VIPBG Assistant Professor

Virginia Commonwealth University
Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Jun 25, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Curriculum & Instruction, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Biology & Life Sciences, Other Science & Technology, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Other Social & Behavioral Sciences, Psychology
Employment Type
Full Time

Posting Details

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Position Number F67170 Is this employee on a H1B Visa? Position Type Teaching and Research Faculty Rank Assistant Professor Working Title VIPBG Assistant Professor School/Unit School of Medicine Department Psychiatry Number of Months 12 Tenure Status Non-Tenure Eligible Grant funded position? No
Mission or Goal of Unit

Virginia Institute for Psychiatric and Behavioral Genetics’ (VIPBG’s) mission is to study the etiology of psychiatric, substance use, and major biomedical disorders that have a significant behavioral component. Our foci are genetic epidemiology, molecular genetics/genomics, and the development of statistical methods and software to analyze genetic data. We aim to understand the interplay of genetic, environmental and developmental factors in behavioral and mental health, to address public health issues, to educate the next generation of researchers, and to share findings with the scientific community via publications and conference presentations.

Chief purpose of this position in support of above mission or goal

The Virginia Institute for Psychiatric and Behavioral Genetics ( VIPBG ), Department of Psychiatry, Virginia Commonwealth University, invites applications for a non-tenure eligible faculty position at the Assistant Professor level. This position will have strong potential to develop a research program in collaboration with other members of the Institute.

Joint appointments are possible with complementary departments. Multiyear start up packages are available.

Position Responsibilities

1. Teaching

There are no set teaching requirements. However, the candidate is expected to contribute their expertise to relevant courses taught at the Institute and to mentor graduate students and post-docs working in their research program/laboratory.

2. Research

The faculty member should have a scholarly/research portfolio which complements the existing expertise in the institute with evidence of multi-disciplinary applications. They are expected to be an engaged collaborator to enhance the research program at the Institute.

3. Service

Faculty member will serve on Departmental, College, and/or University committees as necessary, as well as in a professional capacity in their field (e.g., reviewer, conference organizer etc.).

Required Qualifications

• M.D. or Ph.D. or equivalent with training in genetics or biostatistics or a related field

• Faculty member will be required to have a clear research agenda and a potential for external funding, and potential for scholarship or creative expression to complement and expand existing expertise in the institute

• An interest in areas complementary to current VIPBG expertise (e.g., psychiatric genetics, genomics, biostatistics, etc.)

• Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU

Preferred Qualifications

• Applicants with expertise in statistical genetics, relevant to complex human disorders are especially encouraged to apply

• Applicants should be interested in working with a diversity of different backgrounds with complementary research programs aimed at understanding how genetic and environmental risk factors contribute to psychiatric and related behavioral outcomes

Date Posted 06/24/2021 Open Until Filled Yes Application Deadline Date Proposed Hire Date 09/01/2021 Type of Search National Application Process/Additional Information

Applications must include a diversity statement, letter of interest and CV online via eJobs ( Only electronic applications and documents will be accepted.

Questions about this position should be directed to:
Tammy Beltz
HR Manager

As a preeminent national, urban, public research university and academic health center, Virginia Commonwealth University is committed to organizational diversity, equity and inclusion – an environment where all can thrive in their pursuit of excellence.

Applicants are requested to submit a Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (typically between 150-300 words) providing your career aspirations and contributions toward promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion. Through this statement, you can share how your lived experiences; and past, present, and future academic and professional activities have or will contribute to VCU’s mission of promoting equity and inclusion.

Note: Examples include working with others to further the goals of equity and inclusion; leading in any capacity that tangibly promotes an environment where diversity is welcomed, fostered, and celebrated; creative activity, research and scholarship that promotes equity and parity; teaching and mentoring students, and/or engaging with faculty and/or staff from traditionally underrepresented groups to create a positive and successful organizational experience.

Posted Salary Quick Link Diversity Statement Information For more information on diversity statements, including guidelines, please click here . Supplemental Questions

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Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  3. Diversity Statement (Required for all Faculty)
Optional Documents

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