Professor of Practice in School Psychology

TULANE UNIVERSITY, DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY in the School of Science and Engineering, announces an opening for a PROFESSOR OF PRACTICE in SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGY starting in July 2018. The Professor of Practice is a renewable three-year regular faculty position that is devoted to teaching and does not lead to tenure. Minimum qualifications include a Ph.D. in School Psychology from an APA accredited program; eligibility for licensure and certification in Louisiana; and evidence of teaching experience. Individuals with a Ph.D. in Child Clinical Psychology may also apply if there is evidence of significant school-based training and experience. Specific responsibilities of the 9-month appointment include teaching three courses per semester, including graduate courses, practicum supervision, and an undergraduate course in Abnormal Psychology. Potential graduate courses and associated practicum supervision include Psychological Assessment I (cognitive) or II (emotional/behavioral), Behavioral and Cognitive-Behavioral Intervention, and Cognitive-Behavior Therapy. Active participation in program development and training initiatives is also expected.
The School Psychology Program is housed within the Department of Psychology, which consists of 21 full-time faculty, 7 of whom serve as core faculty in the School Psychology Program.  The Program offers the Ph.D. degree and is accredited by the American Psychological Association. The Program is guided by an ecologically-grounded scientist-practitioner model of training, with particular emphasis on the contexts of development and culture. Practicum training takes place in a range of settings, including public schools, a campus-based clinic, and community health and mental health settings.

We are dedicated to maintaining a culturally diverse faculty, and we strongly encourage applications from women and members of underrepresented groups.  Tulane University is an EEO/AA/ADA employer.   Application review will begin November 1, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.  Please upload a letter of application, vita, statement of teaching philosophy, and three letters of recommendation interfolio:  Inquiries regarding the position may be directed to Dr. Stacy Overstreet, Chair, Search Committee (

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Drs. Stacy Overstreet and Courtney Baker in the Department of Psychology at Tulane University (New Orleans, LA) invite applications for a full-time, one-year postdoctoral research fellow to coordinate evaluation of an experimental trial examining implementation strategies for trauma-informed approaches in six New Orleans K-8 public charter schools funded by the National Institute of Justice. The 12-month (July 1 – June 30) salary is $48,000 with a competitive benefits package, and there is the opportunity for reappointment after the first year.

The postdoctoral research fellow will support a multidisciplinary team of Tulane faculty, study personnel, and community-based mental health professionals to engage students, teachers, administrators, and families in ongoing data collection. The fellow will coordinate quarterly data collection from students and teachers, oversee the data collection team, maintain systems for data management, and maintain human research protections protocols. Opportunities to participate in implementation activities through delivery of professional development trainings and dissemination efforts through conference presentations and manuscript writing are available.  See link for more details.

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

A postdoctoral position focused on dissecting the neuronal circuits of emotion and adaptive behavior is available in the laboratory of Dr. Jonathan P. Fadok at Tulane University.

The lab is broadly interested in how the brain generates and controls emotional primitives and the adaptive behaviors that subsequently arise from such internal states. We investigate these phenomena by dissecting neuronal circuits at the level of identified cell types and projection pathways. We are especially interested in understanding how brain regions interact to influence the acquisition of emotionally-laden experiences. Furthermore, we are working to bridge the gap between basic science and medicine by using applied methods based on our basic research findings. We utilize a combination of large-scale in vivo recordings of neuronal activity (single-unit electrophysiology and deep brain calcium imaging) and functional manipulations (e.g. optogenetics) during freely moving behavioral assays. We also incorporate modern neuroanatomical tracing techniques, such as cell-type specific anterograde and retrograde methods..

Laboratory Research Technician

We are seeking a laboratory technician to provide support for many aspects of the daily operation of the Laboratory of Emotional Circuits and Adaptive Behavior, headed by Dr. Jonathan P. Fadok. The laboratory research technician will work as part of a team comprised of postdoctoral fellows, graduate students, and undergraduate research assistants and will perform general laboratory maintenance tasks and mouse husbandry. The research technician will also support the research efforts of the laboratory by providing technical assistance related to experiments. Typical responsibilities of the technician will include ordering, maintenance, and organization of laboratory supplies and equipment, maintaining mouse colonies, and genotyping. Other tasks will be commensurate with the experience and interests of the technician. The position requires a high-degree of organization, meticulous work practices, and a demonstrated interest in psychological and neuroscience research.


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