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Assistant Professor (83146)

University of Florida
Gainesville, FL

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Assistant Professor (83146)

Gainesville, FL
Open Date:
Sep 24, 2021

The Department of Clinical and Health Psychology in the College of Public Health and Health Professions invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor faculty position in the Neuropsychology area of concentration.  The successful applicant will demonstrate a record of academic achievement in at least one substantive neuropsychology content area, with a focus on memory disorders, cognitive aging, and/or traumatic brain injury.  Demonstrated potential for establishing an independent research and clinical program in this substantive area is a critical aspect on which potential applicants will be evaluated.  The position incumbent will be expected to (a) conduct an independent research program with the expectation of acquiring extramural research support, (b) contribute to the academic mission of the department through teaching, supervision, and mentorship, and (c) provide clinical neuropsychological services that align with the incumbent’s interests and skills.  In all three areas, the incumbent is expected to engage with pre- and post-doctoral trainees in research and clinical training and be committed to diversity initiatives. A key component of the position is involvement in interdisciplinary efforts throughout UF Health.  The specific proportion of time spent performing these key functions is negotiable.  The successful applicant will show dedication to the scientist-practitioner model of education and training and is expected to show commitment to fostering departmental goals through collaborative efforts and participation in Departmental decision-making. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month position.

The Department is administratively unique in its position as a free-standing clinical psychology department within a CEPH-accredited college of Public Health, which allows it to establish its own missions in research, teaching, and service to the larger University community.  The Department has 31 core faculty, over 80 doctoral students, and two APA-accredited programs: a doctoral program in clinical psychology and a clinical internship in professional psychology. The Department has a 60-year history of providing APA-accredited doctoral and internship training in clinical psychology and advanced specialty-specific training in four major areas of study: Neuropsychology, Clinical Health Psychology, Clinical Child and Pediatric Psychology, and Cognitive and Emotion Neuroscience. The doctoral program has been ranked in the 93rd percentile by the National Research Council’s data-based ranking system. 

UF is ranked as a top five U.S. public university and is a comprehensive Research I institution that includes a wide range of academic departments and programs ( The College of Public Health and Health Professions ( is part of the Academic Health Center (, the country’s only academic health center with six health-related colleges located on a single, contiguous campus. They include the colleges of Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Public Health and Health Professions, and Veterinary Medicine. Key collaborations relevant to the advertised position include the Departments of Neurology, Neuroscience, and Neurological Surgery, and strong affiliations with the McKnight Brain Institute, Fixel Institute for Neurological Diseases, the Center for Translational Research in Neurodegeneration, the Brain Injury and Neuroresilience Center, and the Brain Rehabilitation Research Center (BRRC) at the adjacent Veterans Affairs Medical Center.  Research programs at the Academic Health Center generate more than half of UF’s total research awards. The UF Health Science Center is closely affiliated with UF Health, the University of Florida’s Health System. Within the healthcare system are an 850 bed teaching hospital, an 81-bed psychiatric hospital, a 40 bed comprehensive rehabilitation facility, and numerous outpatient and specialty clinics including a Psychology Specialties Clinic run by the Department of Clinical and Health Psychology.  The Department has a strong legacy of collaborative research with other units in the Academic Health Center, and research and clinical resources to support leading-edge investigations and clinical services are plentiful.


Minimum Requirements:  Applicants must have a doctoral degree in Clinical or Counseling Psychology and be licensed or license-eligible in the state of Florida. 

Preferred Qualifications:  Successful candidates must have completed specialty training in neuropsychology at the predoctoral, internship, and post-doctoral levels (2-year, prior to start of position), with the expectation of achieving Board Certification in Clinical Neuropsychology. Successful candidates must be committed to working with diverse student and community populations and have experience in working with broad interdisciplinary teams at an academic health science center.

Application Instructions:

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty. We welcome nominations of and applications from anyone who would bring additional dimensions to the university’s research, teaching and clinical mission, including women, members of minority groups, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Interested candidates should submit an application packet, which includes a CV, letter of interest, and contact information for at least three references. The letter of interest should also describe how the candidate’s scholarship contributes to diverse communities, how multicultural issues have or will be brought into courses, and their previous activities mentoring women or members of underrepresented groups. Application review will begin immediately and continue until a suitable applicant pool has been established. 

For questions, please contact Dr. Dawn Bowers ([email protected]), Chair, Search Committee.

Final candidate will be required to provide official transcript to the hiring department upon hire.  A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible.  Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff.

The University of Florida is An Equal Employment Opportunity Institution. If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352/392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800/955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law.


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