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Full-Time Tenure Track: Psychology (Behavioral Neuroscience)

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Type: Full-time
Campus: Mount Carmel - Hamden, CT
Categories: Faculty



The Department of Psychology in the College of Arts and Sciences at Quinnipiac University is seeking to hire a behavioral neuroscientist at the assistant or associate professor level on a tenure track. The appointment will begin in August 2024. The department is particularly interested in an individual with translational research specialization in behavioral, physiological, or molecular neuroscience using traditional or nontraditional non-primate animal models. 

The mission of the Department of Psychology is to work with students to increase their scientific and psychological literacy while they prepare themselves for meaningful careers and personal lives. We are committed to inclusive teaching practices and weaving diversity throughout our courses and programs. Therefore, we are particularly interested in candidates who, or will, center their work around inclusive practices and who will join us in fostering diversity in our department. We welcome and encourage applications from candidates of all backgrounds.

About the College:

The College of Arts and Sciences combines knowledge, skills and perspectives from across the humanities, arts, social and natural sciences. Our graduates are system thinkers who learn to solve problems and work across society, not just in a particular field. Equipped with integrated and interdisciplinary learning tools, they have the ability to see the world through multiple lenses, making them adaptable and versatile – traits that are highly valued by employers in every industry. Our curricula incorporate four key pillars to prepare graduates for the demands of an evolving job market and world; Applied and experiential learning, 21st-century professional skills and literacies, integrated and interdisciplinary thinking, and 360-degree academic and career advising. The College of Arts and Sciences offers undergraduate majors in Behavioral Neuroscience; Biochemistry; Biology; Chemistry; Criminal Justice; Data Science; Economics; English; Environmental Science; Game Design and Development; Gerontology; Health, Medicine, and Society; History; Individualized Majors; Interdisciplinary Studies; Justice and Community Engagement; Law in Society; Mathematics; Philosophy; Political Science; Psychology; Sociology; Hispanic and Latin American Studies; Sustainability and Public Policy; and Theater. In addition, the College of Arts and Sciences offers 32 undergraduate minors, an MS in Molecular and Cell Biology, and the additional accelerated undergraduate/graduate programs: 3+1 and 4+1 BS/MS programs in Molecular and Cell Biology, 3+3 BA or BS/JD degree, 3+1 BA in Data Science/MS or MA in Communications, 3+1 BS in Data Science/MBA, 3+1 BS in Economics/MS in Accounting, Business Analytics, or Journalism or MBA, 3+1 BA in Theater/MBA or MA in Communications, and 3+2 BA or BS/MSW. Students can also complete a 5-year BA/BS and MA in Teaching in the following secondary education fields: Biology, English, History, and Math.

About Quinnipiac:

Quinnipiac is a private, coeducational, institution located 90 minutes north of New York City and two hours from Boston. The university enrolls 9,000 students in more than 130 degree programs through its Schools of Business, Communications, Education, Computing and Engineering, Health Sciences, Law, Medicine, Nursing and the College of Arts and Sciences. Quinnipiac is recognized by U.S. News & World Report and Princeton Review’s “The Best 388 Colleges.” The university is in the midst of program expansion and renewal for both traditional and adult learners, attraction of diverse communities, development of innovative corporate partnerships and construction of an ambitious set of capital projects. For more information, please visit Connect with Quinnipiac on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, TikTok and X.


  • Teaching responsibilities will typically include three courses per semester in introductory and advanced-level behavioral neuroscience as well as some combination of required major courses (Introductory Psychology, Statistics, Research Methods, and Senior Capstone), in addition to courses within the candidate’s area of expertise
  • Successful candidates are expected to demonstrate the potential to establish an independent research program that will provide experiential learning opportunities for our students

    • The position will be supported with equipped lab space, access to additional shared equipment and facilities, and a staffed vivarium. A new academic building with state-of-the-art classrooms, research spaces, and vivarium is under construction and scheduled to open in May 2025

  • The position may lead to leadership opportunities such as behavioral neuroscience program director

  • Additional responsibilities will include academic advising, supervision of undergraduate internships and/or independent studies, as well as intentional engagement in department, college, university, and community service

Education Requirements:

  • Required qualifications include an earned Ph.D. in Behavioral Neuroscience, Biological Psychology, or closely related fields by August 15th, 2024.


  • Ability to effectively teach undergraduate-level classes
  • Ability to create inclusive and engaging learning environments for an increasingly diverse student body
  • Commitment to participating in a collaborative teaching environment
  • Commitment to inclusive teaching and community

Special Instructions to Applicants:


Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, research statement, statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching excellence if available (e.g., teaching evaluations, observations, portfolios, syllabi, projects), and the names and contact information of three professional references who will not be contacted without the permission of the candidate.

Materials should include evidence of how the applicant has fostered diversity and inclusion in their teaching, research, or other activities. Additional materials may be requested at a later date. Review of applications will begin November 17, 2023, and continue until the position is filled.

Quinnipiac University has a strong commitment to the principles and practices of diversity and inclusion throughout the University community and welcomes candidates who enhance that diversity.

We offer a comprehensive benefits package for full-time faculty and staff which includes tuition remission and a culture that is inclusive and driven by excellence.

Quinnipiac University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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