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The University of Texas at Arlington — Assistant Professor of Instruction (Non Tenure-Track), Department of Psychology

Assistant Professor of Instruction (Non Tenure-Track)
Department of Psychology
The University of Texas at Arlington
Position ID: F00388P

Job Summary
The Department of Psychology in the College of Science at The University of Texas at Arlington invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Instruction to begin Fall 2023. This is a nine-month, non-tenure track, renewable contract position that will support the degree programs offered in our department in the areas of Psychological Sciences, Health/Neuroscience and Organizational Science. In accordance with USCIS regulations, successful applicants must be legally able to accept work in the United States.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
We seek candidates whose teaching interests complement and strengthen our existing departmental fields of study. Candidates specializing in all sub-disciplines of psychology are welcome to apply; however, preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated teaching excellence in Applied Behavioral Analysis, Personality Psychology, Abnormal Psychology and/or Clinical-Counseling Psychology. Individuals who are BCaBA® or BCBA® licensed are strongly encouraged to apply. 

Successful candidates should be committed to inclusive teaching practices, undergraduate mentorship, and student success. The teaching load for this position is typically four courses each fall and spring semester primarily using a face-to-face teaching modality. In addition, candidates will be expected to contribute to the quality and growth of the department by meeting service expectations of the department, college, and university to promote our undergraduate programs and enhance our students’ educational experience.

Required qualifications
Qualified applicants will have a minimum of a master’s degree (Ph.D. preferred) in psychology or a closely related field as well as prior experience in teaching college level psychology courses and evidence of teaching excellence as demonstrated by teaching evaluations, awards, and/or academic accomplishments.

Preferred qualifications
Unique to this position is the opportunity to serve as a departmental liaison by working with faculty on student recruitment, alumni outreach, academic program development, and department/program events. Therefore, preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate and promote a service orientation approach to work, including proactively supporting colleagues to enhance the overall functioning of the department. Teaching load will be adjusted commensurate with the liaison role. 

University Information
The University of Texas at Arlington is located in the heart of the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metroplex, a vibrant and diverse metropolitan area that is home to over 7 million people, one of the fastest-growing tech economies in the United States, and a wide array of arts, entertainment, and cultural activities. UTA is a comprehensive teaching, research, and public service institution dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through scholarship and creative work. The University is committed to providing access and ensuring student success, and to a culture of innovation, entrepreneurship, and commercialization of discoveries by our community of scholars. With an enrollment of approximately 46,000 students, UTA is the largest institution in North Texas and the second-largest in the UT System. As a result of its combination of rigorous academics and innovative research, UTA is designated as a Carnegie R-1 “Very High Research Activity” institution and as a Texas Tier One institution. In 2021, UTA received the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award for its deep commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in higher education. UTA ranks No. 4 nationally in Military Times’ annual “Best for Vets: Colleges” list and No. 1 in Texas for the number of degrees awarded to African American students (Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, 2021). UTA is designated by the U.S. Department of Education as both a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI), and it has the fifth-most ethnically diverse undergraduate population in the United States (U.S. News & World Report, 2023). UTA is among the top 50 performers nationwide for promoting social mobility of its graduates (U.S. News & World Report, 2023), and its approximately 250,000 alumni, including some who occupy leadership positions at many of the 23 Fortune 500 companies headquartered in North Texas, contribute to the UTA’s $22.2 billion annual economic impact on Texas.

Department and College/School Information
The Department of Psychology offers both a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science in Psychology, a Master of Science in Psychology (Specialization in Industrial/Organizational Psychology), a Master of Science in Learning Analytics, and a Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology. Additional information about our graduate and undergraduate programs can be found at 

Diversity Statement
Successful candidates are expected to demonstrate a commitment to diversity and equity in education through their scholarship, teaching, and/or service as well as a strong commitment to teaching, advising, and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students from diverse backgrounds.

Special Instructions to Applicant
To apply applicants should go to and search using the posting number F00388P. Completed applications should consist of (1) a curriculum vitae, (2) cover letter, (3) a statement of teaching interests, (4) evidence of teaching quality (teaching evaluations, awards, and/or academic accomplishments),  and (5) the names and contact information of three references.

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

Questions may be addressed to: Dr. Nicolette Hass (

For more information about UTA, please visit:

EEO Statement The University of Texas at Arlington is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and family-friendly environment in which all faculty and staff can excel irrespective of race, national origin, age, genetic or family medical history, gender, faith, gender identity and expression as well as sexual orientation. A criminal background check will be conducted on finalists. The UTA is a tobacco free campus. UTA also encourages applications from veterans.