Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis

Assistant Professor in Addiction Neuroscience

The Department of Psychology at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) invites applications for an assistant professor, tenure-track position in Addiction Neuroscience, supporting Psychology and Neuroscience graduate and undergraduate programs, to begin no later than August 1, 2015.  The program seeks an individual who will expand and complement the Addiction Neuroscience program’s basic and translational research efforts in alcohol and drug abuse, addictions, and neuroplasticity.  We seek applicants who fit well with and expand the program’s strengths in the behavioral, cognitive, neurobiological, genetic, developmental, and therapeutic aspects of addictive behavior, and who bring expertise suited for collaborative initiatives serving the life sciences mission of the IUPUI campus.

The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an active, externally-funded research program while being committed to graduate and undergraduate education.  All applicants should provide evidence of strong potential to establish a successful independent program of research that is competitive for external funding.  Prior teaching experience in Psychology and/or Neuroscience is preferred.

Applicants should send in electronic form a cover letter, a vita, a detailed description of their research program, a statement of teaching (interests, experience, and philosophy) and three representative pdfs of reprints or preprints to Dr. Charles Goodlett, Search Committee Chair, at psychsc@iupui.edu.  Applicants should arrange to have three letters of reference submitted separately by the writers to the same email address above.  Review of the applications will begin October 1, 2014, and continue until the position is filled. 

The Department of Psychology offers a Ph.D. in Addiction Neuroscience and an interdisciplinary B.S. in Neuroscience (see www.psych.iupui.edu and www.neuroscience.iupui.edu).  Fitting with its life-science focus, many faculty in the department have strong links with the School of Medicine on the same campus, and pursue strong, externally funded, programmatic research.  The successful applicant will have laboratory space in our brand new, state-of-the-art building. The department also offers a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, an M.S. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, and B.A. and B.S. in Psychology.

IUPUI is Indiana’s premier urban public research institution, with 22 schools enrolling over 30,000 students.  The second largest campus in the Indiana University system, IUPUI is considered a research-intensive institution and is the main campus for state-wide programs in the health and life sciences including the IU School of Medicine (http://medicine.iu.edu/); the campus accounts for more than 65% of the funded external awards of the Indiana University system.