Faculty Positions

Starke Hathaway Endowed Tenured Associate Professor in Clinical Psychology

The Department of Psychology at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities announces a search for an outstanding scholar to fill an endowed chair, the Starke Hathaway Endowed Associate Professorship in Clinical Psychology. This full-time tenured Associate Professor position in the Department’s Clinical Science and Psychopathology Research (CSPR) Training Program will begin in Fall 2024. The CSPR training program is nationally ranked and accredited by the American Psychological Association and by the Psychological Clinical Science Accreditation System (PCSAS). Competitive applicants will have a Ph.D. in clinical psychology and an independent program of research that is nationally or internationally recognized. The candidate’s areas of research might include, but are not limited to, the etiology, assessment, or classification of psychopathology with the objective of elucidating major psychological, social, biological, or other causal mechanisms of psychopathology. Behavioral genetic, molecular genetic, psychophysiological, and neuroimaging approaches represent current areas of strength that we would be pleased to expand. We value approaches that utilize these methods to investigate the mental health impacts of stressors such as inequity and prejudice. Priority application deadline is February 1, 2024. Apply online via the University of Minnesota Employment System reference job opening ID 357597.

Lecturer Positions

Lecturer, 2023-24, Part-time

The Department of Psychology in the College of Liberal Arts is accepting applications for part-time lecturers to teach courses that may occur in Fall 2023 (August 28, 2023 - January 10, 2024), Spring 2024 (January 11, 2023 - May 26, 2024), or the Summer 2024 session. The Psychology Department occasionally needs lecturers to teach courses that cannot be staffed by regular faculty members or graduate students. This search will establish a “pool” of instructors if such openings occur during the 2023/24 academic year. Teaching may be for day, evening or online courses. Appointments may or may not be renewable based on need, funding, and performance. We welcome candidates whose experience in teaching and research has prepared them to contribute to the Psychology Department’s commitment to working with a diverse student population, and in building inclusivity, diversity, and equity into their courses. Apply online via the University of Minnesota Employment System; reference job opening ID 355770 (single course) or 355771 (multi-course).

Postdoctoral Positions

Postdoctoral Associate (TRiCAM Lab)

The Translational Research in Cognitive and Affective Mechanisms (TRiCAM) laboratory is a research laboratory within the Department of Psychology is seeking applicants for a post-doctoral associate. This position is ideal for a clinical psychology post-doc interested in advanced project management experience, including supervising staff, and MRI data acquisition and processing (structural, fMRI) in people with early psychosis or psychosis risk syndromes. The successful applicant will join an active laboratory under the direction of Professor Angus MacDonald with a team of full-time staff, graduate students and undergraduate researchers addressing a broad array of questions of interest to clinical cognitive neuroscience and psychopathology. In particular, you will have a leadership role in a multidisciplinary center grant that will pursue longitudinal fMRI data collection in patients with early psychosis. Apply online via the University of Minnesota Employment System ; reference job opening ID 356565.Postdoctoral Traineeship in Genetic and Neurobehavioral Mechanisms of Addiction, its Risk Factors, and Consequences

The Department of Psychology in the College of Liberal Arts is searching for a postdoctoral trainee as part of an NIH Training Grant (T32). Read more about the position and apply

Postdoctoral Associate (MCTFR)

Professor Scott Vrieze and the Minnesota Center for Twin and Family Research is seeking postdoctoral scholars to investigate the nature, origins, and development of addiction, psychopathology, and related conditions using genetically informative designs. These include genome-wide association studies and large longitudinal twin and adoption designs.  Individuals in the position will report directly to Dr. Vrieze, but will be able to avail themselves of resources in the Department of Psychology at the University of Minnesota as well as the Minnesota Center for Twin and Family Research, led by Profs Vrieze along with Bill Iacono, Matt McGue, Sylia Wilson, Monica Luciana, and Steve Malone. Both of these institutions have a vibrant history and exciting future in the use of genetic designs to understand the nature and origins of behavior and human experience.  Initial appointment will be for 12 months but is renewable annually, contingent upon satisfactory performance and availability of funding. Apply online via the University of Minnesota Employment System ; reference job opening ID 352388.

Staff Positions

MCTFR Scientific Director

The Minnesota Center for Twin and Family Research (MCTFR) seeks to hire a “Scientific Director” (Research Support Manager 2, 9354S2) responsible for strategic leadership and operations of the MCTFR and its research program, including identifying, developing, implementing, and coordinating the resources and infrastructure necessary to accomplish the mission of the MCTFR. Position responsibilities include strategic leadership; ensuring operational effectiveness; data infrastructure support; staff supervision, training, and engagement; and outreach. The position requires detailed knowledge and application of research methodology employed in clinical psychological, behavior genetic, epidemiological, developmental, and longitudinal research. The position is funded in part by grant funding, as is the entire MCTFR (primarily NIH and other federal agencies), so a critical component of the Scientific Director role is to sustain and support the competitiveness and success of the organization at a national and international level, as it has been for the last 40 years. Position allows for hybrid work. Salary range is $90K- $110K, depending on qualifications and experience. Apply online via the University of Minnesota Employment System ; reference job opening ID 356239.