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Continuing Track Assistant Professor, Psychological & Brain Sciences

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Work type: Faculty
Location: Newark
Categories: Psychological & Brain Sciences, Full Time

Continuing Track (CT) Assistant Professor Faculty Position

Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences

College of Arts & Sciences, University of Delaware

The Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences ( at the University of Delaware (UD) invites enthusiastic and scholarly teachers to apply for an Assistant Professor faculty position (Continuing Track, CT) focused on teaching and service.  The candidate will join our core faculty, which currently includes a group of teaching-intensive CT faculty, starting on August 16, 2022.

This is an outstanding opportunity for an inspiring teacher to join and strengthen the growing Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences and its teaching missions.  UD CT faculty are eligible for promotions and sabbaticals and receive full benefits, including tuition exchange for dependents.

The University of Delaware Newark, Delaware, is only a short drive or train commute from Philadelphia, PA. UD is also within driving distance of New York City, Baltimore, Washington DC, the Poconos and some of the finest beaches in the country, making it an ideal location for day or weekend trips.

QUALIFICATIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The position involves teaching up to four undergraduate and graduate level neuroscience courses each semester, including lab experiences for students of both levels. Service role for this position includes coordinating neuroscience lab activities for the department. Ideal candidates will have extensive experience in teaching neuroanatomy and neuropharmacology in classroom and laboratory settings. Applicants for this position must have earned a Ph.D. and have a history of extensive teaching of basic and advanced neuroscience courses.

The Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences holds diversity, equity, and inclusion as important values. We view diversity broadly, including but not limited to an individual's race, age, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, disability status, beliefs, and culture, as well as how those identities intersect. Supporting diversity in our faculty, student body, and staff, as well as valuing and respecting diversity in our teaching, research, service, and clinical work, represent important priorities that contribute to the strength of the department. We encourage the open exchange of ideas from a variety of viewpoints in an environment of respect, collaboration, and fairness. We promote the principles of equity and inclusion within our department and beyond through recruitment and retention, graduate training, clinical work, research, service and teaching, as well as through open and productive dialogue. More broadly, the University of Delaware is also committed to inclusive excellence.

The College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Delaware offers exceptional educational experiences including integrated instruction, research and public engagement. With 24 academic departments and more than 25 centers, programs and institutes, the College serves close to 7,000 undergraduate students and over 1,000 graduate students with CAS majors, but also every single University student through foundational course work. The College’s 600 faculty members emphasize the enduring value of an arts and science education and share a deep commitment to excellence in scholarship and all forms of creative and intellectual expression. The College has departments in the arts, humanities, social sciences and natural sciences, and features outstanding research and teaching facilities. Faculty and staff encourage and support innovative interdisciplinary collaborations and students engage local, national and global audiences through research and creative activity. With annual research expenditures of approximately $38 million and growing, the College currently houses several large, interdisciplinary grants with significant funding from the NIH and NSF.

 The University of Delaware ( is one of the nation’s oldest institutions of higher education, combining tradition and innovation. The university recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the experience of its employees and in supporting its academic mission.  We are committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds, and we strongly encourage applications from educators from under-represented groups. UD provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

TO APPLY : Applicants should submit a cover letter describing their teaching interests, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and curriculum vitae. Applicants should provide contact information for three references. Inquiries, but not application materials, should be emailed to Dr. Anna Klintsova, Chair of the CT Faculty Search committee, Review of applications will begin on November 10, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.

SALARY AND BENEFITS: Compensation packages are highly competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. The UD benefits package is one of the best in the nation.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY:  The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer which encourages applications from minority group members and women. The University's Notice of Non-Discrimination can be found at


Notice of Non-Discrimination, Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action
The University of Delaware does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital status, disability, religion, age, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law in its employment, educational programs and activities, admissions policies, and scholarship and loan programs as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and University policies. The University of Delaware also prohibits unlawful harassment including sexual harassment and sexual violence.

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