Assistant Professor in Psychology - QUANTITATIVE METHODS

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Work type: Tenure-Track Faculty
Location: Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Categories: Social/Behavioral Science
Department:16400100 - LS-PSYCHOLOGY-GENERAL

Classification Title:

Assistant Professor

Job Description:

The Department of PSYCHOLOGY at the UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, invites applications for a full-time, nine-month, tenure-accruing, OPEN-AREA Assistant Professor with special emphasis in QUANTITATIVE METHODS, beginning August 16, 2024. We encourage applications from any research orientation in psychology and the position is open to candidates who employ a wide variety of methodological tools or approaches (including, but not limited to, computational modeling, statistics, artificial intelligence, structural equation modeling, multilevel modeling, network analysis, and longitudinal data analysis). Applicants will be expected to maintain an outstanding program of research with high potential for external funding, teach psychology graduate and undergraduate courses, advise students, and provide service to the institution.

The Department of Psychology values interdisciplinary approaches to research and training, and strongly encourages collaboration across its five programs (behavior analysis, behavioral and cognitive neuroscience, counseling, social, and developmental psychology). An ideal candidate would bring methodological expertise that contributes to and enhances the research profile and extramural funding of one or more of these programs. For more information about our department see and the University of Florida see

This search is also connected to a campus-wide effort by the University of Florida to expand the role of artificial intelligence in higher education and research ( The University is home to HiPerGator, one of the most powerful high-performance computers at a US public university (

A member of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU), the University of Florida is the state’s oldest and most comprehensive land-, sea-, and space-grant university, with an enrollment of over 50,000 students. In 2023, the University of Florida was ranked the first and sixth-best public university in the United States by The Wall Street Journal and U.S. News & World Report, respectively, with exceptional research, teaching, and a university-wide commitment to diversity.

Expected Salary:

The salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience, and the compensation includes a full benefits package.

Employment Benefits include:

Health Insurance: UF participates in state- and university-sponsored benefits programs for individuals, families, and domestic partners, and offers voluntary insurance that includes vision, dental, long-term disability and more.

Retirement Options: Attractive options include Florida Retirement System Pension Plan, State University System Optional Retirement Program, Florida Retirement System Investment Plan, and Voluntary Retirement Savings Plan.

Leave: UF staff enjoy a generous paid leave plan as well as access to a sick-leave pool, maternity/paternity leave, and leave payouts.

Minimum Requirements:

Applicants will have a doctorate degree in Psychology or related fields (e.g., Statistics, Education, Biomedical Engineering, Neuroscience) by the start date of the position, August 16, 2024.

Preferred Qualifications: Ph.D. in Psychology or related fields (e.g., Statistics, Education, Biomedical Engineering, Neuroscience).
Special Instructions to Applicants:

For full consideration, applications must be submitted online. Click on Apply Now at the top of this posting. A complete application includes:

  1. Cover letter that includes information regarding the candidate’s experience, interest, and expertise in Quantitative Psychology (1-2 pages)
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. Statement of research interests and plans (2-3 pages)
  4. Statement of teaching experience, interests, and philosophy (1-2 pages)
  5. Up to three reprints or pre-prints
  6. Contact information for three individuals who have agreed to provide a letter of recommendation (letters will be requested for shortlisted candidates only)

Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled. Questions about the position may be directed to Natalie Ebner and Greg Webster, search committee co-chairs at or

All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening which includes a review of criminal records, reference checks, and verification of education.

The selected candidate will be required to provide an official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an educational institution outside of the United States require evaluation by a professional credentialing service provider approved by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law. If an accommodation due to disability is needed in order to apply for this position, please call (352) 392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at (800) 955-8771 (TDD).

The Department of Psychology is committed to promoting an environment that welcomes all abilities, classes, ethnicities/races, religions, gender identities and expressions, etc. We particularly welcome applicants who can contribute to such an environment through their scholarship, teaching, mentoring, and professional service.

The University and greater Gainesville communities enjoy a diversity of cultural events, restaurants, year-round outdoor recreational activities, and social opportunities. Gainesville is a vibrant city with a low cost of living, diverse population, excellent public schools, Division I NCAA sports, and no state income tax. The area is known for its nature parks, bike trails, sporting events, museums, mild winters, and warm summers. Being centrally located in Florida makes Gainesville easily situated for day trips to beautiful beaches along the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico, and to theme parks, as well as the nearby cities of Tampa, Orlando, Jacksonville, and St. Augustine. Learn more about what Gainesville has to offer at
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