Assistant/Associate Professor of Psychology

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Arizona, United States
Salary Not Specified
Jun 02, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Job Description

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott, AZ, invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level in Psychology, to begin Fall 2021. Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Prescott, Arizona, campus is respected worldwide for cutting-edge instruction and training for tomorrow’s aviation, aerospace, security, and intelligence leaders. Prescott is a mile-high city and its climate reflects seasonable weather excellent for flying. Daytime averages are 80°F in the summer and 45°F in the winter. At 5,000 ft. above sea level, it boasts a mild climate, clean air, pristine wilderness areas, and nearby national forests. The university is a small, private, residential university in the mountains of Arizona with approximately 3,500 students. Staff/faculty/student interaction is highly valued and is a central theme of our campus. It is located 100 miles north of Phoenix and 120 miles south of the Grand Canyon. Embry-Riddle is a private non-profit, residential university in the mountains of Arizona with a focus on the STEM disciplines. Faculty/student interactions are highly valued and are central to the draw for many students and faculty. Prescott is rated as one of the desirable destinations in the Southwestern United States.

A qualified candidate will have expertise in Experimental, Behavioral, or Cognitive Psychology through doctoral training and at least one of the following: research and/or practice experience. The successful candidate will become an integral part of the psychology programs, with duties that include teaching courses in the department curricula, developing a research program, and participating in professional, department, campus, and university service activities.

The Behavioral & Social Sciences Department at ERAU has three distinct, rapidly growing Bachelor of Science programs in Forensic Psychology, Industrial-Organizational Psychology, and Human Factors Psychology. Faculty enthusiastically mentor and advise undergraduate students in research, professional development, internships, and career trajectories. The department and its current faculty are committed to the scientist-practitioner approach to education and working side-by-side with students on research and industry collaborations. A successful candidate will be committed to the same.

ERAU benefits include:

  • Relocation support provided;

  • Retirement Plan - ERAU offers immediate vesting and provides a 6% gift and will match up to 3.5% of employee contributions;

  • Two BC/BS health plans – PPO and high deductible plan with a health savings account;

  • Tuition waivers for employees, spouses, and dependent children; and

  • Use of various campus services: fitness center, library, mail room, and enjoy observation flights.


The candidate will work with our team of psychology faculty in supporting the success and growth of our undergraduate programs. An interest in leading scholarly activities that involve undergraduate students in research, grant proposals, or industry collaboration is ideal. Demonstrated or potential excellence in teaching, research, and mentoring undergraduate students is expected. Practical or industry experience is valued.

The outstanding candidate will have a doctoral degree in psychology or closely related discipline with college-level teaching experience. Candidates with degrees in Experimental Psychology, Behavioral Neuroscience, Cognitive Psychology or related areas are of greatest interest. Candidates who have a demonstrated ability to teach a wide array of psychology core courses (e.g., physiological, cognitive, and social psychology; statistics; research methods) will be given priority. Review of application will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

To be considered, applicants should submit the following:

1. A letter of application addressing all of the above required qualifications;

2. Statement outlining your research, teaching philosophy, and teaching experience;

3. A current curriculum vitae; and

4. Contact information for three professional references.

5. Unofficial transcripts

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