MULTIPLE, TENURE-TRACK FACULTY POSITIONS AT TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY: The Department of Psychology at Texas Tech University anticipates hiring multiple faculty members to expand the department and accommodate recent retirements. We plan to hire faculty in each of the following sub-disciplines: clinical, cognitive, counseling, and social psychology. These will be tenure-track positions at the Assistant Professor level, although candidates with appropriate experience and substantial records of grant funding may be considered for higher ranks. The anticipated starting date is August 21, 2013. The emphasis for these positions will be on Health Psychology, broadly defined. Health-related research is a growing area in the department, but we also encourage applicants with strong credentials in any of the above sub-disciplines (clinical, cognitive, counseling, and social psychology), and some interest in any area of health-related research, to apply. For example, in addition to research interests related to many of the broad areas of health psychology, we also seek focused specialists in human cognitive neuroscience and neuroimaging, clinical neuropsychology, advanced statistical analysis, applied-social or applied-cognitive psychology (e.g., social and cognitive research related to some aspect of health, social and cognitive neuroscience, etc.), and behavioral medicine (e.g., psycho-social research regarding major diseases and chronic health problems, such as coronary heart disease, cancer, chronic obesity, nervous-system diseases, chronic substance abuse, AIDS, etc.). We are also seeking applicants whose research interests in health overlap with areas of multicultural diversity, such as health psychology research on under-served populations and on diverse populations regarding ethnicity, race, language, and culture. Applicants should have a strong, programmatic research focus with the potential to attract extramural research funding. Applicants should also have the ability to teach effectively at the undergraduate and graduate levels (including practicum for clinical and counseling faculty) and be willing to contribute service to the department, college, university, and profession. Candidates for faculty positions in our APA-accredited clinical and counseling psychology doctoral programs must receive their PhD from an APA-accredited program by August 2013. The Department of Psychology at Texas Tech University (www.psychology.ttu.edu) has doctoral programs in clinical, counseling, cognitive/applied cognitive, human factors, and social psychology. We currently have 28 full-time tenure-track faculty, 120 doctoral students, over 1,000 undergraduate majors, our own building with labs and classroom space, and a newly-renovated Psychology Clinic. In addition, the Texas Tech Neuroimaging Institute is nearby on the campus, has state-of-the-art fMRI facilities, and is currently directed by a faculty member of the Psychology Department. We have effective working relationships with the TTU Health Sciences Center, several large area hospitals, numerous clinics and psychological-service agencies, and other multidisciplinary groups in the region. Texas Tech University is classified as a doctoral “research-extensive university” by the Carnegie Foundation and as a “national research university” by the State of Texas. TTU is growing rapidly and currently has over 32,000 students on the main campus and 4,000 students at the adjoining TTU Health Sciences Center campus. With a population of approximately 230,000 people in the city and 275,000 people in the county, Lubbock is an ethnically-diverse community, with a low cost of living, temperate climate, modern airport and infrastructure, and good school districts. To apply for a faculty position, candidates must submit a cover letter, vita, statement of research interests, statement of teaching philosophy, sample reprints, 3 or more letters of recommendation, and any other materials that candidates think will be helpful, to our online application web site, at: jobs.texastech.edu, under the requisition number of 86597 for each of the subdisciplines. We will begin reviewing applications on October 1, 2012, and will continue to review applications until the positions are filled. Please direct questions about these positions to: Dr. Lee Cohen, department chair, lee.cohen(at)ttu.edu, 806-742-3711, ext. 224, or Dr. Steven Richards, search committee co-chair, steven.richards(at)ttu.edu, 806-742-3711, ext. 254. Texas Tech University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, and TTU has a sustained commitment to enhancing diversity. We strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and other underrepresented groups, and we actively support the needs of dual-career couples.
Just a quick update in light of the user updates on the main wiki page: right now we have successfully hired 4 new faculty for Fall 2013 across the areas listed above and are currently bringing in additional candidates to be considered as well.
As of right now, we've successfully hired 6 new faculty for Fall 2013 and have a few offers still outstanding, so the grand total could be even higher.
Make that 7….
Ok, we just hired our 8th tenure-track faculty member, as well as a 9th person as a visiting assistant professor. That likely closes our search for the year (save for the separately advertised diversity-enhancement post-doc), but we might be hiring in counseling next year.