Assistant Professor position in Neuroscience, Purdue University

Principles Duties

Purdue University’s Department of Psychological Sciences invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Neuroscience and Behavior to begin in the Fall of 2021. The successful candidate will be expected to develop a program of nationally recognized research and teach undergraduate and graduate level courses. You can learn more about our department at our website:


The candidate must have a Ph.D. in psychology, neuroscience, or a related field and should have appropriate postdoctoral experience. Candidates should have a strong publication record, a research program with a high likelihood of obtaining external funding, and potential for teaching and mentoring excellence. We are particularly interested in candidates whose research is at the intersection of neuroscience and aging, but we will consider all candidates who conduct research in neuroscience, broadly defined.

College & University

The Department of Psychological Sciences is the largest Department in the College of HHS (, which is the second largest college at Purdue. The department’s graduate program in Neuroscience and Behavior was recently restructured to integrate research in human neuroscience within the program’s traditional focus on (non-human) animal neuroscience. The Psychological Sciences faculty have strong connections with centers, institutes, and resources across campus, including the Life Science MRI Facility (, the Center for Research on Brain, Behavior, and NeuroRehabilitation (CEREBBRAL;, the Purdue Institute for Integrative Neuroscience (PIIN;, and the Center on Aging and the Life Course (CALC;

Established in 1869, Purdue is Indiana’s land-grant university, a comprehensive educational and research institution and member of the American Association of Universities. The West Lafayette campus, located one hour north of Indianapolis and two hours south of downtown Chicago, has ten academic colleges with an enrollment of 44,500 students from over 133 countries. The diverse greater Lafayette/West Lafayette community ( has a population of approximately 200,000, and a low cost of living.

Application Procedures

Applications must include (1) a cover letter of interest, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) a research statement, (4) three peer-reviewed research articles, (5) a teaching statement, and (6) a diversity, equity, and inclusion statement (see below), and (7) contact information for three references. Application materials should be submitted by January 6th, 2021 for full consideration. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. A background check is required for employment in this position. Questions regarding the position may be sent to Dr. Julia Chester, Chair of the Search Committee (

Purdue University’s Department of Psychological Sciences is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort including scholarship, instruction, and engagement. Candidates should address at least one of these areas in the separate Diversity and Inclusion Statement, indicating their past experiences, current interests or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion.

Equal Opportunity: Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.