Job Posting: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, Developmental Neuroscience, Carnegie Mellon University

Kate Stuart
August 15, 2014

The Department of Psychology and the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition (CNBC) at Carnegie Mellon University seek to fill a tenure-track faculty position in developmental neuroscience at the assistant professor level. The position is funded by a generous gift from Ronald J. and Mary Ann Zdrojkowski as a Career Development Chair to attract young researchers to further our understanding of how humans develop.

A successful candidate will be committed to high-quality teaching and should have a research background that includes core areas within cognitive neuroscience, developmental neuroscience, or social neuroscience, a strong grounding in theory, cutting-edge methods, and an interest in collaborations. We are especially interested in candidates with research interests in the neural basis of human learning, development, and plasticity. Carnegie Mellon is committed to an expansion of its faculty and facilities in the area of mind and brain research and is a highly supportive environment for scientists who seek to span multiple disciplines or employ multiple methodologies in their research. Facilities include a state-of-the-art MRI facility (, EEG, NIRS, and MEG systems, and large-scale, high-performance computing clusters.

The appointment will be joint between the Department of Psychology and the CNBC - an interdisciplinary and collaborative research and training center jointly administered across Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh. The candidate will join a growing and highly interactive computational, cognitive, and neuroscience community. Carnegie Mellon offers highly competitive salaries and start-up packages in an attractive and highly livable urban environment.

Applications will begin to be reviewed on October 1, 2014. Applications, including a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, research and teaching statements, copies of no more than 3 relevant papers, and the contact information for at least three individuals who have been asked to provide letters of reference should be submitted electronically - in PDF format - to the following email address: Applications should indicate citizenship and, for non-US citizens, current visa status. Only complete applications in PDF format will be considered.

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