Assistant Professor – Kansas

Assistant Professor

Kansas State University



Job description

Department:3670020240 Psychological Sciences
Job no:513634
Employment type:Academic / Faculty – 9 month
Location:Manhattan, Kansas
Worksite:On-site requirement
Categories:Education / Instructional, Natural / Quantitative Sciences, Social / Behavioral Sciences
Pay Grade:001

About This Role:
The Department of Psychological Sciences is requesting applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor with a technical specialization in transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) or repetitive TMS (rTMS) methods, to begin in August 2023.

The faculty member will join a research-based Ph.D.-granting department with programmatic areas of Cognitive/Human Factors, Social/Personality, Industrial/Organizational, Animal Learning/Behavioral Neuroscience ( rch/). They will contribute significantly to the Cognitive and Neurobiological Approaches to Plasticity (CNAP; Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE). The CNAP center received a COBRE Phase 2 award in July 2022 for $11.2M to support a further five years of research activity and infrastructure developments. As a part of the Phase 2 award, CNAP is adding state-of-the-art TMS/rTMS capabilities, and is searching for a faculty member to provide technical expertise to the Cognitive Neuroscience core in TMS/rTMS methods. The faculty member will also participate in CNAP programs, including project and pilot grant funding. Ideally, the faculty member’s research interests should intersect with the CNAP center mission and fit within one of the Psychological Sciences programmatic research areas. Postdoctoral experience is desirable.

Responsibilities will include establishing an ongoing program of research, teaching graduate and undergraduate courses, assisting with CNAP core facility development, and engaging in service activities supporting the department, college, and university. Candidates should have a strong research program, as evidenced by publications and presentations, and demonstrated excellence in teaching. A strong commitment to teaching and mentoring students from a diverse population is expected.

The successful applicant will be expected to develop an independent program of research that involves undergraduate and graduate researchers, and will be expected to seek external funding for their research. Teaching responsibilities are expected to include undergraduate and graduate courses in cognitive psychology, cognitive neuroscience, and other domains related to the faculty member’s research interests.

Why Join Us:
The Department of Psychological Sciences, which is part of the College of Arts and Sciences, has 16 full-time faculty members who are both active researchers and serve about 500 undergraduate majors, many of whom are involved in research. The department’s Graduate Teaching Apprenticeship program prepares doctoral students to teach in higher education and is one of the few of its type in the country. Additional details about the department are available at:

Kansas State University is a Land Grant University, designated as a Carnegie Doctoral/Research-Intensive Institution, and has been ranked among the top state and private institutions of higher education in numbers of Rhodes, Marshall, Truman, Goldwater, and Udall scholars since 1986. K-State is located in Manhattan, a progressive university community with a metropolitan area population of over 125,000, which is located in the scenic Flint Hills of Northeast Kansas (see The community offers a friendly and safe environment. It also features excellent housing, outstanding schools, excellent parks and recreation facilities, a wide variety of shopping and dining establishments, and short commute times.

Kansas State University offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes health insurance, life insurance, retirement plans, paid time off – vacation, sick, and holidays. To see what benefits are available, please visit:
We Support Diversity and Inclusion:
Kansas State University embraces diversity and promotes inclusion. The University actively seeks individuals who foster a collegial environment and cooperative interactions with coworkers, students, and others. The University is dedicated to promoting the
What You’ll Need to Succeed:
Minimum Qualifications:

  • PhD in Neuroscience, Psychology, or other relevant field.
  • Evidence of a strong research program utilizing TMS or rTMS methods
  • Evidence of teaching excellence

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Clear promise of an independent, externally-fundable program of research
  • Research interests that intersect with the CNAP center mission and/or Psychological Sciences programmatic areas
  • A strong commitment to teaching and mentoring undergraduate and graduate researchers, including activities that promote diversity and inclusion within the program

Other Requirements:

  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment

How to Apply:
Please submit the following documents in ONE pdf file:

  1. Letter of interest which includes a statement of research program and teaching philosophy
  2. Current curriculum vitae
  3. Three representative publications
  4. Name and contact information for three professional references

Review of Applications Begins:
Screening of applications will begin on October 15, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.

Inquiries may be addressed to Kimberly Kirkpatrick, Department of Psychological Sciences, Kansas State University ([email protected]).

Equal Employment Opportunity:
Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or status as a protected veteran.

Background Screening Statement:
In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.

Application Closes:Open until filled

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