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Assistant Professor

Apply now Department: 3670020240 Psychological Sciences
Job no: 516839
Employment type: Academic / Faculty - 9 month
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Worksite: On-site requirement
Categories: Education / Instructional, Social / Behavioral Sciences
Pay Grade: 001

About This Role:

A tenure track Assistant or Associate Professor position within the Industrial and Organizational Psychology is available within the Department of Psychological Sciences at Kansas State University. This position involves undergraduate and graduate teaching and mentoring, productive research activity, and service to the department, college, and university. The successful candidate will become part of an I/O program dating back over 40 years. Kansas State University has the only I/O Ph.D. program in the state of Kansas. Supporting and growing that program through teaching a range of I/O courses, research excellence, and student mentoring will be the focus of this position.

Why Join Us:

The Department of Psychological Sciences has made a strong and continuing commitment to the I/O psychology program. There is a culture of collaboration, both within and across the various programs in the department, that provides valuable tangible and intangible benefits to all of the faculty. The success of new faculty is a primary goal of the department, and we invest resources to achieve that goal. You can learn more about our department at

Kansas State University offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes health insurance, life insurance, retirement plans, paid time off – vacation, sick, and holidays. To see what benefits are available, please visit: 

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

The Department of Psychological Sciences in the College of Arts and Sciences seeks to foster diversity in a commitment to recruit, retain and resource peoples historically under-represented in university education in the United States. Fostering diversity goes beyond increasing the numbers of under-represented students, faculty and staff. It also includes a commitment to substantial curricular offerings, resources, and programming that foregrounds the knowledge, perspectives, cultures, and histories of marginalized communities. A truly diverse college culture and structure will benefit all members of the university community to better serve and excel in an increasingly global and multicultural world.

Kansas State University embraces diversity and promotes inclusion.  The University actively seeks individuals who foster a collegial environment and cooperative interactions with coworkers, students, and others.  The University is dedicated to promoting the Principles of Community.

Worksite Options:

This position is required to be performed on-site. Work is performed on employer premises or designated assignment location.

Visit this link for K-State’s guidance and policies on remote work and flexible work arrangements.  Remote work agreements are required for all flexible work arrangements and are subject to review.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Industrial and Organizational Psychology, or closely related field from an accredited college or university at the time of appointment.
  • Evidence of potential for a strong research program, as indicated by publications and conference presentations.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ability and willingness to teach two courses per semester on various topics including a range of both "industrial" (e.g., psychological testing/measurement, personnel selection) and "organizational" (e.g., training and development, group dynamics) courses at the undergraduate and graduate level.
  • Ability to successfully secure extramural grants for research and to support students.

Other Requirements:

  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment

How to Apply:

Please submit the following documents:

  1. Current resume
  2. Statement of teaching philosophy
  3. Research Statement
  4. Examples of teaching, research, publications
  5. Name and contact information for three professional references who will be expected to provide written recommendations on your behalf.

Screening of Applications Begins:

For best consideration, apply by March 1st, 2024.

Anticipated Hiring Pay Range:

$70,000 - $85,000 annually

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or status as a protected veteran.

Background Screening Statement:

In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.


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