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Assistant Professor, I/O Psychology

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Position Number 33042
Class Title Assistant Professor, I/O Psychology
Administrative Title No Administrative Function
Job Description

The University of Central Florida (UCF) Department of Psychology seeks applicants for two tenure-track assistant professors in Industrial and Organizational (I/O) Psychology, anticipated to begin in fall 2018, pending funding. We seek dedicated educators/scientists whose work closely integrates theory and application and who can establish collaborative relationships with other colleges at the university (e.g., Business, Medicine, Health and Public Affairs) and related organizations in the surrounding area. We are especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute through their research, teaching, and service to the diversity and excellence of our academic community.

Our undergraduate program offers several classes in I/O psychology, social/personality, and measurement. Our M.S. program is dedicated to developing I/O professionals who have the skills to create and manage evidence-based solutions to organizational challenges. Our Ph.D. program develops I/O professionals who have the skills to conduct research that is both theory-based and problem-focused. We have awarded 65 doctoral and over 350 masters degrees since 2000. Our graduates are currently placed in academic positions (e.g., Clemson, Johns Hopkins), in organizations (e.g., Google, Disney, Marriott, JetBlue University), in government (e.g., Navy, Army, NASA, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), and in university research positions (e.g., Virginia Commonwealth School of Medicine, Rutgers Career Development Center). Current I/O faculty expertise includes occupational health psychology, personality and work motivation, employment discrimination, personnel selection, organizational culture and climate, leadership, training and development, and counterproductive work behavior.

Compensation for the nine-month appointment is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Located in Orlando, UCF is classified as a Very High Research Activity (RU/VH) university by the Carnegie Foundation and has one of the largest enrollments in the country (over 66,000). The Department of Psychology at UCF is part of the College of Sciences and has over 50 full-time faculty, nearly 4,000 undergraduate majors, two master’s programs including I/O Psychology and Clinical Psychology, and three doctoral programs, including I/O Psychology, Human Factors and Cognitive Psychology, and Clinical Psychology. Our department is also starting a new multidisciplinary translational research center dedicated to developing and integrating innovative technological approaches to enhance intervention and dissemination initiatives for psychological health.

Position Minimum Qualifications

Applicants for the positions must have a Ph.D. in Industrial and Organizational Psychology or a related area (e.g., Management, Educational Measurement, Social Psychology) from an accredited institution by the time of hire.


For both positions the I/O sub-specialty is open, but we prefer candidates with research interests that complement those of our current faculty. For one of the positons, we are specifically seeking candidates who are capable of teaching courses in quantitative methods and psychometrics. The ideal candidates would have: 1) publications in top-tier I/O-related journals; 2) a well-defined research program with the potential for external funding; 3) evidence of teaching effectiveness or the potential for effective teaching; and 4) an interest in teaching I/O psychology and related courses (e.g., social, quantitative methods, psychometrics) at all levels.

Special Conditions

Applicants who apply for this position will also be considered for position 37838.

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

As an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, UCF encourages all qualified applicants to apply, including women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of traditionally underrepresented populations. UCF's Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at: As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request.

Additional Application Materials Required

Applicants must apply online at and upload the following at the time of application: a cover letter of interest, statements of research (including future research plans) and teaching interest (including evidence of teaching qualifications), a vita (CV), and up to three (3) reprints of recent publications. Applicants must provide the names and contact information of three (3) professional references as part of their application. These should be sent to:

Note: Please have all documents ready when applying so they can be attached at that time. Once the online submission process is finalized, the system does not allow applicants to submit additional documents at a later date.Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Questions about the position or application process are welcome and should be sent to Dr. Steve Jex at

FTE 1.0-Full-Time
Requisition Number 701192
Job Open Date 11/10/2017
Job Close Date
Open until filled Yes
Division Academic Affairs
College/Area College of Sciences (COS)
Department COS-Psychology
Annual Salary Negotiable
Type of Appointment Regular
Job Category Faculty
Work Location Orlando (Main)
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  1. Curriculum Vitae/Resume
  2. Cover Letter
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