Gallaudet University’s Ph.D. Program in Educational Neuroscience (PEN) invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant or Associate level.  We seek candidates with a vibrant Cognitive Neuroscience-Educational Neuroscience (specifically neuroimaging) research program with a strong focus on children that will advance understanding of the neural basis of learning in one or more of the following scientific areas (encompassed within the discipline of Educational Neuroscience): language/bilingualism, reading/literacy, math/numeracy, science/higher cognition, or social/emotional learning.  Candidates must show (i) significant potential for innovation/leadership, scholarship, and commitment to excellence in research and teaching.  Additionally, candidates must have (ii) a PhD or EdD in Cognitive Neuroscience or Educational Neuroscience; (iii) strong evidence of foundational research training in the Cognitive Neurosciences with specific neuroimaging expertise (e.g., fMRI, EEG, fNIRS, MEG); (iv) an innovative research program that links (or has the potential to link) Cognitive Neuroscience research outcomes with learning and education in children; (v) promising publication record and teaching experience; and (vi) proficiency in American Sign Language and knowledge of Deaf Culture, or, a demonstrable commitment to develop mastery of American Sign Language.  To apply, send a curriculum vitae, representative publications, and a detailed cover letter demonstrating each of the following five (5) points inclusively: (i) Evidence of your quality of scholarly training and activities specifically in the Cognitive Neurosciences (with clear identification of your neuroimaging expertise), (ii) research program, (iii) your unique approach to the emerging field of Educational Neuroscience, (iv) teaching experiences and teaching philosophy, and (v) how your expertise in the Cognitive Neurosciences can inform learning in young children, or, how you plan to do so in the future. Under separate cover, please have three letters of reference sent; all correspondence should be addressed to: PhD in Educational Neuroscience Program Search Committee Attention: Provost Carol Erting Gallaudet University 800 Florida Ave., NE Washington, DC 20002-3695.  Applications may be sent electronically to Carol.Erting@gallaudet.edu.  Review of completed applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled; employment to begin spring semester 2016.   A more detailed job description and a description of Gallaudet’s Brain and Language Lab may be found at the websites:

http://vl2.gallaudet.edu/files/1314/3886/9016/PEN_Faculty_Position.pdf  and http://www.gallaudet.edu/petitto.html

Gallaudet University is a bilingual university and serves deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing students from many different backgrounds and seeks to develop a workforce that reflects the diversity of its student body. Gallaudet is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer and actively encourages deaf, hard of hearing, members of traditionally underrepresented groups, persons with disabilities, women, and veterans to apply for open positions.


Via: Google Alert for Neuroscience