FACULTY POSITION IN PSYCHOLOGY, BRANDEIS UNIVERSITY The Psychology Department [http://www.brandeis.edu/departments/psych/] at Brandeis University invites applications for a tenure track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor, to start August 2020. We seek an individual with an active research program in any aspect of “affective science,” broadly construed—including (but not limited to) emotion, social-affective processes, reward and decision processes, cognition and emotion, and affective disorders. Applicants should demonstrate evidence of scholarly productivity, effective teaching, and show promise for securing external funding. Duties include teaching undergraduate survey courses and graduate seminars in the candidate’s area of expertise, mentorship of graduate and undergraduate research, and departmental service. PhD student support includes an NIH training grant for “Predoctoral research training at the interface of brain, body, and behavior”. Opportunities for collaboration and affiliation exist across campus including in the Neuroscience Program, the Health, Science, Society and Policy Program, and the Heller School for Social Policy and Management. Applicants should submit a letter of interest, CV, research statement, teaching statement, copies of relevant publications, and the names of three referees to Academic Jobs Online https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/14095. The cover letter should address how the candidate’s experiences or expertise could promote Brandeis’ commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. First consideration will be given to applications received by October 1, although we will accept applications until the position is filled. Questions can be directed to Paul DiZio (firstname.lastname@example.org). This position is subject to budget approval.
At Brandeis, we believe that diversity, equity, and inclusion are essential components of academic excellence. Brandeis University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer that is committed to creating equitable access and opportunities for applicants to all employment positions. Because diversity, equity, and inclusion are at the core of Brandeis’ history and mission, we value and are seeking candidates that represent a variety of social identities, including those that have been underrepresented in higher education, who possess skills that spark innovation, and who, through their scholarly pursuits, teaching, and/or service experiences, bring expertise in building, engaging and sustaining a pluralistic, just, and inclusive campus community.
Internal Number: 14095
About Brandeis University
Brandeis University was founded in 1948 by the American Jewish community at a time when Jews and other ethnic and racial minorities, and women, faced discrimination in higher education.
Brandeis’ visionary founders established a nonsectarian research university that welcomed talented faculty and students of all backgrounds and beliefs. From the outset, Brandeis focused on undergraduate education, while building a pioneering research enterprise.
The university was named for Louis Dembitz Brandeis (1856-1941), the first Jewish justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. One of the greatest minds to serve on the high court, Justice Brandeis made an indelible mark on modern jurisprudence by shaping free speech, the right to privacy and the rights of ordinary citizens. He exemplified the values of the new university through his dedication to open inquiry and the pursuit of truth, insistence on critical thinking, and his commitment to helping the common man.
Brandeis University opened on the site of the former Middlesex University in Waltham, Massachusetts, with 107 students and 13 faculty members. Under the leadership of founding president Abram L. Sachar, Brandeis grew quickly in size and sc...holarly influence, joining the ranks of the most respected research institutions while still very young.
In 1959, in one of many firsts, Brandeis launched the Heller School for Social Policy and Management, the first school of its kind to bridge the gap between social welfare and social policy. Heller is consistently ranked by U.S. News & World Report as a “top ten” school of social policy.
In 1961, only 13 years after its founding, Brandeis won Phi Beta Kappa accreditation, a distinction fewer than 10 percent of U.S. colleges and universities earn.
The same year, Brandeis established the Rose Art Museum, whose legendary first curator, Sam Hunter, built a permanent collection of works by artists destined to become 20th-century icons. The Rose quickly became a premier educational and cultural institution dedicated to modern and contemporary art. The collection includes important works by Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Helen Frankenthaler, Jack Whitten and other giants of modern art.
In 1985, Brandeis was elected to the Association of American Universities, an invitation-only group representing 62 of the most prominent research universities in the U.S. and Canada.
In 1992, the Rabb School of Continuing Studies was launched, offering opportunities for professional development and lifelong learning through innovative courses for on campus and online learners.
Brandeis International Business School was established in 1994 as the Graduate School of International Economics and Finance, and in 2003, became known as Brandeis IBS. The school prepares exceptional individuals from around the world to become principled global professionals.
Since its early days, Brandeis has been a top tier university with global reach, attracting students and faculty from around the world to pursue learning and scholarship at the highest levels. Ours is a community rooted in purpose, guided by our founding values, poised to lead in education and research in the 21st century.