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.
To apply, please visit the submission website at https://jobs.uiowa.edu/content/faculty/ and enter requisition #73722. Materials should be submitted electronically, including a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, copies of selected scholarly papers, research statement, diversity statement, and email contact information for three letters of recommendation. Informal inquiries about the position can be directed to the department chair, Mark Blumberg, at email@example.com.
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.
Internal Number: 73722
About University of Iowa - Dept of Psychological & Brain Sciences
The Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences combines a long history of outstanding achievement with a modern commitment to interdisciplinary research. As the seventh oldest psychology department in the country, it has been home to such eminent psychologists as Kenneth Spence, Albert Bandura, and Leon Festinger. That tradition of research excellence continues today, reflected in part by the selection of its faculty members as recipients of many of our discipline's most prestigious awards.
The department's commitment to research excellence is matched by a commitment to providing outstanding training in psychology for both undergraduate and graduate students. The graduate program reflects our strong belief in the importance of hands-on training in the discipline, scholarly productivity, and methodological rigor. Opportunities also abound for undergraduates who wish to become involved in research.
Many of our faculty are affiliated with more than one departmental training area or research group. In addition, most faculty have strong ties with many other departments, centers, and programs across the university, including the Iowa Neuroscience Institute, the DeLTA Center, th...e Aging Mind and Brain Initiative, the College of Medicine, College of Business, College of Education, Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology, and the Neuroscience Graduate Program.
The department's intellectual life is enhanced by its location in downtown Iowa City, which achieves a rare blend of charm, fun, and safety, and provides a large variety of coffee-houses and restaurants within close walking distance. Iowa City and the University of Iowa also offer a rich cultural life, from live theater, music, and book readings downtown to bigger performances and exhibits at the Hancher Auditorium and other venues for the arts.