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Open-ranked, tenured or tenure-track Professor of Psychology


The University of Kansas Psychology Department invites candidates to apply for a tenured or tenure-track faculty position (open rank). We are especially interested in candidates who have an expertise in advanced quantitative methods and can support the unit’s quantitative program (e.g., has the ability to teach high level stat classes), as well as expertise in one of the following areas: Social, Clinical (adult or child), Cognitive, or Developmental Psychology. Interest and experience in interdisciplinary work (e.g., the visualization and analysis of big data or mathematical modeling of behavior), and overlap with other research centers in KU (e.g., Center for Research Methods and Data Analysis, Institute for Policy and Social Research), or faculty in other departments such as Communication Studies, Political Science, Economics, School of Public Affairs and Administration, and the Schools of Business and Education are an advantage. In addition to this collaborative work, the faculty member will be expected to research, write, and publish; develop and teach courses in quantitative methods; serve on graduate student committees, direct theses and dissertations, and perform advising responsibilities; and serve on Departmental, College, and University committees. The position is expected to begin as early as August 18, 2018.

The University of Kansas is particularly interested in hiring faculty members who can contribute to the climate of diversity in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, including a diversity of scholarly approaches, and four key campus-wide strategic initiatives: (1) Sustaining the Planet, Powering the World; (2) Promoting Well-Being, Finding Cures; (3) Building Communities, Expanding Opportunities; and (4) Harnessing Information, Multiplying Knowledge. For more information see


We especially encourage woman and minorities to apply.


KU is a Research 1 (RU/VH) institution, the flagship of the Kansas system, and a member of the AAU. It is located in Lawrence, a thriving and progressive community a short drive from Kansas City.




1.     A. Ph.D. or ABD in Psychology (or a similar field) from an accredited school is expected by the start date of the appointment (08-18-2018).

2.     Demonstrated ability to work in interdisciplinary and collaborative environments.

3.     Potential to establish an independent programmatic line of research that includes publications and external funding.

4.     Demonstrated ability to teach effectively at undergraduate and graduate levels and to mentor students.


For appointment at the rank of Associate or Full Professor, all of the above are required. In addition, the individual must have an established record of excellence in funding and a well-established scholarly reputation for research and publication in their area of specialization, hold an active extramural grant, and be able to demonstrate excellence in outstanding teaching and mentoring abilities.  Additionally, they should be significantly engaged in other professional activities including professional organizations, university committees, scientific review boards, etc. The candidate must meet KU standards for research, teaching, and service sufficient to qualify for an appointment at the rank of Associate or Full Professor with tenure.


For a complete announcement and to apply online, go to or and click “Search Faculty Jobs”; search by key word “quantitative.” A complete online application includes the following materials: cover letter; curriculum vitae; research samples; proof of teaching experience (e.g. course evaluations); and, the names, e-mail, and contact information for three references.


Initial review of applications will begin October 1, 2017 and will continue as long as needed to identify a qualified pool.


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Michael S. Vitevitch, Ph.D.
Professor & Chair of Psychology

Department of Psychology
1415 Jayhawk Blvd.
University of Kansas
Lawrence, KS 66045
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