Assistant Professor of Psychology (Assistant Professor) Psychology University of Pittsburgh

Assistant Professor of Psychology (Assistant Professor)
Psychology
University of Pittsburgh

Assistant Professor in learning/educational neuroscience. The University of Pittsburgh announces a new position as part of the University’s new Brain Institute. This position will be jointly held in the Learning Research and Development Center (LRDC) and the Department of Psychology, which partner with the Brain Institute in seeking a new faculty member to be part of the collaborative multidisciplinary communities in neuroscience, learning and education, and psychology.  LRDC and the Department of Psychology have a strong core of cognitive neuroscience across several specialties, including research related to learning and training.

The research specialty is open. The new faculty member will develop research programs consistent with the general goal of the neural-learning component of the Brain Institute, which is to advance understanding of the neural bases of learning, including the brain changes that accompany learning in educational domains, in human development, and in overcoming cognitive impairments.

The successful candidate will be part of the following overlapping research communities:

LRDC (https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.lrdc.pitt.edu_&d=AwIFaQ&c=1QsCMERiq7JOmEnKpsSyjg&r=z4dkhM_Om6lpr1to1vVLSg&m=p7XQKiN-GYe7A68Hnn1rI0tW0ed0VeSr7oa87t2YQ4A&s=rb7gM68pJUXVxkXqxOS9sGB0xKK4LkaIEPmznHmQ-Bw&e= ) is an interdisciplinary research center that brings together researchers from several disciplines to advance research on human cognition and learning, the structure of knowledge, effective schooling and training, and educational policy. Laboratory methods, include behavioral, ERP, eye-tracking, MEG, and fMRI. In addition to basic research on the cognitive, motivational, and social bases of knowledge acquisition and use, LRDC is committed to research-based improvement of learning and teaching.

The Psychology Department (https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.psychology.pitt.edu&d=AwIFaQ&c=1QsCMERiq7JOmEnKpsSyjg&r=z4dkhM_Om6lpr1to1vVLSg&m=p7XQKiN-GYe7A68Hnn1rI0tW0ed0VeSr7oa87t2YQ4A&s=zU2fnL9zTZbUQGJ_Mg0NmS_F2Bykl9NRIKSmM7Vz0uI&e= ) is committed to excellence in research and in teaching at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. The Department has 38 tenure-stream faculty and houses five graduate training programs: Biological and Health, Clinical, Cognitive, Developmental, and Social, as well as cross-program training opportunities. The interdisciplinary nature of psychological science is reflected in both faculty research interests and training opportunities afforded to graduate students.

The Brain Institute (https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.braininstitute.pitt.edu_&d=AwIFaQ&c=1QsCMERiq7JOmEnKpsSyjg&r=z4dkhM_Om6lpr1to1vVLSg&m=p7XQKiN-GYe7A68Hnn1rI0tW0ed0VeSr7oa87t2YQ4A&s=13tqS_sEKj54nPc61VGkmuci9abmC6Q3lCLU_1fvHtI&e= ) is a University-wide initiative whose central mission is to unlock the mysteries of normal and abnormal brain function and to translate the new discoveries that result from this effort into novel approaches for overcoming brain disorders. It is a new institute (Peter Strick, Scientific Director) within the University’s large neuroscience communities, spanning the Schools of Medicine, Dietrich School of Arts & Sciences, and Engineering.

Tenure for the appointment is in the Department of Psychology. Tenure and promotion are considered according to the research, teaching, and service criteria of the Department, in addition to contributions to the multi-disciplinary research communities represented by the Brain Institute and LRDC.
Applicants should assemble a single PDF document containing a cover letter, CV, statement of research and teaching interests, and up to three papers to brainint@pitt.edu. In addition, three letters of recommendation should be sent to this email address with the applicant’s last name and the word “recommendation” in the subject line. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. However, the search committee will begin reviewing applications on October 15.

The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity.

Deadline: 10/30/15.Applications will be considered until the position is filled.