The Department of Psychology at Florida International University (FIU) is searching for an open-rank tenure track position in Cognitive Neuroscience and two non-tenure track full-time instructor positions (one with specific emphasis on Industrial/Organizational Psychology).
Candidates in all areas of Cognitive Neuroscience will be considered for the tenure track position, including human or animal (avian or rodent) neuroscience. Expertise using cutting-edge methodologies for research in Cognitive Neuroscience is expected (e.g., magnetic resonance imaging, near-infrared spectroscopy, electroencephalography, transcranial magnetic stimulation, confocal microscopy, optogenetics, Ca2+ imaging). The ideal candidate would complement the existing faculty in Cognitive Neuroscience, Legal Psychology, Clinical Science, Developmental Science, or Industrial/Organizational doctoral programs. Mid-rank and senior candidates must have a strong record of publications and substantial active federal grant funding. Early career candidates must have a demonstrated evidence of or very strong potential for extramural funding and a solid record of scholarship in refereed journals.
Currently, department faculty hold over $70 million in grants from federal agencies (e.g., NIMH, NICHD, NIDA, NIAAA, IES, NSF, DoJ), ranking 13th nationally on research and development expenditures according to the NSF Higher Education Research and Development Survey. Collaborative research is emphasized and many faculty share investigator status on grants. The department is closely affiliated with the Center for Children and Families (CCF) and the Center for Imaging Science (CIS). The CCF is an interdisciplinary Center and FIU Preeminent Program that focuses on research, education, and service in the area of child and adolescent mental health, with strong connections to the community and the Miami-Dade County Public Schools, the fourth largest District in the nation. In addition, the CCF has as an active, large on-campus mental health clinic for children and adolescents with a well-established staff supportive of evidence-based practice and clinical research and serving more than 3000 families annually in school-year and summer settings. The CCF houses a shared 64-channel EGI EEG system. The CIS includes a research-dedicated magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) facility that supports a 3T Siemens MAGNETOM Prisma and is equipped to run the Human Connectome Protocol. The department also has access to state-of-the-art animal care facilities for rodent, avian, and large animal research, as well as wet-lab and optical imaging equipment supporting researchers in behavioral neuroscience.
The instructor positions are for 9-month full-time, non-tenure track teaching faculty. Instructor positions are in-unit faculty positions that are benefits eligible and eligible for promotion opportunities that mirror those of tenure-track faculty. The department is a leader in pedagogical reform efforts and is focused on improving the quality of undergraduate instruction, particularly in gateway undergraduate courses that affect student success as measured by retention and on-time graduation. Teaching assignments will have an emphasis on both hybrid (i.e., blended) and online undergraduate instruction, based upon the candidate's area of teaching specialization. One of the two instructor positions will have an emphasis specifically on Industrial/Organization Psychology and will be expected to teach in a new master’s program in Organizational Science. Candidates will be expected to perform departmental service as a full-time member of the department’s faculty. A Ph.D. in psychology or a related area is required.
The department is strongly committed to a climate that embraces diversity and is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity of the academic community through research, teaching at both the graduate and undergraduate levels, mentorship of graduate students and postdocs, and service. The department has 40 tenure-track faculty, 21 instructors and research/clinical faculty, more than 150 graduate students spread across five doctoral specialty programs and master’s programs in professional counseling psychology and organizational science, 9 full-time undergraduate advisors, and over 4,000 undergraduate majors. The department is young and vibrant, with over 30 new hires in the past 5 years.
Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply to Job Opening IDs 515562 (Cognitive Neuroscience), 515474 (Industrial/Organizational Instructor), or 515483 (General Instructor) at facultycareers.fiu.edu and attach a CV, Teaching Statement, Research Statement, and Diversity Statement as a single pdf file. Candidates will be requested to provide names and contact information for at least three references who will be contacted upon as determined by the search committee. Applicants are also requested to send an electronic copy of their materials and names of 3 references to: the Chair of the Cognitive Neuroscience Search Committee, Anthony Dick, Ph.D. (firstname.lastname@example.org); Chair of the Industrial/Organizational Instructor Search Committee, Chockalingam Viswesvaran, Ph.D. (email@example.com); or Chair of the General Instructor Search Committee, Kristin Nichols-Lopez, Ph.D. (firstname.lastname@example.org).To receive full consideration, applications and required materials should be received by September 30, 2018. Review will continue until the position is filled.
FIU is a member of the State University System of Florida and an Equal Opportunity, Equal Access Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Florida International University is classified by Carnegie as a “R1: Doctoral Universities - Highest Research Activity” and recognized as a Carnegie Community Engaged University. It is a public research university with colleges and schools that offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs in fields such as business, engineering, computer science, international relations, architecture, law and medicine. As one of South Florida’s anchor institutions, FIU contributes almost $9 billion each year to the local economy and is ranked second in Florida in Forbes Magazine’s “America’s Best Employers” list. FIU graduates are consistently among the highest paid college graduates in Florida and are among the leaders of public and private organizations throughout South Florida. FIU is Worlds Ahead in finding solutions to the most challenging problems of our time. FIU emphasizes research as a major component of its mission with multiple state-of-the-art research facilities including the Wall of Wind Research and Testing Facility, FIU’s Medina Aquarius Program and the Advanced Materials Engineering Research Institute. FIU has awarded more than 220,000 degrees and enrolls more than 54,000 students in two campuses and centers including FIU Downtown on Brickell, FIU@I-75, the Miami Beach Urban Studios, and Tianjin, China. FIU also supports artistic and cultural engagement through its three museums: Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, the Wolfsonian-FIU, and the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU. FIU is a member of Conference USA and more than 400 student-athletes participating in 18 sports. For more information about FIU, visit www.fiu.edu.