Assistant Professor, Psychology

Posted: 12/03/2020

The University of Northern Iowa’s Department of Psychology seeks applications for a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor in the area of health, broadly defined, particularly as health intersects with diversity and inequality, including social determinants of health disparities (e.g., poverty, unequal access to care, racism). We welcome applicants from any subdiscipline in psychology. The position begins August 2021.
The Department of Psychology is located in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, and consists of 13 tenured and tenure-track faculty members representing all major areas of psychology. The Department enrolls approximately 400 undergraduate students, contributes to the university-wide liberal arts core, and offers an M.A. degree program enrolling approximately 15 students with emphases in Clinical Science and Social Psychology. The Department is housed in modern facilities that include individual lab space for all faculty, a psychoneuroendocrinology lab, a biometrics lab, a psychological assessment clinic, a dedicated computer lab, and multiple collaboration and seminar spaces. Faculty development funds for research are available and awarded on a competitive basis. For more information about the Department, visit
The College of Social and Behavioral Sciences is proud to announce a cluster hire initiative for multiple faculty across a range of disciplines (History, Psychology and Social Work) whose scholarly/creative focus explores the richness of diverse backgrounds, the challenges posed by inequalities, and/or strategies to address issues of access and inclusion. Our goal is to reflect our values of diversity and inclusion as we build regional and national interdisciplinary strengths in these areas. Given our commitment to community engagement and engaged scholarship, we seek to appoint faculty who serve diverse communities both on and beyond campus. Faculty hired as part of this initiative will serve within departments connected to their specific discipline and contribute with colleagues to interdisciplinary curricular development that expands our course offerings in areas related to equity, diversity and inclusion.
The University of Northern Iowa provides a high-quality education, purposefully guiding students to find and develop their strengths and prepare them for success after college. We have a bold vision that we will be a diverse and inclusive campus community that provides an engaged education empowering students to lead locally and globally. As we advance our work to become an equity-oriented institution and realize our vision, we seek to elevate the diversity of our faculty across disciplines, departments, and colleges and to build an inclusive teaching and learning environment. Equity vision hires will be supported by faculty on campus who are working to reimagine our curriculum and pedagogy and to build equitable practices for tenure and promotion; policy review, development and implementation; and student retention, persistence, and success. They will be welcomed to join these efforts.
Building on its historic excellence in teacher education, the university has developed outstanding programs in business, natural sciences, humanities and fine arts, and social and behavioral sciences with advanced degrees available in many programs. The University’s attractive size, approximately 10,000 students, allows UNI to offer faculty, facilities, and academic choices characteristic of a much larger university while retaining a friendly, small-college atmosphere on a park-like campus. UNI has been recognized for the past 18 years as one of the "Best Midwest Universities" by U.S. News & World Report. Located in Cedar Falls/Waterloo, the campus is comprised of more than 40 buildings on 940 acres. For more information, visit
A Ph.D. or Psy.D. required, although ABDs with evidence of degree completion by August 2021 will be considered. The ideal candidate should demonstrate excellence in instruction with teaching interests in Health Psychology and an interest in collaborating with colleagues to develop a diversity-based psychology course as part of a multidisciplinary certificate for the new university general education curriculum. Candidates should have an active program of research capable of involving undergraduate and Master’s level graduate students.
Applications received by February 15, 2021 will receive full consideration. To apply, visit Inquiries may be sent to Dr. Kim MacLin at 319-273-2302 or Pre-employment background checks required.
UNI actively seeks to enhance diversity and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  The University encourages applications from persons of color, women, individuals living with disabilities, and protected veterans. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, creed, disability, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal and/or state law.

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Type of Employment: Full-Time