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Assistant Professor Tenure Track - Psychology


Reports To:
Chair- Maurie Cohen

Position Type:

Position Summary:
The Cyberpsychology Program in the Department of Humanities at the New Jersey Institute of Technology seeks to hire a tenure-track faculty member at the level of assistant professor in the field of psychology.
Cyberpsychology is the discipline of understanding the psychological processes related to, and underlying, all aspects and features of technologically interconnected human behavior. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in psychology, behavioral sciences, or closely related discipline and are expected to have a recognized record of scholarly work commensurate with the level of appointment. Areas of specialization can include but are not limited to telemental health, virtual reality, artificial intelligence, social media, online-identity formation, addictive behavior, and learning sciences. Candidates should also have prior teaching experience or demonstrate the potential for excellence in teaching psychometrics, qualitative methods, psychopathology, ethics, and/or biological basis of behavior. Key criteria for selection will include capacity to actively engage in research and scholarship, participate in externally funded research, and demonstrate a commitment to undergraduate and graduate education for diverse student populations. Application packages should include a letter outlining background and expertise, curriculum vita, statement of research and teaching interests, a writing sample or publication, and names of at least three references. The successful candidate can expect a competitive salary as well as support in the form of start-up research funding. Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2020 and continue until the position is filled.

Essential Functions:
The successful candidate is expected to establish an active, externally funded research program in the psychological sciences and to demonstrate excellence in graduate and undergraduate teaching. Duties will include delivering lecture courses and/or administering labs, actively pursuing opportunities for external research funding, advising student researchers, and participating in outreach to recruit a diverse population of high-quality undergraduate and graduate students.

Additional Functions:
Service to the Program, Department, the College, and the University.

Essential Characteristics:
Must abide by the university's core values, which include excellence, integrity, civility, social responsibility, diversity, and communication.

Prerequisite Qualifications:
Ph.D. in psychology, behavioral sciences, or closely related discipline from an accredited institution. At the university's discretion, the education and experience prerequisites may be accepted where the candidate can demonstrate to the satisfaction of the university an equivalent combination of education and experience specifically preparing the candidate for success in the position.

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Special Instructions to Applicants:
Candidates should submit a letter of application, curriculum vita, statement of research and teaching interests (5-page max), a writing sample or publication, and names of at least three references. Candidates may send queries to Dr. Julie Ancis, Professor and Director of the Cyberpsychology Program at jra49@njit.edu. Please use “Assistant Professor – Cyberpsychology” in the subject field.


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