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Health Psychology Positions
Psychology Department

Iowa State University

Ames, IA
Health Psychology Positions: The Psychology Department at Iowa State University seeks to fill two positions in the broad domain of health psychology. One position is in Psychology and the other will be a joint appointment in Psychology and Statistics. Both will be at either the assistant (tenure-track) or associate professor level, depending on qualifications.

The successful candidate for the Psychology position is expected to establish a vibrant, highly visible, and well-funded research program and to teach graduate and undergraduate courses in his or her area of expertise. The new faculty member may affiliate with any of our three doctoral training areas: cognitive, counseling (APA accredited), or social psychology. However, health psychologists trained in other areas, such as clinical, biological, or developmental psychology, are also encouraged to apply. Requirements include a Ph.D. in psychology or a closely related discipline, refereed publications relevant to health psychology, and evidence of high-quality teaching. Additionally, for appointment at the Associate level, a history of external funding is required. Preference will be given to candidates with research interests/expertise that complement and build on research strengths in the Psychology Department and at Iowa State University and who have demonstrated ability to collaborate with researchers across disciplines. Questions about the position may be directed to Search Committee Chair, Dr. Alison Morris, almorris@iastate.edu.

The successful candidate for the joint Psychology and Statistics position will be expected to conduct research, teach statistics to graduate students in statistics and in the social and behavioral sciences and to collaborate with researchers in health psychology and related disciplines. Requirements include a Ph.D. in statistics, biostatistics, quantitative psychology, psychometrics or a closely related field. In addition, applicants for an Associate Professor appointment must meet university standards for appointment at this rank, including evidence of a substantial body of high- quality publications and proven success in receiving competitive grants. Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated ability to publish on health-related issues in top tier journals in statistics, psychology, biostatistics, psychometrics and/or related quantitative areas. Preference will be given to candidates with teaching experience at the undergraduate and graduate levels in statistics, psychology, or both. We seek an individual with experience supervising graduate and undergraduate student research and in collaborative research or statistical consulting with psychologists and related health-care professionals. Questions about the position may be directed to Dr. Fred Lorenz, folorenz@iastate.edu.

Access to patient populations will be facilitated by the Psychology Department's close ties to UnityPoint Health, a network of hospitals and clinics that includes four hospitals in Des Moines (35 miles from Ames) and clinics and hospitals across Iowa and adjoining states. Collaborations are also possible with faculty at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City (140 miles from Ames). Iowa State University has a strong tradition of implementing and testing preventive interventions, through the Partnerships in Prevention Science Institute and ISU Cooperative Extension. Iowa State University is located in Ames, IA, one of the nation’s most highly rated metropolitan areas of its size (http://www.iastate.edu/about/ames.php).

To apply for these positions, go to: http://www.iastatejobs.com. Please refer to vacancy #130912 for the Psychology position and to #131014 for the joint Psychology and Statistics position. Applicants will be required to attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research and teaching interests, reprints of recent publications, evidence of teaching effectiveness and names and email addresses of three references. If you have questions regarding this application process, please email employment@iastate.edu or call Toll Free: 1-877-477-7485. Iowa State University is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women and minorities. ISU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, is dedicated to work-life balance through an array of policies, and is an NSF ADVANCE institution. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2013, and will continue until the positions are filled.

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