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Assistant Professor

Oklahoma State University

Stillwater, OK
DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY, OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY is seeking an outstanding scientist to fill a full-time, Assistant Professor, tenure track position with a focus on biological bases of behavior beginning August, 2014. Area of specialization in either experimental (quantitative, social, cognitive, developmental, animal behavior, etc.) or clinical psychology is open, but ideal candidates will have a strong background and research expertise in the biological bases of behavior broadly defined (e.g., genetic contributions to behavior, psychoneuroendocrinology, cognitive or affective neuroscience). Candidates are expected to have a strong background in scholarly activity and to interact well with colleagues and students. They must demonstrate the capacity to maintain a high quality research program leading to scholarly productivity in the form of professional publications, presentations, and grantsmanship. Competitive salary and start-up funds are available.

Candidates will be expected to serve as a research mentor for doctoral students, to supervise undergraduate research, and to provide quality classroom instruction for both graduate and undergraduate courses. Typical teaching load is two courses per semester. The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses in biological bases of behavior and neuroscience at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. The Department is nearing completion on a shared laboratory space with facilities and equipment to support current and new departmental faculty exploring genetic and endocrine contributions to behavior. The Department currently lacks facilities to support fMRI research.

The Department has 21 full-time faculty and offers Ph.D.s in lifespan developmental/experimental psychology and clinical psychology. The clinical program, continuously APA-accredited since 1971, is based on the scientist-practitioner model of training. The Department offers training to a diverse graduate and undergraduate student body (30% minority enrollment) of approximately 50 doctoral students and 600 undergraduate majors. Applicants are encouraged to visit the Department website at http://psychology.okstate.edu.

OSU is located in Stillwater, OK, an environmentally clean, safe, pleasant city of 47,000 located in north central Oklahoma, approximately 70 miles from both Oklahoma City and Tulsa. Stillwater public schools were recently selected as one of the “100 Best Public School Systems in America,” and the city has a low cost of living with excellent housing options.

For full consideration, application materials must be received by October 15, 2013. However, applications will be accepted until the position is filled. It is anticipated that interviewing will begin in late November or early December. Applications should include a cover letter indicating research and teaching interests, vita, reprints/preprints, summary of course evaluations/evidence of teaching excellence, and three letters of recommendation. Applications should be sent as PDF documents via email to Jennifer Byrd-Craven, Chair, Biopsychology Search Committee, Department of Psychology, Oklahoma State University, 116 North Murray, Stillwater, OK 74078-3064; (405) 744-2914; jennifer.byrd.crave@okstate.edu. This position is contingent upon the availability of funding.

Oklahoma State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/E-verify Employer, committed to diversity. OSU—Stillwater is a tobacco-free campus

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