Research Assistant Professor (Clinical Psychology)

Qualified candidates are being considered for a full-time Research Assistant Professor (RAP) of Clinical Psychology position in the Department of Psychology at the University of Maryland at College Park. This position will support a 5-year, NIMH-funded longitudinal study (R01-MH107444) focused on the development of anxiety disorders, depression, and risky substance use in young adults.

CRITERIA & RESPONSIBILITIES. The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology and extensive experience with administering the SCID and/or Life Stress Interviews. Prior experience supervising the SCID or other clinical assessments (e.g., ADIS) in mood or anxiety disordered populations is highly desirable. Secondary responsibilities include recruitment, study coordination, clinical data management, project management, and supervision of post-baccalaureate and undergraduate staff. The RAP position will provide opportunities for data analysis, authorship, conference travel, professional development, mentored grant writing, and collaboration with faculty affiliated with the Maryland Neuroimaging Center, Department of Psychology, Neuroscience and Cognitive Science Program, Department of Human Development, and NIMH.

DETAILS. The position can start at any time, but ideally before August 1, 2016. This is a full-time, one year position that is renewable for up to 5 years, contingent on performance and funding. Salary will be commensurate with the position and experience. The University of Maryland is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative-Action Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, citizenship status, Vietnam era or special disabled veteran’s status, or sexual orientation. The University of Maryland strongly encourages applications from candidates who would enhance campus diversity. The DC/College Park/Baltimore metropolitan area is a vibrant community, rich in culture, and home to some of the finest public schools in the nation.

CONTACT. For additional information, please contact Dr. Alex Shackman (, visit our laboratory website (, or read about the grant at NIH Reporter ( To apply, please email a cover letter with a brief statement of research interests, relevant transcripts, a CV, and 3 letters of reference. Letters can be transmitted later if necessary, so long as contact information for the letter writers is included in the cover letter. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.