Assistant/Associate Professor of Psychology/Neuroscience

Psychology Department


Pending administrative approval, the Union College department of psychology seeks a cognitive neuroscientist who can assume the responsibilities of co-directing our neuroscience program starting in the second year of the appointment. Appointment at an advanced level will be considered for suitable candidates.

The area of specialization and model of analysis (i.e., human, animal, computational) within the field are open, although we will give priority to candidates with specialties that complement the areas of research covered by our current faculty. We expect that the successful candidate will be able to teach attention and memory, cognitive neuroscience, and an upper-level seminar in his or her area of interest. The ability to teach research methods and judgment and decision making is highly desirable. The successful candidate will also maintain an active program of research in which our students play a meaningful role. Ph.D. by appointment date preferred; teaching load is two courses per ten-week trimester.

Our rapidly growing neuroscience program is hosted in our NSF-funded Center for Neuroscience, where affiliated psychology, biology, and bio-engineering faculty members have offices and lab space. The facility is equipped with EEG/ERP technology; there are also opportunities for faculty to collaborate with researchers at Albany Medical Center, Sunnyview Rehabilitation Hospital, and other local institutions. Ongoing collaborative research has led to NIH funding and multiple publications, integrating MRI, bioassay, and other medical-outcome data.

Founded in 1795, Union College is a small, selective, private college with a history of excellence in the liberal arts, sciences, and engineering. Both the College and the department take pride in offering our students rigorous and engaging learning experiences and the opportunity to participate in cutting-edge research.

The College is located in New York’s Capital Region, a metropolitan area of just over one million people. Our region offers affordable, livable neighborhoods and interesting cultural and recreational opportunities. Both New York City and Boston are located within a three-hour drive from campus.

Union College is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to student and workforce diversity. Union provides a blend of intellectual, social, and cultural opportunities to facilitate the integrated academic, social, and personal development of a diverse community. We value and are committed to a host of diverse populations and cultures including, but not limited to, those based on race, religion, disability, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national origin, and veteran status.

Candidates should send (1) an application letter, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) statements of teaching and research interests, (4) evidence of teaching effectiveness including course evaluations if available, (5) evidence of scholarship, (6) statement regarding experience working with diverse student populations and/or ability to contribute to a diverse community, to Prof George Bizer, chair of the search committee, at Please send all materials in PDF format. Three letters of recommendation should be sent to the same email address. Applications will be reviewed upon receipt.