The Department of Psychology at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science (RFUMS) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. This position is a full-time, 12-month academic appointment for a research-focused faculty member. Specifically, we seek applications from individuals with programs of research that can contribute to our neuropsychology track. Candidates with either an established track record of extramural funding or strong potential to obtain extramural funding within the next 5 years are especially encouraged to apply. Competitive salary, space and start-up packages will be provided.
Expectations include obtaining external research funding, and mentoring doctoral students within our doctoral program in clinical psychology. Additional teaching and service opportunities are available but will be secondary to research-related activities. The successful candidate will have a doctorate, postdoctoral training experience, and a demonstrated track record of research productivity, with strong potential for developing an extramurally funded innovative research program. We are particularly interested in candidates whose research interests have direct relevance to clinical neuropsychology or those whose programs of research may complement other areas of strength within the University including neurodegenerative disorders, stress and psychiatric disorders, substance abuse, or the intersection of neuropsychology and behavioral health. Candidates with a Ph.D. in clinical psychology, experimental psychology, or related fields are encouraged to apply.
The Department of Psychology at RFUMS houses an APA-accredited doctoral program in clinical psychology with specialization tracks in Neuropsychology, Health Psychology, and Psychopathology, as well as an MS program in Clinical Counseling. The Department is comprised of nine full time faculty and is strongly committed to the Boulder Model of training. The Department of Psychology is uniquely situated to collaborate with active research groups within the College of Health Professions, the Chicago Medical School, the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, the College of Pharmacy, and Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine. RFUMS is committed to maintaining a strong research reputation and facilitating research through state of the art research facilities in the new Innovation and Research Park (currently under construction). The new facilities will house the Brain Science Institute and its three aligned research centers including the Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases and Therapeutics, The Center for Brain Function and Repair, and the Center for Stress Resilience and Psychiatric Disorders. Research scientists within these centers oversee multidisciplinary funded programs of research focused on Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, cancer, and behavioral disorders, among others. Moreover, there are ample opportunities to develop research collaborations in Chicago (35 miles to the south) and Milwaukee (50 miles to the north). The RFUMS campus is adjacent to the James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center and the Great Lakes Naval Training Center, both of which provide the Department with additional research and clinical training resources. The Department of Psychology also plays a key role in ongoing community-based research collaborations focused on enhancing health and reducing substance use in the surrounding communities.
RFUMS recognizes the value of diversity within the Department, College, and University. It seeks to diversify its faculty along multiple dimensions, including those that have been historically marginalized and excluded. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Applications will be reviewed continuously until the position is filled. It is expected that initial interviews will begin in late November 2018, and for full consideration, applications should be received no later than November 1, 2018. To apply, please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, detailed statement of research accomplishments and interests, and a statement of teaching/mentoring philosophy to Scot Hill, Ph.D. via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or U.S. mail: Search Committee Chair, Department of Psychology, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, 3333 Green Bay Road, North Chicago, IL 60064. In addition, three letters of recommendation should be forwarded directly to Dr. Hill by referees.