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Department Chair

University of Texas at Arlington

Arlington, TX
The University of Texas at Arlington seeks an eminent scientist to lead its expanding programs in the Department of Psychology. A Ph.D. in psychological science is required, along with a proven record of excellence in research, teaching, and service. The successful candidate will have demonstrated academic leadership experience or show potential to assume such a role, as well as a clear vision for the development of the department as part of a rapidly expanding, research-oriented university. The position is offered at the rank of full professor with tenure, with a start date as early as January 2013. The successful candidate is expected to maintain a creative, independent, and externally funded research program, contribute to formal undergraduate and graduate teaching as necessary, engage in long-term strategic planning, and mentor junior faculty. The new chair will also play a leadership role in shaping future hiring, curriculum development, strengthening of doctoral studies, and growing the department’s research portfolio. In addition, the new chair will be expected to participate in interdisciplinary collaborations that leverage emerging strengths such as cognitive neuroscience and imaging, and build bridges with regional medical institutions (University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, University of North Texas Health Science Center, Baylor University Medical Center). We especially seek a psychologist working in the areas of health psychology, cognitive neuroscience, or related areas; however, all areas will be considered. The ideal candidate will be one who has a broad understanding and appreciation of research areas across psychological science, and who is capable of fostering interdisciplinary initiatives and collaborations. The ability to promote and support an applied perspective of psychology to enhance the natural and interrelated relationships between science and practice is also highly desirable. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. UT Arlington, situated on a cloistered, urban campus in the Dallas-Ft. Worth Metroplex, is a vital and diverse academic community of over 33,000 undergraduate and graduate students working together with faculty committed to outstanding teaching, research and scholarship. The Psychology Department is home to MS and Ph.D. programs focusing on several areas of psychology (neuroscience, health, developmental, social/personality, industrial/organizational), as well as a vibrant undergraduate program. Additional information can be found at http://www.uta.edu/psychology/index.htm. Completed applications should consist of a curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests and goals, a statement of teaching interests and evidence of teaching quality, a statement of leadership experience or potential, and the names and contact information of at least five references. Review of applications will begin November 9, 2012, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled. A criminal background check will be conducted on finalists. Inquiries about this position may be directed to Dr. James Grover (email grover@uta.edu, phone 817-272-9495), or Ms. Amy Osborn (email osborn@uta.edu, phone 817-272-3444). We prefer applications in Adobe PDF format submitted electronically to osborn@uta.edu. Print applications can be mailed to Psychology Chair Search Committee, 501 S. Nedderman Dr., Box 19047, Arlington, TX 76019. UT Arlington is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The use of tobacco products is prohibited on UT Arlington properties.

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