Assistant Professor of Neuroscience

Code: 14803 Posted: 10/01/2018

The University of Wisconsin-Parkside invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor of Neuroscience.

Responsibilities include teaching psychology and neuroscience courses. This position will teach 24 credits annually (4/4 standard fall/spring course teaching load) in the psychology department and neuroscience program. This position will teach classes in both the undergraduate and (possibly) graduate programs as assigned by the Psychology Department Chair. Opportunities to teach in the summer and winterim semesters may be available at the undergraduate and graduate levels for additional compensation depending on the needs of the Psychology Department. This position is expected to establish and maintain an active research program in the neuroscience field. In addition, the position will be expected to contribute service to UW-Parkside, the College of Natural and Health Sciences, the Psychology Department, profession and community including advising students in the psychology program. The individual will be centrally involved in developing, implementing and teaching courses in the neuroscience concentration. Preference will be given to candidates with experience teaching neuroscience courses (including having served as a teaching assistant), supervising undergraduate or graduate student research, and working with students and staff from culturally diverse backgrounds. Perform other duties as assigned.

Essential Job Functions

Essential Duties and Responsibilities


  • Teaching psychology and neuroscience courses. Examples of neuroscience courses include, psychopharmacology, neuropsychology, developmental neuroscience, biological psychology, and senior capstone in neuroscience.

Scholarly Research


  • Service to Psychology Department, College of Natural and Health Sciences, UW-Parkside, profession and community including advising students in the psychology program.

Standards of Performance

  • Effective instruction of students to achieve learning outcomes
  • Attendance and punctuality for classes and meetings
  • Timely and fair evaluation of student work
  • Conduct and publish research and scholarly activities
  • Soundness of judgment and operational decisions
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work while being responsive to Departmental and University needs
  • Timely and effective communication of problems and opportunities 
  • Integrity in dealing with students, other faculty, staff, and administrators
  • Willingness to assist with special projects and other duties as assigned

Essential Knowledge And Abilities

  • Knowledge and ability to teach general psychology and neuroscience courses.
  • Knowledge and ability to conduct research and scholarly activities within a chosen sub-field of neuroscience.
  • The position is not responsible for money or university funds of accounts which hold financial information
  • Ergonomic requirements: sufficient mobility and dexterity to move around office, campus and community. Ability to work with keyboard, mouse and monitor. Ability to attend meetings, workshops, seminars and conferences.
  • Equipment to be used on the job: laptop or desktop computer, printer, copier, projector, telephone including voice mail and FAX


●     Ph.D. or equivalent in neuropsychological research, behavioral neuroscience, cognition and neuroscience, integrative neuroscience, biopsychology, or related area. This does not include clinical neuropsychology. ABD will also be considered; however, contract renewal will be contingent on completing degree within one-year of date of hire.

●     Demonstrated excellence in empirical research in neuroscience. Area in neuroscience is open.

●     Demonstrated excellence in teaching as instructor of record for psychology courses. This does not need to be neuroscience courses.

Salary and Benefits

Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The University of Wisconsin System provides a liberal benefits package, including participation in a state pension plan. 

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Application Process

Applications must be submitted electronically through our employment portal. If you need additional assistance you may contact Human Resources at (262) 595-2204. Hours 8:00am-4:30pm Monday-Friday.

STEP 1: Please select the applicable link below:

External Applicants: (NOT currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)

Internal Applicants: (Currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)

STEP 2: Submit application materials

Please be sure to complete all required fields and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials. Files must be complete to be considered. All materials must be added at one time, once submitted you may not edit/add to profile. Please include the following documents:

  • Cover letter addressing qualifications
  • CV/Resume
  • Names and contact information for three professional references
  • Statement of Teaching/Research PhilosophySummary of Teaching Evaluations
  • Transcripts (unofficial accepted with application. Official transcript must be provided upon hire)

Review of Applications

Applications received by Wednesday November 7th, 2018 are ensured full consideration. Position is open until filled.


You must select "SUBMIT". Selecting "Save" will not forward your application materials to the search committee. 

Please be sure to complete all required fields and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials.

In instances where the Review Committee is unable to ascertain from a candidates application materials whether she/he meets all of the required qualifications, or if all of the application materials are not submitted, they will be evaluated as not meeting such qualifications and may be excluded from further consideration.


Miles Holvick

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