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Professors of Instruction (open rank) in Psychology (2) -- Developmental Psychology & Social Psychology
University of Texas at Dallas
Psychology Department, University of Texas at Dallas

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Desired Start Date:  08/01/2024

Position Description

The Psychology Department in the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences at The University of Texas at Dallas seeks to fill two non-tenure system Professor of Instruction positions (open rank), one with expertise in Developmental Psychology, the other with expertise in Social Psychology. Applicants should hold a PhD in Psychology or a closely related field. The search committee will consider outstanding candidates who can teach a wide variety of core and elective courses at the undergraduate and master’s levels. Ideal developmental candidates should be able to teach a wide range of courses in development, such as Child Psychopathology, Exceptional Children, Developmental Assessment, and/or Child Development. Ideal social candidates should be able to teach a wide range of courses in social psychology, such as Personality, Psychology of Prejudice, Workplace Psychology, and/or Cultural Psychology. Ideal candidates for both positions would also be able to teach more general core courses in the Psychology undergraduate program, including Introduction to Psychology and courses in the undergraduate research methods sequence (Statistics for Psychology; Research Design and Analysis; Experimental Projects). 

Professor of Instruction positions are full-time, non-tenure track 9-month appointments, renewed annually. Professors of Instruction are expected to contribute actively to the School’s teaching and program development missions. In addition to teaching courses, Professors of Instruction in the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences serve on departmental and school committees, participate in student development activities, and perform administrative duties as appropriate based on program or School demands. Professors of Instruction are also actively engaged in and visible in School and program events and activities. Teaching loads and other duties of Professors of Instruction are assigned based on needs determined by the Department Head, in consultation with the Associate Deans, but typically involve teaching four classes in the fall and spring semesters, with opportunities for teaching during the summer semester for additional compensation. Selected candidates will be asked to present a professional lecture before an audience (similar to teaching a class) as part of the evaluation. 

The appointment commences for the fall 2024 semester.


Minimum Education and Experience: A PhD or equivalent in Psychology or a related discipline is required prior to employment. Candidates are expected to demonstrate the ability to work effectively in a highly collaborative, engaging, and dynamic environment comprising individuals with a range of backgrounds, skills, and perspectives. We are seeking candidates able to deliver high quality teaching using evidence-based practices to effectively engage students from a range of backgrounds and experiences. 
The Psychology Department and School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences
The School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences is a dynamic, interdisciplinary school at The University of Texas at Dallas (UT Dallas). At a Carnegie Tier 1 (R1) research university that is one of the fastest growing institutions in the US, BBS is in a period of rapid growth, investing in hiring new faculty, enhancing the support of doctoral students, and making strategic infrastructure investments to support its three departments (Psychology, Neuroscience, and Speech, Language and Hearing). 
The Department of Psychology at UT Dallas includes over 40 full-time faculty members committed to excellence in research and teaching. Psychology faculty are leaders in their fields who use innovative experimental, observational, and brain imaging methods to answer theoretical and applied questions about human development and aging, human neuroscience and cognition, and social behavior. Department faculty have opportunities to participate in one or more research centers, including The Center for Brain Health (, The Center for Children and Families (, and The Center for Vital Longevity (  
Application Instructions
Applicants should upload the following: 
·         Full curriculum vitae and cover letter summarizing their interests and qualifications for the position.
·         Statement of teaching philosophy describing their conceptualizations of teaching and learning, and teaching and assessment methods, and how their teaching practices will engage students from a range of backgrounds and experiences.
·         Full contact information for at least three academic or professional references.
The University and Community 

UT Dallas is a top public research university located in one of the nation’s fastest-growing metropolitan regions. Our seven schools offer more than 140 undergraduate and graduate programs, plus professional certificates and fast-track programs. Our student body is 31,000 strong, reflecting students from over 100 countries and a multiplicity of identities and experiences. Over 65% of our undergraduate students receive some form of need- or merit-based financial aid; and 66% of graduating seniors have no student debt compared to 48% in Texas and 32% in the nation (2021 TICAS report). 

UT Dallas is committed to graduating well-rounded members of the global community whose education has prepared them for rewarding lives and productive careers in a constantly changing world. A diversity of people, ideas, and perspectives is crucial to our vision and mission. UT Dallas is a place where members of the community from all backgrounds are welcomed, treated fairly, and encouraged in their pursuit of excellence. 
The University has a variety of programs and initiatives to support engagement and success for all members of the campus community. Employee benefits include a range of physical and mental wellness resources. “LilyPad” lactation facilities are located throughout the campus. There are several Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) comprised of individuals who share common interests to help build community among UT Dallas faculty and staff (e.g., Universal Access ERG, Military and Veteran ERG, UT Dallas Young Professionals).
Rich with visual and performing arts venues, museum districts, professional and semi-professional athletics teams, botanical gardens, accessible trails and so much more, the Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) metroplex has something for everyone to explore. UT Dallas partners with regional higher education institutions and school districts and with the Richardson Innovation Quarter (Richardson IQ), a major hub for innovation, entrepreneurship, and educational activities.  

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800 W Campbell Road
Richardson TX, 75080
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