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Assistant Professor, I/O Psychology

University of Central Florida
Orlando, Florida
Start date
Aug 15, 2023

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Position Type
Faculty Positions
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The Department of Psychology at the University of Central Florida (UCF) invites applications for two nine-month tenure track positions at the assistant professor level anticipated to begin in August of 2024. We seek dedicated and collegial educators/scientists whose work closely integrates theory and application and who can establish collaborative relationships within the department/college as well as with other colleges at the university (e.g., Business, Medicine, Health and Public Affairs, Hospitality), and with organizations in the surrounding area.

A doctorate in Industrial/Organizational (I/O) Psychology from an accredited institution by the time of hire is required for both positions. Related degrees from accredited institutions will be considered if research and experience is consistent with a background in I/O Psychology.

The ideal candidates would have: 1) publications in top-tier I/O-related journals or the potential to do so; 2) a research program with the potential for external funding; 3) evidence of or potential for teaching and mentoring effectiveness; and 4) an interest in teaching I/O-psychology and related courses (e.g., research methods, statistics) at all levels (undergraduate, master’s, doctoral). The I/O sub-specialty is open, and we prefer candidates who can build cross-collaborations between the candidate’s owns areas of expertise and on-going research in our program. 

Our Ph.D. program develops I/O professionals who have the skills to conduct research that is both theory-based and problem-focused. We have awarded 78 Ph.D. and over 300 M.S. degrees since 2000. Our graduates are currently placed in academic positions (e.g., Clemson, Johns Hopkins, Georgia Tech, Boston University), in organizations (e.g., Google, Disney, APTMetrics, JetBlue University, IBM), in government (e.g., Navy, Army, NASA, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention), and in university research positions (e.g., Virginia Commonwealth School of Medicine, Rutgers Career Development Center). Our M.S. program is dedicated to developing I/O professionals who have the skills to create and manage evidence-based solutions to organizational challenges. Our undergraduate program offers several classes in I/O psychology, social/personality, and measurement. Current I/O faculty expertise includes occupational health psychology, resilience, AI & selection, team performance, technology and the changing nature of work, organizational citizenship behavior, counterproductive work behavior, organizational climate, and psychometrics. See our website for more details:

UCF is one of the nation’s largest universities with a diverse student body of approximately 70,000 students. UCF has grown substantially in size, quality, diversity, and reputation in its first 50 years. Today, the university offers more than 230 degree programs. UCF is an economic engine, attracting and supporting industries vital to the region’s future while providing students with real-world experiences that help them succeed after graduation. For more information, visit

The College of Sciences (COS) houses most of the university’s natural, computational, and social sciences in eight departments, two schools, and several centers. The college’s programs play a key role in advancing UCF as a national research university that is determined to help students from all backgrounds achieve success. For more information, visit

The Department of Psychology at UCF has over 50 full-time faculty, over 4,000 undergraduate majors, two master's programs including I/O Psychology and Clinical Psychology, and three doctoral programs including I/O Psychology, Human Factors and Cognitive Psychology, and Clinical Psychology. Faculty from the I/O Program lead and contribute to multidisciplinary translational research centers, including the NIOSH-Sponsored Targeted Research Training Program, IMMERSE, and the NIMH-funded ImplementatioN Science and Team Effectiveness in Practice (IN STEP) Children’s Mental Health Research Center. For more information about the department, visit

To be considered you must apply online at and attach the following materials: a cover letter of interest, statements of research (including future research plans) and teaching interest (including evidence of teaching), a vita (CV), and up to three (3) reprints of recent publications. Additionally, provide the names and contact information for three professional references. Review of applications will begin September 1, 2023, and continue until filled. Questions regarding the position should be directed to Dr. Mindy Shoss (Search Committee Chair) at and/or Dr. Mark Ehrhart (Program Director) at

EEO statement

As an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, UCF encourages all qualified applicants to apply, including women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of traditionally underrepresented populations. UCF's Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at: As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request.

We encourage people from all backgrounds to apply.  We encourage you to apply if (1) you believe that you have the skills for the position, (2) think you meet at least some of the criteria outlined above, and (3) you are passionate about building a strong industrial/organizational psychology program at the undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral levels at UCF.

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