Assistant Professor in Behavioral Neuroscience, Department of Psychological Sciences

Requisition ID:  21535

Assistant Professor in Behavioral Neuroscience, Department of Psychological Sciences

Job Summary

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 2023. 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:


We seek to recruit an Assistant Professor of Neuroscience and Behavior with expertise related to the neural or molecular mechanisms of behavior using non-primate animal models. The candidate must have a Ph.D. in psychology, neuroscience, or a related field by the position start date. 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 will consider all candidates who conduct research in behavioral neuroscience, broadly defined. Applicants with a commitment to advancing diversity, equity and inclusion are preferred.

The College and University

The Department of Psychological Sciences is the largest Department in the College of Health and Human Sciences (, which is one of the largest colleges at Purdue. 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 49,639 students from all 50 states and nearly 130 countries. The greater Lafayette/West Lafayette community ( has a population of approximately 226,000, and a low cost of living.

Application Procedure

 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). In addition, (7) please arrange to have three letters of reference submitted to Interested candidates must apply here:

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

Purdue University, the College of Health and Human Sciences, and the Department of Psychological Sciences are committed to free and open inquiry in all matters. Candidates are encouraged to address in their cover letter how they are prepared to contribute to a climate that values free inquiry and academic freedom.

Application review will begin October 1, 2022 and 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. Kimberly Kinzig, Chair of the Search Committee (

Equal Opportunity

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