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Assistant Professor Psychology
Morgan State University

Date Posted Mar. 7, 2022
Title Assistant Professor Psychology
University Morgan State University
Baltimore, MD, United States
Department Psychology
Application Deadline Jun. 30, 2022
Position Start Date August 2022
  • Assistant Professor
  • Psychology - General
    Psychology - Social
    Psychology - Industrial/Organizational
    Psychology - Experimental

The Department of Psychology at Morgan State University invites applications for a 9.5-month tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Psychology with a start date of August 2022. 

Interested candidates will be expected to teach existing courses and develop new courses in their area of specialization. Undergraduate courses include:  Social Psychology, History & Systems of Psychology, General Psychology, Experimental Psychology, Statistics, Research Methods, and Applied Psychology. Graduate courses include:  Advanced Quantitative Methods related to psychosocial research, Applied Statistical Inference, Principles of Foundation and Measurement, Test Construction, and courses in area of specialization. Responsibilities also include academic advisement of students, establishing a program of research with undergraduate and graduate students, and contribution to the department through research, publications, and service.  

The Department of Psychology is the largest department in the College of Liberal Arts with over 400 undergraduate majors and a graduate program in Psychometrics.  The Department has research facilities available to faculty and students including laboratories in cognition, psychophysiology, psychometrics, an animal research facility, and observational facilities for social and developmental research.

Minimum Qualifications          

Candidates must have a PhD from an accredited institution in Social Psychology, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Experimental Psychology, or Applied Psychology, along with a strong program of research and training in Quantitative Methods. A minimum of one year teaching experience as the instructor of record, an established record of research, and research funding.   All But Dissertation (ABD) candidates will be given consideration.

Other Preferences for Consideration  

Preference will be given to candidates who meet the minimum qualifications with post-doctoral experiences and a strong background in quantitative and experimental methods.

Applicants should demonstrate excellence or promise of excellence in teaching, scholarly research and publication, and mentoring undergraduate & graduate students. Candidates will be expected to teach primarily in the Undergraduate Program, with occasional teaching in the Graduate Program in Psychometrics. Additionally, candidates will be expected to supervise and mentor students, secure research funding, and contribute to the development of on-line courses. 


Interested candidates must submit a formal application, along with the following materials:  cover letter, curriculum vitae, official transcripts, statement of research interest(s), and statement of teaching and mentoring philosophy.  Applicants should arrange to have three confidential reference letters submitted in a timely fashion. Additional materials include evidence of effective teaching (e.g., syllabi, one page summary of teaching evaluations, etc) and representative reprints or preprints.  Applicants will not be considered until all required documents, including reference letters, have been received by the search committee.

  • Morgan State University is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity. It is the Universities policy to ensure that all qualified applicants for employment and employees have full and equal access to employment opportunity, and are not subjected to discrimination in any program or activity on the basis of ethnic group identification, race, color, creed, gender, national origin, religion, age, sex, physical disability, mental disability, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, political beliefs, political activities, political affiliation, disability, language, accent, citizenship status, transgender status, parental status, marital status, economic status, veteran status, medical condition, or on the basis of these perceived characteristics, or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.

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Contact Information

  • R. Trent Haines, Search Committee Chairperson
    Morgan State University
    1700 East Cold Spring Lane
    Baltimore, MD 21251
  • 443-885-3290


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