[#DIV28SUPER] Assistant Professor position in Behavioral Neuroscience at Kansas State University

Kansas State University: ASSISTANT PROFESSOR IN BEHAVIORAL NEUROSCIENCE. The Department of Psychological Sciences at Kansas State University expects to fill a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level in the Department’s Behavioral Neuroscience area to begin August 2017. The Behavioral Neuroscience area is part of a research-based Ph.D.-granting department in which faculty members conduct research, supervise graduate students, and teach two courses (graduate and/or undergraduate) each semester. A strong record of publication, demonstrated excellence in teaching, and the ability to develop a funded research program are required.


The Department of Psychological Sciences, which is part of the College of Arts and Sciences, has 15 full-time faculty members who are active researchers and also serve more than 500 undergraduate majors, many of whom are involved in research.  The Department has an extensive Ph.D. program with four major areas: Behavioral Neuroscience, Cognitive, Industrial/Organizational, and Social. The department’s Graduate Teaching Apprenticeship program prepares doctoral students to teach in higher education and is one of the few of its type in the country. Additional details about the department are available at: http://www.k-state.edu/psych.

Department of Psychological Sciences Kansas State University 492 Bluemont Hall 1114 Mid-Campus Dr North Manhattan, Kansas 66506-5302. 785-532-6850 785-532-5401 fax



Kansas State University is a Land Grant University, designated as a Carnegie Doctoral/Research-Intensive Institution, and has been ranked among the top state and private institutions of higher education in numbers of Rhodes, Marshall, Truman, Goldwater, and Udall scholars since 1986. Current enrollment is over 23,000 students. Kansas State University has been selected as the home of the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility (NBAF); this $1.5 billion research facility will provide research infrastructure to protect the country’s food supply and agriculture economy.


Kansas State University is located in Manhattan, a progressive university community with a metropolitan population of over 110,000, which is located in the scenic Flint Hills of Northeast Kansas (see www.manhattan.org). The community offers a friendly and safe environment. It also features excellent housing, outstanding schools, excellent parks and recreation facilities, a wide variety of shopping and dining establishments, and short commute times.


The successful candidate should demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching and mentoring of students and to serving a diverse population. A doctoral degree in Psychology or a neuroscience-related field is required prior to the time of appointment. Postdoctoral experience is desirable. Applicants should apply online and submit a curriculum vita, statements of research and teaching interests, three representative publications, and the names and contact information for three references:  http://careers.k-state.edu/cw/en-us/job/500284/assistant-professor. Review of applications will begin on February 15, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. Inquiries can be addressed to Stephen W. Kiefer, Department of Psychological Sciences, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506. (swkiefer@ksu.edu). In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University may procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee. Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity employer and actively seeks diversity among its employees.


Mary E. Cain, PhD
Kansas State University
Department of Psychological Sciences
418 Bluemont Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506

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