Brain Injury and Behavior


Assistant, Associate or Full Professor

Discovery Themes Focus Areas

Chronic Brain Injury


The Department of Psychology at The Ohio State University seeks up to two outstanding candidates to contribute to a university-wide initiative on chronic brain injury (CBI), including concussion and other traumatic brain injury, aging and Alzheimer’s disease. The position starts as early as August 2015. We seek individuals who engage in research relevant to understanding the impact of CBI on cognitive, emotional and/or behavioral processes. Researchers who employ a variety of methods including animal models, brain imaging and/or computational modeling are encouraged to apply. This tenure-track position is targeted for any rank, including full professor, and is partially funded by Ohio State’s Discovery Themes initiative, a significant investment in key thematic areas in which the university can build on its culture of academic collaboration to make a global impact.



Applicants must have earned a PhD in psychology or a related field prior to the employment start date. All applicants are expected to have strong and fundable research programs and to contribute to both undergraduate and PhD training in one or more of our graduate program specializations (behavioral neuroscience, clinical, cognitive, decision making, developmental, quantitative and social).


Application Instructions

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Complete applications include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research and teaching interests, and three letters of recommendation. Full professor candidates may submit names of referees for the initial screening. Please apply online at Inquiries should be directed to Jay McKirnan (mckirnan.4@


Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

The Ohio State University is committed to establishing a culturally and intellectually diverse environment, encouraging all members of our learning community to reach their full potential. We are responsive to dual-career families and strongly promote work-life balance to support our community members through a suite of institutionalized policies. We are an NSF ADVANCE Institution and a member of the Ohio/Western Pennsylvania/West Virginia Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC).

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.