Open Rank - Industrial Organizational Psychology - (FAC001454)



The Department of Psychology at the University of Houston (UH) anticipates filling an Open-Rank tenure-track position in Industrial & Organizational Psychology to begin September 1, 2021. UH is a Carnegie-Designated Tier One Public Research University, has been designated Tier One for Community Engagement, and is designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution. With one of the most diverse student bodies in the nation, UH seeks to recruit and retain a diverse community of scholars. Our I/O group is committed to enhancing our group’s research output in top journals while also maintaining partnerships with energy industry employers, some of the nation’s largest health care providers, and expanding our long-term partnerships with other sectors.

UH is located in the heart of America’s fourth largest city, and is one of the most culturally and ethnically diverse public universities in the nation, with over 45,000 students on the main campus. The City of Houston serves as the energy industry capital of the world and is home to the world’s largest medical center. Houston is a culturally vibrant city, providing residents with a high quality of life in a multicultural, urban environment. Additional information about the University is available at http://www.uh.edu and on the Department of Psychology at http://www.psychology.uh.edu .

Position Description: Industrial Organizational Psychology – Open Rank (Tenured/tenure track)

We seek a colleague who can contribute to the success and growth of our research-oriented doctoral program by (1) building and maintaining a nationally competitive research program that is recognized by high-quality publications, and external funding (as appropriate), (2) mentoring doctoral students to pursue research careers, (3) and teaching graduate and undergraduate courses. We are particularly interested in scholars with research interests in Big Data methods and workforce diversity though we will consider applicants from all research areas in I/O psychology. We are especially looking for a colleague who can contribute to the development of a research-oriented vision for the program, who is interested in playing a leadership role in the I/O group, and can further the development of industry partnerships.

Applications may be submitted at http://www.uh.edu/human-resources/uh-careers/ (Posting FAC001454) and should include a letter of interest, research statement, names and email addresses of three writers of letters of recommendation (referees may be contacted later in the selection process to submit letters directly via the online system), a current curriculum vita, representative papers, a teaching statement, and evidence of effective teaching. If you have questions or are wondering whether you should apply, please contact Dr. Christiane Spitzmueller (Professor of I/O Psychology and search committee chair) at cspitzmu@central.uh.edu or at 281-610-9099.

UH’s I/O Psychology group is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty to conduct research relevant to all parts of society. We pride ourselves in being a place where individuals from diverse backgrounds want to work to achieve innovative research outcomes and provide cutting-edge instruction to one of the nation’s most diverse graduate and undergraduate student bodies.

The University of Houston is responsive to the needs of dual career couples and able to provide access to high-quality childcare spots at the University’s Children’s Learning Centers. Individuals with a history of and commitment to mentoring students from underrepresented minorities are particularly encouraged to apply. The University of Houston is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, and encourages minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities to apply.

Review of applications will commence October 12, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled.

Qualifications :

A Doctorate in the discipline is required. Applicants should demonstrate a clear commitment to excellence in the supervision of graduate research, and teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels.

Notes to Applicant: Official transcripts are required for a faculty appointment and will be requested upon selection of the final candidate. All positions at the university are security sensitive and will require a criminal history check.

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