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Director of the Seashore Psychology Clinic

The Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences at the University of Iowa invites applications for a clinical track faculty member to serve as Director of the Seashore Psychology Clinic, effective November, 2017. The Seashore Psychology Clinic is the training clinic for the Department’s Ph.D. program in Clinical Psychology and provides services to adults and children in Iowa City and the surrounding communities. The Clinical Psychology program follows a clinical science training model, has been accredited by APA since 1948 and PCSAS since 2011, and is a member of the Academy for Psychological Clinical Science.

The position is a non-tenure track 12-month appointment. Duties include training students in the evidence-based practice of clinical psychology, supervising clinic students, forming and maintaining relationships with local referral sources, and teaching graduate level clinical practicum courses. The director provides administrative oversight and leadership for the clinic, including overseeing the clinic facility, developing and implementing clinic policies and procedures, managing and overseeing clinic finances with the assistance of the clinic’s office staff and the department’s administrator, maintaining adherence to ethical guidelines and legal requirements, and providing back-up consultation in emergencies. The director works closely with faculty in the clinical area of the department to ensure that graduate student educational and training goals are met in accordance with APA and PCSAS accreditation criteria. The director also prepares related reports on student and clinic performance.

The appointment is expected to be at the rank of Clinical Assistant Professor or Associate Professor. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in clinical psychology or counseling psychology from an APA accredited program and be licensed (or license-eligible) as a psychologist in Iowa (and eligible for Health Services Provider status). Applicants are expected to have a demonstrated appreciation of psychology as a science, and an ability to incorporate a scientific focus and research perspective into clinical practice and any courses taught. Applicants must have demonstrated experience promoting a diverse workforce/academic environment. A minimum of at least 1 year of clinical experience at the postdoctoral level is required. The position requires a high level of clinical judgment, complex problem solving skills, and outstanding communication skills. Preference will be given to candidates with experience training graduate students and providing clinical supervision and teaching at the university level.

To apply, please visit the electronic submission website at and refer to requisition 71181. Materials should be submitted electronically, including a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and email contact information for three letters of recommendation. Formal review of applications will begin on June 19, 2017. Informal inquiries about the position can be directed to (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.


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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 (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.