The Department of Psychology at The University of Texas of the Permian Basin is pleased to announce the opening for 3 tenure-track positions at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor level beginning January 2019 or August 2019 as negotiated. Presently the Department of Psychology offers the MA in Psychology with clinical and experimental concentrations. The future goal is to collaborate with our colleagues in the Department of Kinesiology and offer a Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology with concentrations in sport, exercise, and performance psychology and social-cognitive psychology. A new kinesiology building is ready for ground-breaking ceremonies in the fall and will include laboratory and office space for members of the psychology department. In addition, we plan to establish a Center for Human Performance, Physiology, and Psychological Science to enhance research and grant productivity. Ultimately, the kinesiology and psychology departments could merge as one.

The three positions are in: (1) social-cognitive psychology; (2) sport, exercise, and performance psychology; and (3) clinical or counseling psychology. The ideal candidate for the social-cognitive position will hold the Ph.D. and conduct research at the intersection of social and cognitive psychology.  The ideal candidate for the sport psychology position will hold the Ph.D. and have expertise in sport, exercise and performance psychology. The sport and social-cognitive psychology positions require teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in research methods, statistics, theoretical or core courses in our BA and MA programs, and specialty courses related to one’s expertise. The candidate for the clinical-counseling position should hold the Ph.D. from an APA approved program and be eligible for licensure in the State of Texas.  This position requires teaching undergraduate courses as well as graduate courses in practicum supervision, ethics, and personality and intellectual assessment. Candidates for all three position who are able to collaborate with colleagues in an interdisciplinary research center devoted to human performance, physiology, and psychological science are especially encouraged to apply.

Each position will include teaching undergraduate and/or graduate courses in the candidate’s area of interest, and a willingness to teach online. In addition to teaching, faculty members are required to develop productive scholarly agendas, pursue research funding through grant development, and provide departmental, college, and university service.  The Department presently has 6 full-time faculty, with over 400 undergraduate majors, and, as noted above is planning to expand the existing graduate program with the Center and the Ph.D. program. A finalist for an Assistant Professor position will be required to show evidence of fundable research.  A finalist for an Associate or Full Professor position will be required to have previous grant funding at the national level.  All finalists will be required to submit a grant proposal to The University of Texas Science and Technology Acquisition and Retention (STARs) grant program which offers substantial research start-up funding. Additional information may be obtained from Dr. Jamie Hughes at (432) 552-3345 or

Please email a letter of interest, CV, a statement of current and projected research interests, a teaching statement, graduate transcripts (unofficial is fine), and three (3) letters of recommendation to: Dr. Jamie Hughes,

Review will occur on a rolling basis but applications received prior to September 28, 2018, will be given full consideration. All candidates must also complete an employment application. Please follow the instructions here.

The University of Texas of the Permian Basin is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer and applications from all groups of qualified individuals are encouraged. The University prohibits unlawful discrimination against a person because of their race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation and gender identity. The University's commitment to equal opportunity extends its nondiscrimination protections to gender expression. This position is security sensitive and subject to Sections 51.125 of the Texas Education Code. A criminal background check will be conducted prior to employment.