Assistant or Associate Professor, Psychology

Nebraska, United States
Salary Not specified
Feb 15, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Description or Duties

Teach human development, experimental child psychology, adolescent psychology, adult development and aging, general psychology and contribute to the core courses in psychology including those related to research methodology. Direct the gerontology minor which includes overseeing student practicum experiences. Support interdisciplinary programs including the online M.S. in Long-Term Care Management.  Develop courses in your area of interest that complement the psychology program.  Pursue scholarly projects relevant to departmental and institutional missions. These include developing an active research program and providing departmental and institutional service on committees. Normal teaching load is 12 hours per semester; research-active faculty normally receive a 3-hour per semester reduction in teaching.

Required Qualifications:              

Ph.D. in Psychology with a focus in developmental psychology completed at the time of appointment; evidence of ability to effectively teach undergraduate students; and evidence of ability to establish an independent research program that involves undergraduate students.

Preferred Qualifications:             

College/University teaching experience; evidence of a research program in adulthood and aging or related field; ability to seek external funding; experience teaching online; and evidence of ability to contribute to department service.


HOW TO APPLY: To ensure full consideration, please submit all application materials before review date March 15, 2021. For more information and to apply visit UNK Employment Opportunities. For more information about the position contact: Julie Lanz at  For more information about the online application process contact: 308-865-8516 or


SALARY AND BENEFITS:  With contingent offer of employment, the University of Nebraska will conduct an investigation of employment records, educational records, criminal records, and other records to verify the information provided in your application and/or any additional information you have provided is accurate.  Salaries at the University of Nebraska at Kearney are competitive.  The University provides a flexible benefits program at minimal cost to the employee. Benefit choices include a Medical Plan and Prescription Drug Program, Vision Care, Dental Plan, LTD, Life Insurance, AD&D Insurance, Dependent Life Insurance, Long Term Care Insurance, and Reimbursement Accounts for Health and Dependent Care.  The Employee and Dependent Scholarship program is also available to eligible employees.  Basic Retirement Plan options include TIAA and Fidelity.


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