Job: Tenure-track Assistant Prof. in Cognitive Neuroscience


The University of South Carolina ( invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of assistant professor in the area of cognitive neuroscience to begin August 16, 2019. Cognitive neuroscience is an area of strength within the department and has strong infrastructural support. We seek candidates with a research focus in executive function, aging, or human memory, to complement existing strengths in the Department in areas such as attention, language, and decision making. Successful candidates will be expected to make significant contributions to scholarship in their area of expertise within cognitive neuroscience, mentor graduate students, and teach courses in cognitive neuroscience, cognition, and related areas at both undergraduate and graduate levels. The candidate will take advantage of at least one of the cutting-edge technologies available in the Department (f/MRI, TMS, tDCS, eye tracking, EEG, patient/lesion studies). The department is seeking applicants with a strong record of scholarship, the potential for procuring grant funding, and an interest in collaborative work. A rich potential for collaborative and interdisciplinary connections exists through the McCausland Center for Brain Imaging, the Institute for Mind and Brain, the Center for the Study of Aphasia Recovery, and the Dorn V.A. Hospital. Ample laboratory space for the candidate is available at the Institute of Mind and Brain. Applicants must hold a doctoral degree in psychology or a related field at the time of appointment.

Psychology ( is one of the top departments in the College of Arts and Sciences, with one endowed chair, five named professors, four AAAS fellows, six APA fellows and four current or past presidents of national and international scholarly societies. The faculty averages more than $7,200,000 annually in external awards while mentoring and teaching 1000+ undergraduate majors and 80+ Ph.D. students across three graduate programs. The department is proud of its significant outreach through the Psychology Services Center and programs engaging schools and communities.

All applicants must fill out an online application at USC Jobs: Candidates should be prepared to upload a CV, letter of application, personal statement, names, phone numbers, and email addresses of letter writers, and any additional materials that demonstrate educational, academic, and work experience. Letter writers should send signed letters on letterhead via email to with “Cognitive Neuroscience Assistant Professor Search” in the subject line. Paper submissions of letters may be sent to:

Cognitive Neuroscience Assistant Professor Search
Department of Psychology
University of South Carolina
Barnwell College
Columbia, SC 29208

The search committee will begin reviewing application materials November 19, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. For full consideration, all application materials must be received no later than November 19, 2018. However, we will continue to consider applications until the position is filled. For further information about this position, please contact Search Committee Chair Rutvik Desai, Ph.D. (

The University of South Carolina System ( is comprised of the state’s flagship university in Columbia (founded in 1801 and currently one of the top 50 “Best Colleges” according to U.S. News and World Report), three regional comprehensive universities (USC Aiken, USC Beaufort and USC Upstate), and Palmetto College consisting of four two-year campuses (USC Lancaster, USC Salkehatchie, USC Sumter, USC Union and Fort Jackson/Extended University). Together, the USC System institutions offer more than 450 degree programs on campus and online and are uniquely positioned to meet the state’s educational, cultural, health and research needs. The System employs nearly 14,000 people who work daily to improve the lives of students, fellow South Carolinians and the world. Our diverse engaged faculty and staff enjoy a dynamic and intellectually stimulating work environment.

The University of South Carolina is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply. The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender, age, disability, veteran status or genetics.