College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Endowed Chair in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at the University of Iowa
The Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences invites applications to fill the Ketchel Family Chair. The successful applicant for this position will have a productive, visible, and well-funded research program that exemplifies an integrative approach to the study of behavior. The position is open to an associate or full professor who uses behavioral, cognitive, neurobiological, developmental, clinical, social, biobehavioral, and/or computational approaches to understanding learning and behavioral change in humans or non-human species. The appointment includes a generous startup package and an annual unrestricted research fund. Review of applications begins on October 3, 2022, and continues on a rolling basis until the position is filled. The position begins as early as August 2023.
The University of Iowa is a leading public university located in Iowa City, a midsize community and UNESCO City of Literature with a high quality of life. This faculty position continues an extended period of departmental investment, highlighted most recently by the completion of the new Psychological and Brain Sciences Building. Our faculty are active contributors to the university’s vibrant neuroscience community that includes the Iowa Neuroscience Institute, an NIH-supported Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Neuroscience, and a popular undergraduate major in neuroscience. The Behavioral-Biomedical Interface Training Program, which is also supported by NIH, creates additional opportunities for integrative and cross-disciplinary research. The DeLTA Center brings together a campus-wide community of researchers interested in all aspects of learning and development.
There are extensive opportunities for collaboration with researchers in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the Carver College of Medicine, the College of Engineering, the College of Education, and the College of Public Health. Departmental faculty have ongoing collaborations with colleagues in such departments as Neuroscience and Pharmacology, Psychiatry, Biology, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Radiology, Computer Science, Communication Sciences and Disorders, Public Health, Otolaryngology, and Obstetrics and Gynecology. The university also supports a variety of institutes, centers, and facilities, including the Institute for Clinical and Translational Science, the Magnetic Resonance Research Facility, which includes research-dedicated 3T and 7T scanners, the Central Microscopy Research Facility, the Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center, the Injury Prevention Research Center, and the Iowa Institute of Human Genetics.
To apply, please go directly to the application portal or visit the Jobs@UIowa website (https://jobs.uiowa.edu) and enter requisition #74531. Materials should be submitted electronically, including a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, copies of three significant papers, research, teaching, and diversity statements, and contact information for three letters of recommendation. Inquiries about the position can be directed to the department chair, Mark Blumberg, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Department and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences are strongly committed to diversity, equity and inclusion; 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.e 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.
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. Julie Gros-Louis. These materials can be sent in paper form to Amy Rood at G60 PBSB, Iowa City, IA, 52242-1407, or in electronic form to email@example.com (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.