Assistant Professor – Psychological Sciences (9 views)

Flagstaff, Arizona
April 8, 2021

     The Department of Psychological Sciences at Northern Arizona University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position, anticipated to begin in August, 2021. While the area of expertise in the psychological sciences is open, we are seeking applicants with demonstrated research expertise in areas that would strengthen (build and bridge) existing departmental and university efforts, an outstanding record of published scholarship and research training to be competitive for obtaining external grant funding, and engagement in scholarship that incorporates best practices in traditional and/or emerging forms of research methods and data analysis. Northern Arizona University has a robust institutional commitment to its diverse student population which includes large numbers of Native American, Hispanic, first-generation and international students. We value diversity and seek candidates committed to serving Northern Arizona University students.

Tenure-track faculty in the Department of Psychological Sciences typically have a 3-3 or 3-2 teaching load, depending on instructional capacity needs of the unit. Candidates should demonstrate the ability to teach in areas of expertise at the undergraduate and graduate levels (including the department’s MA program, and potential collaborations with a university-wide Interdisciplinary Health Ph.D. program), including basic and advanced courses in areas of expertise, with possible inclusion of statistics and research methods courses. Candidates should have an interest and demonstrated willingness to mentor undergraduate and graduate-level students and contribute to university service.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in Psychology or related field completed by August 2021.

 Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated record of published scholarship and clear articulation of research goals.
  • Demonstrated expertise in state-of-the-art research design and data analytic skills.
  • Demonstrated success, potential for success, and willingness to seek and secure external funding for research (including future research funding goals).
  • Demonstrated commitment to open science practices.
  • Demonstrated experience and/or potential for teaching in both face-to-face and online teaching environments.
  • Demonstrated record of teaching effectiveness and/or evidence of potential teaching effectiveness.
  • Evidence of commitment to equity-based pedagogy and the infusion of diverse perspectives into undergraduate and graduate curriculum.
  • Evidence of commitment to working with ethnically and culturally diverse populations.
  • Demonstrated success or evidence of potential success in mentoring undergraduate and graduate students.
  • Demonstrated success or evidence of potential success in contributing to university service.


Commensurate with experience and academic qualification.

Submission Deadline

This vacancy will be open until filled or closed.  First review of applications will begin on May 6, 2021, with weekly reviews thereafter.

NAU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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