Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Cognitive Neuroscience Position, Adelphi University (NY)

November 07, 2023

The Gordon F. Derner School of Psychology seeks to enhance its roster of distinguished faculty through the addition of a colleague with a background in Cognitive Neuroscience, broadly defined. The successful candidate will play a significant role in supporting and continuing to grow our undergraduate neuroscience major.  Applicants for this tenure track Assistant Professor position must have a PhD by the time of appointment, which is anticipated to begin in the Fall of 2024. We are strongly committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity.  We are thus seeking candidates who demonstrate a desire to teach and mentor undergraduate and graduate students from diverse cultural backgrounds, and we encourage applications from candidates from underrepresented backgrounds.

In compliance with New York’s Pay Transparency Act, the annual base salary range for this position is $77,000 – $78,500. Adelphi University considers factors such as departmental budgets, scope and responsibilities of the position, candidate’s work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, as well as market and organizational considerations when extending an offer. The above hiring range represents the University’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting.

Adelphi University provides a comprehensive benefit package for faculty and staff employees. For a list of benefits provided to employees, please click here.


  • Candidates will be expected to contribute primarily to our undergraduate neuroscience major, a joint venture between the Derner School of Psychology and the Department of Biology, through teaching, research, and service.
  • Candidates will be expected to teach undergraduate courses including, but not necessarily limited to, cognitive neuroscience, cognitive psychology, and upper-level advanced topics neuroscience courses in the candidate’s specific area of expertise.
  • Candidates may also be asked to teach graduate level courses in our clinical psychology Ph.D. program.
  • Successful candidates will establish an active research program, have a strong interest and/or experience in initiating and guiding undergraduate student research, and an interest in interdisciplinary collaboration.


  • All candidates with a Ph.D. in Cognitive Neuroscience or related disciplines conferred by no later than August 2024 will be considered.
  • Priority will be given to individuals with teaching experience in any area of Neuroscience and to individuals whose research program demonstrates expertise in interdisciplinary approaches to studying cognitive, affective, and/or developmental processes.
  • Competitive candidates will have research programs that complement current research interests in the department and background/experience in working with culturally diverse populations.
  • Expertise with computational approaches to behavioral and neural data analysis (e.g., machine learning, computational modeling) is desirable, though not required.


Adelphi University, New York, is a highly awarded, nationally ranked, powerfully connected doctoral research and teaching university dedicated to transforming students’ lives through small classes with world-class faculty, hands-on learning and innovative ways to support academic and career success. Adelphi offers exceptional liberal arts and sciences programs and professional training, with particular strength in our Core Four—Arts and Humanities, STEM and Social Sciences, the Business and Education Professions, and Health and Wellness. Recognized as a Best College by U.S. News & World Report, Adelphi is Long Island’s oldest private coeducational university, serving more than 8,100 students at its beautiful main campus in Garden City, at learning hubs in Manhattan, the Hudson Valley and Suffolk County, and online. The University offers students more than 50 undergraduate majors and 70 graduate programs in the liberal arts, the sciences and professional training. With powerful partnerships throughout the New York area, more than 115,000 graduates across the country, a growing enrollment of students from 41 states and 58 countries, and rising rankings from top publications and organizations, Adelphi is a dynamic community that plays a leadership role on Long Island and in the region.

​​The Gordon F. Derner School of Psychology is committed to have a diverse and inclusive faculty and thus especially invites applications from women, minorities, and historically disadvantaged groups.  We are committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity.  For further information about the Derner School of Psychology which includes an APA approved Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, a School Psychology Psy.D., and M.A. programs in General Psychology, School psychology, and Mental Health counseling, and post-graduate programs as well as one of the largest undergraduate majors at Adelphi, please click here: https://derner.adelphi.edu. The Clinical Psychology Ph.D. Program is an integrative, empirically-informed program with a long psychoanalytic tradition and commitment to social justice.

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