Reseacher in Psychiatry

University of Chicago Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience


The University of Chicago’s Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience is searching for tenured or tenure track faculty members to join our interdisciplinary faculty. We seek applicants pursuing research that complements existing programs in addictions, serious mental illness, psychiatric genetics, eating disorders, developmental psychopathology, and health disparities. Our faculty conduct innovative basic, translational, and clinical research and secure high levels of NIH grant funding. We especially welcome applications from basic, translational, and applied clinical scientists who have demonstrated the capacity for, or success in, conducting impactful science, publishing research of high quality, and competing for external funding. Other duties will include teaching at the graduate and/or undergraduate level and supervision of students and trainees.   

The University is a vibrant center of scientific discovery and innovation, and opportunities for multidisciplinary collaboration are abundant, both within and outside the Biological Sciences Division.  The Division, other academic units of the University, and the University of Chicago Medical Center, are all contained within the compact campus in Hyde Park. Appointees will have access to state-of-the-art core facilities and to outstanding colleagues and graduate students affiliated with numerous degree-granting programs within and outside the biological sciences.  Early career scientists will be mentored by senior faculty and have access to internal funding mechanisms.  Competitive research space and start-up funding will be available.  Academic rank and compensation (including a generous package of fringe benefits) are dependent upon qualifications.   

Prior to the start of employment, qualified applicants must have a doctoral degree (MD, PhD, MD/PhD) or equivalent.   

MD qualified applicants who will provide clinical service must: 1) have a medical doctorate or equivalent and 2) hold or be eligible for medical licensure in the State of Illinois prior to the start of employment.  PhD qualified applicants who will provide clinical service must: 1) hold a doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from an American Psychological Association (APA) accredited University-based training program, and 2) hold or be eligible for an Illinois license in Clinical Psychology.

To be considered, those interested must apply through The University of Chicago‚ Academic Recruitment job board, which uses Interfolio to accept applications:  

Applicants must upload:  CV including bibliography, contact information for three references, a research statement that includes a summary of past research accomplishments, highlighting up to three selected papers and future research plans, and a teaching statement [which may also include the candidate’s experience in teaching diverse students, if applicable. (The University’s Diversity Statement can be found at]. Review of applications will continue until the positions are filled. 

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