Full Professor - Developmental, Behavioral, and Cognitive Neuroscience and/or Clinical Psychology

Texas, United States
Salary Not Specified
Sep 17, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time

The Department of Psychology at the University of Houston seeks to hire a tenured faculty member at the Full Professor level to join its integrated program in Developmental, Cognitive, and Behavioral Neuroscience (DCBN), and/or its Clinical Psychology Program.

This faculty member will be a key person in the evolution and continued success of the Texas Center for Learning Disabilities (TCLD; https://www.texasldcenter.org/ ), which was recently endowed with a $10M gift. The center is seeking to expand into a wider variety of neurodevelopmental disorders, which can include congenital (including genetic) or acquired conditions. The specific area of expertise and interest are open, but strong candidates will be oriented to interdisciplinary research relating etiology to phenotypic expression as measured by neuroimaging, cognitive, and behavioral features, including learning outcomes and treatment response. Current faculty associated with TCLD include those with expertise in methodology, learning and cognition, neuroimaging, genetics, and intervention. Preference will be given to Full Professors with a well-developed track record of interdisciplinary research; consideration will also be given to advanced Associate Professors with expertise and experience in interdisciplinary research on neurodevelopmental disorders.

Commitment to excellence in research is essential and the successful candidate will be expected to maintain an externally funded program of research in their chosen area and to direct graduate student and postdoctoral trainee research. Commitment to teaching is also required and individuals should be interested in and capable of offering courses in DCBN and/or Clinical Psychology in their topic areas and participate in the Department’s undergraduate teaching and mentoring programs.

The University of Houston is a Carnegie-designated Tier One research university, and also has been designated Tier One for Community Engagement. Located in the heart of the nation’s fourth largest city, UH is one of the most culturally and ethnically diverse public research universities in the nation, with over 45,000 students on the main campus. Four miles away is the world’s largest medical center, the Texas Medical Center (TMC), with which we are linked through federal grants, research institutes, faculty appointments, student practicum placements, and research. Rice University, with which we also have long-term connections, is also nearby. We also maintain extensive partnerships with industries, school districts, and NASA in the greater Houston area as well as with other departments and schools at UH, such as the Schools of Pharmacy, Engineering, Optometry, Natural Sciences and Mathematics, and Education. Applicants are encouraged to develop collaborative relations with other Departments and with Texas Medical Center institutions. Additional information on the Department of Psychology can be found at http://www.psychology.uh.edu

Applications may be submitted at http://www.uh.edu/human-resources/uh-careers/ (Posting FAC001456) and should include a letter of interest, research and teaching statement, current curriculum vita, representative papers, and evidence of excellence in teaching. References are not required with the initial application but will be requested for final candidates. Any questions may be addressed to Dr. Elena Grigorenko, Search Committee Chair, Phone: 713-743-0595, E-mail: elena.grigorenko@times.uh.edu.

Review of candidates for the position will begin October 12, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled.

The University of Houston is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

The University of Houston is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Qualifications :

A Doctorate in the discipline is required. Applicants should demonstrate a clear commitment to excellence in the supervision of graduate research, and teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels.

Notes to Applicant: Official transcripts are required for a faculty appointment and will be requested upon selection of the final candidate. All positions at the university are security sensitive and will require a criminal history check.

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