Assistant Professor Psychological Science

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The Department of Psychological Science within the College of Arts and Sciences at Creighton University invites applications for full-time tenure-track assistant professor position in the area of Behavioral Neuroscience to begin in the fall of 2019. Preference will be given to candidates who will have completed all work towards a Ph.D. in Psychology or a related field before August 2019.

The Department of Psychological Science is an undergraduate department with a 3-3 teaching load (fall-spring). The candidate needs to be able to teach courses in Physiological Psychology, Sensation and Perception, Learning: Basic Processes, Research Methods and Statistics, and Introductory Psychology. The College seeks an outstanding teacher who will embrace our Jesuit, Catholic values; provide academic advising for students; and provide service to the department, college, university, and broader community. 

The candidate should also be able to conduct an active and productive line of research that will involve undergraduate students. The area of research is open, the department has both human and AAALAC accredited rodent space available.

Creighton University is a private Jesuit, Catholic coeducational urban university that encourages applications from qualified individuals of all backgrounds who believe they can contribute to the distinctive educational traditions of the University. U.S. News and World Report regularly has ranked Creighton University as the top regional Master’s Level institution in the Midwest. Creighton University is also ranked #1 among all Catholic universities in undergraduate research. The Department of Psychological Science has 11 full-time faculty members and is also a part of the Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Major within the College of Arts and Sciences.

To be considered, candidates should submit a letter of application (including expression of interest specific to the University mission), current vitae, evidence of prior teaching effectiveness (if applicable), and other relevant supporting documents, through the following site: In addition, candidates should arrange for three professional references to submit letters of recommendation directly to Dr. Dustin J. Stairs ( Also contact Dr. Dustin J. Stairs with any questions you may have.

We will begin reviewing materials on October 1, 2018.


A Doctorate or Master's degree from an accredited college or university;

2-4 years prior teaching experience;


Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

Ability to foster student learning, development, and decision making in support of their goals, success, wellness, and needs;

Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to develop rapport quickly and effectively with a diversity of populations;

Empathy and compassion for the experiences of others;

Ability to provide evidence of excellent university-level teaching and/or significant publications


Physical Requirements:

Seeing: 75 – 100%

Hearing: 75-100%

Standing/Climbing/Mobility: 25-49%

Lifting/Pulling/Pushing: 0-24% (pound: 10 lbs.)

Fingering/Grasping/Feeling: 75 – 100%

Travel: No and Yes

Exposure to Blood Borne pathogens: No and Yes

AAP/EEO Statement:

Creighton University is committed to providing a safe and non-discriminatory educational and employment environment. The University admits qualified students, hires qualified employees and accepts patients for treatment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, age, disability, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, or other status protected by law. Its education and employment policies, scholarship and loan programs, and other programs and activities, are administered without unlawful discrimination.

Disclosure Statement: 

This description describes the general nature of work to be performed and does not include an exhaustive list of all duties, skills, or abilities required.  Regular, reliable attendance is an essential function and all employees are required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties as requested by their supervisor. Employees may also be required to work in excess of normal working hours as workloads and seasonal activities necessitate. A complete description is available in the Human Resource office located at 3006 Webster Street Omaha, NE.  Creighton University reserves the right to modify duties, responsibilities and activities at any time with or without notice.

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