Assistant Professor of Psychology

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Posting Number: F001397 Academic Title: Assistant Professor of Psychology Rank: Assistant Professor Administrative Title: Discipline Social Sciences Specialty: Applied Social Psychology Contract Type: Tenure Track Required Licenses/Certifications and other Specific Requirements: Criminal History Screening, Education/Degree/Certifications Verification, Social Security Number Trace, and Sex Offender Registry Search Proposed Start Date: 08/01/2019 Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time Position Description Summary:

The Department of Psychology at The George Washington University (GWU) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the area of Applied Social Psychology to begin as early as the start of the 2019-2020 academic year, pending final budgetary approval.

Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, studying the effects of social psychological mechanisms on health (e.g., substance use, obesity, sexual risk behaviors, physical activity); the influence of social processes such as prejudice and discrimination on health outcomes; or the relationship between diversity (e.g., race, ethnicity, gender, sexual identity, socioeconomic status, physical ability) and health disparities and inequities. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to our doctoral program, which trains students for both academic and applied positions. We consider diversity a strength and encourage applications from candidates from diverse backgrounds.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

The selected candidate will contribute to the Department and University through research, teaching, and service. This includes: 1) developing and sustaining a highly active program of research, 2) publishing high quality peer-reviewed research, 3) pursuing external funding, 4) contributing to undergraduate and graduate teaching, 5) mentoring doctoral students, and 6) participating in service-related committee work as appropriate.

We are particularly interested in offering courses on sophisticated multivariate statistical models in psychology. Examples of such methods include, but are not limited to, multi-level modeling, latent profile analysis, and other modeling approaches.

Minimum Qualifications:

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Social Psychology, Health Psychology, Quantitative Methods or a closely related discipline by the time of appointment. Applicants should have a strong record of scholarly research, the potential to secure extramural funding, and a commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching excellence.

Advertised Salary: Competitive salary and startup funds are available commensurate with experience. Other Benefits: Other Information:

The Psychology Department is situated within the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences (CCAS). CCAS offers top-notch training to graduate students and offers undergraduate students an engaged liberal arts education. Faculty across the college and university have developed a vibrant interdisciplinary research community, involving psychology faculty in collaborations with faculty in public health, medicine, engineering, and other fields. The candidate would join a department with diverse faculty who study basic psychological processes as well as the application of those processes to promote health and reduce health disparities and inequalities. GWU’s location, in Washington, DC, provides unique opportunities for research collaborations with, and access to, diverse communities that will enhance scholarly endeavors aimed at improving health and reducing health disparities and inequalities.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

To be considered for the position, please submit a curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, a teaching statement, evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., teaching evaluation), and up to four publications that represent your scholarly work. Please arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to [email protected] Only complete applications will be considered. Review of applications will begin on December 3, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.

Department Link: Posting Close Date: Open Until Filled: Yes Background Screening Successful Completion of a Background Screening will be required as a condition of hire. EEO Statement:

The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

Quick Link Applicant Documents Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Statement of Teaching Interest
  3. Statement of Research Interest
  4. Sample Publications
  5. Course Evaluations or Summaries
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter
Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Will you have been awarded a Ph.D. in Social Psychology, Health Psychology, Quantitative Methods, or a closely related field by date of appointment?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Can you demonstrate a strong record of scholarly research, the potential to secure extramural funding, and commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching excellence?
    • Yes
    • No




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Posted: 1/8/2019
Application Due: 4/15/2019
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