Assistant Professor in Psychology

University of Houston-Downtown
Texas, United States
Competitive Salary
Nov 13, 2020
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The psychology program invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning Fall 2021. Candidates must be able to demonstrate an ability to successfully conduct an independent line of research; however, the research area is open. Priority will be given to candidates with previous teaching experience, especially those who have taught Research Methods. Given the institution’s strong emphasis on diversity, candidates from traditionally underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. 

UHD is a teaching university; full-time faculty teach a 4-3 course load.

 Review of complete applications will begin December 1, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled.

 A letter of interest and curriculum vitae must be attached to the online application.

 A statement of teaching philosophy that emphasizes instructional strategies and student engagement, evidence of teaching effectiveness, research statement, a copy of all undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and three letters of recommendation are required.  Documents that cannot be attached to the online application must be emailed or mailed to: Dr. Danya Serrano, Chair, Psychology Search Committee, University of Houston-Downtown, One Main Street, N-1009, Houston, TX  77002-1001,

Information concerning the Social Sciences Department and the Psychology program can be found at



Candidates must have received a Ph.D. in psychology or a related discipline from a regionally-accredited institution by the time of employment. Candidates should have an established research agenda in their specialty area. Candidates will be expected to teach undergraduate courses in Research Methods and their specialty area, and contribute to service activities within the department and institution.

Priority will be given to candidates with previous teaching experience, especially those who have taught Research Methods and courses that center on issues of diversity, inequality, gender, and/or social justice.

Required Attachments by Candidate: Curriculum Vitae, Cover Letter/Letter of Application, Letters of Recommendation, Unofficial Transcripts, Teaching Philosophy or Statement, Research Statement, Evidence of Effective Teaching

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