Assistant Professor – University of Rhode Island

This is an academic-year, 9-month position, with an anticipated start date of late August 2024.

The Department of Psychology at The University of Rhode Island invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Clinical Psychology, beginning Fall 2024. Our department has ~850 undergraduates, 60 graduate students, and 28 faculty, with BA and BS degrees, and doctoral tracks in Behavioral Science and an APA-accredited Clinical Psychology program. For more information about the Department, please visit h ttps://

We seek an individual with expertise involving human participant research in Neuropsychology/Clinical Neuroscience. This position is at the intersection of the neuropsychology, neuroscience, and cognitive psychology fields. Examples of research interests may include but are not limited to applied and basic work in physiological psychology, neurocognition/cognitive psychology, perception, behavioral neuroscience, and aging. Faculty holding this position would be well-suited to instruct relevant undergraduate and graduate courses including but not limited to neuropsychology, physiological psychology, perception, learning, and cognitive psychology.

We welcome specialization in areas that offer opportunities for collaboration within our department, the College of Health Sciences, the Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Program (INP), and the University. The position will address teaching and research needs that are central to our undergraduate BA and BS, and graduate curriculums, and could include opportunities for instruction within the INP.

The Department, College, and University recognize that the field of psychology needs to be strengthened by contributions from a broad range of perspectives. The Department of Psychology is committed to justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion ( and seeks to serve as a representative inspiration for the next generations. As such, we particularly welcome candidates from groups that are historically underrepresented, marginalized, and/or excluded in the field of psychology who will support the mission of both URI and the Department of Psychology to expose students to different perspectives.

The Psychology Department is recognized for excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service, and for our commitment to diversity.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:  The successful candidate is expected to:

Teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
Publish research relevant to neuropsychology/clinical neuroscience. Mentor students at the graduate and undergraduate levels.
Seek and secure external funding that will support productive research.
Demonstrate a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion through research, teaching, and service activities.

Qualifications Required:

  1. A PhD (or equivalent) in clinical psychology, neuropsychology, or a closely related field, or completion of the degree by September 1,
  2. Demonstrated ability to publish human neuropsychology/clinical neuroscience research in major peer-reviewed journals closely aligned with the field, Department, and
  3. Demonstrated ability and/or interest in teaching graduate and undergraduate
  4. Demonstrated success and/or evidence of promise in obtaining external funding that will support productive
  5. Demonstrated ability in applying quantitative, qualitative, and/or mixed methods to enhance rigor in
  6. Demonstrated proficiency in written communication
  7. Demonstrated proficiency in oral communication
  8. Demonstrated experience working with diverse groups/populations.


  1. Demonstrated research interests in neuropsychology/clinical Broad areas of interest may include but are not limited to applied and basic work in physiological/biopsychology, neurocognition/cognitive psychology, perception, and aging.
  2. Preference will be given to the following focus areas; biological factors involved in mental health disorders, methods and practices in neuropsychological evaluation, treatment and rehabilitation of neuropsychological disorders, brain development and aging, psychopharmacology, and
  3. Demonstrated research interests that have the potential for student involvement and collaboration as well as contribution within and beyond the Department, such as in the College of Health Sciences, the INP, the School of Pharmacy, and the College of Nursing.
  4. Demonstrated ability in mentoring undergraduate and/or graduate
  5. Demonstrated commitment to multiculturalism and diversity
  6. Experience conducting research involving the study of individuals from diverse cultures and backgrounds.

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The search will remain open until the position has been filled.
First consideration will be given to applications received by October 15, 2023.

Second consideration may be given to applications received by December 15, 2023.
Applications received subsequent to second consideration date (December 15, 2023) may not be given full consideration.