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 Social, Cognitive, or Developmental Psychologist
Institution/Organization: University of Arkansas
Job Location: Arkansas, U.S.A.
Job Type: Tenure-Track
Contact Person: Ellen Leen Felder
Date Posted: September 9th, 2011
Web Site: http://psyc.uark.edu/


COGNITIVE, DEVELOPMENTAL, or SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGIST WITH AN EMPHASIS IN NEUROSCIENCE: The Department of Psychology at the University of Arkansas invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning August 12th, 2012. We seek candidates with a Ph.D. in psychology (or related field) whose research and teaching interests focus on the intersection of neuroscience and cognitive, developmental, or social psychology.

The successful applicant will have an active, visible research program that has strong potential to attract external funding. The specific research area is open, but we encourage applications from scholars whose research focus would complement existing strengths in our experimental training area. In addition, the position requires active involvement in graduate-level training and graduate and undergraduate teaching, including behavioral neuroscience.

The Department of Psychology is home to a major private endowment to support its research mission, and the University of Arkansas is supported by the $300 million Walton Foundation Endowment. The University of Arkansas is designated as a Research University-Very High by the Carnegie Foundation. Northwest Arkansas is known for its beautiful scenery, a temperate climate, varied recreational and cultural opportunities, excellent schools, a nationally recognized economy, and a growing and diverse population of over 460,000 (http://www.accessfayetteville.org/). We also have a large nearby airport (Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport) with direct flights to several large cities.

For fullest consideration, applications should be received by November 1st, 2011; review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should send a) a CV, b) representative publication reprints, and c) statements of research plans and teaching interests. They should also arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to Dr. Ellen Leen-Feldner, Department of Psychology, 216 Memorial Hall, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR 72701 (or to PsycHire@uark.edu). Questions regarding this position can be sent to eleenfe@uark.edu. Visit our website, http://psyc.uark.edu, for more information.

The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. All applicants are subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act and persons hired must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States. Women and members of underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. The University and the Department are strongly committed to advancing diversity among faculty and students (see http://diversity.uark.edu/).




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