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 Assistant Professor in Social Psychology
Institution/Organization: University of Wisconsin--Eau Claire
Job Location: Wisconsin, U.S.A.
Job Type: Tenure-Track
Contact Person: Dr. Douglas Matthews
Date Posted: August 27th, 2017
Closing Date: October 15th, 2017
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The Department of Psychology is excited to search for a probationary tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor, with an initial appointment beginning August 2018. The successful individual will have an area of concentration in Social Psychology with a preference given for researchers with an emphasis in Cultural/Cross Cultural Differences.


Doctorate or ABD in Social Psychology from a regionally accredited higher education institution is required. ABD applicants must provide evidence that the doctoral degree will be completed by the first performance review (March, 2019). Evidence of effective undergraduate teaching is required; experience teaching Research Methods, advanced statistics and/or Introduction to Psychology will be considered an asset. Commitment to involving undergraduate students in collaborative research is expected. Ability to bring diversity-related teaching, research, service, and/or perspectives to the department and the campus, and/or a commitment to serving as a mentor for traditionally underrepresented students will be considered assets.


Teach courses as assigned in the Psychology Department, including Research Methods, Introduction to Psychology, advanced statistics and courses in the applicant’s area of specialty. Participate in research and scholarly activities, provide academic advising to students as assigned, engage in service to the university and community, and participate in department/program, college, and university committee work.


Nineteen full time faculty members and one post-doctoral scholar in the Psychology Department represent a broad range of specialty areas including a highly successful graduate program in School Psychology. We serve more than 550 undergraduate psychology students, 200 declared minors and over 30 graduate students. University startup funds, shared laboratory space adjacent to office space and generous departmental faculty travel funds are available. For more details, visit our department website at:

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The University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire campus consists of approximately 10,500 students and approximately 600 faculty members and administrative/professional staff. UW--Eau Claire is the UW System’s only Center for Excellence for faculty and undergraduate research; faculty members and students regularly work side-by-side on original research that often results in peer reviewed publications and presentations at national conferences. UW--Eau Claire has recently partnered with the community of Eau Claire and the State of Wisconsin to develop new fine arts facilities.

Often described as Wisconsin’s most beautiful campus, UW--Eau Claire’s campus spans the banks of the Chippewa River in the heart of Eau Claire, western Wisconsin’s largest city. Eau Claire and the surrounding countryside have many scenic rivers, lakes, parks, bike trails, and wooded areas where students and community members enjoy seasonal sports, camping, and a variety of other recreational activities.

A city of 65,000, Eau Claire is a vibrant community with employment opportunities for family members and outstanding schools for children. Eau Claire offers three hospital systems, affordable housing, and a vibrant music scene. Eau Claire is just 90 miles from Minneapolis and St. Paul, which offer world-class theatre, symphony and chamber orchestras, and opera and restaurants, as well as professional sports and shopping.


Application materials are to be uploaded at the following site:
Search for the Psychology: Assistant Professor in Social Psychology with concentration in Cultural/Cross Cultural Differences position; Job ID #13418. Please upload a single pdf including the following: letter of application, statements of teaching and research interests, graduate school transcript, curriculum vitae, summary of student evaluations (if available), and a sample of scholarly work. Confidential letters of recommendation should be sent directly to Dr. Douglas Matthews, Chair of Psychology, at

For questions related to this position, contact Douglas B Matthews at

To ensure full consideration, completed applications must be received by October 15, 2017. However, screening will continue until the position is filled. The university reserves the right to contact additional references with notice given to the candidates at an appropriate time in the process. UW--Eau Claire is an AA/EEO/Veterans/Disability employer dedicated to enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusivity. A criminal background check is required prior to employment.

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