Sep 13, 2018

Assistant Professor of Psychology (with a focus on biological factors associated with physical and/or mental health), Tenure-Track.

  • Georgetown University
  • Washington, DC, USA
Full time Biological Clinical Cognitive Neuroscience Developmental Neuroscience Health Lifespan Neuroscience Traumatic Stress/Adversity

Job Description

The Department of Psychology at Georgetown University is seeking an outstanding scholar conducting research on biological factors associated with physical and/or mental health. Areas of focus may include, but are not limited to, neuromodulation; neuroimaging; psychophysiology; neuroendocrinology; the role of stress in health and disease; and biologically informed interventions to reduce mental and physical health risks. 


Candidates will be expected to develop an innovative research program, as demonstrated by a record of high-quality publications and external research support, combined with a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate level education and mentorship. The Psychology Department offers an undergraduate major in psychology, an honors program, and a doctoral degree with concentrations in Lifespan Cognitive Neuroscience and in Human Development and Public Policy. Successful candidates should be prepared to teach undergraduate courses such as Abnormal Psychology, as well as seminars in their area of expertise. Successful candidates are also expected to contribute to graduate training and mentorship in our graduate program.


Please submit a letter of interest, CV, three letters of recommendation, a statement of teaching philosophy, and a statement of research interests via Interfolio at the following link: Please direct questions to Abigail Marsh, Search Committee Chair, at Review to begin immediately and will be open until position is filled.  

 Georgetown’s multiple schools, departments, and programs include a medical center (including Georgetown Hospital, Medical School, and Lombardi Cancer Center) located within walking distance of the Psychology Department where there are a large number of faculty working on systems and molecular neuroscience, neurology, psychiatry, behavioral health, and interventions to reduce mental health risks. Within the medical center, the Center for Functional and Molecular Imaging (CFMI) provides state-of-the-art equipment and facilities for functional and structural imaging using MRI, NIRS, and EEG. Physiological equipment is also available in CFMI and the Psychology Department. The Psychology Department maintains close ties with the Interdisciplinary Program in Neuroscience, which includes faculty from more than 10 departments across Georgetown's medical center and main campus and is a rich source of collaboration and mentorship opportunities. Georgetown is also home to the Walsh School of Foreign Service and the McCourt School of Public Policy, with communities of scholars focusing on international relations and public policy.  


Georgetown University is the oldest Jesuit University in the United States and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff.  The university seeks to create a work environment and organizational culture that reflect the society and community in which it is located and a climate for the success of every employee by appreciating the uniqueness that each one brings to the workplace. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation), disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.



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