Assistant Professor Position at the University of Maryland:Department of Psychology

The Department of Psychology ( at the University of Maryland invites applications for three tenure-track faculty positions in neuroscience, clinical psychology, andquantitative/computational psychology with a starting date of August 2017. Candidates with research programs that cut across disciplinary boundaries, bridge multiple levels of analysis, and harness cutting-edge methods are desired.

1) Neuroscientist (Advanced Assistant or Associate Professor)

We seek a neuroscientist who uses state-of-the-art methods to uncover mechanisms underlying relations between brain and behavior in humans or other species. Current neuroscience work in the department ranges from cellular and circuit-level analysis in animal models to identification of healthy and diseased brain mechanisms in children and adult humans. Applications for the Neuroscience position should be submitted online through the following link:

2) Clinical Psychologist, Addiction Science (Advanced Assistant or Associate Professor)

We seek a clinical psychologist with a focus on Addiction Science. Our APA-accredited doctoral program is a member of the Academy of Psychological Clinical Science with an emphasis on basic and applied research in the areas of addiction science, developmental psychopathology, clinical/translational neuroscience, evidence-based assessment/intervention, mood and anxiety disorders, schizophrenia and psychosis. The Center for Addiction Personality and Emotion Research (CAPER) is known internationally for exceptional translational research in addiction science and provides a community for collaborative research that has led to incredible success with federal funding ( Exceptional candidates at the Full Professor level will also be considered. Applications for the Clinical Addiction Science position should be submitted online through the following link:

3) Quantitative/Computational Psychologist (Assistant Professor)

We seek a psychologist who uses both computational and empirical methods (e.g., analytics, Bayesian methods, big data, economic approaches, data mining, deep learning, predictive classifiers, psychoinformatics, social network analysis) to build and test quantitative modelsof mind, behavior, and/or social processes in humans or other species. This could include but is not limited to the development of novel methodological tools and/or computational models to test theories of cognitive, neural, or social systems. Applications for the Quantitative/Computational position should be submitted online through the following link:

The Department of Psychology is highly integrated with the interdepartmental Neuroscience & Cognitive Science Graduate Training Program (, the Maryland Neuroimaging Center (, the Language Science Center (, Field Committee in Developmental Science (, and the campus-wide Brain & Behavior Initiative ( Located in the Washington DC metropolitan area, faculty benefit from an array of other resources including close collaborative ties with neighboring institutions (e.g., Children’s National Medical Center; National Institutes of Health; Walter Reed National Military Medical Center; University of Maryland School of Medicine; Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical Center/Baltimore VAMC).


Candidates must have earned a Ph.D. in psychology (clinical psychology for the addiction position), neuroscience, or a related field. All candidates are expected to have a strong publication record and promise for, or an established record of, external funding. More senior applicants should have a research program with an excellent international reputation and a record of grant funding. Candidates are expected to have a demonstrated commitment to teaching and mentorship at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, including working with students and groups from underrepresented backgrounds. Candidates for the clinical addiction science position are also expected to provide clinical supervision to graduate students. In addition, their integrative research interests will allow collaborative links to one or more existing interdisciplinary strengths in the department centered on Brain, Mind, and Behavior; Social, Group, and Cultural Processes; and Mental Health.

Application Instructions

For best consideration, materials should be submitted by October 1, 2016. Review of applications will begin following this date and continue until the positions are filled. Applicants are to submit all application materials through the appropriate link above. Application material will include a CV, letter of interest, statement of current and future research, statement of teaching philosophy and experience (including evidence of teaching excellence if available). Applicants will also provide email addresses for 3 letters of recommendation.

For inquiries, please contact the relevant search committee chair: Neuroscience (Luiz Pessoa,, Clinical Psychology (Andrea Chronis-Tuscano,, and Quantitative/Computational Psychology (Michael Dougherty,

The Department of Psychology is committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community. Candidates who have experience working with a diverse range of faculty, staff, and students, and who can contribute to the climate of inclusivity are encouraged to identify their experiences in these areas.

The University of Maryland is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative-Action Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, citizenship status, Vietnam era or special disabled veteran’s status, or sexual orientation. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who would enhance campus diversity.