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Employment Opportunity: Assistant Professor, Psychology
Employment Opportunity: Assistant Professor, Psychology

The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) invites applications at the tenure-track Assistant Professor level in the Department of Psychology. This position is in support of ongoing university-level initiatives in health sciences. We are seeking applicants with a strong grounding in sociocultural theory and biopsychosocial models of health , especially those whose research has implications for health behavior, health disparities, and military health. Expertise in additional areas of clinical, developmental or social psychology and in statistical analyses are desirable, but not required. The successful applicant will be expected to teach graduate and undergraduate courses in this area (e.g., health psychology, health disparities), to teach other courses appropriate to their expertise, direct masters and doctoral students, maintain a successful research program, and secure extramural funding. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Psychology; a record of teaching, publications, and extramural funding or potential for extramural funding commensurate with rank; and a commitment to inclusion and diversity.

The Psychology Department hosts one of the largests majors on campus and offers degree programs at the BA, MS, and PhD level. Students at each level have opportunities to assist in faculty research. Although our faculty represent many of the traditional subfields of Psychology, most research within the department, from whichever subfield, has implications for health outcomes, including addictive behaviors, brain health, trauma, and behavioral medicine. For more about the department, please visit our web site at http://hcap.utsa.edu/psychology. Members of the department have a history of collaboration with researchers at the University of Texas Health San Antonio, Southwest Foundation for Biomedical Research, Veterans Administration, Pearson Testing Company, San Antonio Military Medical Center (including Brooke Army Medical Center), and the STRONG STAR Consortium. Officially branded as “Military City USA®”, San Antonio is the seventh largest city in the United States (U.S.), and UTSA is an integral part of and economic driver in the region. San Antonio’s cosmopolitan character, extensive recreational opportunities, low cost-of-living, excellent health care, and temperate climate make it a highly desirable place to live.

Required qualifications
Successful candidates are required to have a doctorate degree in Psychology, demonstrated expertise in sociocultural theory and biopsychosocial models of health, and demonstrated commitment to inclusion and diversity. ABD candidates with anticipated graduation before August 2021 will be considered for Assistant Professor rank. Applicants should have teaching experience in relevant areas, potential for mentoring, and a research agenda with potential for high impact publications and extramural funding. Appointments are contingent upon Board of Regents’ approval.

Preferred qualifications
Expertise in additional areas of clinical, developmental, or social psychology; expertise in statistical analyses; expertise in health disparities or military health; history of external funding; and a history of student mentoring at the undergraduate, MS, and PhD levels.

Compensation will be commensurate with applicant qualifications.

Application Instructions
Applicants should submit their application packages to the Talent Acquisition System at UTSA

Application packages must contain the following information:

  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Statement of research interests (2-page limit) which includes discussion on the role diversity and inclusion play in an academic environment
  3. Statement of teaching philosophy and interests (2-page limit) which includes discussion on the role diversity and inclusion play in an academic environment
  4. Evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., teaching ratings; 1 page limit)
  5. Copies of 3 publications (or pre-prints) of candidate’s research
  6. Complete contact information for and letters from three professional references.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but priority will be given to those received by November 30, 2020. For further information, contact James H. Bray, PhD, co-chair of search committee james.bray@utsa.edu. Review of applications will begin November 30, 2020. At the discretion of the hiring department, this position posting may be closed once a sufficient number of qualified applications has been received. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. Applicants selected for interviews must show proof that they will be eligible and qualified to work in the United States by the time of hire, and employment is contingent upon a successful background check. UTSA is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. UTSA is a tobacco-free campus.

UTSA is a multicultural discovery enterprise institution that continues to move toward Research I status and currently enrolls more than 32,000 students. UTSA is a diverse, Hispanic Serving Institution and over half of the student population are first generation college students. Successful candidates must demonstrate their ability to work with and be sensitive to the educational needs of diverse urban populations and support the University’s commitment to thrive as a Hispanic Serving Institution and a model for student success. Demonstrated intellectual contributions linked to diversity, inclusion and/or inclusive excellence may include: experience in multicultural, diversity and power and privilege practice, demonstrated experience successfully teaching, mentoring, and advising diverse, underserved students, including students of color and non-traditional students.