The Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at the University of Iowa invites applications for a faculty position in Clinical Science at the rank of assistant or associate professor. The Clinical Science program, ranked in the top 25 nationally, embraces rigorous, integrative, and cross-disciplinary efforts to reduce the burden of mental illness and improve public health. We invite applications from candidates with outstanding research records who work within any sub-area of clinical science, whether formally clinically trained or not. We are especially interested in candidates who do research at the intersection of biological and psychological processes and/or incorporate multiple levels of analysis (e.g., genetics, neuroscience, behavior, cognition). We are also interested in candidates who are open to collaborative opportunities across other areas of strength in the Department, including developmental science, cognitive neuroscience, and learning and memory.
The Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences is committed to creating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive academic community. All qualified applicants are strongly encouraged to apply. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, with screening of applications beginning on October 1, 2019. The appointment is expected to begin as early as August 2020 and qualified applicants should have a Ph.D. by August 15, 2020.
The University of Iowa is a leading public university located in Iowa City , a midsize community with a high quality of life. Our Department is experiencing vigorous growth and enhancement, including construction of a new Psychological and Brain Sciences Building that opens in January 2020 and the recent renovation of Stuit Hall, which houses Clinical Science faculty labs and the Seashore Psychology Clinic. An NIH-funded Behavioral and Biomedical Interface Training Program , spearheaded by Clinical Science faculty, supports integrative and cross-disciplinary training opportunities. The University maintains the Institute for Clinical and Translational Science , which aims to catalyze innovative clinical and translational research. The University is also making substantial investments in neuroscience--already a large community with more than 100 faculty members across five colleges and 26 departments--including the recent founding of the Iowa Neuroscience Institute and the creation of an undergraduate major in neuroscience. The DeLTA Center brings together a vibrant campus-wide community of researchers interested in all aspects of learning and development.
There are extensive opportunities for collaboration with researchers in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the Carver College of Medicine, the College of Education, and the College of Public Health. Departmental faculty have ongoing collaborations with colleagues in Psychiatry, Neurology, Pharmacology, Obstetrics and Gynecology, and the Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center. The university also supports a variety of state-of-the-art research facilities, including the Iowa Magnetic Resonance Facility , which includes 3T and 7T scanners, the Central Microscopy Research Facility , and the Iowa Institute of Human Genetics .
The Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences and the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences are strongly committed to diversity; the strategic plans of the University and College reflect this commitment. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
With over 31,000 students, the University of Iowa is one of the nation's top public research universities, a member of the Big Ten conference and the Association of American Universities. The University of Iowa is composed of eleven colleges and is known around the world for its balanced commitment to the arts, sciences, and humanities. It is home to one of the nation's largest academic medical centers and the pioneering Iowa Writers' Workshop. The University of Iowa promotes work/life integration and is located in the casual yet cosmopolitan environment of Iowa City, widely recognized as one of the country's most livable communities.