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Worcester Polytechnic Institute
  • Position Number: 2503413
  • Location: Worcester, MA
  • Position Type: Science - Geology, Earth Sciences & Oceanography

Assistant or Associate Professor in Neuroscience


Social Science & Policy Studies

Worcester Polytechnic Institute - WPI

The Psychological and Cognitive Sciences Program within the Department of Social Science and Policy Studies (SSPS) at Worcester Polytechnic Institute seeks a fulltime tenure-track faculty member at the level of Assistant or Associate Professor in Neuroscience to begin August 2022.

The ideal candidate should have a Ph.D. in psychology, neuroscience (including cognitive, behavioral, social, clinical, and computational neuroscience), or a related field or should expect to complete their degree before Fall 2022. While the area of specialty is open, we are particularly interested in candidates who conduct research with human participants and could develop our program in the areas of mental health or could complement our current expertise in social, cognitive, health, and/or learning.

The successful candidate will also teach introductory and more advanced undergraduate courses in the Psychological and Cognitive Sciences Program based on their area(s) of expertise (e.g., Introduction to Psychological Science, Neuroscience), as well as graduate courses in WPI's Neuroscience graduate program. We are particularly eager for candidates who can advise undergraduate and graduate research projects, enthusiastically participate in academic and research advising, collaborate with others, engage in open science practices, and develop a develop a robust, high-impact program of research that incorporates external funding.

The Psychological and Cognitive Sciences Program ( offers an undergraduate major with concentrations in Psychobiology and Diversity Science, a minor, and contributes to graduate programs in neuroscience and learning science. The program is within the SSPS department ( which has interdisciplinary faculty in economics, environmental studies, law and technology, psychology, public policy, and system dynamics. The Neuroscience program ( is an interdisciplinary program that offers a master's degree in neuroscience. WPI is home to the newly established Practice Point healthcare development and testing hub which houses our state-of-the-art Neurotech suite. This collaborative space contains various imaging equipment including for fMRI, EEG, eye tracking, fNIRS, and VR. The suite facilitates effective collaboration to accelerate experimental design and data collection, analysis, and interpretation, enhancing our understanding of neural mechanisms, biomarkers, pathologies, and interventions.

Founded in 1865, WPI is one of the nation's first technological universities. A highly selective private university located within an hour of Boston, WPI is consistently ranked among the top 70 research institutions by US News & World Report. The university is home to an innovative and intensive project-based curriculum that empowers students with the knowledge and skills to address real-world problems around the globe. WPI is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive campus community for faculty, staff, and students, where all community members feel a connected sense of belonging.

Applications should include: a cover letter, a CV, a teaching statement, a research statement, evidence of prior teaching effectiveness (if available), a diversity and inclusion statement, and the names of three referees who will submit letters of recommendation upon request. Applications will be accepted until October 15, 2021.


United States of America (Exempt)

WPI is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or disability. We are seeking individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences who will contribute to a culture of creativity and collaboration, inclusion, problem solving and change making.

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About WPI
WPI is a vibrant, active, and diverse community of extraordinary students, world-renowned faculty, and state of the art research facilities. At WPI, we have competitive and comprehensive benefits, including health insurance, long-term care, retirement, tuition assistance, flexible spending accounts, work-life balance and much more.

Diversity & Inclusion at WPI
WPI is committed to creating an inclusive workplace where everyone feels valued and respected; a place where every student, faculty and staff member can be themselves, so that they can study, live, and work comfortably, to reach their full potential, and make meaningful contributions in order to meet departmental and institutional goals. WPI thrives on innovative practice and welcomes diverse perspectives, insight, and people from diverse lived experiences, to enhance the community environment and propel the institution to the next level in a competitive, global marketplace.

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