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THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS MD ANDERSON CANCER CENTER, DEPARTMENT OF BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE
(Posted 10/19/2017)

Description:

THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS MD ANDERSON CANCER CENTER, DEPARTMENT OF BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE, is accepting applications for one open rank term tenured or term tenure track position in psycho-oncology.  Candidates must have a strong record of scholarly achievement and extramural funding in psycho-oncology.  We are particularly interested in individuals with research experience in psychosocial and psychobiological factors related to mental health with an emphasis on application to the etiology and pathogenesis of cancer and treatment of distress, other mental health factors and/or symptoms in cancer patients and related medical comorbidities.  Additional areas of interest include psychoneuroimmunology, doctor-patient communication, psychiatric and neuropsychological disorders resulting from cancer treatment, evidence-based approaches to psychosocial care delivery for patients and families, behavioral factors in treatment adherence, risk of progression/recurrence, cancer survivorship and quality of life.  The successful candidate will join a group of investigators with complementary expertise in psycho-oncology as well as nicotine dependence, energy balance, and genetic counseling and testing. She/he will have an opportunity to conduct research in the context of clinical trials utilizing behavioral and pharmacological treatments, and/or stand-alone human laboratory paradigms. These positions are fully funded, with an obligation for only 40% extramural support following the third year of appointment. Salary is extremely competitive and commensurate with experience.  MD Anderson offers excellent benefits, including a very generous start-up package with value depending on the rank of the appointment. Information about the Department of Behavioral Science can be found at http://www.mdanderson.org/education-and-research/departments-programs-and-labs/departments-and-divisions/behavioral-science/index.html.  The MD Anderson Cancer Center is located within the Texas Medical Center, the largest medical center in the world. Houston is a dynamic, multicultural city with a very affordable cost of living.

Qualifications: Minimum qualifications include a doctoral degree in clinical psychology, health psychology, or a closely related discipline; a medical degree in psychiatry or related discipline; and a focus on intervention or biopsychosocial research approaches to cancer treatment and survival.  Preferred qualifications include a demonstrated track record of peer-reviewed funding and scientific publication, a commitment to collaborative and transdisciplinary research and a commitment to mentoring trainees and junior scientists.

 

To apply, send cover letter, curriculum vitae and a brief statement of current and proposed research by email to Dr. Paul M. Cinciripini, Professor and Chair, Department of Behavioral Science, email: BehSciFacultySearch@mdanderson.org. The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and is a smoke-free environment.  Minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. 

 

MD Anderson Cancer Center is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by federal, state, or local laws, unless such distinction is required by law.  All positions at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center are security sensitive and subject to examination of criminal history record information.  Smoke-free and drug-free environment.

 

 

 

Assistant Professor of Psychology
(Posted 9/26/2017)

Description:

 

Job Title: Assistant Professor of Psychology, Tenure Track, August 2018

Department: Psychology

Location: Orange, CA

Category: Faculty

Status: Full-time

General Information

Chapman University seeks applications for an Assistant Professor of Psychology (tenure-track) with a focus on Health in the Crean College of Health and Behavioral Sciences beginning August 2018.

Chapman University is located in the heart of Orange County, California and offers traditional undergraduate programs in the arts and sciences and select pre-professional and graduate programs. Ranked in the top tier of western universities by U.S. News and World Report, Chapman has gained national recognition with its commitment to excellence through research and innovative teaching. More information about the University is available at http://www.chapman.edu.

Qualifications

A Ph.D. from an accredited program in psychology or related field; evidence of excellence in research and teaching; competence in quantitative methods of research, statistics/biostatistics, and research design. Specific area of disciplinary expertise should be related to solving problems in health sciences.

Responsibilities

Develop and maintain a productive and innovative line of research with strong potential for or demonstration of extramural funding in health psychology (broadly defined). Specific area of research is open. For example, applicants with a program of research focusing on biobehavioral health, psychoneuroendocrinology/immunology, interpersonal processes and health, emotions and health, maternal-child health, aging, Darwinian medicine, eating behaviors, behavioral interventions, health disparities, or other related areas are encouraged to apply.

