Open Positions


Assistant Professor (2), Developmental and Social Psychology

DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY, OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY is seeking outstanding scientists to fill two full-time, Assistant Professor, tenure track positions in Psychology beginning August 2018.  For one position, area of specialization in developmental psychology with a focus on infancy or childhood is preferred, and ideal candidates will have a strong background and research expertise in cognitive development. For the other position, we are seeking candidates in social psychology, with the area of interest open. Candidates are expected to have a record of and dedication to scholarly activity, and to interact well with colleagues and students. They must also demonstrate the capacity to maintain a high-quality research program leading to scholarly productivity in the form of professional publications, presentations, and grantsmanship. Competitive salary and start-up funds are available.     

Candidates will be expected to serve as a research mentor for doctoral students, to supervise undergraduate research, and to provide quality classroom instruction for both graduate and undergraduate courses. Typical teaching load is two courses per semester. The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. In addition to individual research space, the Department has a shared laboratory space with facilities and equipment to support current scientists exploring genetic and endocrine contributions to behavior that would be available to new faculty. The Department currently lacks facilities to support fMRI research. A successful faculty candidate should be willing to teach from a multicultural perspective and should be willing to mentor ethnically and racially underrepresented students. Diversity is a core value of the Department of Psychology and we maintain two programs to encourage the recruitment, retention, and success of diverse students.

The Department has 23 full-time faculty and offers Ph.D. degrees in experimental psychology and clinical psychology. The experimental program has concentrations in Developmental, Comparative-Neurobiological, Cognitive, and Social-Personality. The clinical program, continuously APA-accredited since 1971, is based on the clinical science model of training and is a member of the Academy of Psychological Clinical Science. The Department offers training to a diverse graduate and undergraduate student body (30% minority enrollment) of approximately 50 doctoral students and 600 undergraduate majors. Applicants are encouraged to visit the Department website at http://psychology.okstate.edu.

OSU is located in Stillwater, OK, an environmentally clean, safe, pleasant city of 45,000 located in north central Oklahoma, approximately 70 miles from both Oklahoma City and Tulsa. Stillwater public schools were recently selected as one of the “100 Best Public School Systems in America,” and the city has excellent affordable housing.

For full consideration, application materials must be received by October 15, 2017. However, applications will be accepted until the position is filled. It is anticipated that interviewing will begin in late November or early December. Applications should include a cover letter indicating research and teaching interests, vita, reprints/preprints, summary of course evaluations/evidence of teaching excellence, and three letters of recommendation. The application portfolio, compiled as a single PDF file, should be uploaded to the application portal at http://jobs.okstate.edu. Please direct questions to Dr. Shelia Kennison, Chair, Developmental Psychology Search Committee, Department of Psychology, Oklahoma State University, 116 North Murray, Stillwater, OK 74078-3064; (405) 744-2914; psychologysearch@okstate.edu.

Oklahoma State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/E-verify Employer, committed to diversity and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.  OSU is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and desires priority referrals of protected veterans for its openings.  OSU—Stillwater is a tobacco-free campus.  For more information go to www.afirmact.okstate.edu.

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