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Job Title:

Assistant Professor

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All Candidates

Department :

AAH Psychology

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Division :

Academic Affairs

Classification Title :

Assistant Professor

Working Title :

Assistant Professor

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Full Time Equivalent (FTE) :


Full Time or Part Time :

Full Time

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Commensurate With Qualifications

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Position Type:

Faculty (Teaching)

Job Category :

Faculty (Teaching)

Organizational Unit Overview:

East Carolina University ( is a doctoral granting university, and a member of the 17-campus University of North Carolina System. The University enrolls approximately 29,000 students, with over 5,500 pursuing graduate and professional degrees. ECU is located in Greenville, North Carolina (pop. 94,822), which lies approximately 80 miles east of Raleigh and a short distance from the Atlantic coast. The Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences is home to 16 academic departments. Harriot College faculty are well recognized on campus, nationally, and internationally for their efforts in research, teaching, and service, as evidenced by publications in leading journals and by the numerous awards and professional appointments that they have received. Harriot College departments offer 25 bachelor’s degrees, 20 master’s degrees, and several doctoral degree programs.

The Department of Psychology ( has 30 full-time faculty members, over 800 undergraduate majors, master’s concentrations in School and Industrial/Organizational Psychology, and a doctoral program in Health Psychology. The Health Psychology program is composed of three separate training concentrations – Clinical Health Psychology, Occupational Health Psychology, and Pediatric School Psychology. The Clinical Health Psychology concentration was recently reaccredited by the American Psychological Association for 10 years. The Department also participates in a multidisciplinary BA/BS program in Neuroscience and offers a graduate certificate in Quantitative Methods for the Social and Behavioral Sciences. Psychology faculty routinely receive College- and University-level teaching awards and are recognized nationally and internationally for their scholarship and professional leadership. Faculty have recently received grants funded from Health Resource Service Administration, Institute of Education Sciences, National Cancer Institute, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Institute of Mental Health, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, and National Science Foundation. The Clinical Health Psychology concentration is a current and past recipient of a Health Resource Service Administration Graduate Psychology Education training grant. Finally, faculty routinely collaborate with colleagues throughout the Schools and Colleges of ECU and have established connections with the Department of Criminal Justice, the School of Dental Medicine, the College of Education, and various departments in the Brody School of Medicine, including Family Medicine, Pediatrics, Internal Medicine, Psychiatry, and Cardiology.

ECU values diversity and seeks to create an inclusive environment that fosters the recruitment and retention of a more diverse student body, faculty, staff, and administration. The Department of Psychology embraces ECU’s values around diversity and inclusion and strongly encourages applications from women, people of color, and historically underrepresented groups.

Job Duties :

The Department of Psychology invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor with a specialization in Clinical Health Psychology, beginning August 2022. The successful applicant will develop an active research program with high potential to secure extramural funding, contribute to the doctoral concentration in Clinical Health Psychology, especially by mentoring graduate students, and teach undergraduate- and graduate-level courses.

The teaching responsibilities for this position may include undergraduate courses such as introduction to psychology, abnormal psychology, psychological testing, statistics, and research methods as well as graduate courses in assessment, therapy, clinical practica, statistics, research methods, and candidate’s health-related specialty.

This position is contingent upon funding.

Minimum Education/Experience :

A PhD degree or equivalent from an APA-accredited Clinical Psychology program or equivalent is required; however, candidates who have not yet had their degree conferred (i.e., ABD) may be considered. Candidates with Ph.D. conferred at the time of initial appointment will hold the probationary rank of Assistant Professor. ABD candidates will also be initially appointed with the probationary term rank of Assistant Professor and must have the terminal degree conferred prior to first reappointment. Qualifying degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.

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Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education :

The ideal candidate will have an established research program in an area of clinical health psychology, be a productive research scholar with high potential to attract extramural funding, be licensed or license eligible as a psychologist in North Carolina, and be an excellent teacher and mentor to a diverse student population at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Preference will also be given to candidates with strong expertise in quantitative methods and whose teaching interests include statistics and/or research methods.

Special Instructions to Applicant :

To apply, complete a candidate profile and submit the following items online at :

  • Letter of interest
  • CV
  • Research/teaching statements (upload as one document)
  • Statement describing the applicant’s past and/or potential future contributions to diversity
  • Contact information for three current references
  • Sample of current scholarship

Review of applications will begin on December 17, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. Official transcripts and three official letters of reference are required upon employment. Inquiries about the position can be addressed to the search committee chair, Robert A Carels, [email protected] or the Department Chair, Dr. Alan Christensen, [email protected]

Additional Instructions to Applicant:

In order to be considered for this position, applicants must complete a candidate profile online via the PeopleAdmin system and submit any requested documents. Additionally, applicants that possess the preferred education and experience must also possess the minimum education/experience, if applicable.

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Rank Level:

Assistant Professor

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East Carolina University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and seeks to create an environment that fosters the recruitment and retention of a more diverse student body, faculty, staff and administration. We encourage qualified applicants from women, minorities, veterans, individuals with a disability, and historically underrepresented groups. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race/ethnicity, color, genetic information, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, political affiliation, or veteran status.

Individuals requesting accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) should contact the Department of Human Resources at (252) 737-1018 (Voice/TTY) or [email protected].

Eligibility for Employment :

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. ECU participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

Office of Human Resources Contact Information :

If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at (252) 328-9847 or toll free at 1-866-489-1740 or send an email to [email protected] Our office is available to provide assistance Monday-Friday from 8:00-5:00 EST.


ECU offers a challenging academic environment and an energetic campus life. We are committed to excellence through a talented and diverse faculty and staff. One of the perks of working at ECU is that you can take up to 9 credit hours of classes per year at no cost to you. There is also a textbook loan program in place available to permanent ECU staff and faculty, or their eligible dependent children or spouse. ECU also offers excellent benefits, including health care and retirement plans, and generous leave time.

Scholarship. Discovery. Service. Leadership.

Here, those values are more than just buzzwords. They indicate the wealth of opportunity that ECU students experience while engaging in the rigorous pursuit of knowledge. They define the many ways in which students innovate and forge new paths. They encompass the life lessons our students learn while serving others and improving communities. They emphasize the encouragement our students receive to stand up and lead the way into a brighter tomorrow.

To be a national model for student success, public service and regional transformation, East Carolina University:

  • Uses innovative learning strategies and delivery methods to maximize access;
  • Prepares students with the knowledge, skills and values to succeed in a global, multicultural society;
  • Develops tomorrow's leaders to serve and inspire positive change;
  • Discovers new knowledge and innovations to support a thriving future for eastern North Carolina and beyond;
  • Transforms health care, promotes wellness, and reduces health disparities; and
  • Improves quality of life through cultural enrichment, academics, the arts, and athletics.

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