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Chair, Psychology Department

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September 1, 2015

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THE POSITION: The University of Texas at Arlington seeks an eminent scientist to lead its expanding programs in the Department of Psychology. A Ph.D. in psychological science is required, along with a proven record of excellence in research, teaching, and service. The successful candidate will have demonstrated academic leadership experience or show potential to assume such a role, as well as a clear vision for the development of the department as part of a rapidly expanding, research-oriented university. The position is offered at the rank of full professor with tenure.

The successful candidate is expected to maintain a creative, independent, and externally funded research program, contribute to formal undergraduate and graduate teaching as necessary, engage in long-term strategic planning, and mentor junior faculty. The new chair will also play a leadership role in shaping future hiring, curriculum development, strengthening of doctoral studies, and growing the departmentís research portfolio. In addition, the new chair will be expected to participate in interdisciplinary collaborations that leverage emerging strengths such as cognitive neuroscience and imaging, and build bridges with regional medical and academic institutions. The University seeks a scholar with a strong record of publication and a successful history of grant funding, who can fit with the departmentís current research strengths in cognitive, developmental, health, industrial/organizational, neuroscience, personality, and social psychology. The ideal candidate will be one who has a broad understanding and appreciation of research areas across psychological science, and who is capable of fostering interdisciplinary initiatives and collaborations. The ability to promote and support an applied perspective of psychology to enhance the natural and interrelated relationships between science and practice is also highly desirable.

The Psychology Department is home to M.S. and Ph.D. programs focusing on several areas of psychology (neuroscience, health, developmental, social/personality, industrial/organizational), as well as a vibrant undergraduate program. The department consists of 15 faculty, 4 lecturers, a Professor of Practice and 4 staff serving over 540 undergraduate students and 70 graduate students. Additional information can be found at

APPLICATION PROCEDURES: The Search Committee invites applications, inquiries, and nominations for this position. Applications should be accompanied by a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact details of at least five professional references. Applications and nominations will be accepted until the position is filled, and review of applications will begin immediately. Interested candidates are encouraged to submit materials prior to April 18, 2014 to the search firm assisting UT Arlington at the following address (electronic submissions preferred):

Ryan Crawford, Principal

Parker Executive Search

Five Concourse Parkway, Suite 2900 | Atlanta, GA 30328

770-307-7031 | Fax: 770-804-1917

As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, it is the policy of The University of Texas at Arlington to promote and ensure equal employment opportunity for all individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or veteran status. A criminal background check will be conducted on finalists.

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