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Assistant Professor in Psychology

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Job Title:

Assistant Professor in Psychology

Position Number:

313660 and 300180

Requisition Number:

B07746

Position Type:

Faculty 9-10 Months

Time-limited through:

N/A

Type of Appointment:

Tenure-Track

Faculty Position Sub-Type:

Regular

Length of Appointment:

9 months

Internal Recruitment?:

No

Working Hours:

Varies

Department:

Psychology

Organization:

COLLEGE OF ARTS & SCIENCES

Division:

Academic Affairs - DIV

College:

College of Arts and Sciences

Approved Hiring Salary Range:

$64,000 to Negotiable

Pay Basis:

Annually

Equal Opportunity:

In 2020, the University of North Florida (UNF) received the prestigious INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award, the only application-based national award for U.S. colleges and universities that exhibit an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion across their campuses. In addition, UNF ranked highest among the HEED institutions and was recognized as a 2020 Diversity Champion.

The University of North Florida (UNF) is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all who interact in our community. In building this environment, we strive to attract students, faculty and staff from a variety of cultures, backgrounds and life experiences. The University of North Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not commit or permit discrimination or harassment on the basis of genetic information, race, color, religion, age, sex, disability, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, or veteran status in any educational, employment, social, recreational program or activity that it offers. In addition, UNF will not commit or permit retaliation against an individual who reports discrimination or harassment or an individual who cooperates in an investigation of an alleged violation of university regulation.

Carnegie:

UNF is a Carnegie Community Engaged Institution. This designation celebrates the University’s collaboration with community partners from the local to the global level. It reflects UNF’s mission to contribute to the public good and prepare educated, engaged citizens.

Faculty Initiatives:

The University of North Florida promotes the quality and effectiveness of education and strives to maintain the highest standards of academic excellence in all phases of instruction, research/scholarship/creative activity, and service.

General Description / Primary Purpose:

The Department of Psychology at the University of North Florida is pleased to announce the search for three tenure-track faculty within a Race, Ethnicity, and/or Diversity Science Cluster in support of UNF’s and the Psychology Department’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) excellence. This cluster hire initiative demonstrates one of the many ways in which applicants can expect our university to engage diverse faculty and further our commitment as an equitable and inclusive institution.

Two tenure-track faculty positions with specialization in Race, Ethnicity, and/or Diversity Science (Positions 313660 and 300180).

One tenure-track faculty position with specialization in Black Psychology and/or African-centered Psychology in conjunction with the Africana Studies Program (Position 321820 – apply at https://www.unfjobs.org/postings/18688).

The positions will begin in August 2022.
The faculty positions are full-time tenure-track appointments with primary responsibilities in teaching, research, and service/outreach. The successful candidates will become an integral part of the Psychology program with duties to include teaching courses in the department curriculum consistent with their backgrounds, developing a research program that incorporates undergraduate and graduate students, and participating in professional and university outreach and service activities. The University of North Florida and the Department of Psychology value diversity and inclusion. In 2021, the University of North Florida (UNF) once again received the prestigious INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award, the only application-based national award for U.S. colleges and universities that exhibit an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion across their campuses. In addition, UNF ranked highest among the 80 HEED institutions and was also recognized as a 2021 Diversity Champion. Consistent with these values, successful candidates must articulate a commitment to helping students from underrepresented backgrounds succeed.
Degree offerings include BA, BS, and MS degrees, including an undergraduate concentration in Child Psychology and a BS in Behavioral Neuroscience. About 1000 undergraduate psychology majors and 35 graduate psychology students are enrolled at the University of North Florida. Psychology at UNF is a hub science, with connections across the University (e.g., Africana Studies, sociology, education, health, criminal justice, computing, biology, engineering, mathematics), and the community (e.g., Mayo Clinic research centers).
UNF is part of Florida’s State University System and is a Carnegie Community Engaged Institution. This designation celebrates the University’s collaboration with community partners from the local to the global level and reflects UNF’s mission to contribute to the public good and prepare educated, engaged citizens.
Our campus is located on a 1000 acre nature preserve, 10 miles from the Atlantic Ocean in Florida’s largest city. For information about UNF and the Department visit http://www.unf.edu/coas/psychology/. For more general information about UNF, see http://www.unf.edu/employment-opportunities/ .

Job Function:

The faculty members will be responsible for teaching undergraduate and graduate courses (3-3 teaching load) in their area of specialization and for developing and maintaining a research program in which they mentor graduate and undergraduate students with a commitment to helping students from diverse backgrounds succeed. The faculty members will also be expected to provide service to the University at the departmental, college, and/or university level as well as the greater Jacksonville community and the profession. UNF faculty are expected to maintain excellence in all phases of instruction, research/scholarship/creative activity, and service.

Faculty Position Required Qualifications:

  1. PhD in Psychology or related field by August 10, 2022
  2. Expertise in Psychology with a specialization in Race and Ethnicity and/or Diversity Science
  3. Demonstrated ability to work with and engage diverse students and colleagues within and outside of the Psychology program.

