Multiple tenure-track faculty positions available at Texas Tech University

The Department of Psychological Sciences at Texas Tech University announces multiple openings for tenure-track positions for Fall 2019 at the Assistant Professor level in clinical psychology (req. #14182BR) and human factors/applied experimental (req. #14153BR) psychology.

For the Clinical Psychology positions, we have three openings for applicants with interests in either adult or child populations to join our APA-accredited Ph.D. program. A broad range of interests will be considered, and we are particularly interested in applicants conducting research in health outcomes (e.g., health disparities, pediatric psychology, sleep), psychopathology, substance use, and/or intervention development. Candidates must receive their Ph.D. from an APA-accredited program and should be able to provide clinical supervision.

For the Human Factors/Applied Experimental Psychology position, we have one faculty opening. The candidate who is hired will be a core faculty member in the Human Factors Psychology Program, which is fully accredited by the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society. Specialty area is open but should contribute to the department’s growing emphases on health, safety, and neuroscience (each broadly defined). Examples include but are not limited to transportation safety, search and rescue, cybersecurity, patient safety, neuroergonomics, and team performance in health, military and national security activities. Some preference will be given to candidates whose research complements that of current faculty.

Candidates are expected to conduct productive and programmatic research, compete for extramural research funding, teach undergraduate and graduate psychology courses, mentor graduate students, and provide service to the department, college, university, and profession. Candidates for our human factors position should have a strong psychology background and a commitment to integrating basic and applied research. The anticipated starting date for all positions is August 21, 2019.

The Department of Psychological Sciences at Texas Tech University ( has doctoral programs in clinical, counseling, cognition and cognitive neuroscience, human factors, and social psychology. We currently have 33 full-time tenure-track faculty lines, 139+ doctoral students, almost 1,000 undergraduate majors, our own building with labs and classroom space, and a Psychology Clinic. Our research programs encompass departmental, campus, community, and national/international collaborations. We have effective working relationships with the TTU Health Sciences Center and University Hospital (about one mile away from the main campus), several large area hospitals, numerous clinics and psychological-service agencies, and other multidisciplinary groups in the region. Texas Tech University is classified as a doctoral “research-extensive university” by the Carnegie Foundation, a Research 1 University, and as a “national research university” by the State of Texas. With a population of approximately 250,000 people, Lubbock is an ethnically-diverse community, with a low cost of living, temperate climate, modern airport and infrastructure, and great school districts.

To apply for a faculty position, candidates must submit a cover letter, vita, statement of research interests, statement of teaching philosophy, sample reprints, 3 or more letters of recommendation, and any other materials that candidates think will be helpful, to our online application web site, at:, under the above requisition number corresponding to each specialty area.  It will be helpful if candidates also ask their references to e-mail letters of recommendation directly to the relevant search committee chair at the below e-mail addresses. We will begin reviewing applications on October 1, 2018, and will continue to review applications until the positions are filled. Please direct questions about these positions to: Drs. Steven Richards ( and Andrew Littlefield ( Clinical Psychology Search Committee Co-Chairs, or to Dr. Keith Jones ( Human Factors Search Committee Chair. As an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, Texas Tech University is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. We actively encourage applications from all those who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community at Texas Tech University. The university welcomes applications from minorities, women, veterans, persons with disabilities, and dual-career couples.

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