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 Assistant Professor of Psychology and Law
Institution/Organization: University of Wyoming
Job Location: Wyoming, U.S.A.
Job Type: Tenure-Track
Contact Person: Benjamin Wilkowski
Date Posted: October 7th, 2022
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THE UNIVERSITY OF WYOMING PSYCHOLOGY DEPARTMENT invites applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Psychology and Law, broadly defined, to begin August 2023. Position responsibilities include: graduate and undergraduate teaching (2:2 load), academic advising, research supervision of graduate students, and the development of a productive research program. We provide lab space, internal grant opportunities, and competitive start-up funds. For detailed information about the department, see:

Required Qualifications:

1. PhD by August 31, 2023, and all PhD program requirements but dissertation completed prior to applying.
2. Research productivity, as demonstrated by number and quality of publications in peer-reviewed journals.
3. Evidence of experience teaching at the collegiate level.
4. Evidence of research at the intersection of psychology and law, broadly defined.
5. All application materials from the applicant must be submitted (see below).

Preferred Qualifications:

1. Ability to contribute to overlapping programs in Social Psychology and/or Cognitive Psychology, such as by teaching courses that contribute to these programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
2. Applicants with an ability to contribute to an overarching department initiative to enhance justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (JEDI) are particularly encouraged to apply.
3. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with colleagues.
4. Although applicants with experience in any area of psychology/law (broadly defined) are encouraged to apply, we are especially interested in applicants whose demonstrated research productivity pertains to contemporary social issues. These issues may include, but are not limited to, biases in the criminal justice system, civil rights and racial equality, women’s and LGBTQIA2S+ rights, diversity and inclusion, and poverty and income inequality.

Required Application Materials:

Interested candidates should submit the following materials via the secure application link on the UW Human Resources website:

1. Cover letter
2. Curriculum vitae (CV)
3. Research statement
4. Teaching statement
5. Statement on inclusive excellence (that describes the applicant’s contributions to and/or experiences with JEDI and how their JEDI-related experiences and values inform their research, teaching, and service)
6. 3 selected publications
7. A list of 3 professional references (name, title, email address, and contact number) who will provide letters of reference. References should email letters to Cheryl Hamilton ( by November 15th, 2022. Top candidates for the position will be required at a later time to submit to a formal reference check that requires them to enter details and contact information for 4 (four) professional references.

Applicants are also strongly encouraged to submit Teaching evaluations (whenever available).

Questions about the position or application process should be directed to Benjamin Wilkowski, Chair of the Search Committee ( Completed applications received by Nov. 15th, 2022 will be assured full consideration. We will review late applications as necessary to fill the position.

Laramie, a family-friendly small town situated in the high plains between the Laramie Mountain Range and the Medicine Bow Mountain Range, has abundant outdoor recreation and is an easy drive to Denver, Colorado.

The University of Wyoming is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race or ethnicity, sex or gender, religion, national origin, disability or protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law and University policy. Please see We conduct background investigations for all final candidates being considered for employment. Offers of employment are contingent upon the completion of the background check. Additional information is available at:

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