Assistant Professor in PsychologyPosition Number:
Faculty 9-10 MonthsTime-limited through:
N/AType of Appointment:
Full-TimeFaculty Position Sub-Type:
RegularLength of Appointment:
9 monthsInternal Recruitment?:
COLLEGE OF ARTS & SCIENCES Division:
Academic Affairs - DIVCollege:
College of Arts and SciencesApproved Hiring Salary Range:
$64,000 to negotiablePay Basis:
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.Carnegie:
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.
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 invites applications for one tenure-track Assistant Professor who will contribute to our Behavioral Neuroscience and Psychology Programs (Position # 318400). Individuals with specialization in biological psychology, psychophysiology, or human neuroscience, broadly defined, are particularly encouraged to apply. The position will begin in August 2024.Job Function:
The position is a full-time tenure track appointment with primary responsibilities in teaching, research, and service/outreach. The successful candidate will become an integral part of the Behavioral Neuroscience and Psychology programs with duties to include teaching courses in the department curriculum consistent with their background, developing a research program, and participating in professional and university outreach and service activities. The University of North Florida and the Department of Psychology value diverse perspectives and hope to attract applicants who are committed to helping students from underrepresented backgrounds succeed.
The Psychology Department at UNF offers a BA and a BS in Psychology, a BS in Behavioral Neuroscience, and a MS in Psychological Sciences. Over 1200 undergraduate psychology and behavioral neuroscience majors and 35 graduate psychology students are enrolled at the University of North Florida. These students are supported by 28 full-time faculty. The department’s research collaborators include faculty within other academic departments, the Jacksonville Zoo, and Mayo Clinic research centers. In addition, the department features functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS), BIOPAC physiological, virtual reality, and eye-tracking equipment, thermal imaging cameras, ELISA systems for hormone assays, a driving simulator, and a campus aviary.
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.
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. UNF was recognized as a 2021 Diversity Champion by ranking highest among the 80 HEED institutions. Consistent with these values, successful candidates should articulate a commitment to helping students from underrepresented backgrounds succeed.
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/.
Successful candidates are expected to establish and maintain a productive program of research; teach undergraduate and graduate courses in psychology and behavioral neuroscience, including courses related to the candidate’s particular area of expertise (3-3 teaching load); supervise undergraduate and master’s students’ research projects; and contribute to service in the department, university, and profession. Our goal is to attract candidates who demonstrate the ability to work with and engage diverse students, colleagues, research participants, and clientele from diverse backgrounds. UNF faculty are expected to maintain the highest standards of academic excellence in all phases of instruction, research/scholarship/creative activity, and service.Faculty Position Required Qualifications:
1. PhD in Psychology, Biological Psychology, Behavioral Neuroscience, or related field by August 1, 2024;Departmental Requirements:
2. Commitment to student, faculty, and staff excellence;
3. Potential to conduct and publish high-quality research, as indicated by publications in peer-reviewed journals and transparent research practices; and
4. Evidence of or potential for excellence in undergraduate and graduate teaching and mentoring.
The successful candidate 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.
N/AStatement(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. Required Licensure or Certification:
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.
N/AMachines/Equipment used regularly:
N/AAnticipated Start Date:
08/05/2024Job Posting Date:
09/20/2023Application Review Date:
10/15/2023Open Until Filled:
YesPoint of Contact Information:
Dr. Curtis Phills, firstname.lastname@example.orgHiring Official:
Dr. Lori LangeLocation if not Jacksonville:
Applicants must complete the application online at http://www.unfjobs.org and must upload all required documents. Applicants who do not upload all required documentation cannot be considered for an on-campus interview. Once you submit both your completed application and uploaded documents you will receive a confirmation number. Keep the confirmation number for your records. Applicants must include three (3) references with contact information in the application. Letters of recommendation will be requested for shortlisted candidates.Quicklink:
To apply submit the following:
1. A cover letter addressing the above required qualifications;
2. A statement of research program;
3. A statement of teaching philosophy and experience;
4. A current curriculum vitae; and
5. 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 Dr. Curtis Phills, Neuroscience Search committee chair, at email@example.com or Katie Haft, at firstname.lastname@example.org, for general information regarding the positions. Initial review of applications will begin on October 15, 2023. Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.
UNF is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action Institution.