Two Endowed Faculty Positions Available at the Rank of Associate or Full Professor in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences

The Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences invites applications to fill two endowed positions: the Ketchel Family Chair and the Ronnie Ketchel Professorship. Successful applicants for these positions will have productive, visible, and funded research programs that exemplify an integrative approach to the study of behavior. Both positions are open to associate and full professors who use behavioral, cognitive, neurobiological, developmental, clinical, social, biobehavioral, and/or computational approaches to understanding learning and behavioral change in humans or non-human species. Review of applications will begin on September 27, 2021, and will continue on a rolling basis until both positions are filled. The first position will begin as early as August 2022 and the second will begin as early as August 2023.

The University of Iowa is a leading public university located in Iowa City, a midsize community and UNESCO City of Literature with a high quality of life. These two faculty positions continue an extended period of departmental growth and investment, highlighted most recently by the completion of the new Psychological and Brain Sciences Building. Our faculty are active contributors to the university’s vibrant neuroscience community that includes the Iowa Neuroscience Institute, an NIH-supported Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Neuroscience, and a popular undergraduate major in neuroscience. The Behavioral-Biomedical Interface Training Program, which is also supported by NIH, creates additional opportunities for integrative and cross-disciplinary research. The DeLTA Center brings together a campus-wide community of researchers interested in all aspects of learning and development.

There are extensive opportunities for collaboration with researchers in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the Carver College of Medicine, the College of Engineering, the College of Education, and the College of Public Health. Departmental faculty have ongoing collaborations with colleagues in such departments as Neuroscience and Pharmacology, Psychiatry, Biology, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Radiology, Computer Science, Communication Sciences and Disorders, Public Health, Otolaryngology, and Obstetrics and Gynecology. The university also supports a variety of institutes, centers, and facilities, including the Institute for Clinical and Translational Science, the Magnetic Resonance Research Facility, which includes research-dedicated 3T and 7T scanners, the Central Microscopy Research Facility, the Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center, the Injury Prevention Research Center, and the Iowa Institute of Human Genetics.

To apply, please go directly to the application portal or visit the Jobs@UIowa website ( and enter requisition #74209. Materials should be submitted electronically, including a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, copies of three significant papers, research, teaching, and diversity statements, and contact information for three letters of recommendation. Inquiries about the position can be directed to the department chair, Mark Blumberg, at [email protected].

The Department and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences are strongly committed to diversity, equity and inclusion; the strategic plans of the University and College reflect this commitment. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer