The University of Central Florida (UCF) Department of Psychology seeks applicants for a tenure-track assistant professor in Industrial and Organizational (I/O) Psychology to begin in Fall 2016. We seek a dedicated and collegial educator/scientist whose work closely integrates theory and application and who can establish collaborative relationships with other colleges at the university (e.g., Business, Medicine, Health and Public Affairs) and organizations in the surrounding area.
Our undergraduate program offers several classes in I/O psychology, social/personality, and measurement. Our M.S. program is dedicated to developing I/O professionals who have the skills to create and manage evidence-based solutions to organizational challenges. Our Ph.D. program develops I/O professionals who have the skills to conduct research that is both theory-based and problem-focused. We have awarded 55 Ph.D.’s and over 300 M.S. degrees since 2000. Our graduates are currently placed in academic positions (e.g., Clemson, USF, Johns Hopkins), in organizations (e.g., Google, Disney, Marriott, JetBlue University), in government (e.g., Navy, Army, NASA, Centers for Disease Control), and in university research positions (e.g., Virginia Commonwealth School of Medicine, Rutgers Career Development Center). Current I/O faculty expertise includes personality and work motivation, employment discrimination, leadership, employee selection, team performance, training and development, human performance measurement, and psychometrics.
Compensation for the nine-month appointment is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. UCF is classified as a Very High Research Activity (RU/VH) university by the Carnegie Foundation and has one of the largest enrollments in the country (approximately 63,000). The Department of Psychology at UCF has over 50 full-time faculty, over 4,000 undergraduate majors, two master’s programs, and three doctoral programs including I/O Psychology, Applied Experimental and Human Factors Psychology, and Clinical Psychology. Our department is also starting a new, multidisciplinary translational research center dedicated to developing and integrating innovative technological approaches to enhance intervention and dissemination initiatives for psychological health.
Position Minimum Qualifications
Applicants for the position must have a Ph.D. in Industrial and Organizational Psychology or a related area (e.g., Management) from an accredited institution by the time of hire.
The I/O sub-specialty is open. The ideal candidate would have: 1) publications in top-tier I/O-related journals; 2) a research program with the potential for external funding; 3) evidence of teaching effectiveness; and (4) an interest in teaching social psychology and I/O courses at all levels.
Additional Application Materials Required
Applicants must apply online at www.jobswithucf.com (position #37838 ) and upload the following at the time of application: a cover letter of interest, statements of research (including future research plans) and teaching interest (including evidence of teaching qualifications), a vitae (CV), and up to three (3) reprints of recent publications. Applicants must also have three (3) letters of reference sent electronically to ude.fcu|reparD.elleinaD#ude.fcu|reparD.elleinaD or mailed to the following physical address:
I/O Faculty Search Committee
Department of Psychology
University of Central Florida
4111 Pictor Lane
Psychology Bldg 99, Ste. 320
Orlando, FL 32816
Review of applicants will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
Questions about the position or application process are welcome and should be sent to Dr. Barbara Fritzsche at ude.fcu|ehcsztirF.arabraB#ude.fcu|ehcsztirF.arabraB or Dr. Victoria Pace at ude.fcu|ecaP.airotciV#ude.fcu|ecaP.airotciV.
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UCF is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply, including minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities. As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request.