Aug 14, 2019

Associate or Full Professor - Psychological Science

  • Montana State University
  • Montana State University - Bozeman, Montana
Full time Subject Area Open

Job Description

The Department of Psychology at Montana State University (MSU) in Bozeman seeks to hire a tenured or tenure-qualified faculty member in Psychological Science (specialty area open) at the Associate or Full Professor level. The successful candidate will have a well-established research program and a strong record of research productivity, relative to the candidate’s level of experience. Research area is not specified; preference is given to candidates who broaden the areas of expertise represented by the current faculty. The department has eight Psychological Science faculty at MSU with strong research in the department’s four cross-cutting themes: attention, memory, and thought; equity, diversity, and disparities; health, resilience, and well-being; and motivation and emotion. Preference is given to candidates with a well-developed and externally funded research program that complements these areas.

The successful candidate will be a dynamic scholar with the ability to maintain a funded research program that fosters participation by undergraduate and graduate students, have excellent written and oral communication skills, have the ability to inspire and mentor students and junior faculty, have effective interpersonal skills including the ability to collaborate successfully with faculty, staff, and students, and have an appreciation for diverse constituencies, especially the ability to help students from underrepresented backgrounds succeed.

Required Qualifications include a Ph.D. in Psychology or related field, experience in a tenure-track position or equivalent research and teaching experience, established research program with a successful record of publishing high-quality and original research in disciplinary refereed journals, demonstrated experience in teaching, advising and mentoring undergraduate students, and evidence of meaningful university and professional service, leadership, and/or outreach.  Preferred qualifications include evidence of an externally-funded research program that will complement and expand current MSU programs, and demonstrated commitment to supporting, promoting, and building an inclusive and culturally diverse campus environment.

The MSU Psychology department has approximately 350 undergraduate majors, 90 psychology minors, and a Ph.D. program in Psychological Science. MSU has many opportunities for collaborative work both within and outside the department, including with the Center for Mental Health Research and Recovery, the Center for American Indian and Rural Health Equity, Montana INBRE, Montana-Alaska Clinical Translational Research Program, the Montana Engineering Education Research Center, and the Western Transportation Institute. Montana State University and the College of Letters and Science value diverse perspectives and hope to attract applicants who are committed to promoting an inclusive working and learning environment.

Screening of applications will begin on October 10, 2019; however, applications will continue to be accepted until an adequate applicant pool has been established. Applicants should submit: 

  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter addressing Each of the Required and Preferred Qualifications
  3. Teaching Statement (max 2 pages)
  4. Research Statement (max 2 pages)

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For inquiries, please contact Brandon Scott, Assistant Professor and Search Committee Chair 406-994-5218;

MSU is an Equal Opportunity Employer, Veterans/Disabled

Montana State University values diverse perspectives and is committed to continually supporting, promoting and building an inclusive and culturally diverse campus environment. MSU recognizes the importance of work-life integration and strives to be responsive to the needs of dual career couples. Montana State University is committed to providing a working and learning environment free from discrimination. In support of the University’s mission to be inclusive and diverse, applications from qualified minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are highly encouraged.

Montana State University makes accommodation for any known disability that may interfere with an applicant’s ability to compete in the hiring process or an employee’s ability to perform the duties of the job. To request an accommodation, contact the Human Resources Office, PO Box 172520, Montana State University, Bozeman MT 59717-2520; 406-994-3651;

In compliance with the Montana Veteran’s Employment Preference Act, MSU provides preference in employment to veterans, disabled veterans, and certain eligible relatives of veterans. To claim veteran’s preference please complete the veteran’s preference information located in the Demographics section of your profile.

MSU’s Non-Discrimination Policy and Discrimination Grievance Procedures can be located on the MSU Website:


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