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Assistant Professor with Neuroscience/Neuroimaging
Thursday, 07 September 2017 16:08

The Department of Psychological Sciences at Purdue University invites applications  for a tenure-track position beginning in the Fall of 2018. The position is at the Assistant  Professor rank, although the search committee will consider both newly graduating  Ph.D.s as well as current Assistant Professors.


We are interested principally in candidates who can contribute neuroscience expertise to  more than one of the 6 graduate training areas that make up Psychological Sciences at  Purdue: Behavioral Neuroscience, Clinical Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Industrial/  Organizational Psychology, Mathematical and Computational Cognitive Science, and  Social Psychology. Particularly welcome is research that bridges these graduate training  areas using neuroimaging, and complements the growing neuroscience strengths among  our faculty, with broad innovative and integrative themes (e.g., social, cognitive, affective,  or clinical neuroscience). The successful candidate should have a Ph.D. degree in  Psychology or related Neuroscience field, a strong publication record, a research program  with likelihood of external funding, and a record of teaching and mentoring excellence.  Responsibilities will include maintaining a productive research program, directing  graduate student research, and teaching undergraduate and graduate courses.


The Purdue MRI facility is home to 3 on-campus MRI scanners, including a new 3T  Siemens MAGNETOM Prisma scanner dedicated to meeting the needs of neuroscience  and psychological science research on campus. This scanner is used amongst others for  longitudinal studies, studies benefitting from the existing high gradient system or the 64-  channel head coil for ultra-fast and high-resolution imaging, or for studies benefitting from  the synchronized physiological monitoring and triggering for fMRI. An MRI Physicist is  available to help with protocol development and optimization, and a part-time MR  Technologist is available to help with professional data acquisition.


Purdue also recently inaugurated the Purdue Institute for Integrative Neuroscience (PIIN;, which  includes faculty spanning 25 departments across six colleges. PIIN serves as an umbrella  for research centers such as the Center for Research on Brain, Behavior, and  NeuroRehabilitation (CEREBBRAL;, a  center started within the College of Health and Human Sciences as an Area of Research  Excellence, to answer questions about how to improve quality of life, not just extend it,  and how to predict disease- and aging-related declines in highly variable populations.


Application review will begin October 1, 2017, but applications will be accepted until the  position is filled. Please send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, up to 4 papers, and  research and teaching statements in PDF format via email to   This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . In addition, please arrange to have at least 3 letters of  reference forwarded to the same email address. Purdue’s Department of Psychological  Sciences is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including  scholarship, instruction, and engagement. Please address at least one of these areas in  your cover letter, indicating your past experiences, current interests or activities, and/or  future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion. A background  check will be required for employment in this position. Questions regarding the position  may be sent to Dr. Sebastien Helie, Chair of the Search Committee  ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ). Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals,  including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged  to apply.