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Chair, Psychology, Tenure-Track Faculty

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Work Type: Faculty - Tenure-Track
Location: Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Categories: Psychology and Human/Social/Protective Services

Job Title

Psychology (Chair), Tenure-Track Faculty


Dean of Behavioral and Health Scien

University Expectation

MTSU seeks candidates who are committed to innovative teaching, robust research/creative activity, and meaningful service. We also seek to attract a culturally and academically diverse faculty who value working with a diverse student body.


Salary and rank commensurate with education and experience

Job Summary/Basic Function

The College of Behavioral and Health Sciences invites applicants for the chair position (#120005) of the Department of Psychology. Applicants must be eligible to meet the criteria for the rank of either associate professor or professor. Expedited tenure upon appointment possible. The start date for the position is August 1, 2022.

Primary responsibilities include:

  • mentoring junior faculty members,
  • managing the day to day operations of the department while focusing on long-range plans to build on the success of the department
  • recruiting quality students and faculty
  • advocating on behalf of the department to upper administration
  • committing to student success initiatives.

Typically, the chair is expected to teach one course each semester. Teaching responsibilities will be determined by the candidate’s academic background and skills.

The Department of Psychology offers three undergraduate majors, five minors, and Master’s degrees in Clinical, Experimental, Industrial-Organizational, and Quantitative Psychology as well as an EdS in School Psychology. The department and university offer extensive opportunities for research, collaboration, and external funding. The department moved into a new building with expanded laboratory and observation facilities in Summer 2020. For more information about our department, please visit

Required Education

A PhD in Psychology by appointment date

Other Desirables

Those with a distinguished record of scholarship, service, and dedication to quality instruction as well as those with prior administrative or leadership experience, excellent communication, and interpersonal skills will receive special consideration.

Documents Needed to Apply

In order to successfully apply, applicants are required to include the following documents as separate attachments at the time of online application submittal: a cover letter, their curriculum vitae, a statement of Teaching Philosophy, and their Research Statement or Creative Activities (as appropriate to the discipline).

Applicants are also required to provide teaching evaluations or other evidence of teaching effectiveness at the time of the online application submitted as Other Document 1. Additionally, a Statement of Administrative Philosophy, which also addresses diversity, equity, and inclusion MUST be submitted at the time of online application as Other Document 2.

Special Instruction to Applicants 

If you need help in applying, please contact the Faculty Recruitment Specialist at (615) 898-5128.

If you have position-specific questions, please contact Dr. Terry Whiteside at

MTSU is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that values diversity in all its forms. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

Proof of U.S. citizenship or eligibility for U.S. employment will be required prior to employment (Immigration Control Act of 1986). Clery Act crime statistics for MTSU are available at or by contacting MTSU Public Safety at (615) 898-2424.

MTSU is a Tobacco & Drug-Free campus.

This position requires a criminal background check. Therefore, you may be required to provide information about your criminal history in order to be considered for this position.

For individuals requiring a reasonable accommodation to apply: In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for a position with MTSU, please call 615-898-2929 or email

Application Review Date: 11/22/2021

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