Job Opportunity: Assistant Professor of Behavioral Neuroscience, Miami University, Oxford OH

Rachel Howell
September 19, 2014

The Department of Psychology at Miami University seeks to hire an outstanding candidate for a tenure-track position in Behavioral Neuroscience at the level of Assistant Professor to start August 2015. The candidate should have a Ph.D. and postdoctoral experience, promise toward developing a strong research and publication record, a strong commitment to both graduate and undergraduate training, and the ability to teach graduate and undergraduate courses in Behavioral Neuroscience. Research interests should focus on examining the neurobiology of behavior at the molecular, cellular, and/or systems levels using animal models, and complement existing departmental interests in learning & memory, emotion, decision making, development, mental health, substance abuse, and psychoneuroimmunology. Successful candidate is expected to teach graduate and undergraduate courses in Behavioral Neuroscience, develop and maintain an active research program and provide service to the University. Miami University has a modern Psychology building, state-of-the-art animal research facilities, and a strong collaborative program between the Psychology and Biology departments, including an interdisciplinary minor in Neuroscience. Electronic applications are preferred. Applicants should submit cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of research plans, a statement of undergraduate and graduate teaching interests, three letters of reference, and .pdfs of 3-5 representative publications to If electronic submission is not possible, hard copies can be sent to Yvette R. Harris, Ph.D. Chair of the Behavioral Neuroscience Search Committee, Department of Psychology, 90 North Patterson Avenue, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio 45056; Questions regarding the search can be directed to Yvette R. Harris at or 513-529-2009.

Miami University, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with smoke- and tobacco-free campuses, is committed to a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities. Miami’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report with information on campus crime, fires, and safety may be found at: Hard copy available upon request. Employment will require a criminal background check according to University guidelines.