Faculty position, University of Arkansas (USA)


The Brain Imaging Research Center (BIRC) is seeking a human developmental scientist for a tenure-track or tenure-eligible faculty position at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). The BIRC is a clinical/computational neuroscience center and center of excellence in training and career development. This faculty position is a key component of a strategic plan to extend our human neuroimaging research program into early to late childhood and early adolescence to inform the neurodevelopmental trajectory of drug use and other mental health disorders.

The preferred candidate would have a record of training and research productivity related to child development with expertise in child assessment and neurodevelopment. A career interest in characterizing the neurodevelopmental mechanisms linking early life risk and protective factors to differing trajectories of mental health and illness is also preferred. Excellent neuroimaging technologies, data informatics, research specialists, and community partners are available to this research program within a highly collaborative team to create an outstanding career development opportunity for this faculty position. The preferred candidate would also have a strong career interest in the multi-level mentoring of trainees. The primary academic appointment would be in the Department of Psychiatry and Psychiatric Research Institute in the UAMS College of Medicine. Excellent salary, benefits, and start-up resources are available to support the academic career success of the candidate. Interested parties, please email Jan Hollenberg at jhollenberg@uams.edu.

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has a unique combination of education, research, and clinical programs that encourages and supports teamwork and diversity. We champion being a collaborative health care organization, focused on improving the health, health care, and well-being of Arkansans.

UAMS offers amazing benefits and perks:

· Health: Medical, Dental and Vision plans available for staff and family

· Holiday, Vacation and Sick Leave

· Education discount for staff and dependents (undergraduate only)

· Retirement: Up to 10% matched contribution from UAMS

· Basic Life Insurance up to $50,000

· Career Training and Educational Opportunities

· Merchant Discounts

· Concierge prescription delivery on the main campus when using UAMS pharmacy

This position is subject to a pre-employment criminal background check. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication alone shall not disqualify an applicant except as provided by law. Any criminal history will be evaluated in relationship to job responsibilities and business necessity. The information obtained in these reports will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law. UAMS is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and is committed to excellence.