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 Opening: Assistant Professor, Social Psychology
Posted by: Scott Plous
Title/Position: Professor of Psychology
School/Organization: Wesleyan University
Sent to listserv of: SPSSI, SESP
Date posted: August 16th, 2022

The Department of Psychology at Wesleyan University invites applications for a tenure-track, assistant professorship in social psychology. The specific area of research is open, although special consideration will be given to candidates with interests related to social justice, gender, race, violence prevention, health, and/or sustainable living. The candidate will be expected to incorporate undergraduates in their research program, and teach introductory social psychology, a department service course (e.g., introductory psychology, statistics, or research methods), a small seminar for first-year students, and specialized courses in an area of expertise. The typical teaching expectation is two courses per semester. Also welcome are interdisciplinary connections to fields such as communication, ethnic studies, gender studies, political science, cultural studies, and environmental science. Ph.D. in psychology or related field in hand by the time of application is required to be hired as an Assistant Professor; a successful candidate may be hired as an Instructor if the candidate does not have a Ph.D. in hand at the time of application, but will complete the Ph.D. in psychology or related field within one year of hire. The appointment will begin on July 1, 2023.

Wesleyan is a highly selective liberal arts college that values both scholarship and teaching very highly, has a strong, diverse undergraduate student body, and offers a generous sabbatical program and competitive salaries and benefits. Wesleyan faculty have a strong commitment to scholarship, undergraduate teaching, and social engagement. The Department currently has 18 full-time faculty members and several visiting faculty and postdoctoral fellows in the areas of social, cultural, cognitive, developmental, and clinical psychology as well as neuroscience. Faculty members also contribute to interdisciplinary programs in Neuroscience and Behavior, Science and Society, Education Studies, Environmental Studies, and Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and participate in a postdoctoral program. In addition, Wesleyan has been home to Social Psychology Network — — since its founding in 1996.

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A complete application includes: curriculum vitae, reprints, a statement of research and teaching interests, and teaching evaluations if available. Applicants will also be asked to provide the email addresses of three referees from whom we will obtain confidential letters of recommendation. In the cover letter, applicants should describe how they will embrace the college's commitment to fostering an inclusive community, as well as their experience working with individuals from historically marginalized or underserved groups. Review of applications will begin on October 10, 2022, and will continue until the position is filled.

Wesleyan University — — is located near the Connecticut River in historic Middletown, Connecticut, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious practice or creed, age, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin, marital status, ancestry, present or past history of mental disorder, learning disability or physical disability, political belief, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or non-position-related criminal record. We welcome applications from women and historically underrepresented minority groups. Inquiries regarding Title IX, Section 504, or any other non-discrimination policies should be directed to: Vice President for Equity & Inclusion / Title IX Officer, 318 North College, 860.685.4771.

Attachment: Wesleyan-SocialPsych.pdf

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