The applicant is expected to join the newly established Center for Excellence in Biopsychosocial Approaches to Health (CEBAH) within the Crean College of Health and Behavioral Sciences at Chapman University https://www.chapman.edu/crean/research-centers/index.aspx).

The teaching load for this position is 2-2 and includes teaching undergraduate courses in areas of expertise using innovative and effective methods of teaching. Candidates will also advise undergraduate students and supervise student research projects. Chapman currently has a system through which mentoring individual student research projects can be applied towards teaching load.

Tenure track faculty are expected to develop and maintain an active research agenda for future tenure consideration and are evaluated on their research/scholarly activity, teaching and service.

Contact Information

Qualified applicants should electronically submit all of the following documents:

1) Cover letter

2) Faculty employment application

3) Curriculum Vita

4) Research statement

5) Teaching statement

6) Official copies of two or more recent course evaluations

7) Summary of courses taught, courses interested in teaching, research mentoring experiences, and numerical summary of student teaching evaluation ratings (as a separate document or as part of the teaching statement)

8) Reprints of 3-4 publications or other scholarly work

9) Three letters of reference

Please submit them to:

Dr. Laura Glynn, Search Committee Chair

C/O Academic Jobs Online

https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/9747

Salary will be commensurate with experience. Successful completion of a criminal background check is required for the final candidate.

Note: This position is subject to final funding approval.

Download a copy of the Chapman Faculty Application for Employment here.

 

Chapman University is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community. The University is dedicated to enhancing diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruitment and employment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, military and veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law. The University is committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff and encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply.

Chapman University, One University Drive, Orange, CA 92866 Human Resources Department

Web Address:

http://www.chapman.edu

Open Rank, Term Tenure of Term Tenure Track
(Posted 9/22/2017)

Description:

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Department of Behavioral Science, is accepting applications for an Open Rank, Term Tenure or Term Tenure Track appointment, in psycho-oncology.  Candidates must have a strong record of scholarly achievement and extramural funding in psycho-oncology.  We are particularly interested in individuals with research experience in psychosocial and psychobiological factors related to mental health with an emphasis on application to the etiology and pathogenesis of cancer and treatment of distress, other mental health factors and/or symptoms in cancer patients and related medical comorbidities.  Additional areas of interest include psychoneuroimmunology, doctor-patient communication, psychiatric and neuropsychological disorders resulting from cancer treatment, evidence-based approaches to psychosocial care delivery for patients and families, behavioral factors in treatment adherence, risk of progression/recurrence, cancer survivorship and quality of life.  The successful candidate will join a group of investigators with complementary expertise in psycho-oncology as well as nicotine dependence, energy balance, and genetic counseling and testing. She/he will have an opportunity to conduct research in the context of clinical trials utilizing behavioral and pharmacological treatments, and/or stand-alone human laboratory paradigms. This position is fully funded, with an obligation for only 40% extramural support following the third year of appointment. Salary is extremely competitive and commensurate with experience.  MD Anderson offers excellent benefits, including a very generous start-up package with value depending on the rank of the appointment. Information about the Department of Behavioral Science can be found at:

http://www.mdanderson.org/education-and-research/departments-programs-and-labs/departments-and-divisions/behavioral-science/index.html

MD Anderson Cancer Center is located within the Texas Medical Center, the largest medical center in the world. Houston is a dynamic, multicultural city with a very affordable cost of living.

Qualifications: Minimum qualifications include a doctoral degree in clinical psychology, health psychology, or a closely related discipline; a medical degree in psychiatry or related discipline; and a focus on intervention or biopsychosocial research approaches to cancer treatment and survival.  Preferred qualifications include a demonstrated track record of peer-reviewed funding and scientific publication, a commitment to collaborative and transdisciplinary research and a commitment to mentoring trainees and junior scientists.

