Employment

Faculty Positions

Starke-Hathaway Endowed Tenure-Track Assistant Professorship 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 Assistant Professorship in Clinical Psychology. This full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the Department’s Clinical Science and Psychopathology Research (CSPR) Training Program will begin in Fall 2023. The CSPR training program is nationally ranked and accredited by the American Psychological Association and by the Psychological Clinical Science Accreditation System (PCSAS). Apply online via the University of Minnesota Employment System; reference job opening ID 350496. 

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Position in Counseling Psychology

The Counseling Psychology Program in the Department of Psychology in the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor position to begin Fall semester 2023. We will consider applicants with a wide range of research interests including, but not limited to: career development, assessment, and counseling; counseling process and outcomes; physical and mental health equity and disparities; and health psychology. We have a preference for scholars whose research complements existing faculty in the Counseling Psychology Program and connects with research in other areas in the Department. We encourage applications from individuals whose teaching and scholarship advance an understanding of cultural and individual diversity in society (e.g., diversity related to age, disability, ethnicity, gender, race, religion, culture, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic status). Teaching responsibilities will include both undergraduate and graduate-level teaching. The primary appointment will be in our Counseling Psychology Program with possible secondary cross-affiliation with other departmental areas. Apply online via the University of Minnesota Employment System; reference job opening ID 350487. 

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.  Anticipated starting date is Sept 1 2022. 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 348358.

Postdoctoral Associate

Professor Stephen Engel is seeking a postdoctoral scholar to work as a postdoctoral associate in his lab. The postdoctoral associate will play the key role in this project that tests a novel assistive technology for people with Advanced Macular Degeneration (AMD). The goal is to evaluate "remapping" strategies that shift text away from a scotoma during reading, but using eye-tracking and real-time display updating. The project will test both normally sighted individuals and people with AMD.  Apply online via the University of Minnesota Employment System ; reference job opening ID 351748

Staff Positions

Psychology Undergraduate Student Services Specialist

The Undergraduate Student Services Specialist is part of the Psychology Undergraduate Advising team. Department of Psychology professional academic advising staff are responsible for academic advising and program implementation through direct student contact that includes, but is not limited to, individual appointments, group advising, course instruction and workshops. Responsibilities include working in a culturally responsive manner to improve students' academic planning skills, evaluating students' curricular plans, counseling students regarding communication and interpersonal skills related to academic success, and other academic activities. The Psychology advisors also monitor student progress in order to advise and recommend resources and solutions to academic difficulties. Apply online via the University of Minnesota Employment System ; reference job opening ID 351364.

Research Data Manager

The Minnesota Center for Twin and Family Research (MCTFR) is seeking to hire a Research Data Manager (RDM) to support and manage data archival activities, as well as other information systems tasks that facilitate the organization, definition, entry, storage, and retrieval of the MCTFR’s structured and unstructured data sources. RDM responsibilities will focus on three general information technology domains (User Support, Data Engineering, and Quality Assurance). The RDM will report to the MCTFR’s Principal Data Manager, and work closely with Principal Investigators and other data management staff. This position will support the critical task of documenting MCTFR data and preparing it for submission to public data repositories where researchers from around the world can use it to answer important questions about human behavior. A successful candidate will have strong technical aptitude and willingness to learn new IT skills in the absence of software or database development experience. Apply online via the University of Minnesota Employment System ; reference job opening ID 351140.

Research Scientist

Professor Scott Vrieze and the Minnesota Center for Twin and Family Research are seeking a research scientist to investigate the nature, origins, and development of addiction, psychopathology, and related conditions using genetically informative designs. These include genome-wide association studies, whole genome sequencing data, and large longitudinal twin and adoption designs. Individuals in the position will report directly to Dr. Vrieze and will be housed within the Department of Psychology at the University of Minnesota as well as the Minnesota Center for Twin and Family Research, led by Professor Vrieze along with Professors Bill Iacono, Matt McGue, Sylia Wilson, Monica Luciana, and Steve Malone. 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. Apply online via the University of Minnesota Employment System ; reference job opening ID 350606.

Lab Associate

The Grissom Laboratory at the University of Minnesota Psychology Department is seeking to hire a lab associate (8352R2: Researcher 2) to join us in understanding individual differences in neural dynamics generated during decision making. This position will be responsible for independently conducting research protocols and routine aspects of lab management, working with a team of other researchers. Candidate expectations are: (1) conduct of rodent behavioral studies, laboratory management, colony maintenance, and other laboratory procedures; (2) ability to work as part of a research team, including with graduate and undergraduate students. Our lab is interested in understanding how different brains can flexibly implement different cognitive strategies to learn and decide on new actions to accommodate a changing world. Many factors may drive the selection of alternative successful strategies for making value-guided choices, including factors associated with neurodevelopmental diagnoses.  Apply online via the University of Minnesota Employment System ; reference job opening ID 351137.

Lab Associate

The Grissom Laboratory at the University of Minnesota Psychology Department is seeking to hire a lab assistant (8352R1: Researcher 1) to join us in understanding individual differences in neural dynamics generated during decision making. This position will be responsible for conducting research protocols and routine aspects of lab management. Candidate expectations are: (1) track record in conduct of rodent behavioral studies, laboratory administration, and laboratory assays (2) ability to work as part of a research team, including with graduate and undergraduate students. Candidate expectations are: (1) track record in conduct of rodent behavioral studies, laboratory administration, and laboratory assays (2) ability to work as part of a research team, including with graduate and undergraduate students. Apply online via the University of Minnesota Employment System ; reference job opening ID 351417.

ABCD Research Associate

The Minnesota Center for Twin and Family Research (MCTFR) seeks to hire one ABCD Research Assistant (8352P1: Research Professional 1) responsible for executing all tasks associated with the ABCD (Adolescent Brain and Cognitive Development) protocol which include neuroimaging, neurocognitive assessments and clinical interview or self-report measures designed to assess eligibility criteria, psychopathology, medical health, social relationships, personality, and substance use. Research Assistants will review data to assure quality and transfer data to ABCD Informatics Center. They will work closely with the ABCD research participants assessing complex psychological traits—a bachelor’s degree in a psychology or related field is required, as well as a flexible work schedule (evenings and weekends) and the ability to work onsite at the Center for Magnetic Resonance Research (CMRR) and Elliott Hall. Research experience, knowledge of DSM, excellent verbal communication, attention to detail, problem-solving skills and ability to work independently are preferred.  Apply online via the University of Minnesota Employment System ; reference job opening ID 351546.