The Department of Psychological Sciences at the University of Missouri, Columbia invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor. The areas of the Department include Clinical, Cognitive/Neuroscience, Developmental, Social/Personality, and Quantitative Psychology. Candidates that conduct research in any of these areas will be considered.

We aim to recruit a faculty member with potential for scholarly excellence in one or more of the department’s training areas who demonstrates a commitment to increasing diversity in education. The ideal candidate will participate in the department’s mission to increasingly incorporate an understanding of diversity/multiculturalism into our teaching and mentoring, to increase access to higher education for underrepresented groups, and to provide high-quality mentoring to a diverse group of students.

We offer a competitive salary and start-up package, an active doctoral program with institutional support for students, a highly interactive faculty and outstanding core facilities. Columbia, Missouri, is ranked among the top-ten college towns in the U.S.  We are committed to cultural, gender, gender-identity, political, racial, socio-economic, and sexual orientation diversity in our faculty and strongly encourage applications from women and members of underrepresented groups. Candidates who can contribute to the climate of diversity in the Department of Psychological Sciences and College of Arts and Science are particularly encouraged to apply.

The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff and students.  We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence.  The University of Missouri is an Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer.

Screening of applicants will begin November 3, 2017. Please apply on line at:  Use the online application and be prepared to upload a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, a research and teaching statement, and 3-5 representative publications. A diversity statement that describes the candidate’s commitment and goals in regards to incorporating an understanding of diversity/multiculturalism in research, teaching, and mentoring is also required.  Three reference letters are required and should be sent (electronically or hard copy) to the Co-Chair of the search committee, Amanda Rose (; McAlester Hall, Department of Psychological Sciences, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO. 65201).

Applicants may contact the Co-chairs of the Search Committee (Ann Bettencourt:; Amanda Rose: with any questions about the position.  Contact Human Resource Services ( for any questions about the application process.

An Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer