Position Type Permanent Faculty
Working Title Assistant Professor
Appointment Type Tenured/Tenure Track
Full-time/Part-time Full Time
If part-time, hours per week
Vacancy ID FAC0003595
Posting Open Date 08/06/2021
Application Deadline 09/22/2021
Open Until Filled No
Proposed Start Date 04/01/2022
The Department of Psychiatry and the Carolina Institute for Developmental
Disabilities, at the University of North Carolina, School of Medicine invite
applications for a tenure-track faculty appointment as Assistant Professor. We
are seeking a developmental cognitive neuroscientist with experience
conducting longitudinal magnetic resonance imaging studies to study early
brain changes and behavior correlates in children with autism and related
developmental disabilities. Knowledge and experience analyzing multiple MRI
modalities (structural MRI, functional connectivity MRI, and diffusion tensor
imaging) in pediatric populations is desired. The ideal individual will have
a strong record of scholarly research productivity, inter-disciplinary
training and collaborative research experience, such as in the areas of
genetics, basic science in preclinical models with translational applications,
and research experience with several different neurodevelopmental disorders
(e.g., autism, Fragile X syndrome, Down syndrome). The Assistant Professor
will be expected to build an innovative and externally-funded research
laboratory and provide excellence in training and mentoring for undergraduate
and graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. He or she will join a well-
developed research program in developmental disabilities and will benefit from
an interdisciplinary, collaborative research environment.
A PhD in neuroscience, psychology, or closely related field, is required.
Rigorous postdoctoral training, demonstrated by quality, peer-reviewed
publications and the ability to articulate a well thought out research plan,
Qualifications and Experience
Research experience and expertise in using longitudinal magnetic resonance
imaging to study early brain development and behavior/clinical correlates in
young children with developmental disabilities is required. Research
experience in the field of developmental disabilities in an interdisciplinary
research environment, is required. Experience training and mentoring students
Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated ability to write
successful funding applications.
Equal Opportunity Employer
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and
affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive
consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender,
gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin,
race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.
Applications may be made at: https: // unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/196980
In addition, four letters of reference must be submitted to Angela Cousin,
CB# 7255, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7255.
Quick Link https: // unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/196980
Department Contact Name and Title Laura Catherine Newton, HR Consultant
Department Contact Telephone or Email LauraNewton@med.unc.edu
If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about
the application process, please contact the University's Executive Vice
Chancellor and Provost office at (919)-962-1091 or send an email to
Please note: The Executive Vice Chancellor & Provost office will not be able
to provide specific updates regarding position or application status.
If you have any questions about the job requirements or the hiring department
notify the Department Contact.
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