Institute of Mental Research
Institute of Mental Research

IMHR tenure track faculty position available

Wed, September 10, 2014
The University of Texas at Austin, College of Liberal Arts, Department of Psychology
 
Assistant Professor
Location: Austin, TX
 
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 2015. We seek a candidate with an outstanding research program in any area related to mental health research, although applicants with strong expertise in one of the following areas are especially encouraged to apply: (a) measurement of real-world behavior in its natural environment; (b) application of data-intensive scientific discovery to mental health; and (c) advanced statistical and quantitative methods. 
 
QUALIFICATIONS
 
The successful candidate will be expected to develop a strong, extramurally funded research program, collaborate with IMHR faculty, teach undergraduate and 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 service, and an exemplary teaching record (or promise of such) at the university level. The Institute for Mental Health Research is a newly established academic research unit at the University of Texas at Austin. The successful applicant for the current position will also be appointed in the Department of Psychology, although there is a possibility for appointments in other appropriate departments (e.g., Neurobiology, Pharmacy, Integrative Biology). 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 evidence/potential for excellence in teaching to: apply.interfolio.com/25553. Also submit three letters of recommendation to: apply.interfolio.com/25553
 
Review of applications will begin immediately 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:beevers@utexas.edu. The University of Texas, Department of Psychology, and the IMHR strongly value multiculturalism and diversity; we encourage applications from women and members of ethnic and racial minority groups. 
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