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Faculty of Psychology/Department Chair

University of Texas Permian Basin
Texas, United States
Commensurate with experience
Date posted
Dec 2, 2019

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The University of Texas Permian Basin seeks a Chairperson for the Department of Psychology beginning August 2020. The position is at the rank of Associate or Full Professor. The area of specialization is open, but a Clinical Psychologist is preferred.

UT Permian Basin is one of seven academic institutions in the University of Texas System; there are also six health science institutions in the UT System. The Department of Psychology presently has 7 full-time faculty. We offer the BA online and face-to-face. Both are robust programs. We also offer the MA in Psychology with clinical and experimental concentrations.

The ideal candidate for the position will hold the Ph.D. and have interest in leading a department with the goals of teaching, research excellence,, and growth. This position requires teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, the latter in the candidate’s area of expertise. In addition to administrative and teaching duties, the Chairperson will be expected to maintain an active scholarly agenda and provide college and University service.

Questions about the search may be directed to Dr. James Olson, Chair of the Search Committee, at:

UT Permian Basin is located in the warm and sunny climate of West Texas. The Midland/Odessa area is ideal for those who enjoy hiking, geology, and the outdoors. Several Texas state parks are located within 200 miles of the university.

Candidates are asked to apply on-line, and to submit the following:

  • Letter of interest
  • Curriculum vitae/CV
  • A research and teaching statement
  • A summary of student course evaluations
  • A list of three (3) references with complete contact information

Review will begin February 21, 2020, and will continue on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

The University of Texas of the Permian Basin is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women and underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

The University of Texas Permian Basin is committed to providing equal employment and education opportunities free from illegal discrimination and ensures this commitment to nondiscrimination by informing employees and students of their rights and responsibilities, conducting fair and timely complaint investigations, and acting as an overall resource to employees and students.
The University is an equal opportunity employer and employs without regard to sex, race, color national origin, religion, age, disability, genetic information, status as a disabled or Vietnam era veteran, or other protected classes.

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