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Department Chair and tenured Associate / Full Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at Baylor University

  • 01 Nov 2023 3:29 PM
    Message # 13274339

    Baylor University‚Äôs Department of Psychology and Neuroscience is currently seeking a Department Chair, who would also come in as a tenured Associate/Full Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience, to begin in August 2024This position offers an opportunity to guide and elevate our successful and well-supported programs within a dynamic and forward-thinking department.

    Our department is among the most research active departments at Baylor University in terms of securing external funding and in our publication rates. We serve over 1,000 undergraduate majors and over 60 doctoral students with mentors from various psychology subspecialties (e.g., behavioral neuroscience, clinical psychology, social-personality psychology, developmental psychology, health psychology, and quantitative) and who are engaged in research across diverse types, including basic, clinical, experimental, and epidemiological.  

    In addition to our research activities, we take great pride in serving a thriving community of over 1000 undergraduate majors and over 60 doctoral students, benefiting from dedicated faculty, engaging curriculum, and many hands-on learning opportunities. The department has a long history of teaching excellence, with numerous faculty recognized for outstanding teaching and mentoring. By leading the department, the successful chair will help shape these students' educational experiences. The chair will display active leadership to broaden and strengthen the department, empowering faculty to excel across a full range of activities, including instruction, research, clinical supervision, and service.

    Joining our department means leading a collaborative environment alongside motivated colleagues. The department has a leadership team, including the chair, associate chair, undergraduate program director, graduate program directors, director of clinical training, director of the psychology clinic, and a diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) department committee chair. 


    Applicants must have a doctoral degree in Psychology or Neuroscience with a distinguished scholarly achievement and research productivity record. The specific focus of their program of research is open.

    The successful candidate will have:

    1.     Demonstrated leadership experience in an academic setting, including academic administration (broadly defined), with a track record of successfully fostering collaborative relationships across diverse disciplines and research types;

    2.     Research accomplishments consistent with those required for an appointment as a tenured Associate Professor or Professor; and

    3.     Teaching and mentoring experience, with a successful track record in the classroom.  

    Application Instructions

    Please submit the following materials electronically via Interfolio: (a) letter of application, (b) current curriculum vitae, (c) statement describing research accomplishments, (d) statement describing teaching accomplishments, (e) statement of leadership experience and accomplishments, (f) copy of the transcript from highest-degree granting institution, and (g) contact information for three individuals who will provide letters of recommendation. Recommendation letters will be requested for all applicants invited for an initial (remote) interview. Candidates subsequently invited for an on-campus interview will need to provide official transcripts.

    All applications submitted by 12/01/2023 will be fully considered

    If you are interested to learn more about our department, please consider reviewing our department website ( and the job ad/application site ( Please let me (or the Chair of the Search Committee, Dr. Tom Fergus) know if any questions come up. 

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