The Department of Psychology at Utah State University seeks candidates for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in its Quantitative Psychology PhD Specialization. The successful candidate will have an active program of research in any area of Quantitative Psychology. Possible research areas include, but are not limited to, measurement, psychometrics, multilevel analysis, structural equation modeling, longitudinal modeling, missing data analysis, Bayesian methods, causal inference, and intensive data analysis. We are particularly interested in individuals whose strengths complement those of existing faculty. Located on the main campus in Logan, Utah, this is a 1 FTE, 9-month academic year position. The role assignment evaluative weights for this position are 55% research, 40% teaching/mentoring, and 5% service. Review of applicants will begin October 15, 2020, and continue until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is August 1, 2021.
Along with your on-line application, please attach:
1) Current curriculum vita (CV) including list of scholarly accomplishments to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the candidate profile under "Resume/CV"
2) Contact information for three professional reference who can speak directly to candidate qualifications to be provided at the beginning of your application in the candidate profile
3) Cover letter that highlights fit for the position (see specific information below)
4) Teaching and research statements (see specific information below)
5) An electronic copy of graduate school transcripts (see specific information below)
Documents 3, 4, and 5 should be uploaded into the candidate profile at the beginning of your application in the Documents 1-5 or Documents 6-10 section. Multiple documents can be uploaded for item 4 (teaching and research statements).
Additional Document Submission Information:
All application materials must be provided through the USU Jobs site.
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Employees typically work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes.
The Department of Psychology is located within the Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services. The department consists of over 30 faculty representing diverse areas of psychology. The department is one of the most research productive units in the college. Several graduate specializations are offered: Quantitative Psychology, Behavior Analysis, Brain and Cognition, Sociobehavioral Epidemiology, Clinical/Counseling Psychology, School Psychology, and School Counseling. The department also houses an interdisciplinary PhD program in Neuroscience. Faculty enjoy collaborative relationships with those in the department as well as other departments in the college (e.g., Human Development and Family Studies, Special Education and Rehabilitation, Communicative Disorders and Deaf Education) and across campus (e.g., Mathematics and Statistics).
The Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services graduate programs are ranked #1 in all of Utah and #29 in the nation according to the U.S. News and World Report. We are ranked 12th in the nation in total research dollars. Our college has placement rates at or above 94% for certified graduates seeking employment in special education, elementary education, speech-language pathology, audiology, and 18 secondary education fields. The Statistical Consulting Studio provides quantitative methods support for faculty and students in the college as well as assistantship opportunities for quantitative PhD students.
Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is honored to be Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is a Carnegie RU/H (Research University/High Research Activity) institution with approximately 27,800 students (24,660 undergraduates and 3,140 graduate students) on the Logan main campus. Utah State’s statewide system features eight campuses and 23 education centers and serves all counties in the state with Extension programs. USU offers 165 undergraduate majors, 138 graduate programs, and a variety of innovative stackable associate and certificate credentials. Washington Monthly ranked USU 14th in their national university rankings in 2019 and the 5th best public national university in the nation in 2018. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU is proud to provide a high-quality education at an affordable price. Additional information about Utah State University can be found here.
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