Tenure- Track, Biological Psychology

Posted Date 3 months ago(9/8/2022 2:21 PM)
Number of Openings
Type of Search
Who May Apply
This position is open to all qualified applicants.
St Paul
College of Arts and Sciences
Employment Type
Tenure Track Faculty
FLSA Status
Benefits Eligible


The University of St. Thomas Department of Psychology is seeking a candidate for a full-time tenure-track faculty position in Biological Psychology at the rank of Assistant Professor starting in the 2023-2024 academic year, beginning Sept 1, 2023.


The University of St. Thomas embraces diversity, inclusion, and equal opportunity for all. Our convictions of dignity, diversity and personal attention call us to embody and champion a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment.  The University is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer (EOE).  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran. We are committed to building a skilled team that represents a variety of backgrounds and perspectives. This commitment is consistent with our mission: Inspired by Catholic intellectual tradition, the University of St. Thomas educates students to be morally responsible leaders who think critically, act wisely, and work skillfully to advance the common good.  A successful candidate will possess a commitment to the ideals of this mission.




We are seeking a candidate who can teach Psychology and Neuroscience courses in areas including but not limited to; Research Methods, Drugs and Behavior, Physiological Psychology with lab, and a lab course in neuropharmacology offered through the interdisciplinary neuroscience major. The standard teaching load is 6 courses per academic year. For information on these courses, please visit https://www.stthomas.edu/catalog/current/psychology/. Facilities include space and resources for human and rodent research. 

The department especially seeks individuals able to work with diverse students and colleagues, who have experience with a variety of teaching methods and perspectives, who are committed to working in a liberal arts setting, and who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. The psychology department is within the College of Arts and Sciences, which received a 5-year Howard Hughes Medical Institute Inclusive Excellence grant to transform the university’s teaching and mentoring culture to make it more welcoming and effective for students from all backgrounds. In addition to teaching, the successful applicant will be expected to become involved in departmental, university, and community activities.  Priority will be given to applicants who have experience and/or interest in working with, teaching, and mentoring undergraduate students in research. 




Established in 1885, the University of St. Thomas is located in the major metropolitan area of Minneapolis-St. Paul and is Minnesota's largest private university. Its 10,000 students pursue degrees in a wide range of liberal arts, professional, and graduate programs. The University of St. Thomas embraces diversity, inclusion, and equal opportunity for all. Our convictions of dignity, diversity and personal attention call us to embody and champion a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment.  We welcome applicants of diverse races, ethnicities, geographic origins, gender identities, ages, socioeconomic backgrounds, sexual orientations, religions, work experience, physical and intellectual abilities and financial means.  


  • PhD (U.S. of foreign equivalent) in psychology, neuroscience, or a related field is required (or alternatively ABD nearing completion will be considered).
  • Fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or eligible for legally required exemption such as a medical or religious reason.

Apply online at https://www.stthomas.edu/jobs/. After creating and submitting an applicant profile, you will be taken to the job-specific application.  

Additionally, upload the following materials to your profile:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Copy/paste a cover letter, detailing your interest in the position and your research and teaching interests. 
  • Upload a teaching statement that describes your qualifications and includes a statement of teaching philosophy, approach to classroom inclusivity, and evidence of successful teaching experience.
  • Upload a description of research agenda  
  • Please complete the reference section of the application with the names and contact information of three professional references. Candidates will be contacted if letters of recommendation are desired. 

 Review of applications begins October 3, 2022.    
Any questions about the position can be addressed to Chair of the Department, Dr. Greg Robinson-Riegler, glriegler@stthomas.edu. 


Official job posting is available at https://www.stthomas.edu/jobs/.

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