Assistant Professor

Columbia, MO
Sep 29, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job ID 24418
Full/Part Time Full-Time
Location Columbia

Job Description

The Department of Psychological Sciences at the University of Missouri, Columbia invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor. The areas of the Department include Clinical, Cognitive/Neuroscience, Developmental, Social/Personality, and Quantitative Psychology. Candidates that conduct research in any of these areas will be considered.

We aim to recruit a faculty member with potential for scholarly excellence in one or more of the department's training areas who demonstrates a commitment to increasing diversity in education. The ideal candidate will participate in the department's mission to increasingly incorporate an understanding of diversity/multiculturalism into our teaching and mentoring, to increase access to higher education for underrepresented groups, and to provide high-quality mentoring to a diverse group of students.

We offer a competitive salary and start-up package, an active doctoral program with institutional support for students, a highly interactive faculty and outstanding core facilities. Columbia, Missouri, is ranked among the top-ten college towns in the U.S. We are committed to cultural, gender, gender-identity, political, racial, socio-economic, and sexual orientation diversity in our faculty and strongly encourage applications from women and members of underrepresented groups. Candidates who can contribute to the climate of diversity in the Department of Psychological Sciences and College of Arts and Science are particularly encouraged to apply.

Benefit Eligibility

This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at

Diversity Commitment

The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of Missouri is an equal access, equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that is fully committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information, call the Vice Chancellor of Human Resource Services/Affirmative Action officer at 573-882-4256.

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Disability Inclusion and ADA Compliance Manager at 573-884-7278.


To read more about Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) please use the following links:

Application Materials

Use the online application and be prepared to upload a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, a research and teaching statement, and 3-5 representative publications. A diversity statement that describes the candidate's commitment and goals in regards to incorporating an understanding of diversity/multiculturalism in research, teaching, and mentoring is also required. Three reference letters are required and should be sent (electronically or hard copy) to the Co-Chair of the search committee, Amanda Rose (; McAlester Hall, Department of Psychological Sciences, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO. 65201).

Closing Date
Review of application materials will begin November 1, 2017. The position will remain open until filled.

Questions about the position can be sent to Professors Ann Bettencourt ( or Amanda Rose ( Contact Human Resource Services ( for any questions about the application process.


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