Assistant Professor Positions - Tenure-Track

Assistant Professor Positions - Tenure-Track

Kent State University’s Department of Psychological Sciences is recruiting two new tenure-track faculty members beginning Fall 2022: (1) Assistant Professor in Biological Psychology or Human Neuroscience and (2) Assistant Professor in Clinical Child or Adolescent Psychology. The department is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion through research, teaching, and mentoring. We seek candidates who embrace this philosophy. 

New faculty will join a vibrant, highly research active, and collaborative department. Our faculty have demonstrated success in attracting substantial federal funding in support of their individual and collective research programs. This has been facilitated, in part, by strong, collaborative ties with Kent State University’s Brain Health Research Institute (BHRI), multiple hospital partners, and area research institutes.  Further information about the Department of Psychological Sciences can be found at and BHRI at

Faculty will be expected to develop a productive research program, pursue extramural funding, direct theses and dissertations, and demonstrate a commitment to excellence in undergraduate and graduate education. 

Requirements include an earned doctorate in Psychology, Neuroscience, or related fields.  Clinical applicants should have an earned doctorate in Clinical Psychology from an APA-accredited program, completed a one-year APA-accredited internship, and have license eligibility as a Psychologist in Ohio, as defined by Ohio’s State Board of Psychology. 

Additional requirements include:

Assistant Professor, Biological Psychology/Human Neuroscience: Applicants should have expertise in biological aspects of physical or psychological health, and the position is open to a broad range of research areas, including human neuroscience, psychoneuroimmunology, cognitive or affective science, and biopsychology.  The new faculty member will be expected to contribute to the newly developed neuroscience undergraduate major (in collaboration with other faculty in Psychological and Biological Sciences) as well as provide doctoral level coursework and training.

Assistant Professor, Clinical Child/Adolescent:  Applicants should have expertise in Clinical Child or Adolescent Psychology, a research program that focuses on children or adolescents, and have completed a one-year APA-accredited clinical internship with a focus on children/adolescents.  The new faculty member will be expected to contribute to clinical supervision in our in-house Psychological Clinic.

Review of applications will begin immediately and remain open until the positions are filled.  However, priority will be given to applications received by December 17, 2021.  Send application materials, including statements of research and teaching interests, curriculum vitae, at least three publications, statement of diversity and inclusion, and three letters of recommendation by e-mail to

Specific questions about the Biological Psychology/Human Neuroscience position can be directed to Dr. Karin Coifman, Search Committee Chair, by email to  Specific questions about the Clinical Child/Adolescent position can be directed to Dr. Chris Flessner, Search Committee Chair, by email to

Kent State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from candidates who would enhance the diversity of the University’s faculty.

POSTED: Thursday, November 18, 2021 - 12:27pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, December 8, 2021 - 1:01pm
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