Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track) in Human Cognitive, Developmental, or Social Neuroscience

The Department of Psychology at Carnegie Mellon University and the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition (CNBC) seek to fill a tenure-track faculty position at the assistant professor level (tenure track) in cognitive neuroscience, developmental neuroscience, or social neuroscience. We are especially interested in outstanding candidates with a focus on the neural basis of human learning, development, and plasticity. The department values a strong grounding in psychological theory, cutting-edge methods, and high-quality teaching. The position is funded by a generous gift from Ronald J. and Mary Ann Zdrojkowski as a Career Development Chair.

This search is associated with the BrainHub (, a campus-wide initiative to expand brain research across disciplines. Carnegie Mellon is a highly supportive environment for scientists who seek to span multiple disciplines or employ multiple methodologies in their research. Facilities include a state- of-the-art MRI facility, EEG, NIRS, and MEG systems, and large-scale, high-performance computing clusters situated in a highly collaborative environment.

The appointment will be joint between the Department of Psychology ( and the CNBC ( – an interdisciplinary and collaborative research and training center jointly administered across Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh. The candidate will join a growing and highly interactive computational, cognitive, and neuroscience community. Carnegie Mellon offers highly competitive salaries and start-up packages in an attractive and highly livable urban environment. Applications will begin to be reviewed on October 15, 2015. For full consideration, please apply by that date. To apply to this position, please see: (please contact [email protected] if you have questions).

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