Company Name:

Sam Houston State University


Huntsville, Texas

Approximate Salary:

Not Specified

Job Category:

Assistant Professor

Work Setting:

University/4-Year College

Position Type:

Full Time

Date Posted:

November 6, 2018

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Assistant Professor - Social/Social-Cognitive


Applications are invited for an Assistant Professor faculty position in the Department of Psychology and Philosophy within the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Sam Houston State University, beginning Fall 2019. The College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Sam Houston State University is strongly committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that empowers all employees to reach their full potential. All members of the academic community share a responsibility for developing and maintaining an environment in which differences are valued and inclusiveness is practiced. The college welcomes applications from those who will contribute to the diversity of our community.



Qualifications include a doctorate degree in psychology and background and/or expertise in social or social-cognitive psychology with research interests in forensic psychology or issues related to psychology and law. Responsibilities for this position include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in social and social-cognitive psychology, with a preference for individuals who could teach courses related to forensic/legal psychology, quantitative methods, and the cognitive and affective bases of behavior; conducting research in the candidate’s area of expertise with the potential for extramural support; advising and supervising undergraduate and graduate student research, with the potential of chairing theses and dissertations; and providing service to the Department, College, and/or University as needed. Additionally, candidates should be able to establish a productive program of research that would include working with undergraduate and/or graduate students. Applications from individuals who are ABD may be considered, but the degree must be conferred before the start date of the position.


Sam Houston State University is located in Huntsville, TX in the beautiful piney woods of East Texas approximately one hour north of the ethnically and culturally diverse Houston metropolitan area. SHSU is classified as a “Doctoral Research University” by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education. SHSU serves a large number of first-generation students. The department is the largest in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, combining 20 full-time tenure-track Psychology faculty and 11 full-time Philosophy faculty. There are currently 750 students pursuing the undergraduate Psychology degree, two psychology master’s programs (general and clinical), a CAEP-accredited and NASP approved specialist in school psychology program, and a highly-ranked APA-accredited clinical doctoral program (with a strong forensic emphasis). The department houses the Psychological Services Center, which is staffed by pre-internship doctoral students working under the supervision of licensed clinical faculty. The Center provides court-ordered forensic evaluations for 22 Texas counties as well as mental health services to surrounding communities.



Sam Houston State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Plan Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, ancestry, marital status, citizenship, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, or gender identity. Sam Houston State University is an “at will” employer. Security sensitive positions at SHSU require background checks in accordance with Education Code 51.215.



Using this link, interested candidates should submit the following required documents:

  • A letter of interest
  • A full curriculum vitae
  • A statement of experience in the areas of identified teaching needs, including an explanation of one’s approach to teaching
  • A statement of research interests
  • A diversity and inclusion statement specifically addressing one’s qualifications and strategies for engaging all students at SHSU
  • Transcripts for all graduate education
  • Three letters of reference

The committee will review all complete applications beginning on November 30, 2018. Questions or inquiries about this position should be directed to Dr. Jeffrey S. Anastasi, search committee chair, at or (936) 294-3049.

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