Assistant Professor Position, Industrial/Organizational Psychology
Department of Psychology, University of Maryland, College Park
The Department of Psychology at the University of Maryland invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Industrial/Organizational (I/O) Psychology. We seek to hire an outstanding IO psychologist whose research examines how organizations and individuals can prepare for the requirements of the changing landscape of work (i.e., organizational and workforce agility). The specific research avenue for candidates that addresses this focus is open, but example topics include: (a) training/selection issues related to workforce readiness; (b) organizational climates/cultures and structures that facilitate competitiveness in the face of unexpected disruptions; (c) work-life balance implications of the changing work environment.
This position is part of a larger University- and College-wide effort to address grand challenges of our time and build strength in the broad areas of societal resilience. We anticipate the proposed hire will connect with the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences’ Resilience Hub (https://bsos.umd.edu/academics-research/bsos-faculty-forefront), a collaborative and interdisciplinary network of UMD scholars whose research interests focus on the ability of persons or places to prevent or recover from adverse stimuli. We are thus especially interested in candidates whose research and expertise contributes to improving organizational and/or worker resilience in response to issues related to health/safety (e.g., stress), economic circumstances (e.g., worker displacement due to technology changes/integration), environmental conditions (e.g., industry/skill changes in response to climate change), or stigma/oppression (e.g., sustaining inclusive organizations and organizational policy), among others.
Qualifications: A primary qualification for this position is demonstrated excellence in scholarship and teaching, including a record of publishing in peer-reviewed outlets and the potential to attract extramural grant funding. A Ph.D. in psychology or related field is required at the time of appointment. Specialization in I/O psychology or Organizational Behavior is strongly preferred, though candidates with training in closely related areas may be considered. Applicants with advanced quantitative skills (e.g., structural equation modeling, multilevel modeling, network analysis, machine learning, or item response theory) are also preferred.
We strongly encourage applications from women and members of minority groups (including, but not limited to, groups based on race, ethnicity, nationality, disability, sexual orientation, and gender identity). Diversity and inclusion are core values at the University of Maryland, and a strong candidate will demonstrate the ability to create inclusive classrooms and research mentoring environments in which a diverse array of students can learn and thrive. The Department also embraces the values of open and reproducible science, and candidates should address in their research statement how they have pursued and/or plan to pursue these goals in their work.
Faculty members may have the opportunity to collaborate within Psychology and with scholars in other units and groups at UMD, such as, the Department of Government and Politics, Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Department of African American Studies, Department of Sociology, School of Public Health, Sociology, Smith School of Business, Social Data Science Center, and the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism. Located just seven miles from the heart of the nation’s capital, the University of Maryland is the flagship campus of the state’s higher education system and a top-ranked public research institution. It is located in the Washington DC-Baltimore region, with a wealth of cultural attractions and access to federal funding agencies and professional associations. Salaries are competitive.
Application materials should be submitted by Monday, October 2, 2023 through https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/110709 and should include a cover letter, CV, statement of current and future research interests and research philosophy, a statement of teaching philosophy and experience (including evidence of teaching excellence, if available), a diversity statement, and contact information for three references. Reference writers will receive the request to submit a reference letter upon submission of the application. Applicants should provide up to three sample research manuscripts or journal articles in the Supplemental Document 1 field in eJobs.
For inquiries, please contact the search committee chair, Dr. Paul Hanges (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.