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Sep 12 2022

Faculty Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology

University of Texas at Arlington Arlington, Texas, United States

The University of Texas at Arlington
Department of Psychology
Assistant Professor
Position ID: F00324P

Job Summary
The Department of Psychology in the College of Science at the University of Texas at Arlington invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor. We are seeking candidates with expertise in Developmental Psychology and a focus on developmental processes in areas that complement current departmental and faculty interests (e.g., cognitive psychology, personality, social psychology, health psychology). We are deeply committed to increasing diversity and especially encourage applications from women and minority scholars.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The successful applicant will be committed to excellence in research, teaching, and service, and will be expected to supervise student research and teach undergraduate and/or graduate courses. Successful candidates are expected to demonstrate a commitment to diversity and equity in education through their scholarship, teaching, and/or service.

Required qualifications
Minimum requirements for this position include: (1) a Ph.D. or equivalent in Psychology or closely related discipline; (2) strong publication record or strong publication potential; (3) evidence of existing funding or potential to develop a strong research program with external funding; and (4) commitment to quality teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels.

Preferred qualifications
Use of innovative methodological or analytic approaches (e.g., neuroimaging, data science, etc.) that can build on the department’s current strengths is desirable.

University Information
Situated within the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex area, UT Arlington is a diverse academic community of students working together with faculty committed to outstanding teaching, research, and scholarship. With a global enrollment of approximately 60,000 students, The University of Texas at Arlington is the largest institution in North Texas. It is one of 131 universities nationwide to receive the R-1: Doctoral Universities—Very High Research Activity designation by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, the definitive list for the top doctoral research universities in the United States. In 2021, UTA received the Texas Tier One designation reserved for the state’s top institutions for academic and research excellence and the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award (HEED) award for outstanding commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in higher education. The University ranks No. 1 nationally in the Military Times’ annual “Best for Vets: Colleges” list, is designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution and an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution and has approximately 240,000 alumni making an impact across Texas and beyond.

Department and College/School Information
The Department of Psychology, which is housed within the College of Science, offers both a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science in Psychology, a Master of Science in Psychology (Specialization in Industrial/Organizational Psychology), a Master of Science in Learning Analytics, and a Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology. Additional information about our graduate and undergraduate programs can be found at Guided by its Strategic Plan Bold Solution / Global Impact, UT Arlington fosters interdisciplinary research and teaching with a focus on five broad themes: health and the human condition, sustainable communities, global environmental impact, data-driven discovery, and culture and societal transformations ( Successful candidates will be encouraged to develop collaborations through strategic initiatives within UTA and established university partners. The department has active intra-institutional collaborations with the Departments of Biology, Chemistry/Biochemistry, Kinesiology, Biomedical Engineering, and the School of Social Work and School of Nursing and Health Innovation, as well as inter-institutional collaborations.

Diversity Statement
Successful candidates are expected to demonstrate a commitment to diversity and equity in education through their scholarship, teaching, and/or service as well as a strong commitment to teaching, advising, and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students from diverse backgrounds.

Special Instructions to Applicant
To apply applicants should go to and submit the following materials: (1) cover letter; (2) curriculum vitae; (3) statement of research interests and goals; (4) statement of teaching interests and expertise; (5) diversity statement; (6) up to three representative publications; and (7) names and contact information of three references.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Questions may be addressed to: Dr. Tracy Greer (

For more information about UTA, please visit:

The University of Texas at Arlington is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and family-friendly environment in which all faculty and staff can excel irrespective of race, national origin, age, genetic or family medical history, gender, faith, gender identity and expression as well as sexual orientation. A criminal background check will be conducted on finalists. The UTA is a tobacco free campus. UTA also encourages applications from veterans.

Job Categories: Full-Time. Job Types: Faculty.

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