Tenure - Track - Assistant Professor in Social Psychology

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Category:: Faculty
Department:: 4481 (PSYC-Psychology)
Locations:: Worcester, MA
Posted:: Sep 10, 2020
Closes:: Open Until Filled
Type:: Full-time - Exempt
Ref. No.:: Assistant Professor in Social Psychology

About Clark University:

Founded in 1887, Clark was one of the first all-graduate institutions in the United States. Today the University is a highly-ranked, student-centered institution educating approximately 2,350 undergraduate and 1,150 graduate students to be imaginative and contributing citizens of the world and to advance the frontiers of knowledge and understanding through rigorous scholarship and creative effort. This commitment to scholarship and inquiry reflects the University's commitment to "challenge convention and change our world" and to address issues of critical importance to society. It is also reflected by Clark's many national and international distinctions, including recognition for its diversity and inclusion efforts, innovation, community engagement and impact, as a top green campus, and for having a distinguished geography and international development program. Clark has also been included in the groundbreaking Colleges that Change Lives guide since it was first published in 1996.

Clark is located in Worcester, Massachusetts, a dynamic, diverse city "on the rise." The second largest city in New England, Worcester is home to 11 institutions of higher learning and is increasingly recognized for its growing healthcare and biotechnology communities, its thriving cultural scene, and as a vibrant food hub.

Job Description:

Clark University

Assistant Professor in Social Psychology


The Department of Psychology invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor (tenure-track) to begin in August 2021. Noted for its rich history in Psychology, Clark University offers the advantages of both a distinguished research university and a small liberal arts college (see https://www.clarku.edu/departments/psychology/ ).


The Psychology Department has Ph.D. programs in Social, Clinical, and Developmental Psychology. We seek a social psychologist (holding a Ph.D. in Social Psychology by the time of the appointment) whose program of research relates to urgent social issues, who works with diverse community samples (not limited to student samples and crowdsourced samples) and considers the social and political context in their research and theorizing, and who uses multiple methods. Specifically, to complement and further build on the Psychology Department's and the Social Psychology program's existing strengths, the ideal candidate will work on the social psychology of social issues (e.g., criminal justice and policing, environment, health, immigration, poverty and inequality, racism) from a critical perspective. Ideally, the candidate's work has links with but is also distinct from other faculty in all three programs in the department. The candidate is expected to contribute to undergraduate and graduate teaching (including research methods or statistics), and research mentoring of undergraduate and doctoral students. Candidates should have a clear research program, excellent teaching skills, and a commitment to success in securing extramural funding.

Additional Information:

Clark University embraces equal opportunity and affirmative action as core values: we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. This commitment applies to every aspect of education, services, and employment policies and practices at Clark. Our commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. All positions at Clark share in the responsibility for building a community that values diversity and the uniqueness of others by exhibiting integrity and respect in interacting with all members of the Clark community to create an atmosphere of fairness and belonging. We strongly encourage members from historically underrepresented communities, inclusive of all women, to apply.

Application Instructions:

To be considered for this position, you must submit your credentials online. Create a Clark University Careers Account by clicking on the APPLY NOW button below. You will be able to upload the following documents, which are required for consideration:

In PDF format, Applicants should submit a statement of research and teaching interests, CV, three publications that they consider their best contribution to the field (this can include work under review), and the names and contact information for three individuals who can provide references at a later stage of the review process. Full consideration will be given to all applications received by October 15, 2020.

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Posted: 9/14/2020
Application Due: 11/13/2020
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