Faculty, Assistant Professor - Behavioral Science - Psychology - Utah Valley University in Orem Utah

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Utah Valley University

Orem, Utah

United States

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Detailed Job Description

Teaching 3-5 courses per semester (depending on service obligations and release time), which can include hybrid courses and may require the utilization of pedagogical technologies. Research, maintaining and perpetuating a productive line of research that can involve students, and service to the department, college, and university.

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited institution with terminal, earned degree appropriate to discipline. ABD accepted. Knowledge and skill in current instructional theories, strategies, techniques, and discipline content. Evidence of potential for scholarly/creative work consistent with a teaching university. See preferred qualifications for discipline or program-specific minimum qualifications.

Preferred Qualifications

Doctorate in psychology or closely related field. A specialization domain is encouraged but not required.

The Behavioral Science department at Utah Valley University announces two tenure-track assistant professor positions in Psychology beginning Fall 2015. Qualifications include: earned doctorate (or ABD) in psychology, demonstrated excellence in university teaching, and competence in scholarship, and service. Preference will be given to candidates specializing in developmental psychology, and then to generalists; however, we encourage qualified applicants from all areas of psychology to apply. History or capability to teach hybrid courses and utilize pedagogical technologies matches certain university initiatives. In a continuing effort to enrich its academic environment and provide equal educational and employment opportunities, the university actively encourages applications from members of ethnic minorities, women, and persons with disabilities. Screening begins January 16th and will continue until the position is filled.

To apply, please submit a letter of application, CV, official transcripts, evidence of excellence in teaching, sample syllabi with detailed course description, and three letters of recommendations.

Direct questions to Matthew Draper, Search Committee Chair at matthew.draper@uvu.edu or at 801-863-8323.


Comprehensive doctoral-level knowledge in the five domains of Psychology.
Knowledge of instructional strategies and techniques in upper and lower division courses.
Knowledge of student management, motivation, evaluation; evaluation of (peer and self) instruction.
Demonstrated knowledge of program and curriculum development and evaluation.
Knowledge of and expertise in current trends in education, engaged learning and service learning, learning technologies (e.g. digital technologies for classroom management and distance education), public presentation ,outcomes measurement and grant writing.


Skill in teaching, hybrid and distance education
Skill in research.
Committee work skills.
Skill in verbal and written communication.
Skill in time management and organization.
Skill in problem solving.


Ability to engage students, produce research, innovate in teaching, engage with students, staff, faculty and community.
Ability to engage with community constituents.
Ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks.
Ability to work effectively with faculty, staff, students, agency administrators, and community practitioners from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds.
Ability to demonstrate sound judgment and initiative in solving problems.
Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively.

Pay Range


Special Instructions to Applicants

Must attach proof of teaching excellence (SRI, sample syllabi) as other document #1.

Keyword Phrases

  • Behavioral Science
  • student centered teaching organization
  • building communities of engaged learners
  • beautiful mountain location
  • Psychology
Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: Doctorate
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Assistant Professor
Type of Faculty:Not Specified
Salary: See Job Description
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
Cover Letter