Post-doctoral Research Fellowship
Applications are invited for a post-doctoral fellowship in health psychology. Areas of research opportunity
in health psychology are broad and include smoking behavior, adherence, health disparities,
patient-centered outcomes, patient-provider communication and Motivational Interviewing, HIV and
Multiple Sclerosis. Ongoing research methods and levels of investigation are diverse spanning
cognitive neuroscience, clinical, and community-based research. The Department of Psychology at
UMKC offers a rich setting for collaborative research with funded investigators and partnerships
across schools such as Pharmacy, Nursing, and Medicine. The mentorship team also has strong
collaborations with a number of UMKC affiliated medical facilities as well as the University
of Kansas Medical Center, including the Cancer Center and the Hoglund Brain Imaging Center.
The successful candidate will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of collaborative
research projects, including developing manuscripts and submitting grant proposals in the area of
health psychology. The position can be tailored to the interests and needs of the candidate.
Primary mentorship will be provided by Delwyn Catley, Ph.D., and Kathy Goggin, Ph.D. The mentorship
team is committed to providing a nurturing and rewarding educational experience that will facilitate
the development of the candidate’s independent research career. Competitive candidates will have a
Ph.D. in a field relevant to health psychology and a strong research background.
To apply, use the electronic submission system at http://www.umkc.edu/hr/career-opportunities/default.asp.
Please include a CV, a representative manuscript, a statement of interest and future goals, and three letters
of recommendation. Applicants must combine all application materials (personal letter of interest with
accompanying curriculum vitae and a list of references) into one PDF or Microsoft Word document and upload as a
resume attachment. Limit document name to 50 characters. Maximum size limit is 11MB. Do not include special
characters (e.g., /, &, %, etc.). Reviews of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
For questions about how applicants apply, please call (816) 235-1621, or if you are experiencing technical problems, please call (855) 524-0002.
The University of Missouri-Kansas City recognizes that a diverse faculty, staff and student body enriches the educational experiences of the entire campus and greater community. To this end, UMKC is committed to recruiting and retaining faculty, students and staff who will further enrich our campus diversity and making every attempt to support their academic, professional and personal success. Applicants who are not U.S. citizens must state their current visa and residency status. UMKC is an equal access, equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that is fully committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff.
Degree appropriate significant experience/training relevant to the level of class and content area being taught
Full Time/Part Time
Application materials are solicited on an ongoing basis to ensure we have a strong talent pool to source from in the event of a vacancy
Application materials must be submitted online at www.umkc.edu/jobs. Applicants must combine all application materials (personal letter of interest with accompanying curriculum vitae and a list of references) into one PDF or Microsolf Word document and upload as a resume attachment. Limit document name to 50 characters. Maximum size limit is 11MB. Do not include special characters (e.g., /, &, %, etc.). If you are experiencing technical problems, please call (855) 524-0002.
These are term, non-tenure-accruing positions. Appointment periods are for the semester with consideration for reappointment. A flat adjunct salary is determined based on level of educational degree.