Job Details

Texas State University
  • Position Number: 4559049
  • Location: San Marcos, TX
  • Position Type: Liberal Arts - Psychology

Position Title
Assistant Professor in Applied Psychology

Job Posting Number

Job Location
San Marcos


Position Description

The Department of Psychology at Texas State University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Applied Psychology with Industrial/Organizational or Human Factors Specialization. We strongly encourage applications from those who demonstrate excellence in mentoring students from diverse populations.

The successful candidate will be expected to:

    • Develop and maintain an active research program that incorporates both undergraduate and graduate students

    • Teach undergraduate and graduate-level courses related to Industrial/Organization Psychology and/or Human Factors Psychology, as well as a graduate-level statistics courses

    • Develop internship opportunities

    • Supervise Master's theses

    • Actively seek and maintain external funding

    • Participate in service as a good departmental citizen

This position is subject to the availability of funds.

Required Qualifications

  1. Ph.D. in Psychology or a closely related discipline by the time of appointment.

  2. Record of scholarly publications (commensurate with experience).

  3. Evidence of, or potential for, student mentorship, including in research settings.

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Specialization in Industrial/Organizational Psychology or Human Factors Psychology.

  2. Ability to teach graduate-level statistics courses.

  3. Evidence of, or potential for, securing external research funding.

  4. Collegiate teaching experience.

  5. Ability to develop and lead student internship opportunities.

Application Procedures

Only applications submitted through the Texas State University website will be accepted and considered,

To ensure full consideration, please submit the following by October 1, 2023:

Cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement addressing applicant's qualifications and research interests, minimum of two representative publications, statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching effectiveness, unofficial transcripts, three letters of reference.

Note that as part of our application process, we are requesting three letters of reference. Please provide the names and email addresses for your references in the Reference Letter section of the employment application. Upon submission of your application, an automated email will be generated and sent to your references with instructions on how to attach the reference letter to your application though a confidential online portal.

The selected candidate will be required to submit official transcripts from all degree-granting institutions.

Questions about the application process should be submitted via email to

Proposed Start Date
Fall 2024

Posting Date

Evaluation of Applications Begins

Full Consideration Date:

Close Date

Open Until Filled?

EEO/AA Statement

Texas State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Reasonable Accommodation

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Record Checks and Verifications

Employment with Texas State University is contingent upon the outcome of record checks and verification including, but not limited to, criminal history, driving records, education records, employment verification, reference checks, and employment eligibility verification.

Eligibility for Employment

Proper documentation of identity and eligibility for employment will be required before the hiring process can be completed.

Why Work at Texas State?

Texas State University is home to more than 38,000 students and 2,000 faculty members in the growing Austin-San Antonio corridor. A member of the Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity Carnegie classification, the university creates new knowledge, fosters cultural and economic development, and prepares its growing population of diverse students for the endless possibilities that await them as citizens of Texas, the nation, and the world.

Bolstered by research with relevance and innovation in creative and scholarly work in a full range of academic disciplines and a spirit of inclusiveness, Texas State seeks outstanding candidates for a variety of faculty positions.

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  1. Cover Letter

  2. Curriculum Vitae

  3. Statement of Research Interests

  4. Examples of Recent Publications

  5. Examples of Recent Publications #2

  6. Statement of Teaching Philosophy

  7. Evidence of Teaching Effectiveness

  8. Unofficial Transcripts (all in one document)

Optional Documents

  1. Examples of Recent Publications #3

  2. Examples of Recent Publications #4

  3. DD 214/DD1300

  4. Veteran's Preference

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