Assistant Professor, Psychology


Oregon Institute of Technology is conducting a search for a full-time, tenure-track, 9-month faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor.  Oregon Tech offers competitive salaries and an excellent benefits package.  Salary is commensurate with experience. Typical appointments are for nine months (September 16 through June 15). Additional opportunities to teach summer and online may be available and professional consulting is encouraged. Start date will be September 2014.  

The Applied Psychology program is housed within the Humanities and Social Sciences department, a dynamic and growing department with a commitment to interdisciplinary collaboration and new Masters’ program in Marriage and Family Therapy.  Our candidate preferences stem from our desire to grow on two fronts. First, Oregon recently passed SB 365; legislation establishing licensure for behavior analysts through a Behavior Analysis Regulatory Board.   While our department currently offers a BACB® approved course sequence for the BCaBA , we seek candidates with the desire and ability to advance this program given the improved regulatory environment.   Second, we are seeking candidates with strength in health psychology to support our department’s initiatives in the interface between the social sciences and health care.  Successful candidates will also contribute to our established undergraduate program in applied psychology.

Oregon Tech’s primary mission is teaching and our Applied Psychology program has a strong practical component. Candidates must be student-oriented and able to teach smaller seminar and lab classes with a hands-on emphasis, as well as large lecture classes.  The teaching load is normally 12 credits per quarter.  Successful candidates will be expected to provide service to the university and community, contribute to program development at the undergraduate level, and maintain professional development activities.  

Minimum Qualifications

Primary responsibilities will be teaching undergraduate courses in our BS in Applied Psychology Program.  Qualified candidates will have a doctoral degree in Psychology from an accredited college or university. While the area of specialization is open, preference will be given to candidates with a background in applied behavior analysis and/or health psychology.  Qualified candidates should also demonstrate the ability to teach from among the following topic areas research methods, introductory psychology, psychoactive drugs, development, social psychology, and cognition.

Applicants are expected to demonstrate a commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity.

  • Offer of employment will be contingent upon ability to successfully complete a criminal history/background check.
  • Applicants must be U.S. citizens, permanent residents, foreign nationals granted temporary residence under one of the 1986 legalization programs, refugees, and asylees.

To Apply

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. To apply send a letter of application, curriculum vita, a statement of your teaching philosophy, copies of student evaluations (if available), a sample syllabus, and three letters of reference electronically to for position #14-66007.  Application material may also be mailed to Oregon Tech Office of Human Resources, 3201 Campus Drive, Klamath Falls, OR 97601 or faxed to (541) 851-5200.

For further information, contact Dr. Alishia Huntoon, Search Committee Chair, at (541) 885-1673,, or visit Oregon Tech’s website at

OIT is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/ADA employer

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