[visionlist] Please post: Assistant Professor Cognitive Neuroscience

Melissa Beck mbeck at lsu.edu
Sun Oct 2 13:15:11 -04 2022

*Assistant Professor of Psychology (Cognitive Neuroscience)*

College of Humanities & Social Sciences

Department of Psychology

Louisiana State University

The Department of Psychology at Louisiana State University invites
applicants for a tenure‐track Assistant Professor in Cognitive Neuroscience
beginning Fall 2023. This appointment will be full-time (nine-month).
Candidates with the potential to strengthen our commitment to diversity,
equity, and inclusion are highly desirable.

Apply here:

Duties will include graduate and undergraduate teaching in neuroscience,
maintaining an active research agenda with regular publications and the
pursuit of external funding, publishing in top-tier journals in a related
area of research, presenting research at conferences and professional
meetings, supervising student research, and participating in departmental,
college, and University service activities commensurate with rank. Access
to technology to support research in neuropsychology and neuroscience
(e.g., EEG/ERP and fMRI) are available in the department and through
collaboration with a nearby institution within the LSU System, the
Pennington Biomedical Research Center. There is also access to
computational support, collaboration, and the potential for joint
appointment with LSU’s Center for Computation & Technology (CCT). CCT is an
interdisciplinary research center that advances computational sciences and
has advanced cyberinfrastructure to enable computational research.

Please contact committee chair, Dr. Melissa Beck (mbeck at lsu.edu), with

More information about the Cognitive and Brain Science program at LSU can
be found at:

Required Qualifications: Ph.D. in Psychology or Neuroscience and a research
program that uses neuroscience approaches to study human cognition. ABD
candidates who will finish by the time of the appointment will be
considered. Must have a sufficient research record to demonstrate the
potential to develop a nationally recognized program and attract research

Preferred Qualifications: Candidates with strengths in computational
modeling/methods and/or fMRI are particularly encouraged to apply.

Additional Information:

Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2022 and continue until
the position is filled.

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.  LSU and the
Department of Psychology are firmly committed to increasing the diversity
of its faculty; thus, women and those from underrepresented groups are
especially encouraged to apply. An offer of employment is contingent on a
satisfactory pre-employment background check. LSU offers outstanding
benefits to eligible employees and their dependents including health, life,
dental, and vision insurance; flexible spending accounts; retirement
options; sick leave; paid holidays; wellness benefits; training and
development opportunities; employee discounts; and more.

Louisiana State University is one of the nation’s premier public land-,
sea-, and space-grant institutions, and is recognized as a “Very High
Research Activity (R1) institution” under the Carnegie Classification
system. LSU maintains high levels of research activity and high standards
for teaching excellence, offering Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctoral
degrees. The University is nationally recognized for its commitment to
academic excellence, its positive work environment, its student engagement,
and its beautiful campus. LSU is located in Baton Rouge, the second largest
city in Louisiana, which enjoys a thriving and diverse community.

LSU is committed to diversity and is an equal opportunity/equal access

Additional Job Description:

Special Instructions:

Application materials, including vita, cover letter, description of
research program (Other Document 1), sample of scholarly writing (Other
Document 2), evidence of teaching excellence (Other Document 3), and
statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity,
equity, and inclusion through teaching, research, professional activities,
and/or service (Other Document 4) should be attached to the electronic

A copy of your transcript(s) may be attached to your application (if
available). However, original transcripts are required prior to hire.

Three letters of recommendation should be e-mailed (preferred) to Dr.
Melissa Beck mbeck at lsu.edu or sent by postal mail to Dr. Melissa Beck, 236
Audubon Hall, Department of Psychology, Louisiana State University, Baton
Rouge, LA 70803.

Posting Date:

September 27, 2022

Closing Date (Open Until Filled if No Date Specified):

Additional Position Information:

Background Check - An offer of employment is contingent on a satisfactory
pre-employment background check.

Benefits - LSU offers outstanding benefits to eligible employees and their
dependents including health, life, dental, and vision insurance; flexible
spending accounts; retirement options; various leave options; paid
holidays; wellness benefits; tuition exemption for qualified positions;
training and development opportunities; employee discounts; and more!

LSU is an Equal Opportunity Employer:

LSU believes diversity, equity, and inclusion enrich the educational
experience of our students, faculty, and staff, and are necessary to
prepare all people to thrive personally and professionally in a global
society. We celebrate diversity and are committed to the principles of
diversity and inclusion. We actively seek and encourage qualified
applications from persons with diverse backgrounds, cultures and
experiences. To learn more about how LSU is committed to diversity and
inclusivity, please see LSU’s Diversity Statement
<https://lsu.edu/diversity-statement/index.php> and Roadmap
<https://lsu.edu/together/docs/roadmap-to-diversity.pdf>. Persons needing
accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to
this search are encouraged to contact the Office of Human Resource
Management (hr at lsu.edu).

HCM Contact Information:

Questions or concerns can be directed to the LSU Human Resources Management
Office at 225-578-8200 or emailed HR at lsu.edu

*LSU is committed to diversity and is an equal opportunity/equal access

Melissa R. Beck, PhD
Director of the Beck Visual Cognition research lab
Cognitive and Brain Sciences Area Head
Director of Graduate Training
Psychology Department
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA
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