University of Delaware, College of Arts & Sciences, Associate Professor or advanced Assistant Professor, Clinical Science Program in the Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences

The Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences at the University of Delaware invites applications for a tenured Associate Professor (or advanced Assistant Professor) in Clinical Science to begin September 1, 2020. The overarching goal of the Clinical Science Program is to train clinical researchers who produce, apply, and disseminate scientific knowledge, and thus we seek a research scholar with a solid clinical science background. The ideal applicant would have a strong record of programmatic interdisciplinary research and external funding (or the strong potential to secure funding). We would especially welcome applicants who focus on clinical health or psychophysiology or who have quantitative methods expertise. Moreover, several department faculty conduct research at University’s Center for Biomedical and Brain Imaging (CBBI), a state-of-the-art research facility housing the first research-dedicated 3T MRI scanner in the state of Delaware and located adjacent to the Department. However, we are open to research expertise involving any area within clinical science broadly-defined; scholarly excellence is preferred above all else. This is an outstanding opportunity for a scholar to join and strengthen a Clinical Science Program in a department with additional programs in Behavioral Neuroscience, Cognitive Psychology, and Social Psychology and a promising core of interdisciplinary researchers utilizing cutting-edge methodologies. The Clinical Science Program was established in 1968, has been continuously accredited by the American Psychological Association since 1975, and was accredited by the Psychological Clinical Science Accreditation System in 2011.

An innovative leader in research and teaching, the University of Delaware combines a rich historic legacy with a commitment to education and the latest in advanced technology. With external funding exceeding $200 million per year, the University ranks among the top 100 universities in federal R&D support for science and engineering. Enhanced by state-of-the-art facilities, research is conducted across all seven colleges and numerous interdisciplinary institutes and centers. In addition to the new 11,600 square foot CBBI, which houses a 3T Siemens Magnetom Prisma and transcranial magnetic stimulation machine, other relevant facilities on campus include a 103,000 square foot Health Sciences Complex, a facility that includes labs for human-based studies and an active outpatient clinic; a 194,000 square foot Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Laboratory; and the Delaware Technology Park, where entrepreneurial and academic research labs are co-located. The Delaware Health Sciences Alliance (DHSA), a partnership among the University of Delaware, Christiana Care Health System, Nemours/Alfred I. du Pont Hospital for Children, and Thomas Jefferson University, provides infrastructure and opportunity for innovative clinical and translational collaborations.

The University of Delaware is located in Newark, Delaware, which is only a short drive or train ride from Philadelphia, PA and Baltimore, MD. UD is also within driving distance of New York City, Washington DC, the Poconos, and some of the finest beaches in the country, making it an ideal location for day or weekend trips.


Applicants for this position must have earned a Ph.D., tenure (or nearing tenure), have a history of high-level publications in clinical psychology or related fields, and conduct fundable research.

Application Instructions

To apply, please visit the submission website at and search for job# 494228. Applicants should submit a cover letter, a statement of research, a current curriculum vitae, three representative publications, and three confidential letters of reference. Inquiries, but not application materials, should be emailed to Professors Julie Hubbard or Jean-Philippe Laurenceau, Co-Chairs of the Clinical Science Faculty Search committee, at [email protected] or [email protected]. Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.

The Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences holds diversity, equity, and inclusion as important values. We view diversity broadly, including but not limited to an individual’s race, age, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, disability status, beliefs, and culture, as well as how those identities intersect. Supporting diversity in our faculty, student body, and staff, as well as valuing and respecting diversity in our teaching, research, service, and clinical work, represent important priorities that contribute to the strength of the department. We encourage the open exchange of ideas from a variety of viewpoints in an environment of respect, collaboration, and fairness. We promote the principles of equity and inclusion within our department and beyond through recruitment and retention, graduate training, clinical work, research, service and teaching, as well as through open and productive dialogue. More broadly, the University of Delaware is also committed to inclusive excellence.

The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer that encourages applications from minority group members and women.  The University’s Notice of Non-Discrimination can be found at