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Assistant Professor, Industrial/Organizational Psychology

Eastern Kentucky University
Kentucky, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Oct 11, 2022

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Assistant Professor, Industrial/Organizational Psychology

Position Number: F00344P
Position Type: Faculty
Position Category: Fulltime Faculty
Driver Classification: Non Driver
City: Richmond
Division: Academic Affairs/Provost
Department: College of Letters, Arts & Soc Sci
Unit: Psychology
Contact Person: Dr. Yoshie Nakai
Funding Source: Institutional

About the College/Department:
Eastern Kentucky University and Psychology Department
Eastern Kentucky University is a regional, coeducational, public institution of higher education offering general and liberal arts programs, pre-professional and professional training in education, and various other fields at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Located in Richmond, Madison County, Kentucky, EKU has a distinguished record of more than a century of educational service to the Commonwealth. Eastern Kentucky University is committed to access, equal opportunity, dignity, respect, and inclusion for all people, as integral to a learning environment in which intellectual creativity and diversity thrive.

Situated near the heart of the Bluegrass, Richmond is served by a network of major highways that make EKU easily accessible from all parts of Kentucky and surrounding states. Richmond is 26 miles southeast of Lexington, Kentucky. Interstate Highways I-75 (north-south) and I-64 (east-west) make the metropolitan areas of Cincinnati, 112 miles to the north, and Louisville, 110 miles to the west, within convenient distance by automobile. Richmond is also served by U.S. Route 25 from Southeastern Kentucky and Kentucky Route 52 from the east and west. The Bluegrass, Mountain, Daniel Boone, and Cumberland Parkways provide even greater accessibility by automobile since the city is located near the convergence of these arterial highways into the interstate system.

EKU is dedicated to high-quality instruction, scholarship, and service, and places emphasis on the three in that order. Through its colleges and schools, the University seeks to offer quality instruction at a variety of degree levels in general education, the arts, the sciences, business, education, pre-professional and professional areas, and applied and technical disciplines. Through consultative services, continuing education, and the extended campus, the University seeks to provide service to the community and the region. The Department’s research endeavor seeks both to advance knowledge in the subject matter areas with which the University is concerned and to support the primary function of teaching.

The Psychology Department ( is housed in the College of Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences. The department has 21 full-time faculty members, approximately 800 undergraduate majors, and 150 graduate students. The Department offers Bachelor’s of Science degrees in Psychology and in Animal Studies, and a certificate and minor in Veterans Studies. In addition, the Department offers the Master of Science degree in Clinical Psychology, Industrial and Organizational Psychology, and General Psychology (with a Concentration in either Experimental Psychology or Applied Behavior Analysis), and the Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D) degree in Clinical Psychology as well as the Autism Spectrum Disorder Certificate (offered in cooperation with the Department of Occupational Therapy and Special Education and the Applied Behavior Analysis Certificate.

Position Summary:
The Department of Psychology at Eastern Kentucky University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position to begin on August 1, 2023. This is an on-campus position. Teaching duties will include undergraduate courses and online graduate courses in the Industrial-Organizational Psychology Master's program.

The I-O MS program transitioned to a fully online program in 2017. The program is a year-round, 36-credit-hour program. Courses are taught in 8-week sessions. Graduate teaching duties may include I-O Capstone (supervising student practicum projects), Research Methods, Work Analysis, Consulting and Business Skills, and Introduction to Industrial-Organizational Psychology. Teaching duties at the undergraduate level may include Introduction to Psychology, Psychology of the Workplace, and Scientific Literacy Courses. All teaching at the graduate level will be online. Course delivery requirements at the undergraduate level may include online, face-to-face, or hybrid formats. The department teaching load is 4 courses per semester.
The department offers numerous opportunities to mentor and supervise students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels in research and applied experiences. In addition to supervising practicum projects, I-O faculty and students provide consulting services through the Center for Applied Psychology and Workforce Development (CApP) within EKU's Psychology Department. The CApP provides consulting services to a wide variety of organizational clients in the region.
**Please attach your Statement of Teaching Approach and Experience that highlights teaching and mentoring philosophy, and pedagogical approaches under the Teaching Philosophy section. Please attach your Statement of Experience in and Plans for Promoting Equity and Inclusion through teaching, service/mentoring, and/or research under the additional space provided that is required.
Review of applications will begin on November 4, 2022, and will continue until the position is filled. Compensation is commensurate with experience. For additional information or to answer any questions, please contact Dr. Yoshie Nakai, Search Committee Chair,

Minimum Qualifications:
A doctoral degree from an accredited or internationally recognized institution in Industrial-Organizational Psychology is required. ABD applicants will be considered and must provide evidence that all Ph.D. requirements will be completed by the start date.

Desired Qualifications:
While the specific area of research and expertise within I-O is open, strong preference will be given to candidates who have evidence of:
  • a strong commitment to and successful teaching of psychology courses
  • applied experience working with organizational clients
  • online teaching experience
  • a commitment to engaging in mentoring and scholarly activities that encourage student involvement
  • a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion through teaching, service/mentoring, and/or research
  • a commitment to professional development in teaching

Additional Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience in online instruction and assessment
  • Experience in working with organizational clients
  • Experience in undergraduate and/or graduate teaching
  • Experience in conducting and publishing research with student involvement

Required Education Summary:

Posting Number: F00344P
Number of Vacancies: one
Job Open Date: 08/03/2022
Application Review Date: 11/04/2022
Job Close Date: 11/30/2022
Open Until Filled: No

Special Instructions Summary:

AA/EEO Statement:
Eastern Kentucky University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and educational institution and does not discriminate on the basis of age (40 and over), race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, ethnicity, disability, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information in the admission to, or participation in, any educational program or activity (e.g., athletics, academics and housing) which it conducts or any employment policy or practice.

Background Check Statement:
Offers of employment are contingent upon satisfactory background check.

Document Link:

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