Assistant Professor, 9 Month Salaried (Multiple Vacancies)

Florida State University
Tallahassee, FL

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Job Title: Assistant Professor, 9 Month Salaried (Multiple Vacancies)
Location: Tallahassee, FL
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 51059

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Psychology Department

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Florida State University (FSU) is one of 6 universities among the first cohort of the NIH Faculty Institutional Recruitment for Sustainable Transformation (FIRST) Program . FSU aims to develop, implement, and evaluate a program, Fostering Institutional Resources for Science Transformation: The FLORIDA-FIRST Health-Science Brigade (aka The FLORIDA-FIRST BRIGADE; U54CA267730-01) to transform culture at FSU to generate a self-sustaining scientific community dedicated to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence. Through this exciting initiative, we are recruiting a FIRST Cohort of 6 early-career researchers who demonstrate a commitment to diversity and inclusive excellence and who contribute to clusters of research excellence in chronic disease prevention and management (Cluster 1) or mental health (Cluster 2). New hires will participate in a systems-level approach to support individual faculty research and career development (micro), within their cohort and collaborative networks (meso), that can be replicated through sustainable changes to university culture (macro).

We seek to hire 6 tenure-track assistant professors with a research focus on mental health (3 faculty) or chronic disease prevention and management (3 faculty), with a target start date for August 2022. The 6 new hires of The FIRST Cohort will hold a primary appointment in one of the Equity Research Corner centers in addition to their tenure-track appointment in departments appropriate to their research foci. Appointments come with full summer salary and at least 75% protected time for research for the first three years.

Positions will be reviewed as applications are received.

  • Candidates must have a terminal degree (e.g., PhD. or M.D) in a relevant field (e.g., anthropology, nursing, public health, psychology, sociology, social work) relevant to the two domains of The FLORIDA-FIRST BRIGADE (mental health; chronic disease prevention and management).

  • Demonstrate a commitment to excellent teaching with diverse student populations.

  • Candidates should provide a (1) cover letter indicating the program area(s) in which they which to be considered, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) a research statement, (4) teaching statement, (5) a statement of their contributions and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and (6) up to three peer-reviewed papers.

  • Candidates with a strong publication record and high potential for external grant funding.

  • FSU is committed to hiring a diverse faculty, and thus scientists from all backgrounds, especially backgrounds underrepresented in science and medicine, are strongly encouraged to apply.

Contact Info

Inquiries about the position may be directed to Ms. Bonnie Wright ([email protected]).

More information about the FLORIDA FIRST Health Science Brigade can be found at

University Information

One of the nation's elite research universities, Florida State University preserves, expands, and disseminates knowledge in the sciences, technology, arts, humanities, and professions, while embracing a philosophy of learning strongly rooted in the traditions of the liberal arts and critical thinking. Founded in 1851, Florida State University is the oldest continuous site of higher education in Florida. FSU is a community steeped in tradition that fosters research, encourages creativity, and embraces diversity. At FSU, there’s the excitement of being part of a vibrant academic and professional community, surrounded by people whose ideas are shaping tomorrow’s news!

Learn more about our university and campuses.

FSU is one of the nation’s elite universities. FSU with the Carnegie Foundation’s highest designation, Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, offers a distinctive academic environment built on its cherished values and unique heritage. Over the past five years, FSU students have won more than 75 nationally competitive awards, including 3 prestigious Rhodes scholarships, 3 Truman scholarships, 5 Goldwater scholarships, 5 Hollings scholarships, 3 Pickering fellowships, and 36 Fulbright grants. FSU was lauded by The Chronicle of Higher Education for being among the nation’s top research institutions in producing Fulbright scholars. U.S. News & World Report ranks FSU 19th among all public national universities in "America's Best Colleges

