Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor in Psychology

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Posting Information

Posting Information

Position TitleAssistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor in PsychologyJob Posting Number202048FACJob LocationSan MarcosDepartmentPsychologyPosition Description

The Psychology Department at Texas State University invites applications for a tenure track position effective Fall 2020. The area of specialization is open. We strongly encourage applications from those who will contribute to the diversity of our community. Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications.

The successful candidate will be expected to 1) develop and maintain an active research program in psychology, broadly construed; 2) involve undergraduate and graduate students in research; 3) actively seek and maintain external funding; 4) teach relevant undergraduate and graduate courses; 5) participate in service as a good departmental citizen; and 6) exhibit a collaborative style that facilitates cooperation and teamwork, as well as an ability to work effectively in a multicultural academic community.

Founded in 1899, Texas State University is among the largest universities in Texas with an enrollment of 38,644 students. Designated an Emerging Research University by the State of Texas, Texas State is classified under “Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity,” the second-highest designation for research institutions under the Carnegie classification system. Texas State University is also designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Fifty percent of our students are persons of color and we serve a significant number of first generation college students. The psychology department possesses a strong commitment to diversity and multiculturalism. Thus, the department is particularly interested in candidates who have demonstrated a commitment to improving access to higher education and mentoring underrepresented students.

Required Qualifications

Ph.D. in psychology or a closely related field by the time of appointment.

To be eligible for hire at an advanced rank the candidate must meet the requirements for that rank as established by the department. The successful applicant will receive the appropriate rank and title based on university and department established standards.

Preferred Qualifications

1) Record of excellence in scholarly publications;
2) Involvement of undergraduate and graduate students in research;
3) Evidence of, or potential for, securing external research funding (for assistant professor rank) or record of success in obtaining external research funding (for associate professor or professor rank);
4) Evidence of teaching effectiveness; and
5) Demonstrated commitment to diversity, cultural sensitivity, and community-engaged learning.

Application Procedures

On-line submission of all application materials is required through the university’s application portal,

To ensure full consideration, all materials must be uploaded by October 13, 2019. Required documents include the following: 1) cover letter, 2) current curriculum vitae, 3) statement of research interests, 4) statement of teaching philosophy, 5) evidence of teaching effectiveness, 6) three letters of reference, and 7) diversity statement. The diversity statement should include your interpretation of diversity as well as describe your skills, experience, and commitment to working toward achieving equity and enhancing diversity.

Note that as part of our application process, we are requesting 3 letters of reference. Please provide the names and email addresses for your references in the Reference Letter section of the employment application. Upon submission of your application, an automated email will be generated and sent to your references with instructions on how to attach the reference letter to your application through a confidential online portal.

The selected candidate will be required to submit official transcripts from all degree-granting institutions.

Questions about the application process should be submitted via email to [email protected].

Proposed Start DateFall 2020Open DateReview Date10/13/2019Close DateOpen Until Filled?YesLegal Notices

Texas State University, to the extent not in conflict with federal or state law, prohibits discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, veterans’ status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.

Employment with Texas State University is contingent upon the outcome of record checks and verifications including criminal history, driving records, education records, employment verifications, reference checks, and employment eligibility verifications.

Texas State University is a tobacco-free campus. Smoking and the use of any tobacco product will not be allowed anywhere on Texas State property or in university owned or leased vehicles.

Texas State University is a member of the Texas State University System. Texas State University is an EOE.

Why Work at Texas State?

Texas State University is home to more than 38,000 students and 2,000 faculty members in the growing Austin-San Antonio corridor. A member of the Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity Carnegie classification, the university creates new knowledge, fosters cultural and economic development, and prepares its growing population of diverse students for the endless possibilities that await them as citizens of Texas, the nation, and the world.

Bolstered by research with relevance and innovation in creative and scholarly work in a full range of academic disciplines and a spirit of inclusiveness, Texas State seeks outstanding candidates for a variety of faculty positions.

Quick Link DocumentsRequired Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Statement of Research Interests
  4. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  5. Evidence of Teaching Effectiveness
  6. Diversity Statement
Optional Documents
  1. Syllabi
  2. Transcripts (all in one document)
  3. Licensure
  4. Additional Document
  5. DD 214/DD1300
  6. Veteran's Preference
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    Posted: 9/13/2019
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