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Position Announcement
Faculty Position

Tenure Track Assistant Professor of Health Psychology.
North Dakota State University invites inquiries, nominations and applications for this 9-month tenure-track position to begin on August 16, 2019

Position DescriptionThe Department of Psychology at NDSU has a 9-month tenure-track faculty position at the rank of assistant professor available Fall 2019 (August 16, 2019 start date). The position is 45% research, 45% teaching, and 10% service. The successful candidate is expected to develop a dynamic, externally funded research program.Successful candidates will conduct research on a health-related topic that will complement existing areas of research emphasis in the department, including stress, psychophysiology, sleep, psychophysics, emotions, personality, group behaviors and decision making, meaning in life, clinical psychology, and cognitive neuroscience.The successful candidate will join a growing and highly interactive cross-departmental research community invested in human behavior and its psychological and biological bases, as expressed by the NDSU Grand Challenge to address “Healthy Populations and Vital Communities” (  Candidates are also expected to supervise PhD students, teach 3 courses per year, and advise undergraduate students. 
Minimum QualificationsThe minimum qualifications for the position are: 1) Ph.D. degree in Psychology or related discipline by anticipated start date, 2) evidence of research accomplishments, 3) excellent potential for external funding, and 4) ability to teach courses in our curriculum and to interact effectively with colleagues and students. 
Preferred QualificationsPriority will be given to applicants whose interests may benefit from existing collaborative relationships with Sanford Health, the Neuropsychiatric Research Institute (now part of Sanford Research), and the Center for Visual and Cognitive Neuroscience.
The DepartmentThe Department of Psychology’s offices and labs are located in the recently renovated Minard Hall. The department has 15 full-time faculty, three Professors of Practice, twenty graduate students, and 400 undergraduate majors. The department is dedicated to supporting productive, nationally recognized research programs and providing quality instruction to students. The Department’s Center for Visual and Cognitive Neuroscience is currently supported by a NIH Center for Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) grant. Collaborative research partnerships have been established with local major medical centers. All faculty members supervise graduate and undergraduate research, and direct graduate and undergraduate theses. Additional information about the department is available at:
The UniversityNorth Dakota State University is a student-focused, land-grant, research university with more than 14,000 students from 47 states and 79 countries. We are proud to have been our state's first institution to be named to the top category of the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education, and similarly, the only North Dakota university in the National Science Foundation's top 100 public institution rankings.Additional information about the university is available at:
The CommunityNDSU is located in Fargo-Moorhead (F-M), a pleasant, safe, and growing community of approximately 233,000. As the largest population center in the region, F-M is a center for entertainment, finance, and medical services for a large geographic area including the state of North Dakota and northern Minnesota. Two universities (North Dakota State University and Minnesota State University Moorhead) and one private liberal arts college (Concordia College) are located in Fargo and Moorhead. The F-M area has a healthy economy, ND has one of the lowest unemployment rates in the U.S., good public schools, low crime rates, ample shopping, local theatre and music companies, several art galleries, semi-professional baseball and hockey, and Division I intercollegiate athletics. Hector International Airport in Fargo is convenient and is served by several major airlines. Sun, clear skies, and clean air predominate year round. Visiting nearby northern Minnesota lakes, canoeing, camping, cycling, softball, and soccer are popular in summer; winter pastimes include cross-country skiing, skating, and snowmobiling. The city has an excellent park system that includes several quality golf courses and bicycle/running/ski paths along the Red River, which divides Fargo-Moorhead. Fargo is an hour drive from a major resort area in the Minnesota "lakes country" and two hours from scenic Itasca State Park, where you will find the headwaters of the Mississippi river. Central and western North Dakota offer beautiful hiking, camping, fishing, hunting, and related opportunities in the Badlands, national grasslands, and numerous river valleys. Winnipeg, Manitoba is less than a four-hour drive to the north and Minneapolis-St. Paul is an equal distance to the southeast.

Applicants must submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, and statement of research interests, a statement of teaching philosophy, and contact information for three professional references. All application materials must be submitted online at

Review of applications will begin October 1 and will continue until the position is filled.

Questions regarding the search may be directed to Clayton Hilmert, Health Psychology Search Committee Chair, Department of Psychology, NDSU Dept 2765, PO Box 6050, Fargo ND 58108-6050, 701-231-5148 or via email at (



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Department of Psychology
North Dakota State University
Phone: +1 (701) 231-8622
Campus address: Minard Hall 232 
Mailing address: NDSU Dept. 2765 / PO Box 6050 / Fargo, ND 58108-6050

Department Chair: Mark Nawrot, Ph.D.
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