Sr Instructor

Rochester, NY


Faculty job description

The Department of Psychiatry at the University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry invites applications for a full-time faculty position at the rank of Senior Instructor or above based on academic expertise and accomplishment. We are recruiting for a candidate with outstanding clinical research skills to join the Department’s Sleep & Neurophysiology Research Laboratory (SNRL) and help to expand the lab’s research in two key areas: (1) dream research and (2) sleep health among individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing.

The successful candidate will: serve as the Associate Director of the SNRL; develop a program of research in dreaming and dream engineering; and develop a program of research on sleep in the deaf population. This latter line of research will be integrated with the Department of Psychiatry’s clinical services in the Deaf Wellness Clinic.

Candidates must meet the following requirements:

  1. Doctoral degree in neuroscience, biomedical science, cognitive psychology or a discipline related to sleep research.

  2. Technical expertise in administering a sleep research laboratory and related staff and equipment.

  3. Expertise in one or more facets of dream research.

  4. Experience conducting clinical and/or public health research in the deaf or hard of hearing population(s).

  5. Track record of research training and experience, with indications of early academic success and national recognition.

One of the nation's top academic medical centers, the University of Rochester Medical Center forms the centerpiece of the University's health research, teaching, patient care and community outreach missions. The University's health care delivery network is anchored by Strong Memorial Hospital - an 800-bed, University-owned teaching hospital which boasts specialty programs that consistently rank among the best in the nation. At URMC, our robust teaching and research programs transform the patient experience with fresh ideas and approaches steeped in disciplined science and the biopsychosocial model. Here, care is delivered by health care professionals who innovate, collaborate, and care deeply about the lives they touch.

The surrounding counties constitute a community of over one million residents spread over many neighborhoods and townships. With a wealth of unique attractions and events spanning all four seasons, the city has been rated by Forbes as one of America’s top ten most livable cities, #3 Best Places to Raise a Family 2010, Top 50 Most Educated Cities in America, and boasts affordable housing and public schools that rank among the highest in the nation.

Compensation includes an excellent, nationally competitive base salary, and generous benefits package through the University, including retirement program with direct University contribution and tuition benefits.

Interested individuals should apply on-line to Job posting #239011 at

The University of Rochester is committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of equity, diversity, and inclusion to advance the University’s mission to Learn, Discover, Heal, Create – and Make the World Ever Better. In support of our values and those of our society, the University is committed to not discriminating on the basis of age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, military/veteran status, national origin, race, religion/creed, sex, sexual orientation, citizenship status, or any other status protected by law. This commitment extends to the administration of our policies, admissions, employment, access, and recruitment of candidates from underrepresented populations, veterans, and persons with disabilities consistent with these values and government contractor Affirmative Action obligations.

The University of Rochester is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

Pay Range

Pay Range: $92,150 - $143,173 Annually

The referenced pay range represents the minimum and maximum annual salary for this faculty position. Individual salaries will be determined within the job’s salary range, and will be determined by considering factors including, but not limited to, market data, education, experience, qualifications, expertise of the individual, and internal equity considerations. Incentive-based compensation may also be applicable and will be discussed during the hiring process.

Location: School of Medicine & Dentistry
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Opening: Full Time 40 hours Grade 000 Psychiatry M&D Psychology

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