Assistant Professor of Psychology: Science of Well-Being

Winston Salem, NC
Aug 03, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Assistant Professor of Psychology: Science of Well-Being

The Department of Psychology at Wake Forest University invites applications for a tenure-track position beginning in July, 2018. We are seeking applicants with a research program focused on the science of well-being in relation to social disparities. We are particularly interested in scholars who study social disparities or the impact of socio-economic, ethnic, or cultural factors on well-being. Additional areas of focus include the nature and development of well-being (subjective well-being and meaning/purpose) and/or character strengths. Evidence of superior scholarship, teaching ability and strong quantitative skills is required. The successful candidate will teach courses in her or his areas of expertise as well as more general courses at the undergraduate and graduate level, conduct programmatic research, supervise undergraduate and graduate student research, and be committed to diversity and inclusion as core values. We additionally expect the successful candidate to actively participate in and contribute to the well-being research theme of the Department.

The Department offers BA and research-oriented general MA degrees. Additional information about the Department is available at

Wake Forest University is a private, coeducational institution dedicated to academic excellence in liberal arts, graduate and professional education. The University is ranked among the top thirty national universities by U.S. News and World Report. The University and department have a strong commitment to achieving diversity among faculty, staff, and students and to the development of a multicultural educational environment that affirms the value of cultural diversity and inclusion. The University has a deep institutional commitment to public service and engagement with the world, as indicated by the motto “pro humanitate.” For quick facts about the University, go to

Applicants should apply online with a cover letter addressed to the members of the search committee, your vita, a statement of teaching philosophy, and evidence of teaching effectiveness if available. Please note that materials should be in either Word or PDF format and there is a limit of 5 file uploads per applicant. At least three signed confidential letters of recommendation must be sent via email to The submission of an online application for Wake Forest University is required for this position. Applications will be processed from Oct. 20 until the position is filled.

Questions about the application process may be addressed to Questions about the position may be addressed to the search committee at

In order to provide a safe and productive learning and living community, Wake Forest University conducts background investigations for all final faculty candidates being considered for employment.

Wake Forest University welcomes and encourages diversity and inclusion and seeks applications from women and members of underrepresented groups. It seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce to maintain the excellence of the University.

Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States