FSU is a “very high research intensive” institution. FSU’s researchers brought in $275 million in the 2021 fiscal year from federal, state, and private sources to support investigations into areas such as nuclear science, climate change, the effect of deep space travel on human health and much more. Florida State is one of the leaders in the state for NIH funding. FSU ranks fifth in the state for NIH dollars, ahead of research heavyweights such as the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville and the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute in Tampa. Research on campus is carried out by individual faculty and legislatively recognized research centers and institutes spanning diverse domains of scientific investigation ranging from population dynamics (The Center for Demography and Population Health; Center of Populations Science for and Health Equity) and human aging (the Pepper Institute on Aging and Public Policy: The Institute for Successful Longevity) to basic science (Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Institute, Center for Ocean-Atmospheric Prediction Studies) and behavioral and social sciences (e.g., Center for Translational Behavioral Research; Institute for Social Justice and Development).

Anticipated Salary Range

We offer a highly competitive package (including a generous start-up) and resources for securing tenure and promotion.

Pay Plan

This is a Faculty position.

Position #'s: 00083157, 00083158, 00083159, 00083160, 00083161, 00083162

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Criminal Background Check

This position requires successful completion of a criminal history background check. The background check will be conducted as authorized and in accordance with University Policy 4-OP-C-7-B11. Those positions which provide care to vulnerable populations (minors, elderly, vulnerable adults, and the disabled) will require the successful completion of a Level 2 fingerprint-based criminal history background check.

How To Apply

If qualified and interested in a specific job opening as advertised, apply to Florida State University at If you are a current FSU employee, apply via myFSU > Self Service.

Applicants are required to complete the online application with all applicable information. Applications must include all work history up to ten years, and education details even if attaching a resume.

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Open until filled

This position is being advertised as open until filled.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received.

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Effective January 1, 2014, tobacco use, including simulated tobacco use, is prohibited on property, interior and exterior, owned or managed by Florida State University. This policy applies to all Florida State University students, employees, consultants, contractors, visitors, and external individuals.


Working at Florida State University

One of the nation's elite research universities, Florida State University — with the Carnegie Foundation's highest designation, Doctoral/Research University-Extensive — offers a distinctive academic environment built on its cherished values and unique heritage, welcoming campus on the oldest continuous site of higher education in Florida, championship athletics, and prime location in the heart of the state capital.

Combining traditional strength in the arts and humanities with recognized leadership in the sciences, Florida State University provides unmatched opportunities for students and faculty through challenging academics, cultural discovery and community interaction.

Underlying and supporting the educational experience at Florida State University is the development of new generations of citizen leaders, based on the concepts inscribed in our seal: Vires, Artes, Mores — Strength, Skill and Character.

Epitomized by recently named Rhodes Scholars Garrett Johnson and Myron Rolle — elite athletes and scholars committed to public service — and Joseph O'Shea — a campus and community leader as well as a top scholar — Florida State's 40,000 students are dedicated to academic excellence and providing leadership in our complex world.

Florida State University's 16 colleges offer more than 275 undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, professional and specialist degree programs, including medicine and law, covering a broad array of disciplines critical to society today. Each year the University awards over 2,000 graduate and professional degrees.

With its impressive breadth of leading graduate, professional and undergraduate programs, Florida State University is a demanding, intellectually stimulating, yet warm and caring environment for students and faculty. Recognized nationally for its commitment to diversity, Florida State University is a national leader in the number of doctorates awarded to African-American students and in the graduation rate of African-American undergraduates. Its College of Medicine and College of Law are ranked in the nation's Top 10 for Hispanic students.

Florida State University's arts programs — dance, film, music and theatre — rank among the finest in the world, offering an arts education comparable to leading conservatories. Its creative writing program is ranked among the nation's best and is home to the most consistently honored and published student body in the United States. Florida State is responsible for governance of the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art and associated arts programs, one of the largest museum/university complexes in the nation.

Other programs consistently included in the top public university list include physics, chemistry, political science, psychology, criminology, public administration, library science, information, human sciences, business and law.

At the Ph.D. level, interdisciplinary programs draw on notable research faculty strengths that transcend the traditional disciplines, including neuroscience, molecular biophysics, computational science, materials science and research at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory—home to the world's most powerful magnets.

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