Assistant Professor of Psychology - Tenure Track

Position Information

Position Title Assistant Professor Working Title Assistant Professor of Psychology - Tenure Track Department 240410-Psychological Science Pay Rate Per faculty salary model FTE 1.0 FLSA Exempt Position Number 998296 Classification Faculty Special Instructions to Applicants:
To Apply: Candidates must complete an on-line faculty profile found at and apply to position #998296.

Candidates should submit the following documentation:
1. A cover letter addressing teaching effectiveness.
2. A curriculum vitae.
3. Unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts.
4. A research statement addressing research experience and interest(s).
5. Names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three professional references. This is completed within the faculty profile.

Letters of recommendation and official undergraduate and graduate transcripts showing degree completions will be required later in the search process.

Review of applications begins September 15, 2021 and continues until the position is filled. Questions related to the position should be addressed to the search committee chair Dr. Kim Stark, email:

NOTE : A background check is required for the selected candidate of this position and any job offer is contingent on the results of this check.

The University of Central Missouri is an Equal Opportunity Employer and specifically invites applications from women, minorities, veteran status and people with disabilities.

Working hours:
Professional Faculty Hours Bargaining Unit No Work Location Warrensburg Campus Posting Date 06/28/2021 Closing Date Open Until Filled Yes Position Purpose
The Psychological Science program at the University of Central Missouri ( ) seeks to fill a tenure-track assistant professor position in Psychology. The position begins August 2022. The standard teaching load is 12 credit hours per semester; opportunities to teach during the summer are available. Excellence in teaching, productivity in research, and service to the school, college, and university are required for promotion and tenure. Education & Formal Training Doctorate degree (Specify field(s) of study below) Other Education & Formal Training
Doctorate (Ph.D.) in Neuroscience, Biology Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, or related area of Psychology required.

While advanced ABD candidates will be considered, completion of the doctoral degree is required by the start of the appointment. Computer Skills Experience
Successful candidates will provide evidence of excellence in teaching, and the ability and interest to involve undergraduate students in their research as well as to foster student career/professional development.

Applicant must be able to teach Physiological Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Sensation & Perception, Research Design & Analysis, and General Psychology. In addition, the ability to teach additional courses as needed by the program such as History of Psychology or Orientation to Psychology, as well as training and experience in program evaluation and assessment, are preferred.

Special Skills, Abilities, and Knowledge: Attention to detail, Communication skills, including oral, written, and/or nonverbal, Knowledge of a University environment preferred, Human Relations/Interpersonal skills, Leadership skills: organization/meeting facilitation/project leadership, Ability to manage multiple concurrent projects and meet deadlines, Maintain confidentiality Other Special Skills, Abilities, and Knowledge Physical & Environmental Factors: Special Working Conditions: Irregular work hours, Professional appearance Ability to Keyboard Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Required Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Transcripts
  3. Vitae
  4. Research Statement
Optional Documents

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