The Department of Psychology at Binghamton University (SUNY) invites applications for an assistant professor position (tenure-track) in Cognitive Neuroscience to begin Fall 2011. We seek an individual with a strong research record in human cognition using behavioral and biological methods. Core methodologies for the successful candidate might include event-related potentials, optical imaging, transcranial magnetic stimulation, the study of sleep and cognition, and/or the study of genetic influences on cognition. The area of cognitive specialization is open, but those with interests in development or aging are strongly encouraged to apply. The successful candidate is expected to establish an independent research program capable of attracting external funding and to contribute to undergraduate and graduate teaching.
The Psychology Department is comprised of 31 faculty in three interactive graduate programs: Cognitive and Behavioral Sciences, Behavioral Neuroscience, and Clinical. The appointment will be in Cognitive and Behavioral Sciences, whose current strengths are in visual and auditory perception, learning and memory, language processing, categorization and executive function. Faculty within the Behavioral Neuroscience program investigate neural development, alcohol/drug abuse, plasticity, memory, sensory coding, stress, and animal models of Parkinson’s disease and Korsakoff’s syndrome. Research foci in the Clinical Psychology program include the psychopathology of anxiety disorders, autism, depression, and schizophrenia, as well as research on marital dysfunction, alcohol abuse, and dissociation. More information about the department is available at http://www2.binghamton.edu/psychology.
Binghamton University typically is ranked among the top public universities in the US. It enrolls about 11,000 undergraduate and 3,000 graduate students, and is part of the State University of New York. The campus is located on 887 acres (including a 350 acre nature preserve) above the Susquehanna River, and received the highest “green” rating in the Princeton Review’s ranking of colleges by environmental sustainability. Greater Binghamton is a community of about 250,000 with low crime and low housing costs, an employment base dominated by electronics and health care, and surrounded by the forested hills, orchards and vineyards of upstate New York.
Send a statement of research and teaching interests, curriculum vita, reprints, and three letters of recommendation. 1) By email to Ms. Gina Fleming, gfleming@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx, with “faculty position” in the subject field, or 2) by paper to Cognitive Neuroscience Search, Department of Psychology, Binghamton University (SUNY), P.O. Box 6000, Binghamton, NY 13902-6000. Applications will be reviewed as received. Binghamton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.