Assistant professor, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, USA

Assistant Professor                   

Virginia Commonwealth University, Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, is recruiting for an Assistant faculty position. The candidate will work in Dr. Amstadter’s research group, within the Virginia Institute for Psychiatric and Behavioral Genetics. They will work across a number of funded and non-sponsored research studies on traumatic stress.Veterans

The candidate will also be expected to develop his or her own independent line of research. A doctoral degree in clinical psychology or another license eligible field is needed. Experience working with regulatory agencies (e.g., NIH, IRBs) is required, as is experience in psychiatric genetics. Grant writing experience is required, as is having a solid publication and presentation record. A successful history of grant funding is desired. Experience in conducting structured clinical diagnostic interviews focused on traumatic stress outcomes is necessary, and experience working with Veterans is highly valued.

The faculty member will also be conducting clinical interviews with traumatic stress survivors, and thus, experience working with these populations is needed. They will be required to have an established research agenda and a clear potential for external funding, and potential for scholarship to complement and expand existing expertise in the department. All successful candidates will have demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU.

VCU Department of Psychiatry http://psych.vcu.edu/ employs over 80 fulltime faculty and has well-funded research in genetics http://www.vipbg.vcu.edu/, addictions, child and women’s mental health, and psychopharmacology. VCU is a large urban university with robust health science campus and 750-bed university hospital.   Richmond, the State Capital, has moderate climate and a rich mix of history with modern facilities, excellent suburban housing, and public/private schools. Low cost of living.

Interested applicants should apply online at https://www.vcujobs.com/postings/59339.

Only electronic applications will be accepted. All submitted applications must include a letter of interest and CV. Questions should be directed to Tammy Newcomb, HR Manager at Tammy.Newcomb@VCUHEALTH.org. Virginia Commonwealth University is an equal opportunity, Affirmative Action University providing access to education and employment without regard to age, race, color, national origin, gender, religion, sexual orientation, veteran’s status, political affiliation or disability.