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Tenure-track, Assistant Professor
Midwestern State University
Academic Positions: Assistant Professor
$50,000 - $59,999

Midwestern State University. Assistant Professor, Social Psychology


The Psychology Department at Midwestern State University invites applications for a tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin August 2018.  Wichita Falls, TX is home to Midwestern State University. Wichita Falls is a quiet community located in North Central Texas, approximately two hours from both the Dallas/Ft. Worth metroplex and Oklahoma City. Midwestern State University is a leading public liberal arts university committed to providing students with a rigorous undergraduate and graduate education. Midwestern State University prides itself on an emphasis on teaching, undergraduate research participation, and high-impact teaching.




The Search Committee gives preference to candidates whose research and teaching complement that currently within the department. The successful applicant will primarily teach a 4/4 load with three unique courses.  However, one course reduction will be awarded during semesters in which a graduate course is taught. Additionally, it is expected that the successful applicant maintain an active research agenda, promote undergraduate research opportunities, fulfill service requirements, and provide academic advising.


Required Qualifications:


The successful candidate must:


  • have earned a doctorate in Experimental Psychology, or a closely related area, by August 2018 (ABD acceptable at the rank of Instructor. PhD required by August 2019);

  • demonstrate a commitment to high-quality undergraduate education;

  • be able to teach a range of undergraduate courses including General Psychology, Writing in Psychology, Research Methods, Social Psychology, and Developmental Psychology;

  • exhibit a record of sustainable research able to integrate undergraduate students; and,

  • demonstrate the ability to work collegially.


Preferred Qualifications:


The Search Committee is particularly interested in candidates with:


  • experience delivering high-quality online teaching,

  • the ability to teach Developmental Psychology at the graduate level to students enrolled in the Masters in Clinical/Counseling Psychology program, and

  • previous experience implementing high-impact teaching practices (e.g., learning communities, service learning).


Application Procedure:


Applicants will submit a letter of intent addressing both the Required and Preferred Qualifications; a curriculum vita; graduate transcripts, and three letters of recommendation.  All materials will be submitted electronically to or mailed to: Faculty Search Committee, Department of Psychology, Midwestern State University, 3410 Taft Blvd, Wichita Falls, TX 76308.


Please direct any questions to Dr. David Carlston, Interim Department Chair at


Application Deadline


Application review begins immediately. To receive full consideration, please submit all materials by November 30, 2017.  Position is open until filled.


This position is designated as security sensitive and requires the finalist to complete a criminal background check. Midwestern State University is an EEO/ADAAA compliance employer.

Dr. David Carlston
3410 Taft Blvd
Wichita Falls TX, 76308
NOTE: The above information is provided by the employer. The Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Inc. does not verify the accuracy of these statements.