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 in human factors, health psychology, or experimental psychology. 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 on applied health aspects of human factors. Candidates whose research dovetails with the University’s strategic goals in the areas of science and technology are strongly encouraged to apply.

This position is part of a cluster hire to build on our strength in mathematical, statistical, and computational modeling. The successful candidates will have an opportunity affiliate with the Institute for Modeling Collaboration and Innovation (IMCI). IMCI is funded in part by a grant from the National Institutes of Health and serves as the epicenter for a vibrant research community focused on bringing modeling to collaborative research. Interdisciplinary research is enhanced by regular interactions among researchers with diverse expertise. Current projects are formalized as IMCI Working Groups, which include faculty, research staff, postdocs, and graduate and undergraduate students, usually from multiple disciplines. These grassroots groups create a powerful feedback between modeling, empirical work, and analysis. The successful candidate will have an opportunity to join existing groups or form new groups aligned with their research interests.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • PhD in human factors psychology, health psychology, experimental psychology, or closely related field within psychology;
  • Strong potential for research productivity.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working on health-related modeling;
  • Experience teaching and mentoring graduate students;
  • Experience teaching courses at the graduate level;
  • Postdoctoral research experience;
  • Success in acquiring research funding.

Physical Requirements & Working Conditions:

Required Licensures, Certifications or other

Posting Number: F001064P

Posting Date: 09/29/2022

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.

  • Events: Check out what university events are being offered, including seminars, classes, arts/entertainment, and social gatherings.

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

  • U of I Children's Center: University employees have access to a year-round, child-centered child care center, conveniently located on campus. Fees vary depending on age and schedule.

About the area

Located in the beautiful rolling hills of the Palouse, Moscow is a great place to live, work and play! In addition to housing our residential campus, this safe, close-knit community offers amazing restaurants, arts and entertainment, shopping, recreational activities, and breathtaking natural beauty. 

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