Assistant Professor of Psychology

Florida, United States
Competitive Salary
Nov 12, 2020
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time


College of Arts and Sciences


Position: Assistant Professor of Psychology (Cognitive)



The Department of Psychology at Stetson University is seeking a colleague trained in Cognitive Psychology for a full-time, tenure track assistant professor appointment beginning August 2021.  The successful candidate will be a model teacher-scholar who is devoted to teaching and mentoring undergraduate students and to maintaining an outstanding research program involving them. 



All applicants must hold a Ph.D. in Psychology from an APA-accredited institution or provide evidence that the Ph.D. will be completed prior to August 2021. The ideal candidate will possess a strong commitment to liberal arts and sciences education at an undergraduate institution and will show evidence of teaching excellence using a variety of effective methodologies, an ability to diversify our curriculum and pedagogy to meet multiple interests, and will possess a scholarly record which makes evident the ability to establish and maintain a productive research program that includes undergraduate student collaborators. Although the specific area of research expertise is open, preference will be given to those whose research centers on judgement and decision-making, sensation and perception, cognitive neuropsychology, attention, ergonomics, learning and memory, or language, and can intersect with other research areas in or outside the department.


We are especially interested in and encourage applications from candidates who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds, an ability to be a role model and mentor for students, and a commitment to enhance opportunities for all students, including those from under-represented groups.



The teaching load is three courses per semester. Primary teaching responsibilities include Cognitive Psychology, Research Methods & Proposal, Senior Project, and Introduction to Psychology. Other courses will be based on the candidate’s area of expertise, which should complement and diversify our current departmental course offerings and/or Stetson’s general education curriculum, including First Year Seminars or Junior Seminars. In addition to maintaining the highest quality of teaching, candidates will be expected to pursue an active research program, which includes undergraduate research assistants and leads to publication in peer-reviewed journals. Other responsibilities include advising of majors and other departmental and university service activities.


For more information on our expectations in teaching and scholarship, our tenure policies, and our support for faculty development, please see the Academic Affairs website at


The Department:

The Department of Psychology consists of 10 full-time faculty members with a broad range of research interests who are strongly committed to effective teaching and mentoring.  We provide a broad and rigorous training program to students pursuing graduate programs in psychology and related areas. Many of our majors author and co-author peer-reviewed publications and present their research in competitive peer-reviewed venues.  Our majors also regularly win awards for their undergraduate research at the annual convention of the Southeastern Psychological Association (S.E.P.A.), Stetson Showcase (a daylong research symposium on Stetson’s campus) and other venues. These accomplishments are natural extensions of the community and support shared among the faculty and within the Department.

College of Arts and Sciences:

Stetson’s College of Arts and Sciences ( is the largest and most diverse of the University’s colleges and schools; it includes the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, education, and creative arts.  With nineteen academic departments and nine interdisciplinary programs, the College is the liberal arts core of the University.  A great strength of the College is its faculty of approximately 140 full-time teacher-scholars.  The College offers 31 undergraduate majors and 34 undergraduate minors; six graduate degrees are offered in Education, Counselor Education, and Creative Writing.  Every undergraduate major requires a senior research project, giving students the opportunity to design and carry out independent research under faculty mentorship.  Our academic programs are shaped by the values of social justice and civic responsibility.  All of our courses and programs of study promote engaged learning, whereby students create connections between the classroom or lab and the local, regional, and global community.  The academic programs of the College of Arts and Sciences prepare students to live significant lives, to interact with and positively affect the world around them.



Founded in 1883, Stetson University ( is a private, selective university comprised of a rich array of liberal arts and professional academic programs. Collectively, Stetson’s faculty works with nearly 4,300 students in undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs. The University’s historic main campus, located in DeLand, enrolls more than 3,000 students in undergraduate programs in the College of Arts & Sciences, the School of Business Administration, and the School of Music. Stetson University College of Law, Florida’s first law school, moved from the main campus to Gulfport in 1945, and, with the addition of the Tampa Law Center, serves approximately 1,000 students working full-time or part-time toward J.D. or LL.M. degrees. The University’s graduate programs include Business, Accounting, Educational Leadership, Counseling, and Creative Writing. Florida’s oldest private institution of higher learning, Stetson has regularly been ranked among the best regional universities in the Southeast and was the first private college in Florida to be granted a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa.


Stetson University provides an inspiring education that engages students with rigorous academic and creative study grounded in liberal learning and promotes civic values of personal and social responsibility. Working closely with faculty and with one another, students cultivate abilities to explore issues deeply, think critically, reason empirically, speak persuasively, and connect ideas creatively. Firmly committed to inclusive excellence, our vibrant community of teacher-scholars nurtures the potential of individual students to lead lives of significance and prepares each to meet the challenges of shaping the future—locally, nationally, and globally.



DeLand is a picturesque residential community of 32,000 located 20 miles west of Daytona Beach and 35 miles northeast of Orlando. The area offers extensive cultural as well as recreational activities.


SALARY: Salary is competitive.


STARTING DATE: August 11, 2021


For initial consideration, applicants should supply a cover letter, which summarizes interest in the position and addresses qualifications, a detailed curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., student and/or peer evaluations), and complete contact information of three professional references. In the cover letter, candidates are encouraged to highlight skills and experiences that demonstrate a commitment to social justice, diversity, and inclusion.

All information may be submitted electronically to Dr. Camille Tessitore King, Search Committee Chair, at While electronic submissions are preferred, alternatively application materials may be mailed to:


Camille Tessitore King, Ph.D., Search Committee Chair

Department of Psychology

Stetson University

421 N. Woodland Blvd., Unit 8281

DeLand, FL 32723


Review of applications will begin January 4, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.  


Stetson University is an Equal Opportunity Employer that affirms cultural diversity and inclusion as a core value of academic excellence at Stetson University. We are committed to achieving equal access in education, employment, and participation through the recruitment and retention of outstanding faculty, staff, and students from diverse backgrounds, and to meaningful academic and intellectual transformation in curriculum, research and service. We are dedicated to actions and policies that foster a community in which individuals with various identities, cultures, backgrounds, and viewpoints work together to create opportunities for engagement through rewarding and fulfilling careers and personal experiences in a culturally and racially diverse society and a globalized world. We strongly encourage members of historically under-represented and economically-disadvantaged groups and women to apply for employment. Stetson University is an EEO, ADA, ADEA, and GINA employer.