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Assistant Professor in Quantitative Psychology #202217TTL

Employer
Texas State University
Location
Texas, United States
Salary
Salary Commensurate with experience
Date posted
Aug 23, 2021

The Department of Psychology at Texas State University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in quantitative psychology. We strongly encourage applications from those who will contribute to the diversity of our community.

The successful candidate will be expected to: 1) develop and maintain an active research program that incorporates undergraduate/graduate students; 2) teach foundational undergraduate and graduate-level courses in statistics as well as courses in advanced quantitative methods; 3) supervise Master’s theses; 4) actively seek and maintain external funding; 5) participate in service as a good departmental citizen.

Founded in 1899, Texas State University is among the largest universities in Texas with an enrollment of 37,812 students. Designated an Emerging Research University by the State of Texas, Texas State is classified under “Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity,” the second-highest designation for research institutions under the Carnegie classification system. Texas State University is also designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. More than 50% of our students are persons of color, and we serve a significant number of first-generation college students. The psychology department possesses a strong commitment to diversity and multiculturalism. Thus, the department is particularly interested in candidates who have demonstrated a commitment to improving access to higher education and mentoring underrepresented students. All positions are subject to availability of funds.

Required Qualifications          

Ph.D. in quantitative psychology or a closely related discipline by the time of appointment. 

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Experience and evidence of proficiency in advanced quantitative methods.
  2. Scholarship productivity and record of excellence in scholarly publications. 
  3. An independent research program/plan that is integrated within a research specialty area.
  4. Evidence of, or potential for, securing external research funding.
  5. Quality collegiate teaching experience in statistics/quantitative methods. 
  6. Demonstrated commitment to diversity, cultural sensitivity, and community-engaged learning.

An applicant’s qualifications will be evaluated in relation to time since completion of the Ph.D.

Application Procedures

On-line submission of all application materials is required through the university’s application portal, https://jobs.hr.txstate.edu/postings/35873.

To assure full consideration, please submit the following by October 9, 2021
1) Cover letter; 2) Current curriculum vitae; 3) Statement addressing applicant’s qualifications and research interests; 4) two/three representative publications; 5) statement of teaching philosophy; 6) Evidence of teaching effectiveness; 7) Diversity statement, which should include the applicant’s interpretation of diversity as well as describe the applicant’s skills, experience, and commitment to working toward achieving equity and enhancing diversity; and 8) three letters of reference.

As part of our application process, we are requesting three letters of reference. Upon submission of your application, an automated email will be generated and sent to your references with instructions on how to attach the reference letter to your application through a confidential online portal.

The selected candidate will be required to submit official transcripts from all degree-granting institutions. 

Questions about the application process should be submitted via email to psychology-jobs@txstate.edu

 

Texas State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, committed to inclusive thought and action in support of our diverse community. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups and all those who share our commitment to inclusivity and passion for the strength of our diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.

Employment with Texas State University is contingent upon the outcome of record checks and verifications including criminal history, driving records, education records, employment verifications, reference checks, and employment eligibility verifications.

Texas State University is a tobacco-free campus. Smoking and the use of any tobacco product will not be allowed anywhere on Texas State property or in university owned or leased vehicles. 

Texas State University is a member of the Texas State University System. 

Why Work at Texas State?

Texas State University is home to more than 38,000 students and 2,000 faculty members in the growing Austin-San Antonio corridor. A member of the Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity Carnegie classification, the university creates new knowledge, fosters cultural and economic development, and prepares its growing population of diverse students for the endless possibilities that await them as citizens of Texas, the nation, and the world. 

Bolstered by research with relevance and innovation in creative and scholarly work in a full range of academic disciplines and a spirit of inclusiveness, Texas State seeks outstanding candidates for a variety of faculty positions.

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