Assistant Professor of Psychology



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Texas A&M International University

Dept, Psychology & Communication

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Job Location
Laredo, Texas

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The Department of Psychology and Communication at Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) seeks an Assistant Professor of Psychology (tenure-track, 9-month position) to begin Fall 2023. Duties include teaching of undergraduate and graduate courses. A reduced load (2-2 for the first two years) is provided to allow for other duties, such as publishing research in psychology or closely related areas, and serving on departmental, university, and professional committees.

The successful candidate must hold a doctorate in Psychology or related fields. ABDs will also be considered but must have earned a doctorate before appointment. Strong consideration will be given to candidates whose research centers on language cognition/development and/or cognitive development although all areas of developmental psychology (for example, but not limited to, child development, social and emotional development, aging, computational modeling, or individual differences) will be considered. Our department offers extensive opportunities for bilingual-bicultural research, and we would especially welcome candidates whose research closely aligns with these populations.

We desire candidates who: (1) have a strong record of or potential for sustained publication in peer-reviewed journals (commensurate with experience), (2) have the potential for or prior experience with seeking and/or securing external grant funding, (3) have a strong desire to work with diverse student populations, (4) have the ability to teach in areas that complement or strengthen our undergraduate and graduate psychology programs, and (5) contribute to the development of our forthcoming doctoral program in Bilingual Cognition.

TAMIU is a growing university of over 8,000 students located in Laredo, Texas, a vibrant bi-lingual, bi-cultural city with a population of about 250,000 on the U.S./Mexico border. For more information, visit For faculty, TAMIU offers competitive salaries and a benefits package covering health insurance and retirement benefits. Financial support for professional development opportunities, such as attending academic conferences, is also provided. Moving expenses are covered in whole or in part by the university.

The completed employment application must include a letter of interest that addresses qualifications, curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts, and the names and contact information of three professional references.

This position requires face-to-face interactions through a regular schedule of attendance on campus and in the workplace for a minimum of four days a week.

How to apply

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Be sure to include:

  • Letter of interest addressing qualifications
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • A list of at least 3 current professional references and their full contact information
  • Unofficial transcripts

Applications received by Texas A&M International University must have all job application data entered. Failure to provide all job application data could result in an invalid submission and a rejected application. “See resume” is not an acceptable entry in the job application.

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.

Applications must be submitted online at Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

For more information, contact Search Committee Chair, Roberto R. Heredia, at [email protected] or (956) 326-2637.

Texas A&M International University (TAMIU), a Member of The Texas A&M University System, prepares students for leadership roles in an increasingly complex, culturally diverse state, national, and global society. TAMIU provides a learning environment built on a solid academic foundation in the arts and sciences. The University offers a range of baccalaureate and master’s programs and the Doctor of Philosophy degree in International Business Administration. In addition, the University pursues a progressive agenda for global study and understanding across all disciplines. Through instruction, faculty and student research, and public service, TAMIU improves the quality of lives for citizens of the border region, the State of Texas, and national and international communities.