Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Position in Psychology
The Department of Psychology and Counseling at the University of Central Arkansas (UCA) invites applications for an Assistant Professor, tenure-track position, to begin August 16, 2022. A Ph.D. in Psychology or closely related field is required. Areas of scholarship and expertise are open with some preference for candidates who can contribute to our programs/coursework in experimental psychology, health psychology, sport psychology, or industrial/organizational psychology. We are eager to support applicants who bring diversity to the department and university.
· Serve as a core member of the undergraduate faculty with some teaching in the graduate programs.
· Develop and teach courses supported by the scholarship of teaching and learning and that meet program and department needs.
· Conduct an active program of research and scholarship with a clearly articulated agenda that supports the involvement of students as research assistants.
· Mentor students through academic advising and research.
· Serve the department, university, and community in ways that promote psychology.
The Department of Psychology and Counseling
The department houses an undergraduate program with over 580 majors and graduate programs in Counseling Psychology, School Psychology, and Mental Health Counseling. Our doctoral program in Counseling Psychology is APA-accredited, and our undergraduate program is considered one of the most vibrant in the region. Department faculty include experimental and applied psychologists who are active researchers and committed teachers. The Department is located within the College of Health and Behavioral Sciences with opportunities for collaborations with other health professionals. More information about the department can be found at: http://uca.edu/psychology.
Founded in 1907, the University of Central Arkansas now enrolls more than 10,000 students. UCA is committed to a teacher-scholar faculty model, the liberal arts, and the education of all students in preparation for lives of meaningful contributions. UCA offers more than 160 degree and certificate programs, including six doctoral programs and 33 master’s degree programs. The university’s first-time undergraduate student body consistently scores well above state and national averages on the ACT. In addition, the demographic diversity of the student body outpaces that of the state as a whole, with about one-third of UCA students being students of color. UCA’s graduation and retention rates rank quite favorably, too, when compared to other state institutions and regional-comprehensive universities writ large. The campus is widely acclaimed for its beauty.
UCA is located in Conway, a rapidly growing and diversifying, as well as economically vibrant, city of nearly 70,000 people. Conway itself is located only a half-hour’s drive from the state capital, which places Conway within the Little Rock Metro Area—the largest metro in Arkansas. Known as the “City of Colleges,” Conway is home not only to UCA, but also two private colleges, a professional orchestra, several venues that feature live theatrical productions, and several arts museums and galleries. The city boasts a number of major industries, too, in addition to outstanding K-12 public schools and several private-school options. About one-quarter of our Conway neighbors are persons of color, while almost 20 percent of Conwegians are Black or African American. Local residents enjoy easy access to myriad outdoor opportunities both nearby Conway and within city limits; the city has constructed many miles of scenic walking trails, bike paths, and parks. Nevertheless, Central Arkansas’s cost of living—to include that associated with real estate, and state and local taxation—ranks well below national averages.
For full consideration, applications should be submitted to https://jobs.uca.edu/postings/9779
UCA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.