Assistant Professor in Social Psychology

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Working Title: Assistant Professor in Social Psychology

Position Type: Teaching and Research Faculty

Department: Department of Psychology

Location: Charlottesville

Posting Date: 09-05-2018

Posting Summary:
The University of Virginia Arts & Sciences Department of Psychology invites applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Social Psychology. The appointment begins with the fall term of 2019. In addition to developing external funding to support research endeavors, candidates will be expected to teach at the graduate and undergraduate levels and provide service to the University, Department and professional organizations.

We are seeking a candidate who is conducting cutting-edge research in any area of social psychology, including, but not limited to, attitudes, social cognition, emotion, motivation, culture, interpersonal processes, relationships, stereotyping and prejudice, judgment and decision making, intervention science, and individual differences. Candidates should have proven success, as measured by a strong publication record. The candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate courses in psychology, ideally introduction to social psychology, as well as undergraduate and graduate seminars. Applicants must be on track to receive a Ph.D. in Psychology or a relevant field by May 2019 and must hold a Ph.D. at the time of appointment.

The Department of Psychology has had a strong social psychology program for many years and the candidate is expected to be a central member of this program. In addition, there are faculty with interests in social psychology in several other schools in the University, including the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy, the Curry School of Education, the Darden School of Business, the McIntire School of Commerce, the School of Engineering and Applied Science, and the School of Architecture. There are ample opportunities for collaboration with faculty in other departments and schools.

Review of applications will begin October 1, 2019 and the search will remain open until filled.

To apply, visit and search on Posting Number 0623976. Complete a Candidate Profile online and attach the following: a cover letter of interest describing research agenda, a statement of teaching experience, a curriculum vitae, and up to three sample articles. Please have three reference letter writers email their letters directly to Ms. Debra Snow, [email protected]

For questions regarding the position, please contact, Timothy D. Wilson, [email protected]

For questions regarding the application process, please contact, Savanna Galambos, [email protected]

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The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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Posted: 1/5/2019
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