Tenure-Track Assistant Professor

Texas A&M University
College Station, Texas
Closing date
Oct 18, 2023

The Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences, at Texas A&M University invites applications for FIVE (5) full-time tenure track assistant professor positions with a 9-month academic appointment to begin in Fall 2024. The five positions complement current departmental strengths with an eye toward our growing research and student profile. The areas of interest are: (a) lifespan development (two positions), (b) industrial-organizational psychology, (c) neurogenomics, and (d) clinical psychology.

The successful candidate will engage in research, grant applications, and funded projects, teach courses in our graduate and undergraduate programs, and act as an engaged citizen of the department, college, university, and their field. We seek candidates who are well-positioned to publish in top-tier peer reviewed journals in their fields and to obtain grants from federal agencies and/or private foundations. Typical teaching loads for the department are 3 courses per year, distributed across undergraduate and graduate programs; evidence of teaching effectiveness is a plus.

For the lifespan development positions, population of interest and area of study are open, though applicants with areas of focus including development, senescence, mechanisms of change over time, or lifespan influences on brain and behavior within the social context are strongly encouraged. The successful applicant is likely to have expertise in: early emotional development; socioemotional predictors of disorder; aging clinical/neuropsychology; longitudinal methods, modeling, and/or other data analytic approaches; links between hormones and human behavior; stability and change in individual differences with a lifespan perspective; imaging with developing populations; the impact of life experience/adversity on later psychological outcomes; transitions to the workplace or retirement; or cognitive aging.

For the industrial-organizational psychology position, specialization is open. We are particularly interested in candidates whose research and teaching is focused in organizational psychology and/or candidates with strong quantitative skills.

For the neurogenomics position, the research area is open, but would preferably center on areas of existing strength in the department including neural plasticity, learning and memory, and mechanisms of neuropsychiatric disorders. Areas of methodological expertise might include application of next-generation sequencing methods with behavioral and systems neuroscience approaches to understanding brain: behavior relationships.

For the clinical psychology position, all areas of clinical science will be considered; however, we particularly encourage candidates whose research focuses on traumatic stress and sequelae of trauma, cognitive and affective dimensions of psychopathology, or contextual influences on emotional and physical well-being. The successful applicant will be expected to teach core clinical courses, including clinical assessment and clinical intervention courses.

The Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at Texas A&M University is a community of scholars committed to generating scientific discoveries in the discipline, providing rigorous and inspiring undergraduate and graduate education, and engaging in outreach about psychology and the application of psychological science. We value collaboration, with many faculty having grants and research projects with colleagues inside and beyond the department. The Department has numerous programs to support early career faculty, including a formal mentoring program. 

We offer doctoral programs in clinical psychology, cognition and cognitive neuroscience, social and personality psychology, industrial/organizational psychology, and behavioral and cellular neuroscience, and a Master's program in industrial/organizational psychology. We currently have 50 full-time faculty, over 100 PhD students, and approximately 2,000 undergraduate majors. Texas A&M University is a land, sea, and space grant institution that holds the distinction of classification as an R1 Doctoral University (Highest Research Activity), and faculty benefit from the resources and support associated with this designation. Our department is committed to broadening participation in higher education, and has a policy of being responsive to the needs of dual-career couples. The Department is interested in candidates who, through their research, teaching, and/or service, will contribute to the breadth and excellence of the academic community, as well as the educational needs of the population of Texas and the global community.

 Texas A&M University is a Top 20 public research institution and among the largest universities in the US. Located in College Station, the university is 90 miles from Houston, 100 miles from Austin, and 165 miles from Dallas. The Bryan-College Station metropolitan area has over 160,000 residents, and is experiencing rapid job growth. Texas has no state income tax. College Station has a local airport served by American Airlines.


A PhD in Psychology or closely related field is required. Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated potential for publishing high quality research in leading journals, writing and obtaining grants, and engaging in high quality teaching and mentoring activities.

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