Assistant Professor in Social Psychology

The Department of Psychology of Boston College invites applications for a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor in Social Psychology to begin July 1, 2018. For an outstanding candidate, appointment at the Associate or Full Professor level is possible. Areas of interest include but are not limited to social neuroscience, social cognition, computational modeling, and cultural psychology. Applicants will be evaluated on their potential to establish a prominent, externally funded research program and to excel in teaching at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. Applicants should apply at and provide PDFs of a cover letter, CV, research statement, and teaching statement outlining teaching experience and philosophy. Applicants should also arrange to have three letters of reference submitted directly by their letter writers, using the "request recommendations" link on Interfolio. These letter writers should be named in the cover letter. All materials must be submitted on or before October 1, 2017 for full consideration. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. For inquiries about the position please contact Liane Young ( For assistance with submitting your application please email

Seeking Applications for Post-Doctoral Research Fellow

Qualifications: Recent Ph.D. or equivalent doctorate in Neuroscience or related field

Description: Successful applicants will be expected to devote full effort to behavioral neuroscience research projects seeking to identify the cellular and circuit mechanisms of socioemotional behavior with emphasis on circuits involving the insular cortex in the lab of John Christianson. The appointment involves substantial full-time research or scholarship and may include teaching, including supervision of undergraduate fellows. The one year appointment is renewable annually pending the availability of funds and review of performance. Funds are currently available to support the fellow for two years.  The appointment is viewed as preparatory for a full-time academic and/or research career and support will be provided to facilitate the Fellow’s transition to an independent research position. 

The appointee will be granted some freedom with regard to the specific direction of research and will be expected to publish the results of his or her research or scholarship during the period of the appointment and/or to have publications in press or under review during this period.

Boston College conducts background checks as part of the hiring process.

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