Two Endowed Faculty Positions at the University of Iowa

September 09, 2021

Two Endowed Faculty Positions in the Department of Psychological and
Brain Sciences at the University of Iowa

The Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences invites applications to fill two endowed positions: the
Ketchel Family Chair and the Ronnie Ketchel Professorship. Successful applicants for these positions will
have productive, visible, and funded research programs that exemplify an integrative approach to the study
of behavior. Both positions are open to associate and full professors who use behavioral, cognitive,
neurobiological, developmental, clinical, social, biobehavioral, and/or computational approaches to
understanding learning and behavioral change in humans or non-human species. Review of applications
will begin on September 27, 2021, and will continue on a rolling basis until both positions are filled. The
first position will begin as early as August 2022 and the second will begin as early as August 2023.
The University of Iowa is a leading public university located in Iowa City, a midsize community and
UNESCO City of Literature with a high quality of life. These two faculty positions continue an extended
period of departmental growth and investment, highlighted most recently by the completion of the new
Psychological and Brain Sciences Building. Our faculty are active contributors to the university’s vibrant
neuroscience community that includes the Iowa Neuroscience Institute, an NIH-supported Interdisciplinary
Graduate Program in Neuroscience, and a popular undergraduate major in neuroscience.

The Behavioral Biomedical Interface Training Program, which is also supported by NIH, creates additional opportunities
for integrative and cross-disciplinary research. The DeLTA Center brings together a campus-wide
community of researchers interested in all aspects of learning and development.
There are extensive opportunities for collaboration with researchers in the College of Liberal Arts and
Sciences, the Carver College of Medicine, the College of Engineering, the College of Education, and the
College of Public Health. Departmental faculty have ongoing collaborations with colleagues in such
departments as Neuroscience and Pharmacology, Psychiatry, Biology, Neurology, Neurosurgery,
Radiology, Computer Science, Communication Sciences and Disorders, Public Health, Otolaryngology,
and Obstetrics and Gynecology. The university also supports a variety of institutes, centers, and facilities,
including the Institute for Clinical and Translational Science, the Magnetic Resonance Research Facility,
which includes research-dedicated 3T and 7T scanners, the Central Microscopy Research Facility, the
Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center, the Injury Prevention Research Center, and the Iowa Institute of
Human Genetics.

To apply, please go directly to the application portal or visit the Jobs@UIowa website
( and enter requisition #74209. Materials should be submitted electronically,
including a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, copies of three significant papers, research, teaching, and
diversity statements, and contact information for three letters of recommendation. Inquiries about the
position can be directed to the department chair, Mark Blumberg, at
The Department and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences are strongly committed to diversity, equity
and inclusion; the strategic plans of the University and College reflect this commitment. All qualified
applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination
on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity,
genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or
status as a protected veteran. The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

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