Job Openings

Faculty Positions

The Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at the University of Iowa invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Developmental Science to begin in the academic year 2017. We invite applications from candidates with outstanding research records and exceptional promise who work within any sub-area of developmental science, including developmental cognitive or affective neuroscience. We are especially interested in candidates who work at the intersection of biological and psychological processes underlying development in typical or atypical human populations. Candidates must hold a PhD and have an established record of high-quality research. Candidates are expected to show strong promise of an externally funded program of research in developmental science. In addition to maintaining an ongoing successful program of research, the faculty member holding this position is expected to teach courses (graduate and undergraduate) in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences. The appointment is expected to be at the rank of Assistant Professor and requires that the PhD be received by August 17, 2017. The review of applicants will begin on October 10, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled.

The Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences is experiencing a period of vigorous growth and enhancement, including planned construction of a new building containing laboratory, teaching, and office space. The DeLTA Center (Development and Learning from Theory to Application; https://deltacenter.uiowa.edu/) at the University Iowa also brings together a vibrant community of researchers interested in all aspects of typical and atypical development. There are also extensive opportunities for collaboration with developmental researchers across many other departments on campus, including the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (e.g., Biology, Communication Sciences and Disorders, Computer Science), the Carver College of Medicine (e.g., Psychiatry, Pediatrics, Neurosurgery, Pediatric Neurology), the College of Education, and the College of Public Health. There are also state-of-the-art MRI, fMRI, and fNIRS facilities at the University of Iowa, including a research-dedicated 3T scanner and a new 7T scanner, along with state-of-the-art, high-throughput genetic analysis facilities.

To apply, please visit the electronic submission website at http://jobs.uiowa.edu and refer to requisition 69238. Materials should be submitted electronically, including a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, copies of selected scholarly papers, research statement, and email contact information for three letters of recommendation. Informal inquiries about the position can be directed to jodie-plumert@uiowa.edu  (Chair of Psychological & Brain Sciences).

The Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences and the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences are strongly committed to diversity; the strategic plans of the University and College reflect this commitment. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

 

Professional/Technical Positions

There are no open positions at this time.

 

Teaching Assistant Positions

The Psychology Department sometimes has TA positions available each semester for graduate students from other departments. Most of these positions are full half-time positions (nominally 20 hours/week) for freshman- and sophomore-level courses (see list below). These positions typically involve attending two one-hour lectures each week, leading four one-hour discussion sections (30 students per section), holding office hours, proctoring exams, attending a weekly TA meeting, and grading papers and other written assignments.

We occasionally also have quarter-time TA positions available (nominally 10 hours/week) for junior- and senior-level courses. These positions typically involve attending three 60-minute or two 90-minute lectures each week, holding office hours, proctoring exams, and grading papers and other written assignments.

To apply, send a cover letter listing the classes for which you are qualified, a CV (including relevant coursework), and a list of 2-3 references to our Coordinator of Graduate Studies, Prof. Cathleen Moore. These materials can be sent in paper form to Cathleen Moore at W311 Seashore Hall, Iowa City, IA, 52242-1407, or in electronic form to cathleen-moore@uiowa.edu (questions may also be sent to this e-mail address). To receive full consideration, you should apply by June 15th for the Fall semester and by November 1st for the Spring semester. If it looks likely that we will need someone with your background, you will be contacted for an interview, typically 2-8 weeks before the beginning of the semester. Applicants will be evaluated on the basis of their knowledge of the subject matter for a particular course, their previous teaching-related experience, and their communication abilities. Appointments are generally for a single semester.

TAs are most often needed for the following courses:

  • 031:001 Elementary Psychology
  • 031:012 Introduction to Brain and Behavior
  • 031:013 Introduction to Social Psychology
  • 031:014 Introduction to Child Development
  • 031:015 Introduction to Social Psychology
  • 031:016 Introduction to Cognitive Psychology

TAs are also sometimes needed for these courses:

  • 031:043 Evaluating Psychological Research
  • 031:114 Cognitive Development of Children
  • 031:118 Infant Development
  • 031:120 Experimental Psychology I
  • 031:121 Experimental Psychology II
  • 031:126 Behavioral Neuroscience
  • 031:128 Psychopharmacology
  • 031:130 Psychology of Thinking
  • 031:133 Sensation & Perception
  • 031:134 Cognition & the Brain
  • 031:140 Psychology of Interpersonal Relations
  • 031:141 Loss & Trauma
  • 031:163 Abnormal Psychology
  • 031:166 Childhood Psychopathology
  • 031:170 Behavior Modification

The University of Iowa is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.