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Boston University Assistant Professor of Psychological & Brain Sciences, Systems Neuroscience, College of Arts & Sciences in BOSTON, Massachusetts

Assistant Professor of Psychological & Brain Sciences, Systems Neuroscience, College of Arts & Sciences



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The Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences at Boston University invites applicants for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in the systems neuroscience of complex behavior in animal models (rodents), to begin July 2021. The search is defined broadly to attract a diverse pool of outstanding candidates. Examples of specific research areas of interest include (but are not restricted to) drug abuse, incentive motivation, and reward processing. We are also interested in researchers using cutting-edge methodologies that have been a focus of the federal BRAIN initiative (e.g., calcium imaging, optogenetics, many neuron recording). Researchers will join an interdisciplinary team of systems neuroscientists studying the neural basis of complex behavior in our departmental Brain, Behavior, and Cognition Program and the Center for Systems Neuroscience. Boston University expects excellence in teaching and in research, and is committed to building a culturally, racially, and ethnically diverse scholarly community. The successful candidate will be offered newly renovated laboratory facilities as well as a competitive salary and start-up package.


Applications will only be accepted at Applicants should upload a curriculum vitae, statements of research, teaching, and diversity interests, copies of three representative scholarly papers, and three letters of reference. In the diversity statement, applicants should provide evidence of a commitment to fostering diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence, and evidence of participation in the creation of inclusive environments in their department/workplace. The deadline for applications is November 7, 2020. Inquiries may be directed to Mary Perry, Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences, Boston University, 64 Cummington Mall, Boston, MA 02215 (

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.