Assistant Professor in Psychology

University of North Carolina Asheville

United States

August 8, 2022


Posting Details Posting Number F0126

Department Assistant Professor in Psychology Rank Assistant Professor Specialization Tenure Status Tenure Track Position Summary

The Department of Psychology at the University of North Carolina Asheville, the UNC system's designated public liberal arts institution, seeks to hire a Social or Clinical or Neuropsychologist with research and scholarly expertise in diversity science working with marginalized populations. Projected course offerings include, but are not limited to, Introductory Psychology, Research Methods, Social Psychology, and advanced courses related to psychological diversity science and scholarship. Possible advanced courses may be, as examples, Black Psychology, LGBT Psychology, Asian American and Pacific Islander: Invisibility and Status, Mental Health and Minorities, and Psychology of Ethnicity and Race. Our university recently increased curricular diversity requirements. Relatedly, our department seeks a scholar who can contribute to the psychological study of US-centric understandings of race and its associated differences in equality, exclusion and inclusion, representation, identity, and power.

The person selected for this position must have earned a Ph.D. in Psychology or related discipline prior to July 1, 2022 and will be expected to teach 12 contact hours per semester (typically three or four classes); establish their scholarly activities that involves undergraduates; and engage in service to the institution, the community, and the profession. Individuals with a passion for undergraduate teaching and experience at an institution focused on the liberal arts are strongly encouraged to apply.

In addition to having a passion for undergraduate teaching, research, and mentorship, the UNC Asheville faculty is committed to disciplinary teaching through an inter- and multi-disciplinary lens and providing a premier liberal arts education. Faculty members also teach across the University's Liberal Arts Core (LAC) program, our required interdisciplinary liberal arts curriculum in courses that include, but are not limited to: introductory (first-year) colloquia; diversity intensive courses that satisfy the Scientific Perspectives, Social Science courses and Arts and Ideas requirements; courses within the Humanities Program; and LAC Senior Capstone courses.

UNC Asheville has been a national leader in undergraduate research for over 30 years, and over 60% of our students graduate each year having been involved in this important learning experience. The University fully embraces the idea of mentored undergraduate research being one of the highest forms of teaching, and the institution values success in this facet of a faculty member's work. Therefore, the successful candidate for this position must be able to articulate a clear vision for a sustainable, highly productive, and preferably externally funded scholarly activities that includes undergraduates. UNC Asheville is committed to promoting diversity and a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and the ability to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds. Faculty members across campus are encouraged to lead the institution's efforts in promoting diversity and inclusion in the areas of pedagogy, programming, and service activity. Therefore, candidates interested and experienced in teaching psychology to and developing outreach activity for diverse student populations are especially encouraged to apply.

Applications for this position should be submitted electronically at https: // Complete applications require a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy that includes interest in or potential for interdisciplinary teaching outside of the department, statement of planned scholarship and creative activities, statement of commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, undergraduate transcripts, and graduate transcripts. The diversity statement should describe: (a) the applicant's experience in advancing diversity in teaching, scholarship and/or service; (b) examples of demonstrated leadership potential in the area of equity and inclusion; and © the applicant's understanding of the importance of diversity and inclusion to the mission of a liberal arts university. Each applicant should also request three letters of reference to be sent separately that address the candidate's written, verbal and interpersonal skills; ability to teach and mentor undergraduate students; and potential to develop successful, externally funded scholarly activities. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Inquires may be directed to Search Chair, Keith Cox,

UNC Asheville is committed to equality and diversity of experiences for our students, applicants, or employees. Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply regardless of socio-economic status, gender expression, gender and sexual identity, culture, or ideological beliefs. UNC Asheville is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and will not discriminate against applicants or employees on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected status with respect to all terms, conditions, and privileges of university-sponsored activities, employment, and the use of university facilities.


A PhD in Psychology or related field with expertise in Social or Clinical or Neuropsychology earned prior to July 1, 2022 is required for this position. The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate through application materials and in the interview that they have the ability to teach and mentor undergraduate students; bring diverse and multidisciplinary perspectives into the classroom; and function professionally in a highly collaborative and increasingly diverse organization.

Months per Year 9 months Division Academic Affairs Department Psychology

Special Instructions Summary

Please note that any documents submitted to Human Resources or the hiring departments become property of UNC Asheville and will not be returned.

Applications for this position should be submitted electronically at https: // The applicant will enter information into the application system which will automatically request three letters of reference to be sent separately and confidentially that speaks to the candidate's writing and interpersonal skills and ability to teach and mentor undergraduate students. Please, do not submit reference letters directly to the search chair.

Review of applications will begin immediately.

Inquiries only may be directed to Search Chair, Keith Cox, ( Please do not submit any materials to this email address. All application materials, including letters submitted separately by references or portfolio services, must be uploaded via the application portal.

Posting date 12/16/2021 Close date Open Until Filled Yes Anticipated Start Date 08/08/2022

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    Applicant Documents

    Required Documents

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Teaching Philosophy
  • Unofficial Undergraduate Transcript
  • Unofficial Graduate Transcript
  • Research Philosophy and Description of Future Plans
  • Diversity Statement
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