Assistant Professors in Learning/Educational Neuroscience
The University of Pittsburgh announces two new positions as part of the University’s new Brain Institute. These positions are jointly held in the Learning
Research and Development Center (LRDC) and the Department of Psychology, which partner with the Brain Institute in seeking new faculty to be part of
collaborative multidisciplinary communities in neuroscience, learning and education, and psychology. LRDC and the Department of Psychology have a
strong core of cognitive neuroscience across several specialties, including research related to learning and training.
The research specialty is open. The new faculty will develop research programs consistent with the general goal of the neural-learning component of the
Brain Institute, which is to advance understanding of the neural bases of learning, including the brain changes that accompany learning in educational
domains, in human development, and in overcoming cognitive impairments.
The successful candidates will be part of the following overlapping research communities:
LRDC ( http://www.lrdc.pitt.edu) is an interdisciplinary research center that brings together researchers from several disciplines to advance research on
human cognition and learning, the structure of knowledge, effective schooling and training, and educational policy. Laboratory methods, include behavioral,
ERP, eye-tracking, MEG, and fMRI. In addition to basic research on the cognitive, motivational, and social bases of knowledge acquisition and use, LRDC
is committed to research-based improvement of learning and teaching.
The Psychology Department ( http://www.psychology.pitt.edu) is committed to excellence in research and in teaching at both the graduate and undergraduate
levels. The Department has 34 tenure-stream faculty and houses fve graduate training programs: Biological and Health, Clinical, Cognitive, Developmental,
and Social, as well as cross-program training opportunities. The interdisciplinary nature of psychological science is refected in both faculty research interests
and training opportunities afforded to graduate students.
The Brain Institute is a University-wide initiative whose central mission is to unlock the mysteries of normal and abnormal brain function and to translate
the new discoveries that result from this effort into novel approaches for overcoming brain disorders. It is a new institute (Peter Strick, Scientifc Director)
within the University’s large neuroscience communities, spanning the Schools of Medicine, Arts & Sciences, and Engineering.
Tenure for the appointments is in the Department of Psychology. Tenure and promotion are considered according to the research, teaching, and service
criteria of the Department, in addition to contributions to the multi-disciplinary research communities represented by the Brain Institute and LRDC.
Applicants should assemble a single PDF document containing a cover letter, CV, statement of research and teaching interests, and up to three papers
firstname.lastname@example.org. In addition, three letters of recommendation should be sent to this email address with the applicant’s last name and the word
“recommendation” in the subject line. Applications will be accepted until the positions are flled. However, the search committee will begin reviewing
applications on October 15, 2014.
The University of Pittsburgh is an Affrmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity.
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Biological Sciences Department
TENURE-TRACK FACULTY POSITION
QUANTITATIVE VERTEBRATE ECOLOGIST
The Biological Sciences Department at the California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (Cal Poly
Pomona) invites applications for a tenure-track, ASSISTANT PROFESSOR position in Quantitative
Vertebrate Ecology, beginning September 2015. The area of specialization is open, but candidates
who use modern quantitative techniques to study the ecology of vertebrates in freshwater, marine,
or terrestrial ecosystems are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate should be engaged in
feld research in population, community, or ecosystem ecology with a focus on natural populations.
A Ph.D. in Ecology or a related feld is required. Post-doctoral experience and previous teaching
experience are preferred. The successful candidate will have the potential for excellence in teaching,
and for developing an externally-funded research program that will involve undergraduate and
Master’s students. Teaching responsibilities will include introductory and advanced undergraduate
and graduate biostatistics, and specialty courses in the candidate’s area of expertise in vertebrate
biology (ichthyology, herpetology, ornithology, and/or mammalogy), and may involve participation
in introductory biology or ecology courses. Cal Poly Pomona is a comprehensive Master’s level
university with a diverse student body.
The successful candidate will have demonstrated an ability to be responsive to the educational equity
goals of the university and its increasing ethnic diversity and international character. Applicants
should forward: (1) cover letter that brieEy describes the candidate’s training, experience, and
teaching and research interests (2 pages max); (2) curriculum vitae; (3) statement of teaching
philosophy (2 pages max); (4) proposed plan of research (2 pages max); (5) three representative
peer-reviewed publication reprints; and (6) the names and contact information of three (minimum)
to fve (preferred) references to: Chair, Quantitative Vertebrate Ecologist Search Committee,
Biological Sciences Department, California State Polytechnic University, 3801 West Temple
Avenue, Pomona, CA 91768. Electronic submission of all application materials as a single PDF
fle is preferred (
email@example.com). Review of applications begins on December
5, 2014. Offcial transcripts and three letters of reference will be required of all fnalists. For further
information, visit the Department web site at:
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona is an
Equal Opportunity, Affrmative Action Employer.
FACULTY POSITION IN
THE UNIVERSITY OF
The Department of Molecular and
Cell Biology in the College of Liberal
Arts and Sciences and the Institute for
Systems Genomics at the University of
Connecticut seek applicants for a nine-month, tenure-track faculty position
at the assistant professor level at the
Storrs campus starting August 23, 2015.
Candidates working on microbiomes,
host associated microbial communities,
or microbiome ecology and evolution
are encouraged to apply. For details
on this position, qualifications,
and application instructions please
The University of Connecticut is an