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Assistant Professor - Psychology
Morgan State University

Date Posted Jun. 22, 2023
Title Assistant Professor - Psychology
University Morgan State University
Baltimore, MD, United States
Department Psychology
Application Deadline Jul. 31, 2023
Position Start Date Available Immediately
  • Assistant Professor
  • Psychology - Experimental
    Psychology - Cognitive
    Psychology - Clinical

The Department of Psychology at Morgan State University, housed within the College of Liberal Arts, invites applications for two  9.5-month tenure-track positions at the rank of Assistant Professor.

Candidates for both positions should demonstrate excellence in teaching, scholarly research and publications, and mentoring students. The faculty will serve as a member of the newly formed Center for Data Analytics and Sports Gaming Research (CDASGR) with 50% responsibilities to the Center and 50% to the Department.  Along with other faculty responsibilities, the faculty is expected to teach 2 courses per semester during the initial two years and based on productivity, continue with that teaching load. Faculty will be expected to conduct research leading to publication in journals and contribute to the Center’s mission in terms of informing and building capacity in Data Analytics. The Center aims to study and support research into emerging technological, socio-behavioral, and attitudes towards eSports, sports wagering, problem gambling and business development trends to inform eSports and gaming public policy and regulation.   

Cognitive Psychology: Candidates must have a PhD in Cognitive Psychology or a closely related discipline by August 2023, along with a strong program of research and training in decision making, modeling cognitive processes, and examining psychosocial predictors of individual and group behaviors while utilizing large data sets for analysis.  All application materials must be submitted online at

Clinical Health or Health Psychology: Candidates must have a PhD in Health Psychology, Clinical Health Psychology, or a closely related discipline by August 2023, along with a strong program of research and training in the translational science of addiction. Preference will be given to candidates who meet the minimum qualifications with post-doctoral experiences, a record of grantsmanship with interests in research focused on physical and mental health issues related to sports gaming and eSports using large data sets for analysis. The emphasis should be on identifying individuals vulnerable to developing mental and physical health problems when engaging in sports gaming and eSports. This includes an understanding of the populations at greatest risk of addiction and behaviors underlying that risk which is needed to develop, test and implement efficacious new interventions for prevention and treatment.

Must have a minimum of two years of experience as an instructor of record teaching undergraduate and/or graduate courses. All application materials must be submitted online at

Please direct inquiries to, Cognitive Psychology or Clinical Health Psychology Faculty Search Committee. A review of complete applications will continue until the position is filled.


Interested candidates must submit a formal application, along with the following materials:  curriculum vitae, official transcripts, a statement of scholarly research interests, statement of undergraduate/graduate level teaching and mentoring philosophy, three representative reprints or preprints, syllabus, and a one-page summary of recent teaching evaluations. Three letters of recommendation are also required. A competitive start-up package will be provided.


  • Morgan State University (MSU) is a public research university and historically black college (HBCU) in Baltimore, Maryland, United States. Morgan is Maryland's designated public urban research university with an R2 - High Research Activity designation and the largest HBCU in Maryland. MSU actively subscribes to a policy of Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, age, physical or mental disability, marital status, religion, national origin or political affiliation. MSU encourages persons with disabilities to apply.

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Contact Information

  • Assistant Professor Search Committee Chairperson
    Morgan State University
    1700 East Cold Spring Lane
    Baltimore, MD 21251
  • 443-885-3290


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