20th Neuroscience at Storrs

September 27, 2016

2016 Neuroscience BrochureMonday, October 24th, 2016 from 5pm to 8:30pm in Laurel Hall, first floor, Storrs Campus.

Please share this invitation with your students, postdocs, and fellow researchers. An itinerary of the symposium is reported below and in the attached brochure.

We look forward to your participation.


For general inquiries about the event, please contact the organizers:

Dr. Bin Feng (fengb@uconn.edu) – Dr. Sabato Santaniello (sabato.santaniello@uconn.edu) in the Biomedical Engineering department.




(5-6pm) Keynote lecture: This year our keynote speaker is Prof. David Ginty from Harvard University (https://www.hms.harvard.edu/dms/neuroscience/fac/Ginty.php) with a talk on “A Molecular-genetic Approach to Decoding the Sense of Touch”


(6pm – 8:30pm) Reception, poster session and data blitz: A reception will follow the keynote lecture along with a poster session and short podium presentations (a.k.a. “data blitz”). Trainees with an interest in neuroscience are warmly encouraged to contribute to the poster and podium presentations. A prize will be assigned to the best short presentation. Further details will be emailed separately.

Poster for event can be found at this link

Psychological Sciences: Faculty Positions Available

September 2, 2016

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The Department of Psychological Sciences at the University of Connecticut invites applications for multiple tenure track/tenured faculty positions. Area of specialization and rank are open. Successful candidates will be expected to demonstrate the existence of an active research program in their area of expertise, a track record (or promise) of obtaining external research support, and a commitment to excellence in teaching. These positions include the teaching of introductory psychology as well as other undergraduate and graduate courses in an area of specialization.
The Department currently has 56 FT faculty and 135 FT doctoral students, offers six Ph.D. programs but strongly encourages collaborations between these areas. The department is ranked by NSF in the top 10 in total federal R&D expenditures and is the largest in UConn’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. UConn has recently invested in a new institute for cognitive science and a new brain imaging center, as well as a new institute for systems genomics. These investments follow from a new academic vision, a vision to which the department has contributed and from which it will continue to benefit.
Minimum Qualifications: Must have a Ph.D. in Psychology or a closely related field by time of appointment. Must demonstrate a vibrant research program. Must have a record of publication and evidence of (or promise of) obtaining external research support. Must be able to strengthen a graduate program in Behavioral Neuroscience, Developmental, Industrial-Organizational, or Perception-Action-Cognition. Must have a record of excellent teaching and a commitment to mentoring undergraduate and graduate students. Must be willing to join a pool of instructors teaching a high enrollment introductory psychology course covering the topics of research methodology, neuroscience, sensation, perception, learning, memory, and language.
Preferred Qualifications: Possess the ability to contribute through research, teaching, and/or public engagement to the diversity and excellence of the learning experience. Be able to contribute to interdisciplinary or team science emphases in systems science, quantitative methods, cognitive science, neuroscience, or health science. Have some post-graduate experience. Evidence of teaching effectiveness in large classes.
These are full-time, 9-month, tenure track or tenured positions with an anticipated start date of August 23, 2017. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Interested applicants should apply through Husky Hire http://www.jobs.uconn.edu Please upload the required materials, namely, a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statements of research and teaching interests, and representative publications. Names of three referees (with email, phone number and mailing address) should be included in the cover letter; referee’s letters should be submitted to Academic Jobs Online. Inquiries can be addressed to Dr. James Chrobak, Chair of Search# 2017078, Department of Psychological Sciences, Unit 1020, 406 Babbidge Road, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT 06269-1020 (or inquiries about this position can be emailed to PsychologicalScienceSearch@UConn.edu). Screening of applications will begin immediately. The job closing date is Dec. 1, 2016. Information about the Department can be found at www.psych.uconn.edu. The University of Connecticut is an EEO/AA employer. In keeping with our commitment to build a culturally diverse community, the University of Connecticut invites applications from women, people with disabilities, and members of minority groups.

April, 2016: CLAS Excellence Awards

April 6, 2016

Psychological Sciences very own Carol Valone and Etan Markus were recognized at the CLAS College-wide Celebration on April 5th.

Carol Valone and Etan Markus, CLAS Excellence AwardsCarol was awarded the Staff Excellence Award

Etan was awarded the Excellence in Teaching Award