Assistant Professor in Cognitive Neuroscience; University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Working Title:Assistant Professor in Cognitive Neuroscience
Position Number02120898
DivisionCollege of Letters and Science
DepartmentB4879 PSYCHOLOGY
Position TypeFaculty
Appointment TypeTenure Track Faculty
FLSA StatusExempt
Posting TypeFaculty & Instructional
Introduction (Description of School/College/Dept/Program)Situated on the shores of the largest system of freshwater lakes on earth, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee provides a world-class and affordable education to 25,000 students from 90 countries. As an R1 research and access university, we are committed to fostering a welcoming and inclusive environment that values excellence in research and teaching. We want to attract, retain, and grow a diverse staff that honors unique experiences and perspectives, and we take pride in the diversity of our student body, faculty and staff, and programs.

The Psychology Department places a premium on excellence in teaching and scholarly research. As a result, we are one of the most dynamic and productive departments at UWM. The faculty are recognized experts in their various disciplines as well as accomplished teachers.
Job SummaryThe University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) is seeking applicants for a tenure-track faculty position in Cognitive Neuroscience. UWM is a Carnegie “Research 1” institution located in Wisconsin’s cultural and economic center. We are interested in recruiting outstanding scientists that will build directly on the current strengths of our program ( We expect to make an appointment at the Assistant Professor level. Responsibilities include developing an independent extramurally funded research program and teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in the neurosciences and experimental psychology.

Successful applicants will have access to two research-dedicated MRI scanners maintained by the Center for Imaging Research ( and should be actively conducting novel, theory-based research in the domain of cognitive neuroscience. Outstanding individuals who use cutting-edge neuroimaging and/or computational methods to address questions about perception, attention, memory, aging, emotion, decision-making, or any combination of these cognitive domains are encouraged to apply. Individuals from minoritized, underrepresented communities are particularly encouraged to apply.
Minimum QualificationsPh.D. in Neuroscience or comparable discipline by the time of appointmentResearch interests in Cognitive NeurosciencePostdoctoral training
Preferred QualificationsStrong potential for extramural fundingDemonstrated research productivityExcellence in graduate and undergraduate teachingAbility to foster graduate and undergraduate research experienceAbility to strengthen/expand existing programExperience working with colleagues and mentoring students with a diverse array of perspectives and backgrounds
Application InstructionsReview of applications will begin on November 1, 2022 and continue until the position is filled.

To apply please see:

A complete application will consist of a cover letter, vita, a concise statement of research interests, a statement of teaching interests, a statement addressing diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts or philosophy (to be uploaded as “Other Document 1”), and three letters of reference. All application materials should be submitted electronically. Reference letters can be sent via email to UWM is an equal opportunity institution committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Application Deadline
Continuous (Open Until Filled?)Yes
If Continuous, Initial Review Date11/01/2022
Position Contact NameKaryn Frick
Contact Phone414-229-6615
Application NotesFor this position, applicants are required to apply online. UWM will not consider paper, emailed or faxed applications. Additionally, applicants must complete all required fields and attach any required documents. The process is complete when the message “Your application has been submitted” is displayed and you receive a confirmation number.
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Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  3. Other Document 1
  4. Research Interest
  5. Teaching Philosophy

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