Assistant Professor, Systems/Behavioral Neuroscience

The Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at Dartmouth College seeks applications for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor (entry-level or advanced) effective July 1, 2017.  Exceptional senior candidates may also be considered.  Applications are invited from individuals who have exhibited excellence in research and are able to provide high-quality teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels.  Preferred candidates will be those who combine strong behavioral theory with state-of-the-art neurobiological methods to study the mechanisms underlying cognitive and behavioral function using small animals as an experimental model.  We have a particular interest in candidates whose research focuses on circuits or populations of neurons in relation to behavior.  Specific research areas of interest include, but are not limited to: reward/reinforcement, learning/memory, decision-making, and cognitive/executive function.  The department is housed in an integrated research and teaching environment that provides facilities for cognitive, social, and neurobiological research.  Members of the department interact closely with faculty in biological sciences, computer science, and the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth.  The ideal candidate is expected to develop an externally funded research program and participate in the department’s long-standing and successful graduate program.

Dartmouth College is located in the picturesque Upper Connecticut River Valley on the NH and VT border; a vibrant, academic and professional community offering excellent schools, lively arts, and an unmatched quality of life in a beautiful, rural setting.  Amenities associated with urban areas in Boston MA, Burlington VT, and Montreal QC are all within a few hours drive.  Excellent health care is available at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Hospital and a number of affiliated clinical sites.

Dartmouth College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion.  We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, marital status, or any other legally protected status.  Applications by members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged.  Please submit a letter of application, C.V., research statement, teaching statement, and three letters of recommendation online at:  Review of applications will begin November 1, 2016 and continue until the position is filled.  Applicants should have a PhD and relevant post-doctoral experience.