Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at the University of Iowa

The Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at the University of Iowa invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Developmental Science to begin in the academic year 2017. We invite applications from candidates with outstanding research records and exceptional promise who work within any sub-area of developmental science, including developmental cognitive or affective neuroscience. We are especially interested in candidates who work at the intersection of biological and psychological processes underlying development in typical or atypical human populations. Candidates must hold a PhD and have an established record of high-quality research. Candidates are expected to show strong promise of an externally funded program of research in developmental science. In addition to maintaining an ongoing successful program of research, the faculty member holding this position is expected to teach courses (graduate and undergraduate) in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences. The appointment is expected to be at the rank of Assistant Professor and requires that the PhD be received by August 17, 2017. The review of applicants will begin on October 10, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled.



The Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences is experiencing a period of vigorous growth and enhancement, including construction of a new building containing laboratory, teaching, and office space. The DeLTA Center (Development and Learning from Theory to Application; at the University Iowa also brings together a vibrant community of researchers interested in all aspects of typical and atypical development. There are also extensive opportunities for collaboration with developmental researchers across many other departments on campus, including the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (e.g., Biology, Communication Sciences and Disorders, Computer Science), the Carver College of Medicine (e.g., Psychiatry, Pediatrics, Neurosurgery, Pediatric Neurology), the College of Education, and the College of Public Health. There are also state-of-the-art MRI, fMRI, and fNIRS facilities at the University of Iowa, including a research-dedicated 3T scanner and a new 7T scanner, along with state-of-the-art, high-throughput genetic analysis facilities.


To apply, please visit the electronic submission website at and refer torequisition #69238. Materials should be submitted electronically, including a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, copies of selected scholarly papers, research statement, and email contact information for three letters of recommendation. Informal inquiries about the position can be directed to of Psychological & Brain Sciences).
The Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences and the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences are strongly committed to diversity; the strategic plans of the University and College reflect this commitment. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.