 

To apply, send cover letter, curriculum vitae and a brief statement of current and proposed research by email to Dr. Paul M. Cinciripini, Professor and Chair, Department of Behavioral Science at: BehSciFacultySearch@mdanderson.org.

 

MD Anderson Cancer Center is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by federal, state, or local laws, unless such distinction is required by law. All positions at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center are security sensitive and subject to examination of criminal history record information. Smoke-free and drug-free environment.

Assistant Professor at California State University, Long Beach
(Posted 9/11/2017)

Description:

Department of Psychology, California State University, Long Beach announces a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level to begin in Fall 2018 in Health Disparities/Health Psychology. Requirements include PhD in Health Psychology or related discipline; evidence of teaching at the college level; an active program of research, and peer-reviewed publications. Duties include teaching in specialty area, conducting research that incorporates students, and service. For complete position description with details on Minimum and Desired Qualifications, Duties, Required Documentation, etc., see https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/9384 .  Application review begins October 9, 2017.

Associate Professo at Rice University
(Posted 8/4/2017)

Description:

Applications are invited for a tenured associate professor position in aging and health to join the Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience area in the Department of Psychology at Rice University (https://psychology.rice.edu/Content.aspx?id=93). We will also consider individuals at the advanced assistant level with an outstanding record.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in psychology or a related field, with a background in cognitive or affective neuroscience, with an emphasis on healthy aging and/or patient populations. Associate Professors are expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses and perform research in their specialized area. Therefore, the ideal candidate will have or hold promise for a national/international reputation in research on aging and its neural basis; an outstanding record of research publications and grants; excellence in teaching undergraduate and graduate students; and the ability to contribute to a university focused on enhancing diversity. We encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

Rice University is a highly selective institution located in Houston, TX, with outstanding opportunities for collaboration within Rice and with researchers at the adjacent Texas Medical Center (http://www.tmc.edu/), the largest medical center in the world.  The Texas Medical Center provides access to research-dedicated imaging facilities and patient populations.  Rice is located in Houston, Texas, the 4th largest city in the US. Houston is a dynamic, multicultural city with an affordable cost of living.

The hiring decision process will begin October 15, 2017, and applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Applicants should submit a cover letter, vita, reprints (or optionally URL links to reprints) for 3-4 publications, research and teaching statements, and contact information for four references.  References will be contacted following an initial review of applications.  Submit applications to Rice University’s RiceWorks at http://jobs.rice.edu/postings/11091.

Rice University is an Equal Opportunity Employer with commitment to diversity at all levels, and considers for employment qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status.

 

 

International Lab to Lab Exchange

Announcing the first annual Health and Behavior International Collaborative Research Award! This grant for $3,000 can be used by trainees (graduate students, medical students, post-docs, etc.) to visit an international laboratory or research group.

The APS International Lab Exchange award recipient for 2017 is Patricia Moreno, PhD, a post-doctoral fellow at Northwestern University working with Frank Penedo, PhD, who will  be hosted by Manuel S. Ortiz, PhD at Universidad de La Frontera in Chile to comparatively study cardiometabolic dysregulation in Latinos in the U.S. and Chile.  In addition to submitting a report to the Health and Behavior International Collaborative Research Award Committee as condition of her grant, Dr. Moreno will provide a report of her experience for the Newsletter upon her return - watch this space and consider applying for this grant in March next  year! 

APS will also serve as an information clearinghouse, disseminating information at the annual meeting and on the website on existing funding programs for exchanges through federal granting agencies, research organizations and private foundations. Click here for funding information.

For additional networking information for 1) lab investigators (mentors who would like to have more trainees in their labs in the future, or have prior experience teaching international trainees), and 2) lab trainees (who have made these exchanges work in the recent past or would like to go on an exchange), please email info@psychosomatic.org.




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