Assistant Professor: Human Neurogenetics

The Department of Psychology at San Diego State University invites applications for a tenure-track position in Human Neurogenetics. Candidates must hold a PhD in a domain of Psychology or other discipline relevant to the position (e.g., Behavioral Genetics), and would be expected to teach graduate and undergraduate courses in the Psychology department, mentor Master’s and Doctoral students, and engage in department, college, and university-level service activities.

We seek an individual who studies the links between genes, brain, and behavior, with focus on brain-based disorders. Applicants combining genetic and neuroscience techniques (such as imaging genetics) are encouraged. The candidate should have a strong record of research productivity and demonstrated potential for extramural funding and teaching effectiveness. The position is offered in the context of a newly approved Area of Excellence in Clinical and Cognitive Neuroscience at San Diego State University, which is designed to enhance existing research strength through cluster hires. This new program currently involves the Department of Psychology and the School of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences (SLHS); the home department for this position will be in Psychology.

The Psychology Department has an APA-accredited doctoral program in Clinical Psychology offered jointly with the Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, University of California, San Diego, and its faculty are affiliated with a range of doctoral programs throughout the university, including programs in Public Health, Language and Communicative Disorders, and Computational Sciences, as well as the Biomedical Informatics Research Center ( The Psychology Department also has a large and diverse population of undergraduate majors as well as an MA program with emphases including behavioral and cognitive neuroscience, developmental psychology, learning and cognition, and physical and/or mental health research. Additional information about SDSU and the Psychology Department can be found at and

SDSU is a large, diverse, urban university and Hispanic-Serving Institution with a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence. Our campus community is diverse in many ways, including race, religion, color, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, pregnancy, medical condition, and covered veteran status. We strive to build and sustain a welcoming environment for all. SDSU is seeking applicants with demonstrated experience in and/or commitment to teaching and working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and members of underrepresented groups. The College of Sciences is host to a large number of federally-funded minority training programs (described at

Applicants should submit a letter of interest, research statement, teaching statement (including evidence of teaching effectiveness), a current curriculum vitae, up to 3 representative reprints, and 3 letters of reference to Review of applications will begin immediately and the final deadline for receipt of applications is November 30, 2014.

Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The person holding this position is considered a “mandated reporter” under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.