Departmental Requirements:

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Potential to conduct and publish high-quality research, as indicated by publication in peer-reviewed journals and transparent research practices;
  2. Demonstrated commitment to student, faculty, and staff diversity; and
  3. Evidence of or potential for excellence in undergraduate and graduate teaching and mentoring.
The Successful Candidates will:
Be a dynamic researcher and communicator who has excellent written and oral communication skills namely the ability to teach, inspire, and mentor students; the ability to establish a research program; an appreciation for diverse constituencies and effective interpersonal skills including the ability to collaborate successfully with diverse faculty, staff, and students.

Statement(s) of Understanding Definition:

Background Check: This position requires a level II background check, which includes fingerprinting. In conjunction with the University’s policy, this position may also require a credit check.

Foreign Influence Review: Pursuant to Florida Statute 1010.35, this position requires additional information from all applicants seeking research or research related positions prior to an interview or offer of employment. Applicants must fully complete the Foreign Influence Review section of their application. Additional documents (e.g., passport) may be required based on form responses.

Responsible Employee: The holder of this position is designated as a “Responsible Employee” pursuant to their role under Title IX. Therefore, the incumbent must promptly report allegations of sexual misconduct, sexual violence, and child sexual abuse by or against any student, employee, contractor, or visitor to the University’s Title IX Administrator or any divisional Title IX Coordinator.

Required Licensure or Certification:

N/A

Machines/Equipment used regularly:

N/A

Anticipated Start Date:

08/10/2022

Job Posting Date:

12/06/2021

Application Review Date:

01/12/2022

Open Until Filled:

Yes

Point of Contact Information:

Dr. Dan Richard, [email protected]

Hiring Official:

Dr. Lori Lange

Location if not Jacksonville:

N/A

Special Instructions:

Applicants must complete the one-page application form online at http://www.unfjobs.org and must upload all required documents. Applicants must include three (3) references with contact information in the application. Letters of recommendation will be requested for shortlisted candidates. Applicants who do not upload all required documentation cannot be considered for the position.

To apply submit the following:

  1. A letter of application addressing all of the above required and preferred qualifications including within the letter summaries of research program, teaching philosophy and experience, and commitment to diversity and working with students from underrepresented groups (Upload under document type “Cover Letter/Letter of Interest”);
  2. A current curriculum vitae, and
  3. Unofficial transcripts
Individuals who require reasonable accommodation in order to participate in the application and/or selection process must notify Dr. Lori Lange, department chair, at (904) 620-1638 a minimum of five (5) working days in advance. Please contact Dan Richard, committee chair, at [email protected] or Katie Haft at [email protected] for general information regarding the position. Screening of applicants will begin on January 12, 2022 and continue until the position is filled.

The following link will take you to the other open positions for our two tenure-track faculty positions with specialization in Race, Ethnicity, and/or Diversity Science (Positions 313660 and 300180): https://www.unfjobs.org/postings/18688. If interested, please apply directly to that posting.

UNF is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action Institution.

Quicklink:

https://www.unfjobs.org/postings/18687

Organization

Mission Statement

Our student-centered mission is to create the next generation of thinkers, leaders, and problem solvers with the knowledge and experience to uniquely change the world. 

Vision Statement

University of North Florida will be the higher education nexus where diverse students, faculty, and organizations from around the world collaborate to creatively innovate for the advancement of society.

Values

We achieve excellence in all we do; we are an institution of uncompromising character; we lead with humility, humanity and integrity.

 

Integrity – We do the right thing for the right reason at the right time.

Respect – We treat everyone with kindness, we are informed by the perspectives of other, and we draw strength from our differences.

Accountability – We are responsible for how the outcomes of our actions affect others and our environment. 

Innovation – We harness creativity and talent to turn challenges into opportunities and problems into solution in a uniquely UNF way.

 

Strategic Goal

University of national prominence and distinction with North Florida as our catalyst and student success as our mantra.  Learn more about UNF’s 2020-2025 Strategic Plan.

Statement of Unity

UNF stands in unity and solidarity with all members of our community, regardless of genetic information, race, color, religion, age, sex, disability, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, or veteran status. We are proud of the diversity in our students, faculty and staff.

We strongly condemn acts of hate and bigotry as antithetical to the university's core values of mutual respect and civility. Actions and words that seek to deny human beings full membership in the broader moral community on the basis of arbitrary characteristics are intolerable. We stand opposed to violence in language or in action, and we see these as a threat to the mission of UNF as a public university that is committed to intellectual and cultural growth and civic awareness.

We pledge to stand with and for those who are the most vulnerable members of our community and to take actions that help our students and fellow employees feel safe and know that they are safe. We affirm UNF's unreserved commitment to student success within a diverse, supportive campus culture. We seek to embody the ideals of a free and democratic society, and we fully support and value each member of our community.

 

Find Us
Telephone
9046202710
Location
1 UNF Drive
Jacksonville
FL
32224
United States
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