Assistant Professor of Psychology

Iowa State University

Position Title:

Assistant Professor in Psychology



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Job Description:

Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:


The Department of Psychology in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa is excited to invite applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor, who can contribute to the department’s interests in health psychology, broadly defined (with a start date of August 16, 2024). We welcome applications from scholars with expertise in health-related research, who could contribute to graduate training in one of the three program areas (cognitive, counseling, or social psychology). Responsibilities for this position include conducting research, teaching undergraduate and graduate classes, advising doctoral students, and providing service to the department and university.


Required Minimum Qualifications:

  • PhD in Psychology (cognitive, counseling, health, social, or other relevant psychology discipline), conferred by the start date of the appointment


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Record of excellence in research/scholarship

  • Record of excellence in research/scholarship relevant to health

  • Record of external funding or potential to secure external funding

  • Record of excellence in teaching and mentoring

  • Research interests and expertise that complement existing strengths within the department

  • Potential to contribute to graduate teaching in quantitative methods


Department/Program & College Description:


The Psychology program at Iowa State University has flourishing graduate programs in the areas of social, cognitive, and counseling Psychology (APA accredited) and has among the largest number of undergraduate majors in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. The faculty have research expertise in diverse areas of interest, including health, law, media, aggression, learning & memory, social cognition, culture, and vocational and industrial/organizational psychology, among others. With outstanding doctoral students, extensive research/grant-writing support and infrastructure, and a research-friendly teaching load, the successful candidate will find ISU an ideal place to flourish.


Iowa State University is a land-grant institution located in Ames, Iowa, which is a progressive community of over 66,000 people, located approximately 30 minutes north of Des Moines. Ames was recently ranked the #1 Best College Town in America in 2018 (24/7 Wall St., 2018), #15 on the Top 100 Best Places to Live in 2020 (, and the healthiest city in the State of Iowa in 2020 (USA Today). Ames has 35 parks, 55 miles of bike and pedestrian trails, golf courses, lakes, and an aquatics center for outdoor recreation. Additional information about the city of Ames is available at:


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Proposed Start Date:

August 16, 2024



Number of Months Employed Per Year:

09 Month Work Period



Time Type:

Full time



Application Instructions:

To apply for this position, please click on “Apply” and complete the Employment Application. Please be prepared to enter or attach the following:


1) Resume/Curriculum Vitae

2) Letter of Application/Cover Letter

3) Contact Information for Three References

4) Statement of Research Interests and Statement of Teaching Interests and/or Philosophy (one document)


To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by October 1st, 2023, but will be accepted until the position is filled.


To apply for this position, please visit this link (requisition number: R12786 ):


For questions about this position, please contact the search committee chair, Dr. Alison Phillips, at


If you have questions regarding this application process, please email or call 515-294-4800 or Toll Free: 1-877-477-7485.


Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, marital status, disability, or protected Veteran status and will not be discriminated against. Inquiries can be directed to the Office of Equal Opportunity, 3410 Beardshear Hall, 515 Morrill Road, 515 294-7612, email


Why Choose ISU?
Iowa State University is committed to fostering a workplace of belonging, where diversity is celebrated and equity is a core value. Our Iowa State Employees enjoy comprehensive health and work-life benefits, including medical and dental; as well as:
• Retirement benefits, including defined benefit and defined contribution plans;
• Generous leave plans;
• Onsite childcare (Ames, Iowa);
• Life insurance and long-term disability;
• Flexible Spending Accounts;
• Various voluntary benefits and discounts;
• Employee Assistance Program;
• Wellbeing program.



Original Posting Date:

August 24, 2023



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