch@uwm.edu.

Application Deadline
Continuous (Open Until Filled?) Yes
If Continuous, Initial Review Date 12/20/2017
Position Contact Name Fred Helmstetter
Contact Phone 414-229-4903
Contact Email fjh@uwm.edu
Application Notes

For this position, applicants are required to apply online. UWM will not consider paper, emailed or faxed applications. Additionally, applicants must complete all required fields and attach any required documents. The process is complete when the message “Your application has been submitted” is displayed and you receive a confirmation number.

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AA/EO Statement
UWM is an AA/EO employer: All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or protected veteran status.

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Employment will require a criminal background check.

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  3. Research Interest
  4. Teaching Philosophy
Optional Documents

Posting Specific Questions

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