Assistant Professor at East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina

Posted in Other 14 days ago.

Job Description:

Job Title:

Assistant Professor

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Vacancy Open to :

All Candidates

Department :

AAH Psychology

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Division :

Academic Affairs

Classification Title :

Assistant Professor

Working Title :

Assistant Professor

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Full Time Equivalent (FTE) :


Full Time or Part Time :

Full Time

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Commensurate with Qualifications

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Position Type:

Faculty (Teaching)

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Faculty (Teaching)

Organizational Unit Overview:

East Carolina University
, a member of the 17-campus University of North Carolina System, is classified as a Doctoral/Research-Intensive University and enrolls around 29,000 students, with over 5,500 pursuing graduate and professional degrees. ECU has a large health sciences component, including the the School of Dental Medicine ( and the Brody School of Medicine ( ECU is located in Greenville, NC (pop. 95,000 with a metropolitan population of over 170,000), which lies 90 miles east of Raleigh and 80 miles from the Atlantic coast. A thriving small city and regional center for education, health, and the arts, Greenville is a great place to live, work, play, and visit. It has a cost of living more than 10 percent below the national average and boasts a vibrant Uptown district with restaurants, breweries, and shopping. Greenville hosts a variety of festivals throughout the year and offers numerous recreational opportunities, including access to the Tar River, over nine miles of green ways, nearly
30 parks and recreational facilities, and a growing arts scene. The Department of Psychology
is one of 16 departments in the Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences
. The department has 30 full-time faculty members, over 800 undergraduate majors, master's program in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, a Specialist-level
program in School Psychology, and a doctoral program in Health Psychology. The Health Psychology program is composed of three separate training concentrations - Clinical Health Psychology, Occupational Health Psychology, and Pediatric School Psychology. Both the Clinical Health Psychology and Pediatric School concentrations are accredited by the American Psychological Association. The Department also participates in a multidisciplinary BA/BS program in Neuroscience and offers a graduate certificate in Quantitative Methods for the Social and Behavioral Sciences. Psychology faculty routinely receive College- and University-level teaching awards and are recognized nationally and internationally for their scholarship and professional
leadership. Faculty have recently received grants funded from Health Resources and Services Administration, Institute of Education Sciences, National Cancer Institute, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Institute of Mental Health, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, and National Science Foundation. The Health Psychology program is a current and past recipient of a Health Resources and Services Administration Graduate Psychology Education training grant. Finally, faculty routinely collaborate with colleagues throughout the Schools and Colleges of ECU and have established connections with the School of Dental Medicine, the College of Education, the Department of Criminal Justice, and various departments in the Brody School of Medicine, including Pediatrics, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Psychiatry, and Cardiology.

Job Duties :

The Department of Psychology at East Carolina University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position with a specialization in pediatric health psychology, beginning August 14, 2023. The successful applicant will develop an active research program with high potential to secure extramural funding, contribute to the doctoral concentrations in Pediatric School and Clinical Health Psychology, especially by mentoring graduate student research, and teaching undergraduate- and graduate-level courses.

The applicant's program of research should be relevant to pediatric health psychology, such as the study of:

  • psychological aspects of chronic or acute illness,

  • health and well-being of youth at high risk for poor health outcomes,

  • academic, developmental, and behavioral needs frequently encountered in pediatric healthcare, or

  • methods for collaboration across health, education, and family systems to enhance coordination of care.

The teaching responsibilities for this position may include Advanced Developmental Psychology, pediatric-related graduate seminars, undergraduate Developmental Psychology, and other classes related to the candidate's health-related specialty.
Minimum Education/Experience :

A PhD degree or equivalent in Clinical, Counseling, School, or Developmental Psychology or a closely related field is required; APA-accredited program required when applicable to degree. Candidates who have not yet had their degree conferred (i.e., ABD) may be considered. Candidates with Ph.D. conferred at the time of initial appointment will hold the probationary rank of Assistant Professor. ABD candidates will also be initially appointed with the probationary term rank of Assistant Professor and must have the terminal degree conferred prior to first reappointment. Qualifying degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.

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Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education :

The ideal candidate will have a clearly defined program of research in an area of pediatric health psychology, be a productive research scholar with high potential to attract extramural funding and be an excellent teacher and mentor to a diverse student population at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Special Instructions to Applicant :

To apply, complete a candidate profile and submit the following items online at

  • Letter of interest and background including an overview of research program and statement of teaching interests and philosophy

  • CV

  • Statement describing the applicant's past contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion via teaching, research or service activities, and/or the applicant's vision for how they might make future contributions to advance equity, diversity, and inclusion

  • Contact information for three current references

  • Sample of current scholarship

Review of applications will begin on November 19, 2022 and continue until the position is filled. Official transcripts and three official letters of reference are required upon employment. Inquiries about the position can be addressed to the search committee chairs, Dr. Christy Walcott, or Dr. Robert A Carels,

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.
Additional Instructions to Applicant:

In order to be considered for this position, applicants must complete a candidate profile online via the PeopleAdmin system and submit any requested documents. Additionally, applicants that possess the preferred education and experience must also possess the minimum education/experience, if applicable.

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Rank Level:

Assistant Professor

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East Carolina University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and seeks to create an environment that fosters the recruitment and retention of a more diverse student body, faculty, staff and administration. We encourage qualified applicants from women, minorities, veterans, individuals with a disability, and historically underrepresented groups. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race/ethnicity, color, genetic information, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, political affiliation, or veteran status.

Individuals requesting accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) should contact the Department of Human Resources at (252) 737-1018 (Voice/TTY) or

Eligibility for Employment :

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. ECU participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

Office of Human Resources Contact Information :

If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at (252) 328-9847 or toll free at 1-866-489-1740 or send an email to Our office is available to provide assistance Monday-Friday from 8:00-5:00 EST.

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