[vslist] Assistant/Associate Professor: High-Density Electrophysiologist

Mark McCourt Mark.Mccourt at ndsu.nodak.edu
Fri Oct 22 17:33:00 GMT 2004

Assistant/Associate Professor: High-Density Electrophysiologist

The Department of Psychology at North Dakota State University announces a
tenure-track position in human visual/cognitive neuroscience, with a
specialty in high-density electrophysiological research methods, beginning
August 1, 2005. The Department of Psychology offers doctoral training in
Vision and Cognition and seeks to recruit a new faculty member whose
research specialty compliments our existing strengths. The newly established
NDSU Center for Visual Neuroscience is funded by a 5-year $8.9M Centers of
Biomedical Research Excellence grant from the NIH/NCRR and will consist of
10 core research faculty members, as well as numerous additional scientific
and technical staff. Housed in over 2100 sq ft. of remodeled space, the
Center's core facilities will include two 168-channel high-density EEG
systems for electrical brain mapping studies as well as state-of-the-art
driving simulator, immersive virtual reality, and PC-based psychophysical
laboratories with advanced eye-tracking capability. Standard teaching load
is 3 courses per year; however, the start-up package for this position will
include a teaching load reduction to 1.5 courses per year for the initial
two years of appointment (and 2 courses per year for the subsequent two
years), allowing exceptional freedom to launch and pursue high-quality
research. The successful applicant will be able to teach courses in their
area of specialty. In addition to a competitive salary and attractive
start-up package the Center for Visual Neuroscience will supply an annual
research allowance.

Qualifications. The position requires the Ph.D. but exceptionally well
qualified A.B.D. candidates will be considered for a special appointment as
Instructor until the degree has been completed. The minimum qualifications
for the position are: demonstrated expertise with high-density
electrophysiological research methods; strong potential for high-quality
research using human subjects in the topic areas of visual/cognitive
neuroscience; strong potential and interest in generating external funding
for research program; teaching competence in courses in specialty area at
the graduate and undergraduate levels; nearly completed Ph.D.; ability to
interact effectively with colleagues and students; and effective
interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills. Preferred
qualifications for the position are: a completed Ph.D. and the ability to
teach courses within our curriculum. In making hiring decisions we will
weigh the qualifications as follows (in decreasing order of importance):
demonstrated expertise with high-density electrophysiological research
methods; strong potential for high-quality research using human subjects in
the topic areas of visual/cognitive neuroscience; strong potential and
interest in generating external funding for research program; teaching
competence in specialty area; ability to interact effectively with
colleagues and students; demonstrated interpersonal, oral, and written
communication skills; and proximity to completed Ph.D.

We have a congenial and highly interactive faculty who are highly supportive
of productive research programs and quality instruction. NDSU is located in
Fargo-Moorhead, a pleasant, safe, and growing metropolitan community of
166,000. Fargo-Moorhead is the largest population center in the region and
has a conveniently located international airport served by two major
airlines (Northwest and United). It is a center for entertainment, finance,
medical services, and distribution for a large geographic area. Two
universities (North Dakota State University, Minnesota State University
Moorhead) and one private liberal arts institution (Concordia College) are
located in the Fargo-Moorhead area. Fargo-Moorhead boasts excellent public
schools, ample shopping, a community theatre, symphony, opera, dance
companies, several art galleries, semi-professional baseball, and
intercollegiate athletics. Winters are cold, though snowfall is moderate.
Summers are pleasantly warm with occasional hot stretches. Sun, clear skies,
and clean air predominate the year round. Outdoor sports and activities are
popular. Canoeing, camping, cycling, softball, and soccer are popular summer
pastimes. Winter sports include cross-country skiing, skating, and
snowmobiling. The city has an excellent park system that includes numerous
quality golf courses and bicycle/running paths along the Red River, which
spans most of the city and becomes a ski trail during winter months. Fargo
is an hour's drive from a major resort area in the Minnesota "lakes country"
and two hours from Itasca State Park (headwaters of the Mississippi river)
and its wilderness areas. Central and western North Dakota offer beautiful
hiking, camping, fishing, hunting, and related opportunities in the
Badlands, national grasslands, and numerous river valleys. Winnipeg,
Manitoba is less than a four-hour drive to the north and Minneapolis-St.
Paul is an equal distance to the southeast.

To apply, send a cover letter describing research and teaching interests and
accomplishments, a curriculum vita, copies of representative publications
and other supporting materials, available summaries of teaching evaluations,
and letters of reference from three individuals familiar with your career
to: Mark McCourt, Chair, High-Density Electrophysiologist Search Committee,
Department of Psychology, North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND
58105-5075.  For more information about NDSU, see http://www.ndsu.edu
<http://www.ndsu.edu/>  and for more information about the community and
region, visit http://www.fmchamber.com/community/qualityoflife.html. Further
information about the Department of Psychology can be found on our website:
http://www.ndsu.nodak.edu/ndsu/psychology. Informal inquiries are encouraged
and should be directed to Mark.McCourt at ndsu.nodak.edu; (701) 231-8625.
Application deadline is January 14, 2005, but applications will be accepted
until the position is filled.  This search will be conducted in compliance
with North Dakota's open-records law. NDSU is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



Mark E. McCourt, Ph.D.

Director, Center for Visual Neuroscience

Professor, Department of Psychology

North Dakota State University

Fargo, ND 58105-5075



Vox: 701-231-8625

Fax: 701-231-8426



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