Assistant Professor Tenure Track - Cyberpsychology

New Jersey Institute of Technology
Newark, NJ
Closing date
Dec 6, 2021

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Assistant Professor Tenure Track - Cyberpsychology

Position Summary

The Cyberpsychology Program in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences at the New Jersey Institute of Technology seeks to hire a tenure-track faculty member at the level of assistant professor.

Cyberpsychology is the study of the impact, dynamic processes, and outcomes that digital technologies have enabled in individuals, groups, and wider society. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in psychology, social science, or a closely related discipline and are expected to have both prior teaching experience and a recognized record of scholarly work commensurate with the level of appointment. Areas of specialization can include, but are not limited to: social media, virtual reality/augmented reality, games and gaming, cyborgs, artificial intelligence, telepsychology, virtual interest groups, online-identity formation, digital addiction, cyberbullying, digital learning, and social network analysis. Key criteria for selection will include capacity to actively engage in research and scholarship, participate in externally funded research, and demonstrate a commitment to undergraduate and graduate education for diverse student populations. Application packages should include a letter outlining background and expertise, curriculum vita, statement of research and teaching interests, a writing sample or publication, and names of at least three references. The successful candidate can expect a competitive salary as well as support in the form of start-up research funding. Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2021, and continue until the position is filled.

Essential Functions

The successful candidate is expected to establish an active, externally funded research program and to demonstrate excellence in graduate and undergraduate teaching. Duties will include delivering lecture courses and/or administering labs, actively pursuing opportunities for external research funding, advising student researchers, and participating in outreach to recruit a diverse population of high-quality undergraduate and graduate students.

Prerequisite Qualifications

Ph.D. in psychology, social science, or closely related discipline from an accredited institution. At the university's discretion, the education and experience prerequisites may be accepted where the candidate can demonstrate to the satisfaction of the university an equivalent combination of education and experience specifically preparing the candidate for success in the position.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Candidates should submit a letter of application, curriculum vita, statement of research and teaching interests (5-page max), a writing sample or publication, and names of at least three references.

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Candidates may send queries to Dr. Nancy Steffen-Fluhr at Please use "Assistant Professor - Cyberpsychology" in the subject field. As part of its 2025 Strategic Plan, NJIT is committed to enhancing the diversity of our faculty. We strongly encourage women and under-represented minorities to apply for this opportunity.

Diversity is a core value of NJIT and we are committed to make diversity, equity and inclusion, part of everything we do. We celebrate the diversity of our university community and recognize the cultural and personal differences. We strive to cultivate an inclusive campus culture that promotes excellence among our faculty, staff and students. Building a robust and diverse community is critical to NJIT's continuing status as a premier institution of higher education and a leading polytechnic university.

As an EEO employer NJIT is committed to building a diverse and inclusive teaching, research, and working environment and strongly encourages applications from individuals with disabilities, minorities, veterans, and women.
The Chronicle of Higher Education. Keywords: Psychology - Assistant Professor, Location: Newark, NJ - 07102

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