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Tenure-Track Assistant Professor with expertise in Psychosocial Resilience

Position Summary:

The Department of Psychology within the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science (COS) at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, FL invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor with expertise in Psychosocial Resilience.


Research/Scholarship Responsibilities – The candidate will conduct research in social, developmental, or cognitive factors that allow a person to preserve well-being and health in the face of psychological, physical, or social threats, broadly construed. The candidate should have a strong record of research accomplishments, demonstrated potential for extramural funding, and a commitment to excellence in education. FAU possesses a culture that fosters internal collaboration and innovation as well as partnerships with local, national, and international agencies, and thus candidates must display strong collaborative potential and the ability to conduct transformative externally funded research within their area of specialization.


Teaching Responsibilities Candidates will be expected to teach undergraduate courses in social, developmental, cognitive, or quantitative psychology or in the biological bases of behavior, as well as upper-level undergraduate and graduate courses within the applicant’s area of expertise. Supervision of undergraduate, M.S., and Ph.D. students is also expected. The candidate should show clear promise of excellent instructional capacity. They should be able to demonstrate their ability to understand cultural and learning differences among students and be able to foster and create educational opportunities where all students can thrive.


Service Responsibilities – Candidates are expected to serve on Departmental, College and University committees, and provide professional service to external entities related to their field of expertise.


Informal inquiries can be addressed to: Chad Forbes, Chair of the Search Committee, (forbesc@fau.edu). Review of applications will begin January 2, 2024 and will continue until the position is filled.

To apply for the position visit: https://fau.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/FAU/job/Assistant-Professor--Psychosocial-Resilience_REQ16969


This position is part of a major strategic hiring initiative in the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science that will continue to build on our areas of strength in Environment, Health, and Data Science. More information on our hiring initiative can be found at: https://www.fau.edu/science-hiring/.


More information about the College of Science can be found at: http://science.fau.edu/.



The College of Science at Florida Atlantic University seeks scholars who are committed to supporting the learning needs of students from diverse backgrounds and to thoughtfully engaging all communities in higher education. Florida Atlantic University embodies a culture of strategic and collaborative community engagement that results in mutual benefit to the institution and the various internal and external communities that it serves.

As a Hispanic-serving institution, Florida Atlantic University (FAU) is one of the most racially and ethnically diverse institutions in the Florida state university system. We are committed to recruiting and retaining talented faculty and staff. We embrace our shared responsibility to create and celebrate a welcoming and inclusive campus environment for all. Our community features excellent schools, a vibrant and safe community, and a sub-tropical climate conductive to year-round outdoor activities.


Position: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor with expertise in Psychosocial Resilience
Organization: Florida Atlantic University
Location: Boca Raton,  FL 
United States
Posting Start Date: 10/16/2023
Date Posted: 10/16/2023

Minimum Qualifications:

A Ph.D. in Psychology, Neuroscience, or closely related field at the time of hire is required. Post-doctoral experience is preferred.
Status: This listing expires on: 10/15/2024
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Florida Atlantic University
777 Glades Road
PO Box 3091
Boca Raton,  FL 33431
United States
(561) 297-3363
Chad Forbes