September 15, 2015

assistant prof position at University of Texas at Austin

Position Title
Assistant Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychology, FRD: 6180

Austin, TX

Position Type

Position Description
The Department of Psychology and the Institute for Mental Health Research (IMHR) at the University of Texas at Austin invite applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin Fall 2016. We seek a candidate with an outstanding research program in any area related to mental health research. 

The successful candidate will be expected to develop a strong, extramurally funded research program, collaborate with IMHR faculty, teach undergraduate and/or graduate courses, direct graduate research, produce demonstrated evidence of successful research productivity, exhibit a commitment to service, and support and enhance a diverse learning and work environment. Candidates should have a PhD in Psychology or related field, an excellent record of research, and show promise for exemplary teaching at the university level. The successful applicant for the current position will be appointed in the Department of Psychology, although there is a possibility for appointments in other appropriate departments. The Institute for Mental Health Research is a newly established academic research unit at the University of Texas at Austin. Researchers affiliated with the IMHR conduct research that ranges from basic behavioral research with normal populations to treatment trials with clinical populations. A unifying theme among IMHR faculty is an interest in how basic behavioral research can be used to understand and treat mental illness and behavioral disorders.

Application Instructions
Interested applicants should submit a letter of application, current curriculum vita, representative scholarly publications, statement of research interests, and a teaching statement Three letters of recommendation can also be sent via the Interfolio website (see link above).

Review of applications will begin September 15, 2015 and will continue until the position has been filled. Proof of conferred degree and a background check will be conducted on the applicant selected. Position funding is pending final budgetary approval. Questions can be directed to the chair of the search committee, Dr. Christopher Beevers at: The University of Texas, Department of Psychology, and the Institute for Mental Health Research value multiculturalism and diversity; we encourage applications from members of ethnic and racial minority groups.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
The University of Texas at Austin is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a commitment to diversity at all levels. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability or veteran status.    (Compliant with the new VEVRAA and Section 503 Rules)

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