Director - IBS Problem Behavior and Positive Youth Development Program

Institute of Behavioral Science in Colorado

Deadline Open until filled
Date Posted January 16, 2014
Type Tenured, tenure track
Salary Commensurate with experience
Employment Type Full-time


The Institute of Behavioral Science, in collaboration with the Departments of Sociology, Psychology, and Economics at the University of Colorado Boulder, invites applications for a tenured position to direct the established and internationally recognized IBS Problem Behavior and Positive Youth Development Program beginning no later than Fall of 2015. The full professor or advanced associate level is targeted. The Director leads the Program in conducting and fostering nationally recognized interdisciplinary and collaborative research and securing external funding and serves as a member of the IBS Board of Directors. We are seeking applicants with a specialization in one or more areas of problem behavior, such as: criminology, social/developmental psychology, mental health, epidemiology, social policy, program evaluation, and quantitative research methods. Candidates are expected to have an established and ongoing program of original research, a distinguished publication record, and demonstrated ability to obtain external funding, as well as a record of high-quality teaching. Tenure will be held in Sociology, Psychology, or Economics. Review of candidates will begin February 15, 2014, and continue until the position is filled. Direct questions to Professor Fred Pampel (, chair of the Search Committee. University of Colorado applications are submitted to posting #F00998. Applicants should upload the following documents: 1) a cover letter outlining their research specializations and teaching interests; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) evidence of teaching effectiveness (evaluations and syllabi); and 4) a list of three references. The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to building a diverse workforce. We encourage applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting the ADA Coordinator at: