Company Name:

Northeastern University


Boston, Massachusetts

Approximate Salary:

Not Specified

Job Category:

Assistant Professor, Cognitive Psychology, Neuroscience

Work Setting:

University/4-Year College

Position Type:

Full Time

Required Education:


Date Posted:

August 13, 2019

Assistant Professor - Psychology Department

Assistant Professor

About Northeastern:

Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and a world leader in experiential learning. The same commitment to connecting with the world drives our use-inspired research enterprise. The university offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs leading to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Our campuses in Charlotte, N.C., San Francisco, Seattle, and Toronto are regional platforms for undergraduate and graduate learning and collaborative research. Northeastern pursues advanced research in security and materials at the Innovation Campus in Burlington, Massachusetts, and in coastal sustainability at the Marine Science Center in Nahant, Massachusetts.

About the Opportunity:

The Psychology Department in the College of Science at Northeastern University ( invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in cognitive and brain health to start in the fall of 2020 at the rank of Assistant Professor. We welcome applications in the area of cognitive neuroscience, with a focus on faculty who use neuroimaging, behavioral, and computational tools to assess intervention outcomes related to cognitive and brain health. Potential topics of interest can include lifestyle factors such as physical activity, cognitive training, social interaction, and diet, among other foci, as well as a range of populations from childhood through older adulthood in healthy individuals or patient populations.

The successful candidate will have office and shared lab space in the new Center for Cognitive and Brain Health ( in the Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Complex at Northeastern University ( Relevant facilities include a new 3 Tesla Siemens Prisma MRI system and Center (, high density EEG systems, eye tracking, DEXA, VO2 max systems, a virtual reality system with an omni-directional treadmill, behavioral testing rooms, and a biospecimen facility.


Responsibilities will include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses and conducting an independent, externally funded research program, with interdisciplinary collaboration supported and encouraged.


Candidates should have a Ph.D. in psychology or a related field by the start of the appointment and a record of research commensurate with rank. Candidates should have experience in, or be able to demonstrate a commitment to, working with diverse student populations and/or in a culturally diverse work and educational environment.

Additional Information:

All application materials must be submitted through the online recruitment system, where applicants should be prepared to upload a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a research statement, a teaching statement, a diversity and inclusion statement, and up to five representative publications. They should also be prepared to provide information, including an email address, for three references. The references will be contacted by the online recruitment system and asked to provide letters. Inquiries about the position may be directed to Professor Art Kramer (, Search Committee Chair and Director of the Center for Cognitive and Brain Health, or to Professor Charles Hillman (, Co-Director of the Center for Cognitive and Brain Health. Review of applications will begin October 15, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.

Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

To learn more about Northeastern University's commitment and support of diversity and inclusion, please see

To apply, visit

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