University of Delaware, College of Arts and Sciences, Tenure-Track Open Rank Position,
Clinical Science Program in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences
The Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences at the University of Delaware invites applications for a tenure-track, open rank position in the Clinical Science area to begin September 1, 2024.
The overarching goal of the Clinical Science Program is to train doctoral clinical researchers who produce, apply, and disseminate scientific knowledge, and thus we seek a research scholar with a commitment to this clinical science mission. This position will complement the program’s existing strengths in developmental risk, psychopathology, and intervention science. We are open to research expertise in any area within clinical science broadly defined, although we would be particularly interested in those who focus on developmental processes, which is a strength across areas of the department. The Clinical Science Program was established in 1968 and has been continuously accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA) since 1975 and was one of the first programs accredited by the Psychological Clinical Science Accreditation System (PCSAS) in 2011. We have just been reaccredited by PCSAS for another 10 years and are currently being reviewed for reaccreditation by APA.
The ideal applicant would have a strong record of programmatic interdisciplinary research and external funding (or the strong potential to secure funding). Preference will be given to applicants at the rank of Associate or Full Professor who would be interested in a leadership position as the Director of Clinical Training (DCT). However, applicants interested in an Assistant Professor position are also invited to apply. This is an outstanding opportunity for a scholar to join and strengthen the Clinical Science Program in a department with additional programs in Behavioral Neuroscience, Cognitive Psychology, and Social Psychology and an innovative core of interdisciplinary researchers utilizing cutting-edge methodologies.
QUALIFICATIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Applicants for this position must have earned a Ph.D. from an APA- or PCSAS-accredited clinical psychology program and have a strong commitment to clinical science and training in evidence-based practice, as well as to diversity, equity, and inclusion in research, clinical training, and teaching. The successful candidate will have a history of high-level publications in clinical psychology or related fields, conduct fundable research, and show leadership potential. We are particularly interested in applicants with demonstrated leadership skills and interest in leading the Clinical Science area as the Director of Clinical Training. The DCT supports all aspects of clinical training, manages program accreditation, coordinates externship experiences, and works closely with the director of our in-house community-based training clinic.
PSYCHOLOGICAL AND BRAIN SCIENCES AT UD: The Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at the University of Delaware resides within the College of Arts and Sciences. The Department is home to roughly 1,200 undergraduate majors and 400 minors and offers degrees in both Psychology and Neuroscience. The department is organized around four concentrations of research and graduate training that are highly collaborative and interdisciplinary. Our graduate students and full-time faculty conduct basic and applied research in clinical science, behavioral neuroscience, cognitive psychology, and social psychology. We promote the principles of equity and inclusion within our department and beyond through recruitment and retention, graduate training, clinical work, research, service and teaching, as well as through open and productive dialogue.
The Department is an innovative hub for psychological science and includes active researchers studying a range of psychological phenomena relevant to clinical science. This research includes studies of the basic neural mechanisms of behavior at our state-of-the-science fMRI center, genetic and epigenetic mechanisms, and social/physiological processes relevant to well-being. Our Psychological Services Training Center (PSTC) and the Center for Training, Evaluation, and Community Collaboration (C-TECC) will coordinate with other Health Clinics at the UD Science, Technology and Advanced Research (STAR) Campus, a health sciences complex that includes labs for human-based studies and active outpatient clinics. The Early Learning Center at UD is a daycare and preschool that supports the academic and research programs of the University and is a site for student observation and practicum, as well as faculty and graduate student research. The Delaware Health Sciences Alliance (DHSA), a partnership among the University of Delaware, Christiana Care Health System, Nemours/Alfred I. du Pont Hospital for Children, and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, provides infrastructure and opportunity for innovative clinical and translational collaborations. Therefore, we offer an exciting, innovative, and collaborative department that can facilitate the successful candidate’s work.
The College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Delaware offers exceptional educational experiences including integrated instruction, research, and public engagement. With 24 academic departments and more than 25 centers, programs and institutes, the College serves close to 7,000 undergraduate students and over 1,000 graduate students with CAS majors. The College’s 600 faculty members emphasize the enduring value of an arts and science education and share a deep commitment to excellence in scholarship and all forms of creative and intellectual expression. The College has departments in the arts, humanities, social sciences and natural sciences, and features outstanding research and teaching facilities. Faculty and staff encourage and support innovative interdisciplinary collaborations, and students engage local, national and global audiences through research and creative activity. With annual research expenditures of approximately $38 million and growing, the College currently houses several large, interdisciplinary grants with significant funding from the NIH and NSF.
The University of Delaware is one of the nation’s oldest institutions of higher education, combining tradition and innovation. The university recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the experience of its employees and in supporting its academic mission. We are committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds, and we strongly encourage applications from educators from under-represented groups. UD provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.
The University of Delaware is located in Newark, Delaware, a charming college town with a busy main street and near Wilmington, DE. Newark is only a short drive or train commute from Philadelphia, PA. UD is also within driving distance of New York City, Baltimore, Washington D.C., the Poconos, and some of the finest beaches on the East Coast, making it an ideal location for day or weekend trips.
TO APPLY: Review of applications will begin on November 24, 2023, and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should upload the following documents: a cover letter detailing relevant experiences and interest in the position, curriculum vitae, research statement, teaching statement, three representative publications, and contact information for three references. For additional information (not application materials), email the Search Chair, Dr. Ryan Beveridge (firstname.lastname@example.org).
SALARY AND BENEFITS: Compensation packages are highly competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. The UD benefits package is one of the best in the nation.
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups. The University's Notice of Non-Discrimination can be found at http://www.udel.edu/aboutus/legalnotices.html.