Training and Employment Announcements

Assistant or Associate Professor in Human Neuroscience

The University of Kentucky Department of Psychology invites application s for a tenure track position at the assistant or associate level to begin Fall, 2011. Candidates must be experienced using fMRI. Their substantive interests may be in any existing research program in the department (behavioral neuroscience, clinical, cognitive, developmental, social). However, candidates must also be willing to collaborate with faculty in the Center for Drug Abuse Research Translation doing research on substance abuse and/or its prevention in developing populations (i.e., children, adolescents and young adults). We seek applicants with a strong research program , potential to attract extramural funding, and commitment to excellent mentoring and teaching. Please submit a vita, statements of research and teaching interests, reprints and preprints, and arrange for three letters of reference to be sent to: Human Neuroscience Search Committee , Department of Psychology, 115 Kastle Hall, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40506- 0044. The application deadline is January 15, 2011. The University of Kentucky is a Carnegie Doctoral/Research University—Extensive, and the Department of Psychology has been identified as a Target of Opportunity within the University. The University of Kentucky is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity University that values diversity and is located in an increasingly diverse geographical region. It is committed to becoming one of the top public institutions in the country. Women, persons with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. The University supports family-friendly policies.

Formal Position Description

The successful candidate for the position in “human neuroscience” must meet the following criteria:

  1. Must have earned a PhD in psychology or closely-related field;
  2. Must be experienced in using fMRI;
  3. Must be willing to collaborate on research with faculty in the Center for Drug Abuse Research Translation (CDART) doing research on substance abuse and/or its prevention in developing populations (i.e., children, adolescents and young adults);
  4. The substantive interests of the candidate may be in any area that makes contact with existing research programs in the department (behavioral neuroscience, clinical, cognitive, developmental, social);
  5. Must have established a strong research program;
  6. Must show potential to attract extramural funding;