Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor (VIPBG)
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|Position Type||Teaching and Research Faculty|
|Working Title||Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor (VIPBG)|
|School/Unit||School of Medicine|
|Number of Months||12|
|Tenure Status||Tenure Eligible|
|Grant funded position?||No|
Position Summary and Qualifications
|Mission or Goal of Unit||
The Virginia Institute for Psychiatric and Behavioral Genetics (VIPBG) mission is to study the etiology of psychiatric, substance use, and major biomedical disorders that have a significant behavioral component. Our foci are genetic epidemiology, molecular genetics/genomics, and the development of statistical methods and software to analyze genetic data. We aim to understand the interplay of genetic, environmental and developmental factors in behavioral and mental health, to educate the next generation of researchers, and to share findings with the scientific community via publications and conference presentations.
|Chief purpose of this position in support of above mission or goal||
This is a tenure eligible faculty position at the (advanced) Assistant, Associate or Full Professor level at VIPBG in the Department of Psychiatry. The faculty member should have an established research program and be willing to engage in collaboration within the Institute. The faculty member should be interested in working with a diversity of different backgrounds with complementary research programs aimed at understanding how genetic and environmental risk factors contribute to psychiatric and related behavioral outcomes. Joint appointments are possible with complementary departments. A generous three-year start up package available.
1. Teaching There are no set teaching requirements however the candidate is expected to contribute their expertise to relevant courses taught at the Institute and to mentor graduate students and post-docs working in their research program/laboratory.
2. Research The faculty member should have a well-developed scholarly/research portfolio which complements the existing expertise in the institute with evidence of multi-disciplinary applications and external funding appropriate with rank. They are expected to be an engaged collaborator to enhance the research program at the Institute. In addition, they will mentor both graduate students and post-docs in their research laboratory.
3. Service Faculty member will serve on Departmental, College, and/or University committees as necessary, as well as in a professional capacity in their field, e.g., reviewer, conference organizer etc.
• MD or PhD or equivalent with advanced training in genetic, psychology, psychiatry, biostatistics, epidemiology, or a related field.
• Applicants at the Associate/Full Professor level with established funding and research portfolios are especially encouraged to apply.
Posting Detail Information
|Open Until Filled||Yes|
|Application Deadline Date|
|Proposed Hire Date||07/01/2016|
|Type of Search|
|Application Process/Additional Information||
To apply, submit letter of interest, summary of research interests and future plans, three references and CV online via eJobs (https://www.vcujobs.com/). Only electronic applications will be accepted.
VCU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Women, minorities, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
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