Open Rank Faculty - Developmental, Behavioral, and Cognitive Neuroscience and/or Clinical

University of Houston
Texas, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Aug 6, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Curriculum & Instruction, Health & Medicine, Pharmacology, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Other Social & Behavioral Sciences, Psychology
Employment Type
Full Time

The Department of Psychology at the University of Houston announces 2 Open-Rank faculty positions to join its integrated program in Developmental, Cognitive, and Behavioral Neuroscience (DCBN) and/or its Clinical Psychology Program. These faculty members will be key in the evolution and continued success of the Texas Center for Learning Disabilities (TCLD; ), which was 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 assessed by neuroimaging, cognitive, social-emotional, and behavioral features, including developmental outcomes and treatment response. Current faculty associated with TCLD include expertise in methodology, data sciences, learning and cognition, neuroimaging, genetics, and intervention. We encourage potential applications at all ranks, including Full Professors with a well-developed track record of interdisciplinary research; equal consideration will be given to candidates at other ranks 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 47,000 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 and Baylor College of Medicine, with which we also have long-term connections, are 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 .

Applications may be submitted at (Posting FAC002471) and should include a letter of interest, research, teaching, and diversity statements, 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: .

Review of candidates for the position is ongoing 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 supervison of graduate research, and teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels.

Rank will be commensurate with the final candidate’s credentials and experience.

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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