The Psychology Department at Missouri State University-Educational and/or Cognitive Psychology

The Psychology Department at Missouri State University invites applications for a tenure-track position in Educational and/or Cognitive Psychology at the Assistant Professor level beginning in the Fall of 2016. Application review will begin on October 30th, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Candidates must have a doctorate (Ph.D. or Ed.D.) in Cognitive Psychology, Educational Psychology, or a closely related field. ABD will be considered with an expected completion by start date. Teaching responsibilities include education and/or cognitive psychology courses, as well as other undergraduate and graduate psychology courses within the applicant’s area of expertise. Other departmental teaching needs include statistics, research methods, and child development. The successful candidate should demonstrate a commitment to mentoring undergraduate and graduate student research and to the development of programmatic research in expertise area. Service is expected at university, college and departmental levels, and participation is expected in activities that contribute to the public affairs mission of the university. The university is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and inclusive faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment; hence, the successful candidate should demonstrate knowledge of multicultural and diversity issues.

To apply online, submit letter of application, curriculum vitae, three references for recommendation letters, statement of teaching philosophy, research interests, unofficial transcripts, and supporting evidence of accomplishments in teaching and research that demonstrate expertise in psychology (e.g., publications in scholarly journals, research presentations at conferences, etc.). Three confidential letters of recommendation will be solicited through the application system. Applications are to be submitted online at

Further information may be requested from Erin M. Buchanan, Ph.D., Search Committee Chair ([email protected]); (417) 836-5592. Employment will require a criminal background check at University Expense. Missouri State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution.