Assistant Professor

Updated: 7 months ago
Location: Charlotte, NORTH CAROLINA
Job Type: FullTime

Position Information

General Information

Position Number 007288
Working Title Assistant Professor
Classification Title 9-Mo Tenure-Track/ Tenured Faculty
College Col Liberal Arts & Science (Col)
Department Psychological Science
Position Designation Faculty
Employment Type Permanent - Full-time
Months per year 9
Primary Purpose of Department

The Department of Psychology has one of the most popular undergraduate majors on campus. The department offers a graduate certificate program in Cognitive Science, M.A. degrees in General Psychology and Industrial/ Organizational Psychology, and is closely associated with the interdisciplinary Ph.D. degrees in Health Psychology and Organizational Science.

The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences advances the ethical discovery, dissemination, and application of knowledge and creativity, and – by building the academic programs for tomorrow – educates students to be informed, critical thinkers and competent communicators, to work successfully in a world of increasing diversity and change, and to be engaged citizens in a global society.

Vacancy Open to All Candidates
Description of Work

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte recognizes the differentiation of mission, goals, and objectives inherent in the diversity of disciplines represented by its colleges and departments. Thus, the Job Responsibilities and Essential Functions for Tenured and Tenure Track Faculty should be interpreted in the context of the related departmental and collegiate goals.
Teaching, Advising, Curriculum and Instructional Development – Faculty responsibilities and essential functions with respect to teaching may include but are not limited to: subject matter competence, course design, course presentation, advising and consultation, directing student research, curriculum and instructional development, and grading student work.
Scholarly Research, Creative, and Other Professional Activities – All tenured and tenure-track faculty are expected to participate in expanding the knowledge base of her/his academic field by conducting research or engaging in other creative activities as appropriate to the faculty member’s discipline. Faculty responsibilities and essential functions with respect to research may include but are not limited to: research/creative activity that generates new knowledge and/or synthesizes and/or integrates existing knowledge, publication, an on-going agenda for research, scholarly, and creative activity, and are expected to seek extramural support for their work.
Service to University, the Public, and the Profession – All tenured and tenure-track faculty are expected to engage in a program of service appropriate to their discipline. Faculty responsibilities and essential functions with respect to service may include but are not limited to: service to the administration and governance of the University, public service, and service to the profession.

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Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Candidates must hold a PhD degree in Psychology, Cognitive Science, or a closely related field at the time of appointment; a strong record of research commensurate with rank; an ability to teach and mentor a diverse student population at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Finalists will be asked during their screening interview to discuss how the topics of diversity and inclusion are incorporated into their teaching and research.

The candidate will have joint teaching and research responsibilities in the Department of Psychological Science and the Cognitive Science program.

Minimum Experience/Education

UNC Charlotte gives primary consideration to the earned doctorate or terminal degree in the teaching discipline or a related discipline.

Preferred Education, Skills and Experience

A track record of publication and external funding for research in cognitive psychology; evidence of teaching effectiveness in courses at the undergraduate and/or graduate levels.

Necessary Licenses/Certifications
Special Notes to Applicants

The Department of Psychological Science at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte is seeking candidates in the area of cognition for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant professor.

Applications must be submitted electronically at Please attach the following documents with your electronic application: (1) letter of interest in the position explaining how you meet the requirements, (2) a statement of research/teaching interests, (3) curriculum vitae, (4) up to three representative publications, (5) evidence of teaching effectiveness (if available). Three letters of recommendation are also required. Letters of recommendation must be sent directly by mail or email to George Demakis, Ph. D. (, Chair Search Committee, Department of Psychological Science, UNC Charlotte, 9201 University City Blvd., Charlotte, NC 28223-0001. The selected candidate will be required to submit an official transcript of highest earned degree.

Review of applications will begin October 20, 2017. As an EOE/AA employer and an ADVANCE Institution that strives to create an academic climate in which the dignity of all individuals is respected and maintained, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte encourages applications from all underrepresented groups. Applicants subject to criminal background check. AA/EOE.

Job Open Date 09/05/2017
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Date Review of Applications will Begin 10/20/2017
Proposed Hire Date 08/15/2018
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