Assistant Professor of Psychology

at Texas A&M University - Texarkana in Texarkana, Texas, United States

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Assistant Professor of Psychology


Texas A&M University – Texarkana


College Of Arts, Sciences & Education

Proposed Minimum Salary


Job Location

Texarkana, Texas

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Job Description

The Psychology program, which resides within the Social and Behavioral Sciences department in the College of Arts, Sciences, and Education (CASE) at Texas A&M University-Texarkana (TAMUT), is seeking an outstanding candidate at the Assistant professor rank for a tenure-track position to begin Fall 2023. The ideal candidate is one who specializes in, or has experience teaching, courses related to Clinical and/or Counseling Psychology. The successful candidate will teach four undergraduate and/or master’s-level courses during each long semester, maintain an active research agenda in their area of specialty, and serve the university in a variety of capacities.

The Psychology program is historically one of the most robust programs at TAMUT, with roughly 160 students enrolled. In addition to offering both undergraduate (B.A. / B.S.) and master’s (M.S.) degrees in psychology, with course sizes typically maxed at 30 students, the psychology program supports faculty research with dedicated research facilities, a participant pool, and encourages undergraduate and graduate research as part of experiential learning for high-impact practices in teaching and mentoring.

TAMUT is located in beautiful East Texas, midway between Dallas, Texas, and Little Rock, Arkansas. It was established in 1971 and became a member of the Texas A&M University System in 1996. In 2010, the university moved to the newly constructed Bringle Lake campus when it downward expanded. Currently, our university is home to approximately 2200 undergraduate, master’s-level and doctoral students.

Given that many students in the Psychology major are first-generation college students, are socioeconomically and demographically diverse (e.g., 24% Black, 14% Hispanic), minor in diverse disciplines including the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies program, and are active in student groups such as the Psychology Club, Psi Chi, Spectrum, The League of United Latin American Citizens, and Ability. Applications are encouraged from colleagues who have varied backgrounds and experiences.


+ Teach a workload equal to 12 semester credit hours (SCH) during each long semester that may include, but are not limited to, Abnormal Psychology, Introduction to Clinical and Counseling Psychology, Psychology of Personality, Psychology of Interpersonal Interactions, Advanced Personality Theories, Psychology of Addiction and Graduate Research Methods. Up to 6 SCH of summer teaching for additional pay may also be available, but it is neither guaranteed nor required of full-time faculty.

+ Enact a strong commitment to scholarship by performing professional, scholarly research that engages undergraduate and graduate students, and by supervising master’s theses in the program.

+ Serve on departmental, college, and university committees by contributing to program curriculum and course development, participating in annual program assessments and undergraduate and graduate outreach, and recruiting events, and advising students.


Minimum Qualifications

+ Ph.D. or Psy.D. in Psychology from a regionally accredited institution OR Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from a regionally accredited institution OR ABD in any of the aforementioned from a regionally accredited institution at time of application (if ABD, completion of doctoral degree must be shown prior to appointment).

Preferred Qualifications

+ Doctorate in psychology from an APA-accredited psychology program.

+ Specialty in Clinical and/or Counseling Psychology.

+ Ph.D. in Clinical and/or Counseling Psychology

+ Documented success of teaching undergraduate and graduate courses.

+ Experience teaching with web-enhanced or web-based instruction.

+ Evidence of scholarship with publications and research agenda.

+ Experience in engaging undergraduate and Master’s-level students in research and/or other scholarly activities.

+ Active membership in professional organizations.


This position generally does not supervise employees.


TO APPLY: Please upload a letter of intent that includes your research interests and teaching philosophy, as well as your curriculum vita, university transcripts (official transcripts will be required prior to employment), 3 professional references with contact information and with one reference being a supervisor/manager, and three letters of recommendation in the questionnaire section of your application. You may use your resume or LinkedIn profile to pre-populate the online application.

Please remember once you submit your application you will not be able to “revise” or upload any documents. If you have any questions about uploading or a revision to your application, you may contact .

For inquiries, please contact:Dr. Angela M. Parmentier-Sikorski, Department ChairCollege of Arts, Sciences and Education Texas A&M University-Texarkana7100 University AvenueTexarkana, TX 75503Email: Tel: 903.223.3018

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.

As a member of The Texas A&M University System, Texas A&M University-Texarkana is a comprehensive regional university that provides students with academically challenging, engaging, and rewarding educational experiences through quality teaching, scholarship, student support services, co-curricular programming, research, and service.Through the personal attention of our faculty and staff, students are afforded the opportunity to acquire the knowledge, abilities, and skills to become leaders in their chosen professions and to prepare for the opportunities of serving in a global environment.A&M-Texarkana began in 1971 as part of East Texas State University and joined The Texas A&M University System in 1996. Our 375-acre campus, which opened in 2008, is near beautiful Bringle Lake in Texarkana, Texas, in a region known as the Ark-La-Tex.With a commitment to academic excellence, student success, and community leadership, A&M-Texarkana is comprised of three academic colleges: education and liberal arts; business; and science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). The university accommodates students by offering flexible class schedules, web-based courses, and online degree programs.A&M-Texarkana is a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Red River Athletic Conference, with men’s and women’s soccer, men’s and women’s tennis, baseball, and softball programs.

The Texas A&M University System is one of the largest systems of higher education in the nation, with a statewide network of eleven universities, seven state agencies and a comprehensive health science center. The A&M System is committed to providing an educational and work environment that is conducive to the personal and professional development of each individual employee. Equal opportunity and access will be provided throughout the A&M System to all students, employees, and prospective employees. Employment opportunities for all A&M System members and locations are updated daily and posted on this searchable website. The Texas A&M System is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.

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Job Posting: JC235855070

Posted On: Mar 09, 2023

Updated On: Jun 08, 2023

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