Assistant Professor

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Tenure-track Clinical Neuropsychology Position, Strong Epilepsy Center, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY

The Strong Epilepsy Center within the Department of Neurology at the University of Rochester invites applications for a Clinical Neuropsychology position at an Assistant Professor level for a full-time, tenure-track appointment targeted to begin in mid-to-late 2019.  At the time of application, candidates must have 1) completed a doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from an APA/CPA/PCSAS accredited program, 2) completed an APA/CPA approved clinical psychology internship, 3) be enrolled in or have completed a post-doctoral fellowship in clinical neuropsychology and 4) must show evidence of progress toward, or completion of ABPP/ABN Board certification in clinical neuropsychology.  Preferred qualifications include:  1) clinical experience with persons with epileptic and non-epileptic seizures, including pre-and post-operative assessments, 2) research experience, as evidenced by publications and ongoing research in clinical neuropsychology and/or clinical neuroscience, 3) demonstrated potential for research funding,  4) demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success, including working with broadly diverse communities, and 5) pre and postdoctoral training that demonstrates a breadth of experiences in the provision and supervision of clinical neuropsychological assessment. Clinical duties mainly involve adults and adolescents, but experience with younger children is desirable.


We seek a highly committed Clinical Neuropsychologist who is determined to contribute to the clinical, research and teaching missions in the areas of clinical neuropsychology.  The successful candidate for this position will be expected to provide neuropsychological and clinical psychological assessments to patients with a broad range of neurologic, psychiatric and somatoform diagnoses, with a specific focus on assessment of persons with epilepsy and functional neurologic disorders, including non-epileptic seizures, generate research consistent with their interests and the mission of the Department, and educate residents and fellows about assessment and treatment of cognitive and functional neurologic disorders.


The Department of Neurology includes over 90 faculty with internationally recognized research programs.  External research grants exceeded $11 million in funding last year, with an additional $15.8 million through collaborations with allied centers across the University. The successful candidate will have numerous opportunities for collaboration within the department (Strong Epilepsy Center, Memory Care Program, Center for Neuro-therapeutic Discovery, Movement Disorders, Multiple Sclerosis and Neuroimmunology, Stroke and Cerebrovascular Center) and elsewhere within and outside the Medical Center (Department of Psychiatry, Department of Neurosurgery, Rochester Center for Brain Imaging, Del Monte Neuromedicine Institute, Center for Health Technology and Center for Translational Neuromedicine).  The UR Main and Medical Center campuses are adjacent to one another, facilitating interdisciplinary collaboration.


Applicants should submit cover letter, CV, and description of current and planned research to Michel Berg, MD (  Three letters of recommendation must be sent directly to the attention of Dr. Berg at the Strong Epilepsy Center, 601 Elmwood Avenue, Box 673, Rochester NY 14642.


Consideration of applications will begin immediately. For full consideration apply by December 31, 2018. The position will remain open until filled.  Inquiries can be directed to John Langfitt, Ph.D., (  The University of Rochester is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and educator; women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.


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