Assistant Professor of Psychology

Florida Institute of Technology

United States

Florida Institute of Technology invites applications for a tenure track faculty position for the undergraduate forensic psychology program within the School of Psychology, to begin in August 2023 or January 2024 (August 2024 is also possible). Preference will be given to candidates with expertise in legal psychology.






Florida Tech invites applications for a tenure track faculty position for the undergraduate forensic psychology program within the School of Psychology, to begin in August 2023 or January 2024 (August 2024 is also possible). Florida Tech features an undergraduate degree program in forensic psychology that is experiencing increased student enrollment and we are seeking to add a new faculty member to complement existing faculty and grow our program. Expected qualifications include a Ph.D. (or ABD) in Psychology or forensic psychology related interdisciplinary field. We welcome candidates from all areas of specialization within forensic psychology (experimental or clinical) to apply. Preference will be given to candidates with a program of forensic-relevant research that engages undergraduate students and who have the ability to teach undergraduate courses in areas of forensic psychology in addition to courses in general psychology. We are seeking candidates with a commitment to excellence in teaching, research, and service who will embody our emphasis on student success. Specific responsibilities include: (a) teaching undergraduate courses in forensic psychology and psychology (b) conducting high quality, programmatic research with undergraduate involvement, (c) seeking research funding, and (d) advising and mentoring undergraduate students. 


Founded at the dawn of the Space Race in 1958, Florida Tech is the only independent, technological university in the Southeast, and offers degree programs at undergraduate, masters, and doctoral levels. Located two miles inland from the Atlantic Ocean in Melbourne, FL, Florida Tech mixes the excitement of rocket launches from nearby Kennedy Space Center with the laidback atmosphere of a beach community. Florida Tech has undergraduate majors in forensic psychology and psychology with five concentration areas, with collegial and productive faculty. More information about Florida Institute of Technology and the School of Psychology can be found here: and  


A rolling review of applications will begin July 1, 2023 and continue until the position is filled. Interested persons should submit curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, a research statement, and a teaching statement directly to the search committee chair, with the Subject Line “Faculty Application”. Rather than requesting a separate diversity statement, we encourage applicants to integrate their thinking and experiences regarding diversity into their research and teaching statements. 


Direct inquiries to: Dr. Darby Proctor (, Associate Professor, School of Psychology, 150 West University Blvd.  Melbourne, Florida 32901-6975. 


At Florida Institute of Technology, we believe in recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and staff. We are committed to building an inclusive community that will make the university stronger. In order to achieve and sustain educational excellence, we seek to hire talented faculty and staff across the intersections of diverse races, ethnicities, religions, sexual orientations, gender identities, ages, socio-economic backgrounds, cultures, and national origins.


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Florida Tech does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, age, pregnancy, parenting status, veteran status or retirement status in its activities and programs. In accordance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Florida Tech does not discriminate on the basis of sex. Inquiries concerning the application of the non-discrimination policy may be directed to the Office of Title IX at John E. Miller Office Building (401QAD), 150 West University Blvd, Melbourne, FL 32901,, or 321-674-8885, or to the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights.


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Please notify us at least five days in advance if a reasonable accommodation for a disability is needed by calling the Office of Human Resources at 321-674-8100.


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Official Transcripts

Official transcripts of all collegiate work must be sent directly from the attended institution to the Office of Human Resources prior to the first day of employment. All international degrees must have a course-by-course official evaluation and translation sent to the Human Resources Office directly from an evaluation company affiliated with the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services, Inc. (NACES).

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