Anticipated start: July 1, 2023



Open September 17, 2022 through Thursday, Dec 1, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)



The Department of Psychology at The University of California, Berkeley seeks to make an appointment at the tenured level (Associate or Full Professor) in the area of Human Neuroscience.

This position is open to individuals with tenure or qualified for appointment with tenure. We seek applications from researchers who study human psychological function and behavior through a neuroscientific lens. This can include but is not limited to those working in the areas of affective, social, clinical, developmental, and/or cognitive neuroscience.

Please note that the Department is conducting a second tenured-level appointment in the Biological Basis of Behavior. That position is targeted for researchers using animal or human models with interests that include, but are not limited to, circuit/systems neuroscience, endocrine, ethological, physiological, genetic/epigenetic, anatomical/functional connectivity, or pharmacological approaches to understanding typical/atypical behavioral development, cognitive functioning, aging, neuropathology, social behavior, or mental health.
Applications should be directed to:

Please note the separate links for the two positions and apply to the one (or both) that you wish to be considered for. University rules do not allow the Department to move applications between positions.

The Department of Psychology includes over 54 active faculty and emeriti members with thriving labs addressing basic and translational research problems across six sub-area specialties: Social-Personality, Development, Clinical, Cognitive, Cognitive Neuroscience, and Behavioral Neuroscience. Further support is provided by the affilication of our faculty with University research units, including the Institute for Personality and Social Research, the Institute of Human Development, and the Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute, and through faculty collaborations with researchers across the UC Berkeley campus and other institutions in the San Francisco Bay Area. Psychology has over 500 undergraduate majors and Department courses serve approximately 4000 students each semester.

Prospective applicants should note that diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging are core values within the Department of Psychology and across UC Berkeley. Our excellence can be fully realized only by faculty, students, and staff who share our commitment to these values. Successful candidates will demonstrate excellence in this area.

Specific information about the Psychology Department's commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging is provided in our Vision Statement, which can be found here:
The department is committed to addressing the family needs of faculty, including dual career couples and single parents. For information about potential relocation to Berkeley, or career needs of accompanying partners and spouses, please visit:
Considering the significant disruptions caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, particularly for disadvantaged groups, in our evaluation of applicants, dips in productivity in otherwise strong records occurring with the onset of the pandemic will be evaluated with the context of the pandemic in mind.



Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

PhD or equivalent international degree at the time of application.

Preferred qualifications

Tenure or record of accomplishment that would warrant tenure at a research-based university.



Document requirements

  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Reprint/Preprint

  • Reprint/Preprint 2

  • Reprint/Preprint 3

Reference requirements
The applicants who reach the short list will be asked to provide three references for letters of recommendation.

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Diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging are core values at UC Berkeley. Our excellence can only be fully realized by faculty, students, and academic and non-academic staff who share our commitment to these values. Successful candidates for our academic positions will demonstrate evidence of a commitment to advancing equity, inclusion, and belonging.

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