Assistant Professor in Clinical/Biological Psychology

Job description

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Clinical/Biological Psychology
at The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

IRIS Position # 50007503

The Department of Psychology at The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC; invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the assistant professor level. We seek a colleague with a background in Clinical or Biological Psychology who possess strong research skills that have led to a scholarly record commensurate with rank. We are seeking candidates with experience teaching undergraduate courses in Biological Psychology, Sensation and Perception, and Abnormal Psychology, who can also support the mission of our Masters of Science, Research concentration.

We seek a colleague who is capable of developing a research program that aligns with the health sciences initiative at UTC. The successful applicant will demonstrate evidence of research productivity, the ability to seek and secure external funding, and strong potential for collaborating with current UTC faculty on health-related research.

A summary of the position qualifications includes the following minimum and preferred qualifications. Minimum qualifications include:

  • A Doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from an APA/CPA accredited program OR a doctoral degree in Biological Psychology (or related field). Candidates with ABD status and a clear path to degree completion by August 1, 2019 will be considered for this position.
  • Evidence of teaching experience in the areas of biological psychology and/or abnormal psychology. 
  • Evidence of research productivity in an area that contributes to the health sciences.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong potential for research collaborations with current UTC faculty, both in the Psychology department and within the broader UTC community in support of the health sciences initiative.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide supervision and mentorship of undergraduate and/or graduate students.
  • Evidence of strong teaching skills that encourage active learning at the undergraduate and graduate level.
  • Demonstrated ability to seek and secure external funding to support research.
  • Potential for developing collaborations in the community to support research and service.



Application Procedures:

Review of application materials will begin on January 31st. Only complete applications will be reviewed. Applicants should prepare to submit the following information within our online application system for consideration:


(a) unofficial transcript


(b) cover letter,


(c) curriculum vitae,


(d) statement on current and planned research,


(e) statement on teaching experience and interests,


(f) evidence of teaching effectiveness, such as teaching evaluations, sample syllabi, or other course materials, and


(g) evidence of research productivity (such as sample publications).




Additionally, candidates will need to include names, titles, and email addresses for there (3) references for confidential letters of recommendation to be requested.




Applications must be sent electronically to:



UTC serves approximately 11,000 regional, national, and international undergraduate students and close to 2,000 graduate students. The Department of Psychology at UTC has 15 full-time faculty members that serve 600 majors and two strong and well-respected terminal Master’s degree programs. The course load in the department is four courses per semester, with the typical semester load consisting of two single section courses (either at undergraduate or graduate-level), and one double section undergraduate course.

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is the second largest school in the University of Tennessee System, serving a diverse student body of more than 11,000 undergraduate and graduate students through five academic colleges. UTC offers a unique blend of private and public school traditions and is a driving force for achieving excellence, embracing diversity, inspiring positive change, and enriching the community. Since its founding as Chattanooga University in 1886, UTC has developed a reputation for excellence built on an unusual blend of the private and public traditions of American higher education. For more than 83 years, the university was a private school. In 1969, UTC became part of the state university system. Today, UTC is on a journey to excellence - boldly embracing a passion for excellence in all things and focused on changing lives and transforming communities. The UTC commitment—each and every day—is to earn the trust and confidence of those we serve. Our goal is to make a difference in our community and in the lives of our students.

Chattanooga, the fourth largest city in the state, is located in Southeast Tennessee near the border of Georgia at the junction of four interstate highways. The city has received national recognition for the renaissance of its beautiful downtown and redevelopment of its riverfront. Chattanooga also has the fastest internet in the country. Home to the first Gig Internet in the United States, Chattanooga has a 100% fiber network that links every home and business in a 600-square mile area. Companies like Unum, McKee, U.S. Xpress, Volkswagen, Coke United and Amazon have chosen to set up shop in Chattanooga. Attractions such as the Tennessee Aquarium, Lookout Mountain, Civil War battlefield sites, the African American Museum, and the Appalachian Trail bring thousands of people to the area, as do events like the Riverbend Festival, Nightfall, Jazzanooga, the Creative Discovery Museum for Children, and the Southern Writers Conference. Chattanooga is the home to the seven-time NCAA Southern Conference Football Champions, The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Mocs.  People who love the outdoors use Chattanooga as a base for hang-gliding, bass fishing, mountain climbing and caving expeditions; the beautiful Smoky Mountains and Tennessee River support the greatest variety of flora of any area in the United States. Chattanooga also has a long and rich past with regard to diversity, which includes Native American heritage, Civil War history, and the Civil Rights movement. Chattanooga is also just a two hour (or less) drive from Atlanta, Nashville, Knoxville, and Birmingham.

The University of Tennessee Chattanooga is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or protected veteran status.




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Posted: 12/12/2018
Application Due: 2/10/2019
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