Assistant Professor in Social Psychology

Lexington, KY
Oct 06, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Department of Psychology at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Social Psychology to begin Fall 2018. Candidates should have an established program of independent research in social psychological science. We seek candidates who take a theory-driven approach to the scientific study of socially significant issues. Area of specialization may include, but is not limited to, scholars who complement existing areas of expertise in interpersonal interactions, intergroup relations, attitude formation, psychology and law, inequality, cultural and evolutionary processes, judgment and decision-making, or other relevant domains.

The successful candidate must have a doctorate in psychology and will be expected to: 1) undertake an active program of research that leads to publication in peer-reviewed outlets; 2) seek extramural funding; 3) teach undergraduate and graduate courses as needed by the department, and 3) mentor graduate and undergraduate students in research.

Applicants must submit the following: 1) cover letter, 2) CV, 3) statements of research and teaching interests (upload under Specific Request 1), and 4) three representative publications (upload all three as one document under Specific Request 2). Also provide the names and contact information for three references when prompted in the academic profile. This information will be utilized to solicit recommendation letters from your references within the employment system.

Review of applications will begin immediately. Deadline to apply is November 5, 2017.

Job Title
Assistant Professor in Social Psychology

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Department Name

Work Location
Lexington, KY

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Required Education

Ph.D. in Psychology

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Deadline to Apply

Open Untill Filled

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vita
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Specific Request 1
  4. Specific Request 2
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