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Assistant Professor of Psychology

University of North Dakota
Grand Forks, North Dakota
Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.
Posted Date
Sep 27, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Psychology
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Department of Psychology at the University of North Dakota (UND) is searching to fill a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor rank to begin August 16, 2023, contingent upon availability of funding. Candidates should have expertise in areas of Forensic Psychology or Psychology & Law that directly align with the goals of UND’s Rural Health and Communities or Big Data Grand Challenges, such as jury decision making, victim advocacy, violent risk assessment, or statistical modeling.

Housed within the University of North Dakota’s largest college, the College of Arts & Sciences, the Department of Psychology has approximately 460 undergraduate majors and 190 graduate students with programs in Clinical (APA-accredited), Experimental, and Forensic Psychology.

Established in 1883, the University of North Dakota is the oldest research university in North Dakota. It is the state’s flagship university and is classified by the Carnegie Foundation as having high research activity. Founded with a strong liberal arts foundation, UND has grown into a prominent scientific research university and was recently ranked among the top 100 public and top 25 most innovative universities in the country by U.S. News and World Report, and is widely regarded as among the top universities in the American Northern Plains region. UND offers degrees in more than 225 fields of study with nearly 14,000 students. It is the home of the state’s only School of Law. The School of Medicine has major initiatives in rural and public health, and Aerospace is home to one of the first and largest unmanned aerial vehicle programs in the world.

UND is located in Grand Forks, North Dakota, a vibrant college town of over 57,000 people located on the border of North Dakota and Minnesota. Short commutes, a great public-school system, high quality medical facilities, low crime, ample parks and theaters, and a cost of living below that found in large American cities are some of Grand Forks’ advantages. Ranked as one of the top 5 Best Small College Towns, and America’s Best Hockey Town, Grand Forks offers stellar quality of life without the metropolitan hassles.

Position Benefits

Benefits include single or family health care coverage (UND pays the full premium), employee assistance program, retirement plans with generous employer contributions, and 10 paid holidays.

Optional benefits include supplemental life, dental, vision, flexible spending account, supplemental retirement plans.

UND also offers an employee tuition waiver and a variety of professional development opportunities.

Find out more about UND's great benefits and perks here!

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Produce peer-reviewed publications within area of research expertise and seek external grant funds
  • Teach a mix of online and on campus courses, including within our graduate Forensic Psychology programs, and supervise graduate students
  • All faculty are expected to contribute service within the department, college, university, and community. UND and the College of Arts & Sciences value diverse perspectives and seek applicants who are committed to helping students from underrepresented backgrounds succeed.

The position will carry a 2/1 formal course load for the first year and revert to a 2/2 formal load in subsequent years. Course load may be reduced if the candidate brings external support or secures it while in the position.

Required Competencies

  • Ability to produce peer-reviewed publications within area of research expertise and seek external grant funds
  • Ability to teach a mix of online and on campus courses
  • Effective interpersonal skills, including the ability to collaborate effectively with faculty, staff, and students
  • Ability and willingness to work with diverse groups
  • Ability to supervise graduate students and contribute to service within the department, college, university, and/or community

Minimum Requirements

  • Earned Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology (e.g. social, developmental, cognitive, legal, etc.) or Clinical Psychology by August 15, 2023
  • Research expertise in psychology & law or forensic psychology
  • Successful completion of criminal history records check

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the US and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire. The selected candidate will be required to submit official transcripts upon hire.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working collaboratively with interdisciplinary partners
  • Experience in online teaching
  • Experience or demonstrated ability to work with diverse groups
  • Evidence of scholarly productivity
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness

Minimum Hiring Salary

Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. 

Contract Period/Start Date

Position is full-time, benefitted and exempt. Dates of initial contract are August 16, 2023 to May 15, 2024.

To Apply

For full consideration, applications must be received by November 15, 2022 and include the following materials.

  • Cover letter
  • CV
  • Contact information for a minimum of three references
  • Further information may be requested later (e.g., letters of recommendation, a graduate transcript, teaching evaluations)

Questions about this position can be directed to Dr. Joelle Ruthig, Chairperson, Department of Psychology:

Position is open until filled.

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