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Fall 2020
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Tenure Track Assistant Professor in I-O Psychology
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
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Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track, Industrial-Organizational (I-O) Psychology

Position # 20001416

The Department of Psychology at The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC) invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor. The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. in Industrial-Organizational Psychology (I-O) or a closely associated area. The research and teaching expertise targeted in this search includes one or more of the following areas: individual differences, psychometrics and assessment development/validation, and/or judgment and decision-making. Ideal candidates will also be able to demonstrate ability to teach undergraduate and graduate level courses in statistics and research methods.

In addition to supporting our undergraduate students, we seek colleagues who can support graduate education in the department’s long-standing and well-regarded terminal Master’s of Science degree programs in Industrial-Organizational Psychology (I-O) and Research Psychology. Successful applicants will demonstrate the ability to develop a research program and possess strength in a variety of quantitative and qualitative research methodologies and statistical analysis techniques.

A passion for, and experience with, student mentorship, teaching, and applying psychology is critical to success in this position. A typical semester course load consists of one graduate course, one small undergraduate section (35 students or fewer), and one moderately sized undergraduate section (between 30 and 70 students). It is anticipated that the candidate who fills this position will teach two graduate level courses per year and one to two undergraduate courses most semesters.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in I-O Psychology or closely related field. Individuals who are “all but dissertation” (ABD) will be considered; however, the degree must be awarded by August 1, 2020.
  • Evidence of experience and strong teaching ability in one or more of the areas outlined above.
  • Evidence of an active research program that lends itself to collaboration with UTC colleagues and students.
  • Evidence of commitment to equity and inclusion in higher education. In particular, we are interested in candidates who have contributed to, or have plans to contribute to, programs that aim to increase the participation of underrepresented students and/or faculty in the sciences. This commitment should be clearly reflected in the candidate’s cover letter.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Potential for developing collaborations, both within the Department of Psychology and with the broader UTC community in support of research and service. Faculty regularly collaborate on applied projects, often involving other local professionals, teaching and rehabilitation hospitals, other departments on campus, and a variety of private and non-profit organizations in the community.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide supervision and mentorship of undergraduate and/or graduate students.
  • Potential for engaging students in experiential learning.
  • Demonstrated ability to seek and secure external funding to support research.

Application Procedures

Applicants must submit the following materials electronically through the UTC Faculty Career Site by visiting:

  • Cover letter, which includes evidence of candidate’s commitment to equity and inclusion in higher education
  • Curriculum vitae (CV), including up-to-date personal contact information (e-mail, phone, etc.)
  • Unofficial Transcripts
  • Statement on teaching experience and interests
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness, such as teaching evaluations, sample syllabi, or other course materials
  • Statement on current and planned research
  • Evidence of research productivity (including sample publications)
  • Names, titles, and email addresses for three (3) references for confidential letters of recommendation to be requested.

Only complete applications will be considered. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until this position is filled.

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is the second largest school in the University of Tennessee System, serving a diverse student body of more than 11,000 undergraduate and graduate students through five academic colleges. UTC offers a unique blend of private and public-school traditions and is a driving force for achieving excellence, embracing diversity, inspiring positive change, and enriching the community. Since its founding as Chattanooga University in 1886, UTC has developed a reputation for excellence built on an unusual blend of the private and public traditions of American higher education. For more than 83 years, the university was a private school. In 1969, UTC became part of the state university system. Today, UTC is on a journey to excellence - boldly embracing a passion for excellence in all things and focused on changing lives and transforming communities. The UTC commitment—each and every day—is to earn the trust and confidence of those we serve. Our goal is to make a difference in our community and in the lives of our students.

Chattanooga, the fourth largest city in the state, is located in Southeast Tennessee near the border of Georgia at the junction of four interstate highways. The city has received national recognition for the renaissance of its beautiful downtown and redevelopment of its riverfront. Chattanooga also has the fastest internet in the country. Home to the first residential gigabit-speed internet in the United States, Chattanooga has a 100% fiber network that links every home and business in a 600-square mile area. Companies like Unum, McKee, U.S. Xpress, Volkswagen, Coke United, and have chosen to set up shop in Chattanooga. Attractions such as the Tennessee Aquarium, Lookout Mountain, Civil War battlefield sites, the African American Museum, and the Appalachian Trail bring thousands of people to the area, as do events like the Riverbend Festival, Nightfall, Jazzanooga, the Creative Discovery Museum for Children, and the Southern Writers Conference. Chattanooga is also home to the seven-time NCAA Southern Conference Football Champions, The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Mocs. People who love the outdoors use Chattanooga as a base for hang-gliding, bass fishing, mountain climbing and caving expeditions; the beautiful Smoky Mountains and Tennessee River support the greatest variety of flora of any area in the United States. Chattanooga also has a long and rich past with regard to diversity, which includes Native American heritage, Civil War history, and the Civil Rights movement. Chattanooga is also just a two-hour (or less) drive from Atlanta, Nashville, Knoxville, and Birmingham.

The University of Tennessee Chattanooga is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or protected veteran status.

Dr. Christopher J. L. Cunningham
(423) 425-4264
540 McCallie Avenue
Chattanooga TN, 37403-2598

NOTE: The above information is provided by the employer. The Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology does not verify the accuracy of these statements.