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The Department of Psychology at The University of Tampa is seeking a diverse pool of applicants for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level to begin August 2024.
The University of Tampa is a medium-sized, comprehensive, residentially based private institution of 10,500 undergraduate and graduate students. The University is ideally situated on a beautiful 110-acre campus next to the Hillsborough River, adjacent to Tampa's dynamic central business district, a growing, vibrant, diverse metropolitan area. UT reflects this vibrancy; with 24 consecutive years of enrollment growth, UT boasts 300 student organizations, a multicultural student body from 50 states and most of the world's countries, and a "Top Tier" ranking in U.S. News and World Report.
The Psychology Department at The University of Tampa is a collegial department with 18 faculty and approximately 550 undergraduate majors. Undergraduates are offered a high-quality educational experience and are provided with training in the clinical, organizational, biopsychology, cognitive, social, and developmental subfields. Experiential education is emphasized with numerous opportunities for faculty-mentored student research, internships and service learning.
Candidates must have interest in and/or experience teaching; courses will include child psychology, general psychology, psychology in everyday life, and introductory research methods and statistics. Candidates may have the opportunity to teach and/or develop other courses in their specialty. Teaching responsibilities include three, 4-hour courses each semester. Other responsibilities will include maintaining an active record of scholarship, standard student advising, and committee service. Preference will be given to candidates with interest in and/or experience with mentoring undergraduate research. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology. College or university teaching experience and demonstrated scholarly activity in the field are preferred.
Review of applications will begin on October 2, 2023 and continue until the position is filled.
All required documents listed below should be uploaded to the attachment box at the bottom of the "My Experience" page of the application before continuing through the application.
1. Cover letter that demonstrates a commitment to diversity and inclusion
2. Curriculum vitae
3. Teaching philosophy
4. Teaching evaluations/evidence of teaching effectiveness
5. Statement of research interests
6. Scholarly writing sample (no larger than 2 MB)
7. Copy of graduate transcript
8. Names and email addresses for three professional reference providers
The University delivers challenging and high-quality educational experiences to a diverse group of learners. The University has a strong core curriculum rooted in the liberal arts, an enduring commitment to internationalization that has garnered the Senator Paul Simon Award, and a practical, experiential approach to learning. The University offers more than 200 areas of study, including majors in our colleges of Arts and Letters, Business, Natural and Health Sciences, and Social Sciences, Mathematics and Education, and 19 master's programs.
The College of Social Sciences, Mathematics and Education offers rigorous, high-quality undergraduate curricula in Actuarial Science, Computer Science, Criminology and Criminal Justice, Data Science, Education, History, International Studies, Mathematics, Political Science, Psychology and Sociology. Graduate programs include an M.S. in Criminology and Criminal Justice, an M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction, an M.Ed. in Educational Leadership, and an M.S. in Instructional Design and Technology. Our faculty are excellent teachers and scholars who engage their students both in and out of the classroom. Our college continually fosters relationships with governmental, not-for-profit, and community organizations in the greater Tampa Bay region to provide students with the opportunity to pursue an internship, volunteer or interact with professionals working in their chosen field. Each department also offers study abroad courses that students can take for credit toward their degree. For more information, see ut.edu/academics/college-of-social-sciences-mathematics-and-education.
The University of Tampa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer dedicated to excellence through diversity and does not discriminate based on age, race, sex, disability, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, marital status, gender identity, veteran status or any other non-job-related criteria. The University of Tampa recognizes the importance of a multicultural community of students, faculty and staff who seek to advance our commitment to diversity. The University invites applications from underrepresented groups and those who have academic experiences with diverse populations.
To receive full consideration for a faculty appointment with The University of Tampa, please be sure to submit/upload documents as required for this position at time of application submission. Required documents should be submitted in the attachment box at the bottom of the "My Experience" page of the application before continuing through the application.
Background Check Requirements
Finalists may be required to submit to a criminal background check.