Assistant/Associate Professor - Health Psychology

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Assistant/Associate Professor - Health PsychologyJob no: 503041
Position type: Faculty Full Time
Benefit Status: Benefited-Union
Campus: UMass Lowell
Department: Psychology
Applications Open: Sep 26 2019
Applications Close:

General Summary of Position:

The Department of Psychology at the University of Massachusetts Lowell invites applications for a tenure-track assistant/associate professor position in the area of Health Psychology to begin in the academic year 2020-2021. We welcome applicants with expertise in health psychology who adopt any of the following applied approaches to health promotion and disease prevention. These include, but are not limited to: (a) community-based participatory research; (b) social-ecological frameworks; (c) biopsychosocial methods; and/or (d) interdisciplinary approaches. We are interested in candidates whose research focuses on key health areas in terms of specific health outcomes (e.g., obesity, cardiovascular disease, HIV/AIDS, substance abuse), stress and health mechanisms (e.g., social determinants, trauma, interpersonal relationships, psychoneuroimmunology), and/or community applications (e.g., community development, social change, health promotion), relevant to any stage of the lifespan.

Responsibilities involve maintaining an active program of research, including pursuit of external funding, teaching undergraduate and graduate level courses, supervising theses/dissertations, and engaging in departmental and university service.

The University of Massachusetts Lowell is a research university, and it offers an excellent salary and benefits package. The university hosts several research centers (e.g., Center for Gerontology Research & Partnerships, Center for Asian American Studies, Center for Program Evaluation). The Department of Psychology is one of the largest academic units on campus, with an on-campus and online B.A, two master's programs (Community Social Psychology and Autism Studies), and doctoral program in Applied Psychology and Prevention Science. Psychology is one of 11 departments in the University’s College of Fine Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (FAHSS). The College has seen significant growth in recent years, including hiring over 75 new faculty, a 70% growth in funded research expenditures, and the addition of several new interdisciplinary graduate programs. The department has strong ties to the community of Lowell, a mid-sized city with a diverse population located 25 miles northwest of Boston and within two hours of mountains and beaches. Information about the Department is available at

The University of Massachusetts Lowell (UML), has approximately 18,000 undergraduate and graduate students, and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action, Title IX, H/V, ADA employer with a commitment to faculty diversity. UMass Lowell is committed to increasing diversity in its faculty, staff, and student populations, as well as curriculum and support programs, while promoting an inclusive environment. We seek candidates who can contribute to that goal and encourage you to apply and to identify your strengths in this area.

Minimum Qualifications (Required):

  • Candidates must have a PhD in psychology or a related field at the time of hire, and an established record of publication.

    **Also required for applicants at the Associate Professor level, a history of effective teaching and student mentoring, conducting and publishing quality research, and extramural funding are required as well as evidence of continuing potential in each.
  • Special Instructions to Applicants:

    Review of applications will begin on November 3, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. However, the position may close when an adequate number of qualified applications is received. All applications must be submitted electronically through UMass Lowell’s applicant portal ( ) to be considered.

    Please include the following required documents with your application:

  • Curriculum vita
  • Cover letter that describes in detail the candidate‘s qualifications and record of accomplishments
  • A research statement describing research interests, accomplishments, and future plans
  • A teaching statement describing teaching philosophy, interest and experience
  • Three to five representative publications
  • Three letters of recommendation required. **Names and email addresses of three references will also be required during the application process. The referees will be notified and should upload recommendation letters. Only recommendation letters that are uploaded to the system by the referee will be accepted. Emailed or hard-copy letters will not be accepted.



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    Posted: 9/30/2019
    Application Due: 2/21/2020
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