The Department of Psychology at Florida International University (FIU) is searching for multiple open-rank tenure track positions, as well as three non-tenure track full-time instructor positions (one with specific emphasis on Industrial/Organizational Psychology).
The ideal tenure track candidates would complement the existing faculty in Cognitive Neuroscience, Legal Psychology, Clinical Science, Developmental Science, or Industrial/Organizational doctoral programs. Preferred areas of specialization for tenure track candidates are Cognitive Neuroscience, Legal Psychology, and Clinical Science. Mid-rank and senior candidates must have a strong record of publications and substantial active federal grant funding. Junior candidates must have a demonstrated evidence of or very strong potential for extramural funding and a solid record of scholarship in refereed journals.
Candidates in all areas of Cognitive Neuroscience will be considered for the Cognitive Neuroscience position, including human or animal (avian or rodent) neuroscience. Expertise using cutting-edge methodologies for research in Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuropsychology is expected (e.g., magnetic resonance imaging, near-infrared spectroscopy, electroencephalography, transcranial magnetic stimulation, confocal microscopy). Candidates in all areas of Legal Psychology will be considered for the Legal Psychology position. The Clinical Science position will be a joint appointment with the Center for Children and Families (below). Candidates for that position can be in any area of child or adolescent clinical science, including treatment outcome, prevention, or etiology, though some preference exists for individuals with interests in conduct problems/aggression, substance use prevention or treatment (e.g., teens), reading or mathematic disabilities, school-based interventions (e.g., RtI), or autism.
Currently, department faculty hold over $45 million in grants from federal agencies (e.g., NIMH, NICHD, NIDA, NIAAA, IES, NSF, DoJ) and the department ranks 44th nationally on research and development expenditures according to the NSF Higher Education Research and Development Survey. Collaborative research is emphasized and many faculty share investigator status on grants. The department is closely affiliated with the Center for Children and Families (CCF) and the Center for Imaging Science (CIS). The CCF is an interdisciplinary Center that focuses on research, education, and service in the area of child and adolescent mental health, with strong connections to the community and the Miami-Dade County Public Schools, the fourth largest District in the nation. In addition, the CCF has as an active, large on-campus mental health clinic for children and adolescents with a well-established staff supportive of evidence-based practice and clinical research and serving more than 3000 families annually in school-year and summer settings. The CIS includes a research-dedicated magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) facility that supports a 3T Siemens MAGNETOM Prism and is equipped to run the Human Connectome Protocol. The department also has access to state-of-the-art animal care facilities for rodent, avian, and large animal research, as well as wet-lab and optical imaging equipment supporting researchers in behavioral neuroscience.
The instructor positions are for 9-month full-time, non-tenure track teaching faculty. Instructor positions are in-unit faculty positions that are renewable annually, benefits eligible, and eligible for promotion opportunities that mirror those of tenure-track faculty. The department is a leader in pedagogical reform efforts and is focused on improving the quality of undergraduate instruction, particularly in gateway undergraduate courses that affect student success as measured by retention and on-time graduation. Teaching assignments will have an emphasis on both hybrid (i.e., blended) and online undergraduate instruction, based upon the candidate's area of teaching specialization. One of the three instructor positions will have an emphasis specifically on Industrial/Organization Psychology and will be expected to teach and perform administrative duties in a new master’s program in Industrial/Organization Psychology (pending approval of the program). Candidates will be expected to perform departmental service as full-time members of the department’s faculty. A Ph.D. in psychology or a related area is required.
The department is strongly committed to a climate that embraces diversity, and is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity of the academic community through research, teaching, and service. The department has 38 tenure-track faculty, 18 instructors and research/clinical faculty, more than 150 graduate students spread across five doctoral specialty programs and a mental health counseling master’s program, 9 full-time undergraduate advisors, and over 4,000 undergraduate majors. The department is young and vibrant, with 30 new hires in the past 5 years.
Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply to Job Opening IDs 514307 (Cognitive Neuroscience), 514266 (Legal Psychology), 514184 (Clinical Science), 514098 (Industrial/Organizational Instructor), or 514146 (General Instructors) at facultycareers.fiu.edu and attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and diversity statement as a single pdf file. Candidates for tenure track positions must also include a statement of research interests in the same pdf file. Candidates will be requested to provide names and contact information for at least four references who will be contacted upon submission of the application. Candidates are also requested to send an electronic copy of their materials to the Chair of the Cognitive Neuroscience Search Committee, Anthony Dick, Ph.D. (firstname.lastname@example.org); Chair of the Legal Psychology Search Committee, Steve Charman, Ph.D. (email@example.com); Chair of the Clinical Science Search Committee, William Pelham, Ph.D. (firstname.lastname@example.org); Chair of the Industrial/Organizational Instructor Search Committee, Valentina Bruk-Lee, Ph.D. (email@example.com); or Chair of the Instructors Search Committee, Kristin Nichols-Lopez, Ph.D. (firstname.lastname@example.org). To receive full consideration, applications and required materials should be received by November 30, 2017. Applications will continue to be accepted and review will continue until the position is filled.
FIU is a member of the State University System of Florida and an Equal Opportunity, Equal Access Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.