Available Postdoctoral Fellowship


THE DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGICAL AND BRAIN SCIENCES at VILLANOVA UNIVERSITY invite applications for a MENDEL SCIENCE EXPERIENCE POST-DOCTORAL FELLOW in the area of HUMAN COGNITION, starting in August 2018. Candidates with a Ph.D. in Psychology, Neuroscience, Neuropsychology, or a related field and research interest in human cognition are encouraged to apply. Applicants with expertise in human memory, executive functions and/or aging will be particularly well suited for this position. The successful candidate will join the Cognitive Neuroscience of Memory Lab (PI: Irene Kan, Ph.D.). Research in our lab takes a converging evidence approach, and the post-doctoral fellow will have access to a 32-channel EEG system, an eyetracker, and an fNIRS device (work in collaboration with another researcher). In addition to working with healthy younger and older adults, the fellow will also have the opportunity to work with neurological patients who suffer from memory disorders. The fellow will work with graduate students and will have the opportunity to supervise undergraduate students in the lab. Finally, the fellow will be provided with a research budget ($4,000/year) to supplement resources available in the lab and the Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences. The successful candidate will also gain formal teaching experience, including team teaching a Mendel Science Experience lab course with the mentor and developing his or her own courses in the applicant’s area of expertise. For more information about the Psychological and Brain Sciences Department, visit http://www.villanova.edu/villanova/artsci/psychology.

Applications must be submitted at https://jobs.villanova.edu/ and must include a cover letter, vita, contact information for three letters of reference and other supporting documents as detailed at the application website. Review of applications will begin on March 19, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled. Questions may be directed to Dr. Irene Kan by email at irene.kan@villanova.edu or by mail at the following address:  Dr. Irene Kan, Search Committee Chair, Psychological and Brain Sciences Department, Villanova University, 800 Lancaster Avenue, Villanova, PA  19085.

Villanova is a Catholic university sponsored by the Augustinian Order. Diversity and inclusion have been and will continue to be an integral component of Villanova University’s mission.  The University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and seeks candidates who understand, respect, and can contribute to the University’s mission and values.




About the University:  Founded in 1842, Villanova University has a total enrollment of about 10,000 students of whom approximately 6000 are full-time undergraduates in one of four colleges:  Arts and Sciences, Engineering, Nursing, and Business.  Most of the rest are enrolled in graduate programs in one of the above four colleges or in the School of Law. 
About the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences:  The Psychological and Brain Sciences Department offers three undergraduate degrees, a B.A. in psychology, a B.S. in Psychology, and a B.S. in Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience.  The total number of majors served by the Psychology Department is among the largest in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.  In addition to the HRD Master’s program, the department offers a very highly-regarded M.S. program in psychology.  The latter program is strongly research oriented and is designed primarily to prepare students for doctoral level work. 
Location:  Villanova University is located in Radnor Township approximately 12 miles west of Philadelphia, PA, in the heart of Philadelphia’s suburban Main Line.  It is very near a number of other academic institutions, the most notable of which are Bryn Mawr College and Haverford College. 
Accessibility:  The Villanova campus is readily accessible by car and by public transportation.  It is situated about a quarter of a mile from the Villanova/St. Davids exit of I-476, a major component of the Philadelphia area’s expressway system.  In addition, two rail lines and a major bus line operated by the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) run through campus, providing easy access to and from other locales within the greater Philadelphia region.
The Surrounding Area:  The greater Philadelphia area, with a population of 6.1 million, offers many cultural, historical, and recreational opportunities.   Click the following link for a sampling of what’s available:  http://www.visitphilly.com/.