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Assistant Professor, Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences

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Work type: Full-Time
Location: University City - Philadelphia, PA
Categories: Drexel University, College of Arts & Sciences

About Drexel

Drexel is one of Philadelphia's top 10 private employers, a comprehensive global research university and a major engine for economic development in the region. With over 24,000 students, Drexel is one of America's 15 largest private universities. Drexel has committed to being the nation’s most civically engaged university, with community partnerships integrated into every aspect of service and academics.

Job Summary 

Drexel University seeks to fill a tenure-track faculty position within the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at the Assistant Professor level effective Fall 2022. We are searching for a collaborative faculty member with research experience in Cognitive and/or Affective Neuroscience (broadly defined). The successful candidate will serve as a core member of the Applied Cognitive and Brain Sciences program and is expected to maintain a program of scholarly research, seek external funding, teach undergraduate and graduate courses, and supervise graduate student research. The applicant will further be expected to contribute to the university's growing neuroscience focus, by mentoring and teaching graduate and undergraduate students, as well as contributing to planned expansions toward an innovative and interdisciplinary neuroscience B.S. curriculum across the College of Arts and Sciences (Psychological and Brain Sciences, and Biology), the School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems, and the College of Computing and Informatics.

The Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences ( offers a B.S. in Psychology and a Neuroscience minor and is home to vibrant Ph.D. programs in Applied Cognitive and Brain Sciences (ACBS), Clinical Psychology, and Psychology and Law (JD/PhD), as well as a Master of Science (MS) program for students who wish to pursue advanced education in scientific psychology and research methods. The Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences provides ample opportunities and facilities for research, including collaboration with neuroscience faculty across various colleges at Drexel University and the College of Medicine. Drexel University is an urban research university that is classified by the Carnegie Foundation as an R1—very high research activity university. Of special interest are candidates who can further the University’s efforts to foster diversity, equity, and inclusion.

The College of Arts and Sciences (CoAS) delivers a time-honored liberal arts education paired with Drexel’s renowned focus on applied learning. Our research and scholarship explore contemporary issues with an eye toward improving the common good. With a breadth of disciplines in the natural sciences, social sciences and humanities, and a focus on the now, the College is the perfect home for curious scholars who seek to apply their learning in the service of humanity.

Essential Functions

Building a successful and well-funded research program that involves graduate and undergraduate student education. Teaching psychology and neuroscience courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels.  Serving on committees at the department, college, and university level. Serving on committees at the department, college, and university level. Other duties as assign.

Required Qualifications

PhD or Doctorate, Clinical Psychology, Clinical Science, Neuroscience or other closely related field, a minimum of 3 years experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated ability to conduct productive research in her/his field
  • Commitment to teaching and service
  • Must be legally able to work in the United States

Physical Demands

Typically sitting at a desk/table


University City, Philadelphia, PA

Special Instructions to the Applicant

Supplemental Posting information:
Please make sure to upload/include the following documents in a PDF format upon your application submission:
1. Cover letter
2. Resume/CV with complete professional and academic history.
3. A summary of proposed research projects
4. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
5. The names and e-mail addresses of at least three references.

Letters of reference/recommendation will be requested from candidates who are invited for an in-person or remote Zoom interview. Evaluation of applications will begin immediately and will continue until a suitable candidate pool is identified. Applications received by October 15, 2021 will be given priority consideration.

Please address all queries to Evangelia Chrysikou, Ph.D. ( Only applications submitted via Drexel Careers will be considered.

Review of applicants will begin once a suitable candidate pool is identified.

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