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Assistant Professor of Psychology

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TITLE: Assistant Professor of Psychology

DEPARTMENT: School of Psychology

REPORTS TO: Chair, School of Psychology

CLASSIFICATION: Staff-12 months





The Kentucky State University School of Psychology is experiencing rapid enrollment growth and program innovation. We are currently seeking a dynamic and motivated individual to join our Psychology Department as an Assistant Professor in Fall 2024. The successful candidate will contribute to our academic community through teaching across the psychology curriculum, grant writing and research, and service activities. This position offers an exciting opportunity for the applicant to establish a program of research in their area, mentor undergraduate and graduate students, and contribute to the advancement of knowledge in the field of psychology. Experience in social psychology, psychology and law, forensic psychology, or other related areas is desired, but candidates from other areas of specialization will be considered. Quality Matters certification is preferred


  1. Develop and teach undergraduate and graduate courses in psychology in face-to-face, hybrid, and online modalities.
  2. Conduct original research in a specialized area of psychology, leading to scholarly publications and presentations.
  3. Advise and mentor undergraduate and graduate students in their academic and professional development.
  4. Participate in departmental and university service activities, including committee work and academic advising.
  5. Contribute to the ongoing development and assessment of the psychology curriculum.


  1. Ph.D. in Psychology, prepared toteach at boththeundergraduateandgraduatelevel.
  2. Demonstrated expertise and scholarly activity in a specialized area of psychology.
  3. Strong commitment to excellence in teaching and mentoring students; Commitment to teaching in a Historically Black College or University (HBCU) preferred.
  4. Potential to conduct high-quality research and publish in reputable academic journals. Record of successful grant writing, research, and publication preferred.
  5. Effective communication and interpersonal skills.
  6. Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues and contribute to a positive work environment.
  7. Strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in teaching, research, and service activities.

  • The successful candidate will supervise and mentor undergraduate and graduate research, as well as any research assistants hired to work on grant projects.

The Assistant Professor of Psychology position is primarily based on-campus, with occasional opportunities for remote work. The position involves a combination of teaching, research, and service responsibilities, with regular office hours and participation in departmental meetings and events. Occasional travel for conferences and professional development may be required. This position requires the ability to sit, stand, and use a computer for extended periods. Occasional lifting and carrying of materials may be required during teaching and research activities. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

Applicants must submit a cover letter describing their teaching philosophy and adaptability to course modalities, graduate transcript(s}, a current curriculum vitae, a research statement, and contact information for three professional references to the Kentucky State University Faculty Career portal:

OTHER DUTIES: To be assigned by supervisor as needed


  1. Ph.D. in Psychology from an accredited university.
  2. Evidence of potential for excellence in teaching, grant writing, research, and service.
  3. Demonstrated ability to work effectively with diverse student populations

Licensing and Certifications:

As required by the applicant's area of specialization.

Internal candidates are encouraged to apply.

Applicants must be authorized to work for any employer in the United States. At this time, Kentucky State University is unable to sponsor or take over sponsorship of an employment visa


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KENTUCKY STATE UNIVERSITY is an Equal Opportunity Employer

The functions, qualifications, knowledge/skills, and physical requirements listed in this job description represent the essential duties of the job, which the incumbent must be able to perform either with or without reasonable accommodation. The Job Functions listed do not necessarily include all activities that the individual may perform.


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