Endowed Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

September 21, 2022

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 The Department of Psychology and Neuroscience in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has the extraordinary opportunity to recruit a new endowed tenure track faculty at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin July 2023.  The faculty member’s teaching and scholarship will result in active and ongoing participation in the Department’s new Center on Technology Use, Brain, and Psychological Development.

We are interested in scholars who examine the intersection of technology use, brain, and/or psychological development with potential focus on cognitive, neural, social, cultural, emotional, and behavioral functioning. We particularly welcome a scientist whose work fits into one or more of the following areas: adolescent development, early child development; digital media/gaming use, developmental cognitive neuroscience, social affective neuroscience, developmental psychopathology, media and culture. The faculty member will be named the Winston Family Distinguished Fellow.

The Department of Psychology and Neuroscience has faculty across 6 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 the UNC School of Education, the Gillings School of Global Public Health, the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute, the Carolina Population Center, the Biomedical Research Imaging Center, the School of Social Work, or the School of Medicine.

Educational Requirements

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Psychology, Neuroscience, or a related field by the time of appointment.

Qualification 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 rank or 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.

Recruitment Dates

Open until the positions are filled.

Special Instructions

Review of applicants will begin on Oct 15 2022, and continue until the position is filled. The application should include the following: cover letter; curriculum vitae; research and teaching statements; a 1 to 2-page statement highlighting interests and commitment to equity and inclusion; and up to 4 reprints, preprints or working papers. Applicants will also be required to identify the names, titles, and email addresses of four professional references who may be contacted by email with instructions for submitting letters of recommendation.

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