Lecturer Positions

Lecturer, 2022-23, 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 2022 (August 29, 2022 - January 11, 2023), Spring 2023 (January 12, 2023 - May 28, 2023), or the Summer 2023 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 2022/23 academic year. Applicants may be selected from this pool on an as-needed basis throughout the 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 350543.

Postdoctoral Positions

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

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

Research Professional 1

The Minnesota Center for Twin and Family Research (MCTFR) seeks to hire a Research Professional 1 (8352P1) responsible for recruitment and assessment of participants for MCTFR research protocols. Candidates are expected to have the following experience: prior recruitment, family/community engagement, or customer service experience; excellence in communication (verbally and written) with research participants, coworkers, and supervisors; a track record of setting and achieving goals; ability to perform record-keeping of daily activities, including participant contact and progression through the study protocol; and the ability to work well and flexibly with a larger team to achieve the organization’s missions. This position works closely with the MCTFR Principal Recruiter, other MCTFR assessment staff, and the general public, so outstanding communication and organizational skills are essential. Apply online via the University of Minnesota Employment System ; reference job opening ID 354462.

HBCD Site Coordinator

The Minnesota Center for Twin and Family Research (MCTFR) seeks to hire one HBCD Site Coordinator (7352P2: Researcher Professional 2 Supervisor*) responsible for executing all tasks associated with the HBCD (Healthy Brain and Child Development) Study protocol. The HBCD Study is recruiting people during pregnancy and following their infants through the first five years of their lives. HBCD Study protocol tasks include recruitment and retention, scheduling study assessments, and conducting parent interview/questionnaire assessments designed to assess eligibility criteria, substance use, psychopathology, medical health, and psychosocial functioning; parent interview/questionnaire, neurocognitive, and observational assessments designed to assess infant/child development, temperament, and psychopathology; parent interview/questionnaire and parent/infant/child biospecimens (e.g., blood, saliva, urine) designed to assess medical health and environmental exposures; and collecting infant/child MRI and EEG data. In addition to these responsibilities, the HBCD Site Coordinator will review data to assure quality, will provide the study Principal Investigators with regular reports, and will transfer data to the HBCD Data Informatics Center. Day-to-day supervision, scheduling, and monitoring of several HBCD Research Assistants (RAs) and Undergraduate Research Assistants (UGRAs) is required. The HBCD Site Coordinator will work closely with HBCD parent/infant/child participants assessing infant/child development and complex psychological traits. *This position is classified as a Research Professional 2 Supervisor (7352P2), which requires that the selected candidate have BA/BS, plus at least 2 years of experience.* Apply online via the University of Minnesota Employment System ; reference job opening ID 355349.