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Assistant Professor of Psychology


Arts & Science Faculty (9 Mo)

Job Location

2501 N Blackwelder Ave, Oklahoma City, OK

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The Department of Psychology at Oklahoma City University seeks applicants for a tenure-track faculty position beginning in the fall of 2021.


The successful candidate will have a completed Ph.D. and have experience and demonstrated competence in teaching and research.  While the area of specialty within experimental psychology is open, candidates with strong quantitative skills and the ability to teach introductory and advanced statistics, and research design is a plus.  The successful candidate is expected to involve undergraduate psychology majors in research as junior participants.  Opportunities to teach in our graduate program are available.

Promotion and Tenure

In addition to teaching, supervision, and advising of students, all tenure-track and tenured faculty members in the Petree College of Arts and Sciences must fulfill scholarship and service requirements as defined by the Procedures for Renewal, Promotion, and Tenure, an appendix to the Oklahoma City University Faculty Handbook. Effective teaching, scholarship, and service are required for promotion and tenure.

The Petree College of Arts and Sciences at Oklahoma City University

The Petree College of Arts and Sciences embraces the value of a liberal arts education and prepares students in all disciplines to think critically, creatively, and ethically. Our students are challenged to become servant leaders through an education that engages them to become socially and ecologically responsible citizens in our world. Through rigorous coursework taught by excellent faculty, the Petree College is committed to an education that is relevant, socially engaged, and life transforming. The faculty and staff of Petree College are not only concerned about preparing students for careers. More importantly, we want to prepare you for life. We hope that you will join us to participate in an education that will make a difference for you and for the world.

About Oklahoma City University

Oklahoma City University was founded in 1904 and is a coeducational, urban, private university located in the Uptown district of Oklahoma City. The university is affiliated with the United Methodist Church and offers a wide variety of degrees in the liberal arts and sciences disciplines. Oklahoma City University is the only Oklahoma institution listed in the top tier of the regional, master's-level university category by U.S. News and World Report magazine.

Employee Benefits

The faculty of OCU are afforded a generous and comprehensive benefits package designed to fit the needs of you and your family.  Benefits offered include: health (medical, dental and vision) insurance, flexible spending accounts, university paid life insurance, university paid long-term disability insurance, retirement plans, and tuition remission for employees and qualifying dependents who wish to take classes or pursue a degree at OCU.

Procedure for Submitting Applications

Submit a cover letter, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, research interests, list of professional references, and unofficial transcripts.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
Contact for Additional Questions

Please direct questions about the position or the search to:

Search Chair: Associate Professor of Psychology, Yi Shao;

Diversity Advocate: Associate Professor of Psychology/Director of Psychology Doctorate Program, Melissa Hakman;

Number of months per year

9 months

Additional Required Application Materials

Cover Letter, List of Professional References, Teaching Philosophy, Research Interests, Unofficial Transcripts, CV or Resume

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