Visiting Faculty Position

Visiting Faculty Position in Psychology Department in Rio de Janeiro,
Brazil


JOB DESCRIPTION
The Department of Psychology at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio)
invites applications for a full-time Visiting Faculty position in Behavioral Neuroscience
starting in March 2017. We welcome applicants with strong expertise in basic research in
animal models of psychiatric and neurological disorders. The selected candidate must
demonstrate an ability to develop an independent research program with external funding.


Main Responsibilities
- Teach graduate and undergraduate courses
- Supervise graduate and undergraduate students
- Develop a research program with sustained productivity in terms of publications and grant
writing
- Assist in current work developed by the department, university, and community

Language: These activities can be performed in English.

Salary:
Equivalent to Assistant Professor position at PUC-Rio.


DESIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
Applicants must have a PhD or equivalent degree and a track record of research work,
demonstrated by publications in the designated research field. Teaching experience at the
undergraduate and graduate levels is desirable. The potential to attract research funding is also
desirable.

ABOUT THE EMPLOYER
PUC-Rio is a non-profit philanthropic institution located in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It is the
first private higher education institution in the country, created by the Catholic Church and
operated by the Society of Jesus. According to the Times Higher Education rankings (2015-
2016), PUC-Rio is the third best Brazilian university and the best private Brazilian university.
The Department of Psychology is responsible for the graduate program in Clinical
Psychology, which awards MPhil and PhD degrees, and was the country’s first in the area of
Psychology.

THE CITY OF RIO DE JANEIRO
Rio is an exciting city, with beautiful natural surroundings, diverse culture, and a good
quality of life.

APPLICATIONS
To apply for this position, candidates must send their Curriculum Vitae, letter of intent, and a
summary of current research to psidir@puc-rio.br.
For further details or any questions, please contact Dr. J. Landeira-Fernandez, Head of the
Psychology Department, landeira@puc-rio.br, +55 21 3527-2085.
We will continue to accept applications until the position is filled.