Assistant Professor – Psychology 

Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences 

University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff

The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB) invites applications for an Assistant Professor in Psychology in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, beginning August 16, 2018. This is a full-time tenure track, nine-month teaching position with the opportunity to teach during the summer. One of the eleven campuses of the University of Arkansas system, UAPB is located in southeastern Arkansas approximately 45 miles south of Little Rock. UAPB is a comprehensive, residential, and commuter institution offering bachelor’s degree programs, master's degree programs, and one doctorate program.  

The Psychology Program provides a curriculum designed to develop a broad foundation of knowledge in the discipline of psychology and to equip students for pursuing careers in a variety of fields, such as mental health, drug/alcohol counseling, community/social services, business, advertising, marketing, and education. In addition, an undergraduate degree from our program provides an excellent foundation for graduate study. Students who major in psychology take a common core of courses to attain a comprehensive knowledge base of the discipline, an understanding of research methods used by psychologists, and hands-on research experience. 

Our program is dedicated to student-centered research. Students have several opportunities to gain practical, hands-on research experience. In particular, our program houses the Human Psychophysiology Laboratory, a student-centered workplace equipped with a Biopac Student Lab system and blood pressure recording equipment. 

Required Qualifications:

A Ph.D. in Psychology. ABDs will be considered but a Ph.D. must be in hand by August 2018 and a statement from the dissertation chair certifying that the applicant will have completed the Ph.D. by the start date is required with the application.

Ability to teach physiological psychology, statistics, and experimental psychology using innovative techniques. 

Preferred qualifications: 

Area of specialization is open, but preference will be given to those in clinical/counseling psychology, physiological psychology, or health psychology.

Evidence of research and scholarship as well as the ability to initiate and maintain a productive research program involving undergraduate students.

Experience with teaching using an online learning platform.

Evidence of student advising and mentoring experience (e.g., club, research, internship). 

Knowledge of SPSS and Biopac/AcqKnowledge. 

Responsibilities: The successful candidate will teach the equivalent of 12 credits per semester (typically 4 courses per semester). The person hired will be expected to engage with students, provide academic advisement, advise undergraduate projects, engage in departmental, university, and professional service, and support a culture of collegiality. The candidate will teach a broad array of courses related to psychology as interested and/or needed. 

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications including excellent fringe benefits.

Application Process: Applicants should send a letter of application, statement of educational philosophy, curriculum vita, copies of official college transcripts (undergraduate/graduate/Ph.D.), and three letters of recommendation to the search committee via email at

NOTE: Each required document must be received for your application to be considered. 

Search Committee 

Assistant Professor-Psychology 

c/o Human Resources Department 

University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff

1200 North University Drive 

Mail Slot 4942 

Pine Bluff, AR 71601 

Deadline: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. 

“UAPB is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer (AA/EOE) and participates in E-Verify.”