Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit
The primary purpose of the Psychology and Neuroscience Department is to provide excellent education, research and service in the field. This goal breaks down into four important components: 1) to teach psychology and neuroscience to undergraduates in a manner that will introduce them vigorously to its broad scope; 2) to offer scientific and professional training to graduate students in the areas of behavioral and integrative neuroscience, clinical, cognitive, developmental, quantitative, and social psychology; 3) to carry out cutting-edge research in these areas, and 4) to provide consulting and administrative support services to the science and profession of psychology as well as to the university, the community, the state, and the nation.
The Department consists of six programs: behavioral and integrative neuroscience; clinical psychology; cognitive psychology; developmental psychology; quantitative psychology, and social psychology. Each program is designed to acquaint the student thoroughly with the theoretical and research content of the specialty and to provide training in the research skills needed to become a competent and creative investigator. In addition, the programs focus on the development of appropriate professional skills.
The Department of Psychology and Neuroscience ranks 2nd in the College in grant funding with over $12 million annually in grant expenditures and approximately $20 million annually in expenditures from all funds. The Department of Psychology and Neuroscience has the largest undergraduate major in the College of Arts and Sciences with approximately 1500 majors, and one of the largest graduate Ph.D. programs with approximately 120 graduate students. The Department is also home to four community clinics which generate fee revenue (Adult Clinic, Anxiety Clinic, Child and Family Clinic, Couples Clinic), known collectively as the UNC Psychology and Neuroscience Community Clinic (the Clinic).
The Department of Psychology and Neuroscience in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill seeks to recruit a new tenure track faculty at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin July 2024. We seek an outstanding researcher who addresses cognitive development across the lifespan with a focus on data science methods. The desired candidate could study any area of cognition, including attention, memory, language, perception, intelligence, problem-solving, or decision-making.
The Department of Psychology and Neuroscience has six program areas (Behavioral & Integrative Neuroscience, Clinical, Cognitive, Developmental, Quantitative, and Social Psychology), providing opportunities for exciting collaboration and innovation. A scholar working in this area could build collaborative relationships with colleagues throughout our department, as well as with UNC’s new School of Data Science and Society, the UNC School of Education, the UNC Health Care System’s new Aging Brain Clinic, the School of Public Health, the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute, the Biomedical Research Imaging Center, the School of Social Work, and the School of Medicine.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Psychology, Neuroscience, or a related field by the time of appointment.
Preferred Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience
The successful applicant will demonstrate the potential for excellence in research and extramural research support. Additionally, the successful candidate will have a demonstrated history of, or the potential for, contributing to mentoring and teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels.
Candidates should have a strong record of research productivity appropriate to their level, the potential to develop (or record of) an independent research program, and a commitment to mentoring and teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels.
Special Physical/Mental Requirements
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