University of Idaho

Regular Faculty – Assistant Professor of Psychology

Location: Moscow

Division/College: College of Letters, Arts & Social Sciences

Employee Category: Faculty

Pay Range: $69,826 – $74,580, commensurate with experience

FTE: 1

Full/Part Time: Full Time

Position Summary:
The Department of Psychology and Communication in the College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Idaho invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position as Assistant Professor. We seek candidates who demonstrate excellence in research and teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. In addition, we are particularly interested in candidates whose research focuses on topics within the scope of human factors.

The successful candidate will teach four courses per year in human factors, experimental psychology, and other related areas at the undergraduate and/or graduate level. They will also supervise undergraduate and/or graduate student research, as well as conduct research and secure external funding.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • PhD in human factors psychology, health psychology, experimental psychology, cognitive psychology or other closely related discipline within psychology;
  • Experience teaching undergraduate courses and effective advising and mentoring of undergraduate students;
  • Experience teaching courses at the graduate level;
  • Experience with seeking funding for research;
  • Evidence of research;
  • Ability to work collaboratively with faculty and staff on campus;
  • Excellent communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Excellent record of scholarly activity and securing external funding for research;
  • Experience with mentoring graduate students;
  • Evidence of publication(s) in area of expertise.

Physical Requirements & Working Conditions:

Required Licensures, Certifications or other

Posting Number: F001059P

Posting Date: 09/27/2022

Closing Date:

Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions:
Applications must be received by December 1, 2022 for priority review. Applicant materials must include all of the following:

1) cover letter
2) curriculum vitae
3) 2-3 page statement describing current and future research projects (upload as Statement of Research)
4) 2-3 page pedagogy statement (upload as Statement of Teaching)
5) writing sample (upload as Other Document 1)
6) list of 3 references
7) diversity statement that details how your teaching, service, and/or scholarship has supported the success of students from racial, ethnic, and gender backgrounds that are underrepresented in their academic field (upload as Other Document 2). *Applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience should note how their work will further University of Idaho’s commitment to diversity.

Background Check: Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check.

To apply, please visit: jobs.uidaho.edu

EEO Statement
University of Idaho is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.

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The University of Idaho is committed to promoting access and inclusion, which is supported by the Office of Equity and Diversity.  A variety of programs, services and policies promote our diversity initiatives and contribute to a respectful, responsive environment that supports the entire university population.


We offer a competitive benefits package that includes core benefits such as medical, dental, and vision, as well as retirement and other exciting supplemental benefits that enhance the employment experience and life at U of I.

Work/Life Balance

  • Employee Assistance Plan: Benefit Services offers a robust employee assistance program that is free and confidential. It provides eligible employees and their families with the opportunity to discuss personal problems with a professional counselor, receive unlimited telephone and Internet access to resource and referral information and obtain other self-help information.

  • Time Away from Work: The university offers a generous paid time off package for benefit-eligible employees, as well as 12 paid holidays a year.

  • Lactation Rooms: Designated locations across campus offer private rooms and resources for mothers to breastfeed or pump.

  • Campus Recreation: Student Recreation Center memberships are available to board-appointed U of I faculty, staff and their spouses. Employees must use payroll deduction for memberships.   

  • Eligible employees can purchase wellness passes for the Student Recreation Center using payroll deduct.

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  • Educational Resources: Benefit-eligible employees and their families can enroll in University of Idaho courses at discounted rates using the education benefit.

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