Penson Endowed Professorship in Clinical Health Psychology at the rank of Full Professor

  • University of Texas at Arlington, Psychology Department
  • Arlington, TX, USA
  • Dec 03, 2020
Full time   Psychology

Job Description


Department of Psychology

The University of Texas Arlington

Posting Number: F00236P

The Department of Psychology at the University of Texas at Arlington ( invites applications for a full-time tenured appointment as the Penson Endowed Professorship in Clinical Health Psychology at the rank of Full Professor. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in Health Psychology or closely related field (clinical licensure not required).  The successful applicant must have a developed scholarly reputation in health psychology with a proven record of excellence in research, teaching, and service, as well as evidence of strong external funding. In addition, qualified individuals are expected to supervise student research (M.S. and Ph.D.) and teach graduate and/or undergraduate courses. We are deeply committed to increasing diversity and especially encourage applications from women and minority scholars.

The University of Texas at Arlington is a Carnegie Research-1 “highest research activity” institution. Guided by its Strategic Plan Bold Solutions | Global Impact, UT Arlington fosters interdisciplinary research and teaching to enable the sustainable megacity of the future within four broad themes: health and the human condition, sustainable urban communities, global environmental impact, and data-driven discovery ( Potential interdisciplinary collaborations exist with other health-related researchers on campus (e.g., Nursing, Kinesiology, Public Health, Social Work, Engineering, Urban Planning) as well as at neighboring institutions.

With a total global enrollment of nearly 60,000 in AY 2018-19, UT Arlington is one of the most diverse campus populations in the nation. U.S. News & World Report ranks UT Arlington fifth in the nation for undergraduate diversity. The University is a Hispanic-Serving Institution and is ranked as the top four-year college in Texas for veterans on Military Times’ 2020 Best for Vets list.

Arlington is a city of approximately 400,000 and is conveniently located in the center of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. Within a 25-mile radius of the center of Arlington is a workforce of over two million people. Companies with headquarters or major offices in the area include Alcon, American Airlines, IBM, Lockheed-Martin, Raytheon, Sabre, Texas Instruments, and Toyota. The Dallas-Fort Worth region provides a high quality of life with an affordable cost of living. The city of Arlington has numerous public parks ready for your next adventure, including River Legacy Parks, a 1,300-acre oasis on the Trinity River in the heart of north Arlington. Arlington is the home of the Dallas Cowboys Stadium, the Texas Rangers Ballpark, and Six Flags Over Texas. The Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport is the fourth largest in the US. More information on the city of Arlington can be found at


Preferred and Required Qualifications

Candidates should have a Ph.D. in Health Psychology or closely related field (clinical licensure not required).  

Application Details

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For full consideration, applications should be submitted by January 1, 2021. Applicants must apply online at: .

A complete application includes: 1) curriculum vitae, 2) statement of research interests and goals, 3) statement of teaching interests and evidence of teaching quality, 4) diversity statement, and 5) names and contact information of three references.

As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, it is the policy of The University of Texas at Arlington to promote and ensure equal employment opportunity for all individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or veteran status.

A criminal background check on finalists is required.


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