Assistant Professor of Psychology

Job description


The Department of Psychology at Smith College invites applications for a tenure-track position in Social Psychology at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin July 1, 2021. Successful candidates should be prepared to engage actively with diverse students across the liberal arts. Teaching responsibilities for this position will regularly include two courses per semester: a course in the Introductory sequence (e.g., Research Methods), introductory and intermediate Social Psychology courses, and an upper-level seminar on a topic related to the applicant’s research expertise. Other courses may be taught depending upon the candidate’s field of specialization. The successful applicant will maintain an active research program through which Smith students can obtain hands-on experience in Applied Social Psychology methods. Areas of particular interest within Applied Social Psychology include: LGBTQ+ issues (or other social justice/diversity issues), industrial-organizational psychology, advanced data-collection techniques (e.g., event sampling methodology, actigraphy watches, electronically activated recorders), and advanced multivariate quantitative and/or mixed-method data analysis. A Ph.D. in Applied Social Psychology, Social Psychology, or a closely related field is expected by the time of appointment. Candidates from groups underrepresented in Psychology are encouraged to apply.

Located in Northampton, MA, Smith College is the largest women’s college in the country and is dedicated to excellence in teaching and research across the liberal arts. A faculty of outstanding scholars interact with students in small classes, as advisors, and through student-faculty research projects. Smith College offers opportunities to foster faculty success at every career stage, such as those listed here: The College is a member of the Five College Consortium with Amherst, Hampshire and Mt. Holyoke Colleges, and the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Students cross-enroll and faculty cross-teach across the Five Colleges. Details about the Department of Psychology may be found at

Diversity and a culture of equity and inclusion among students, staff, faculty, and administration are crucial to the mission and values of Smith College. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and do not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression or veteran status in the recruitment and employment of faculty and staff, and the operation of any of its programs and activities, as specified by all applicable laws and regulations. Women, historically underrepresented minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Application Instructions

Submit your application at with a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, research statement, sample syllabus of a representative course, sample empirical research article, diversity and inclusion statement, and three confidential letters of recommendation. Finalists may be asked for additional materials. Review of applications will begin on October 23, 2020. 




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Posted: 9/1/2020
Application Due: 10/31/2020
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