Two Assistant Professor Positions - Tenure-Track

Two Assistant Professor Positions - Tenure-Track

Kent State University’s Department of Psychological Sciences is recruiting two new tenure-track faculty members to begin Fall 2024: (1) Assistant Professor in Clinical Psychological Sciences (open specialty) and (2) Assistant Professor with Quantitative Expertise (area open).

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

Requirements include an earned doctorate in Psychology, a strong record of research productivity, and potential for extramural funding.  Clinical applicants should have an earned doctorate in Clinical Psychology from an APA- or PCSAS accredited clinical program, and  license eligibility as a Psychologist in Ohio, as defined by Ohio’s State Board of Psychology. 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. Clinical applicants will be expected to contribute to clinical supervision. The department is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion through research, teaching, and mentoring; we seek candidates who embrace this philosophy. 

Additional requirements include:

Assistant Professor, Clinical Psychological Sciences: Qualified candidates in any subspecialty area of clinical psychology are encouraged to apply. Those with research foci that complement existing strengths in the department are preferred.  

Assistant Professor, Quantitative Expertise:  Applicants should have advanced quantitative expertise, including expertise working with big data and/or modeling intensive longitudinal data.  Area of research is open, but applicants whose expertise complements the department’s research foci are especially encouraged to apply.   In addition to undergraduate teaching, the new faculty member will be expected to contribute to the teaching of graduate quantitative methods courses that are part of the Concentration in Quantitative Methods of Psychology.

Review of applications will begin immediately.  However, priority will be given to applications received by October 30, 2023.  To apply, please complete the form on the Kent State applicant portal at and attach a CV.  In addition, send remaining 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 Clinical position can be directed to Dr. Mary Beth Spitznagel, Search Committee Chair, by email to Specific questions about the Quantitative position can be directed to Dr. Jeffrey Ciesla, Search Committee Chair, by email to

The Department of Psychological Sciences is home to 23 tenure-track faculty with active research labs, and located within Kent Hall and the Kent Hall Annex, which house personnel, multi-room research laboratories with customized features such as kitchen units, psychophysiological assessment suites, or wet labs; an Animal Research Facility; a Psychological Clinic; computer labs with advanced analytical software; and technology-equipped classrooms. The Department’s graduate program offers PhDs in Clinical, Social-Health, Cognitive/Cognitive Development, and Behavioral Neuroscience. Current department faculty have extramurally funded research programs seeking to understand and address challenges in behavioral medicine, assessment, psychopathology, traumatic stress, cognition and learning, and intervention science. The Kent State University Student Life Study (, which is enrolling and following 10,000 undergraduates to generate a comprehensive understanding of modern-day college life, including mental, physical, academic, and social health outcomes is led by faculty in the Department of Psychological Sciences. The faculty is internationally recognized for their research and the department is ranked by NSF as one of the “Top 100 Psychology Faculties” in federal research expenditures.

Kent State University is an R1 research institution designated as very high research activity by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. The university has strong partnerships with regional medical institutions such as Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Akron Children’s Hospital, University Hospitals, and NASA. The university is nestled between two cities (Cleveland & Akron) and attracts students from diverse socioeconomic backgrounds. Kent, OH is an affordable college town with close proximity to national parks, arts and culture. Students and faculty often live within walking distance.

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: Tuesday, September 26, 2023 04:02 PM
Updated: Thursday, October 19, 2023 11:56 AM
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