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UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON SEEKING PHD CANDIDATES

The Integrative Program in Developmental, Cognitive, and Behavioral Neuroscience (DCBN) in the Psychology Department at the University of Houston invites applications for the Ph.D. program for the 2018-19 academic term. Deadline for applications is January 15, 2018.  See:  http://www.uh.edu/class/psychology/dcbn/admissions/

The Program

  • 10 faculty members, a diverse yet interactive group, interested in understanding how the brain and behavior change over the lifespan: http://www.uh.edu/class/psychology/dcbn/Faculty/
  • 4 areas (Behavioral Neuroscience, Cognitive Neuroscience, Cognitive, Developmental)
  • 1 truly interdisciplinary educational experience
  • Participate in research funded by various federal agencies and private foundations: http://www.uh.edu/class/psychology/dcbn/research/
  • Potential to collaborate with faculty who contribute to physical and mental health research and education across several colleges, departments, and institutions
  • Tuition fellowships cover tuition & fees; Research Assistantships & Teaching Fellowship opportunities

The Psychology Department

  • New external funding of $7.5 million in 2015-2016 fiscal year
  • The Texas Institute for Measurement Evaluation, and Statistics (TIMES), a university-wide research center resource: https://www2.times.uh.edu/
  • State-of-the-art animal facilities including an Animal Behavior Core for rodents
  • Brand new genetics, imaging, and molecular laboratories
  • Human laboratory facilities available for eye-tracking, EEG, neuroimaging

The University of Houston

  • Tier 1 (Highest Research Activity; Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement Teaching)
  • Recognized as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) by the Department of Education and one of the most ethnically diverse universities in the US
  • About 40% of all sponsored research funds are on health-related topics
  • Part of the Texas Medical Center, the largest medical complex in the world

The City of Houston

  • Fastest growing large city in the US
  • Most affordable urban area in which to live
  • Multitude of cultural events, arts programs, shopping, and entertainment
  • Terrific restaurants of various cuisines
  • Two major airports
  • Tropical climate with mild winters
  • Parks, bike trails, proximity to beaches

For more information, please see: http://www.uh.edu/class/psychology/dcbn/

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR IN APPLIED DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY


DEPARTMENT

Psychology

POSITION SUMMARY

The psychology department at the University of New Orleans (UNO) is seeking applicants for one full-time tenure-track faculty position at the level of assistant professor. Recently recognized as the highest ranked PhD program at the University of New Orleans, the psychology department has a group of energetic and highly productive faculty. The Department has two strong and unique Ph.D. programs: one in Applied Biological Psychology and one in Applied Developmental Psychology. There is a strong context of collaboration and integration across research labs, faculty, and the programs. More information on the department is available at http://www.uno.edu/cos/psychology/index.aspx. We are particularly interested in developmental candidates with strong potential for externally funded research and whose area of research complements existing research programs in the department. Candidates with a developmental research emphasis or a developmental-biopsychology research emphasis studying the etiology, prevalence, onset, or trajectory of behaviors and stressors associated with childhood psychopathology are particularly encouraged to apply.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Conduct programmatic research in the biological bases of psychopathology, undergraduate and graduate teaching, supervision of graduate students, and service to the department, university and community.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in psychology; individuals trained in any area of developmental or biological psychology will be considered, as long as their research contributes to theories and/or applications related to psychopathology.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Expertise in clinical psychology, developmental psychology or childhood psychopathology, especially with translational research programs or interests.

SALARY

Commensurate with experience

DATE POSTED

08/16/2017

CLOSING DATE

Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2017 and continue until the available positions are filled.

POSITION NUMBER

1916

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Visit http://www.uno.edu/jobs/1916.aspx


TENURE-TRACK ASSISTANT PROFESSOR IN PSYCHOLOGY

Williams College Department of Psychology seeks candidates for a tenure-track position in Behavioral Neuroscience, beginning July 1, 2018. The appointment will normally be at the assistant professor level, although a more senior appointment is possible under special circumstances. We seek productive scholars and excellent teachers whose research programs can engage undergraduate students. Williams College offers substantial internal support for research and a generous sabbatical program. The teaching obligation consists of four courses or the equivalent per year plus a January Winter Study course every other year. Likely courses include the neuroscience section of a team-taught Introductory Psychology course, a co-taught Introduction to Neuroscience course, and an upper-level research seminar with laboratory in the candidate’s area of interest. The successful candidate will also be expected to occasionally join the teaching rotation for our departmental methods and statistics laboratory course and a senior seminar.

Qualifications
Candidates should have a Ph.D. at the time of appointment. In the letter of application, we ask you to speak to your ability to work effectively with a student population that is broadly diverse with regard to gender, race, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion. All offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background check. Further information is available at http://dean-faculty.williams.edu/prospective-faculty/background-check-policy/.

Application Instructions
Please submit your cover letter, vita, three letters of reference, reprints, research statement, and information on teaching experience and effectiveness online at https://apply.interfolio.com/43127. The deadline for applications is October 15, 2017. Fax, email or mail applications cannot be accepted. Contact the department administrative assistant at cjr1@williams.edu with questions.

