Position Assistant Professor of Neuropsychology
Location Jackson, MS
Job Description The University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) invites applications for a tenure-track psychology faculty position. This position will be a joint appointment between the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior and the Memory Impairment and Neurodegenerative Dementia (MIND) Center and will work as part of the APA-approved UMMC Psychology Residency (internship) Training Program (http://psychologyconsortium.umc.edu). The training program has a long and prestigious history of training productive clinical researchers.

We are recruiting at the assistant professor rank. This position is on the research track. The ideal candidate will participate in extramurally-funded research and will be expected to compete successfully for ongoing extramural funding to support their research program. Applications from candidates with experience with funded research or who demonstrate great promise in obtaining funded research, are encouraged to apply. Applicants are expected to have a record of scholarly productivity. Responsibilities will include maintaining scholarly productivity, attracting extramural research funding (e.g., NIH), provision of clinical service, supervision of trainees, and teaching. We are particularly interested in applicants who can work collaboratively with MIND Center investigators on NIH-funded studies including a new research collaboration with Mayo Clinic (the UMMC MIND Center • Mayo Clinic Study of Aging). Other active areas of research include identification of risk factors for brain aging, cognitive decline, and dementia; vascular factors in brain aging and dementia; and elucidation of racial disparities in dementia.

Candidates will be expected to provide clinical supervision to psychology interns and provide diagnosis for older adults with cognitive disorders in the MIND Center Clinic and must be license-eligible in Mississippi. Applicants should have a doctoral degree in clinical psychology from an APA-accredited program and have completed an APA-approved internship. Salary is based on experience and is competitive. Review of applicants will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

The MIND Center is a national leader in Alzheimer’s disease and dementia research and clinical care. The MIND Center leads multiple NIH-funded population-based studies seeking to better understand brain aging and employs state-of-the-art brain imaging and new genetic technologies to identify risk factors and methods of prevention for Alzheimer’s and related dementias.

UMMC occupies a 164-acre tract of land in the heart of Jackson and with over 10,000 employees, is one of the largest employers in Mississippi. UMMC has more than 3,000 students enrolled in 28 degree programs offered through the Schools of Population Health, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Health Related Professions, Graduate Studies in the Health Sciences, Medicine and Nursing, with approximately 600 residents and fellows receiving graduate medical training.

Jackson is the capitol city of Mississippi, a state with a rich cultural history that has greatly influenced the music, literature, and art of the rest of the country. It lies at a midpoint between Memphis and New Orleans, each of which is an easy three-hour drive, and Atlanta and Dallas, each about seven hours away. Barnett Reservoir provides ample local recreation opportunities and the Gulf of Mexico is less than three hours to the south. Ethnic, music, and culinary festivals abound during pleasant spring and fall weather.

UMMC adheres to the principle of equal educational and employment opportunity without regard to race, sex, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, disability or Veteran status. This policy extends to all programs and activities supported by the Medical Center. Under the provisions of Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the University of Mississippi Medical Center does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs or activities with respect to admissions or employment.

Please apply by sending CV and 3 letters of references to Daniel Williams, PhD (dwilliams10@umc.edu), Psychology Division Director of the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, University of Mississippi Medical Center.