Assistant Professor in Applied Psychology

POSITION #: 1920

DEPARTMENT: Psychology


Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Biological Bases of Psychopathology/Developmental Psychopathology. The psychology department at the University of New Orleans (UNO) is seeking applicants for two full-time tenure-track faculty position at the level of assistant professor. Recently recognized as the highest ranked PhD program at the University of New Orleans, the psychology department has a group of energetic and highly productive faculty. The Department has two strong and unique Ph.D. programs: one in Applied Biological Psychology and one in Applied Developmental Psychology. There is a strong context of collaboration and integration across research labs, faculty, and the programs. More information on the department is available at

We are particularly interested in candidates who have strong potential for externally funded research and whose area of research complements existing research programs in the department. Candidates with a developmental research emphasis or a biopsychology research emphasis studying the etiology, prevalence, onset, or trajectory of behaviors and stressors associated with childhood psychopathology are particularly encouraged to apply. This position comes with dedicated research space with a turn-key biosafety certified and climate controlled chemistry laboratory that includes, a -80 freezer, biosafety cabinet, microbalances, microscope, pipettes, Millipore ultrapure water system, Biotek plate reader and washer and other equipment necessary for conducting a variety of biological assays. In addition, EEG, MRI, immunological, and molecular genetic data collection equipment are available in collaboration with other laboratories in the department, university, and with community partners.

Minimum qualifications include a PhD in psychology or closely related field. Priority will be given to applications received by March 1st, although the search will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit (a) letter of application, (b) curriculum vita, (c) research and teaching statement, (d) representative reprints, and (e) three letters of recommendation (enclosed or sent separately by the letter writers). Materials should be sent electronically as a PDF document to or through mail to: Chair, Faculty Search Committee; Department of Psychology; 2001 Geology and Psychology Bldg.; New Orleans, LA, 70148. Informal inquiries about the position can be sent to Professor Robert Laird PhD, director of the Applied Developmental PhD program and the search committee chair, at The University of New Orleans is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Women, ethnic minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Conduct programmatic research in the biological bases of psychopathology, undergraduate and graduate teaching, supervision of graduate students, and service to the department, university and community.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants must have a Ph.D. in psychology; individuals trained in any area of developmental or biological psychology will be considered, as long as their research contributes to theories and/or applications related to psychopathology.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Expertise in psychophysiology or behavioral medicine, especially those with translational research programs or interests.

SALARY: Commensurate with Experience

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Applicants should send their vita, a statement of research interests and career goals, sample reprints/preprints, and three letters of reference to: Faculty Search Committee, Department of Psychology, University of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA 70148.

DATE POSTED: January 5, 2017 

CLOSING DATE: Review of applications will begin on March 1, 2017 and continue until the available positions are filled. Position will remain open until filled. To assure full consideration, applications should be received by March 1, 2017. 

All applicants will be considered for employment without regard to retirement status and without regard to an applicant's having previously accused the UL System Board or any of its universities of unlawful discrimination. Retirement status shall not be considered in the hiring process by any University in the UL System.
The University of New Orleans is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Women, ethnic minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.