Williams College is a coeducational liberal arts institution located in the Berkshire Hills of western Massachusetts. The college has built its reputation on outstanding teaching and scholarship and on the academic excellence of its approximately 2,000 students. Please visit the Williams College website (http://www.williams.edu). Beyond meeting fully its legal obligations for non-discrimination, Williams College is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community where members from all backgrounds can live, learn, and thrive.


FACULTY POSITIONS IN LEARNING & NEUROPLASTICITY

The Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at the University of Iowa is embarking on a multi-year effort to fill multiple tenure-track faculty positions in Learning and Neuroplasticity. We invite applications from candidates with outstanding research records and exceptional promise who study humans or non-human animals to understand the processes and mechanisms of behavioral, cognitive, or affective change using behavioral, neurobiological, physiological, or computational methods. Potential candidates may identify principally with a traditional psychological sub-discipline or may adopt an inherently interdisciplinary perspective; candidates from allied fields (e.g., robotics, computer science, education) are also encouraged to apply. We are focusing these hires at the rank of assistant and associate professor, and candidates must have records of research productivity and external funding commensurate with their level of experience. In addition, successful candidates are expected to teach courses (graduate and undergraduate) in the department. Applications will be considered throughout the year with screening of applicants beginning on September 25, 2017; we anticipate that the first hires will begin their appointments in August 2018. Successful applicants must have received the PhD before the semester in which the appointment is to begin.
 
The Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences is experiencing a period of vigorous growth and enhancement, including construction of a new building containing laboratories, classrooms, meeting spaces, and offices. In addition, the University of Iowa is making substantial new 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 a new undergraduate major in neuroscience. The university-wide DeLTA Center brings together a vibrant community of researchers interested in all aspects of learning and development. There are also extensive opportunities for collaboration with other researchers across campus, including the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (e.g., Biology, Communication Sciences and Disorders, Computer Science), the Carver College of Medicine (e.g., Psychiatry, Neurology, Pediatrics, Neurosurgery, Genetics, Otolaryngology), the College of Education, and the College of Public Health. 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 electronic submission website athttp://jobs.uiowa.edu and refer to requisition #71459. Materials should be submitted electronically, including a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, copies of selected scholarly papers, research 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 mark-blumberg@uiowa.edu.
 
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.

 

POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATE - DEVELOPMENT AND NEUROADAPTATIONS IN ALCOHOL AND ADDICTIONS

BINGHAMTON UNIVERSITY invites applications for a NIAAA-funded postdoctoral training program in Developmental Neuroadaptations in Alcohol and Addictions. This training program has a strong affiliation with the Developmental Exposure Alcohol Research Center (www.binghamton.edu/dearc), a NIAAA-funded P50 Center situated within the Behavioral Neuroscience program in the Department of Psychology.

In recognition of the fact that alcoholism and addictions have their origins in neurobehavioral development, our program focuses on training in the implementation of approaches that enable characterization of ontogenetic antecedents leading to alcohol- and drug-use disorders, as well as in strategies to mitigate these outcomes. Our program has a strong focus on pre-clinical research, though opportunities also exist for training in clinical psychology and/or interventions research. Through supervised research training in the laboratory of one or more Mentor-Eligible faculty members (Linda Spear, Terrence Deak, Lisa Savage, Brandon Gibb, J. David Jentsch, Yaoying Ma, Marvin Diaz, Nicole Cameron, David Werner or Nadine Mastroleo) and programmatic training in the responsible conduct of research, scientific writing and professional development, program fellows will receive comprehensive mentorship to aid their transition to an independent research career.  

To receive full consideration, applications must submitted through Hirezon/Interview Exchange and be received by September 1, 2017, though applications will be reviewed until the positions are filled. The date of appointment is negotiable but must be before May 1, 2018. The intended duration of the appointment is for two years, assuming the appointee remains in good standing and meets program expectations.

Candidates are encouraged to engage one or more of the program faculty (see list above) before submitting an official application. Applicants should submit:

  1. a current curriculum vitae
  2. a brief cover letter summarizing career and research interests including the names of 2-3 training faculty members with whom they wish to work
  3. up to 3 letters of recommendation

Questions regarding this training opportunity can be sent to the Program Director, Dr. Linda Spear (lspear@binghamton.edu), Training Director, Dr. J. David Jentsch (jjentsch@binghamton.edu) or Program Administrator, Amy MacDonald (amacdon@binghamton.edu).

Applicants should have a record of research productivity as evidenced by research presentations and peer-reviewed publications, as well as exhibit an ability to think critically and creatively and possess strong writing and communication skills.

Additionally, applicants must:

1) hold a Ph.D. degree in psychology, neuroscience, development or a related discipline

2) have a strong background in, and ongoing commitment to, alcohol or addictions research

3) intend to pursue a future career in fundamental or biomedical research and

4) possess US citizenship or Permanent Residency status.

Individuals with past appointments at any faculty level are not eligible for the program.

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