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Faculty Search — Assistant and Associate Professor Positions

The Department of Psychology at Texas Christian University invites applications for two positions. (1) Tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Behavioral Cognitive Psychology, beginning in August 2019. This is a new position that will add to the department’s 15 tenured and tenure-track faculty members who oversee a Ph.D. program in Experimental Psychology. New tenure-track faculty receive competitive salaries and start-up packages, as well as independent lab space. Candidates will be expected to supervise the research of graduate students, teach classes at graduate and undergraduate levels (3 courses/year), and show promise for obtaining extramural funding for research. Primary consideration will be given to candidates who have completed a PhD in Psychology and have a strong record of research and teaching experience. The ability to teach graduate-level courses in statistics is also desirable. Applicants should send a cover letter, CV, statements of research and teaching philosophy, representative publications, and three letters of recommendation. See below for further application instructions. (2) Tenure-track Associate Professor position in Developmental Psychology, beginning in August 2019. This is a position that will add to the tenured faculty members who oversee a Ph.D. program in Experimental Psychology. New tenure-track faculty receive competitive salaries and start-up packages, as well as lab space. Candidates will be expected to supervise the research of graduate students, teach classes at graduate and undergraduate levels (3 courses/year), and show a strong record of extramural funding for research. The ability to teach graduate-level courses in statistics is also desirable. The candidate is expected to work in close collaboration with faculty and staff of the Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development (child.tcu.edu). In particular, the successful candidate will have research, teaching, and outreach interests that dovetail with the mission, vision, and programs of the Institute. Please submit a letter of application detailing your research and teaching philosophy, CV, representative publications, and three letters of recommendation.

Application instructions: Additional information about the Department, College of Science and Engineering, TCU, and Fort Worth can be found in https://psychology.tcu.edu and its links. Only online applications will be accepted. Complete the online application and have your confidential letters of recommendation emailed directly from the reviewer to hrtalentacquisition@tcu.edu. Applications must be submitted electronically through the TCU HR system at https://tcu.igreentree.com/CSS_Faculty (click on “Find Openings” and select “Science and Engineering Positions”). Review of applications will begin immediately. The deadline for submitting applications is October 15, 2018. Please direct any questions to: Office of Human Resources, Texas Christian University, hrtalentacquisition@tcu.edu. As an AA/EEO employer, TCU recruits, hires, and promotes qualified persons in all job classifications without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ethnic origin, disability, genetic information, covered veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

About Working at TCU

Texas Christian University is ranked in the ‘Top 100 National Universities’ by the US News and World Report and is categorized as a Doctoral University: Higher Research Activity (R2) in the Carnegie Classifications. TCU is committed to both teaching and research within the personalized atmosphere of a smaller college. Located in the economically stable and expanding Fort Worth/Dallas area and occupying a prominent position in the community, TCU offers the opportunity for participation in enriching personal and professional activities both on and off campus. The university offers state-of-the-art learning environments and a commitment to educating students to make a difference in the world. The university’s nationally ranked athletic programs have created an excitement and vibrancy on campus that has led to TCU being named to US News and World Report’s Top 20 “Up-and-coming National Universities”. TCU is among the universities “making the most promising and innovative changes in the areas of academics, faculty and student life.”

See www.tcu.edu and www.tcu.edu/at-a-glance.asp for comprehensive information about TCU.

About the TCU Psychology Department

We are a student-centered department that is committed to the teacher-scholar model. We hire faculty who are passionate about combining research and teaching, and who are committed to our “open doors open minds” approach to student-centered learning at our university.

Research plays a major role in the professional life of our tenure-track faculty in our department. The tenure-track faculty in our Experimental Psychology Ph.D. program are expected to supervise graduate and undergraduate students, to actively seek extramural funding, to disseminate their scholarship through publishing in quality peer-reviewed journals, and by presenting at national and international meetings. The psychology department has 21 full-time faculty members, including tenured or tenure-track research faculty, Professors of Professional Practice, and Instructors. We work together as a team, routinely collaborate with one another, and enjoy a collegial department.

The Psychology Department is housed in Winton-Scott Hall and is closely affiliated with Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development and the Institute of Behavioral Research. Winton-Scott Hall has undergone recent renovations offering state-of-the-art research and teaching facilities. Faculty and students have access to TCU’s library, including on-line resources and personnel.

See https://psychology.tcu.edu/ for comprehensive information about the TCU Psychology Department.

About the TCU Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development
The Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development (KPICD) strives to help children suffering from the effects of early trauma, abuse and/or neglect. We conduct research to deepen understanding about the complex needs of these children and how to help them overcome social, behavioral, and emotional challenges. Through various outreach initiatives, we train professionals in Trust-Based Relational Intervention®, a research-based, holistic model developed by Dr. Karyn Purvis and Dr. David Cross.

The Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development is housed within the newly constructed Rees-Jones Hall on the TCU campus and features modern teaching and research facilities. The KPICD offers an undergraduate Child Development major and minor as well as Master of Science in Developmental Trauma.

See https://child.tcu.edu/ for comprehensive information about the KPICD.