Assistant Professor, Psychology

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Job location: Winston Salem, NC

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2020-09-15
Req: R0002734
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Job Description Summary

Job Description:

The Department of Psychology at Wake Forest University invites applications for a tenure-track position beginning in July 2021. We are seeking applicants with a research program studying prejudice, bias, discrimination, and/or stereotyping who will substantively contribute to one of the departmental themes in well-being or self-regulation. We welcome applicants from different areas of psychology whose work addresses these topics. In their application materials, applicants should address – and provide objective indicators of -- which theme (well-being or self-regulation) their work advances, and how.

Evidence of superior scholarship, excellent teaching ability, and strong methodological skills are required. The successful candidate will teach courses in their area(s) of expertise as well as more general courses at the undergraduate and/or graduate level, conduct programmatic research, supervise undergraduate and graduate student research, and be committed to diversity and inclusion as core values.

Additional Job Description

The Department offers BA and research-oriented general MA degrees. Additional information about the Department is available at

Wake Forest University is a private, coeducational institution dedicated to academic excellence in liberal arts, graduate and professional education. The University is ranked among the top thirty national universities by U.S. News and World Report. Wake Forest offers a vibrant intellectual community with a rich cultural life, an impressive array of facilities and an active athletics community. The University has a deep institutional commitment to public service and engagement with the world, as indicated by the motto “pro humanitate.” For quick facts about the University, go to

Wake Forest University welcomes and encourages diversity and inclusivity and seeks applicants with demonstrated success in working with diverse populations. Wake Forest University is an AA/EO employer and values an inclusive and diverse learning community and campus climate. In order to provide a safe and productive learning and living community, Wake Forest University conducts background investigations for final candidates upon their acceptance of an offer of employment.

Interested applicants should apply via the University’s career website at: The application should be submitted as ONE PDF file, which includes all of the following: (1) a cover letter, (2) a vita, (3) a research statement, (4) a statement of teaching philosophy, (5) evidence of teaching effectiveness if available, and (6) a statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion through mentorship, teaching and/or research. Additionally, at least three signed, confidential letters of recommendation must be sent via email to Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but to guarantee full consideration they should be received by October 23, 2020. If access to the internet is a difficulty, a hard copy of the application can be submitted to Department of Psychology, P.O. Box 7778 Reynolda Station, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC 27109.

Please feel free to email with any questions about the position or department. Inquiries about the application process and document submission may be addressed to

Time Type Requirement

Full time

In order to provide a safe and productive learning and living community, Wake Forest University conducts background investigations for all final faculty candidates being considered for employment.

Wake Forest seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce while promoting an inclusive work environment committed to excellence in the spirit of Pro Humanitate. In adherence with applicable laws and as provided by University policies, the University prohibits discrimination in its employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, genetic information, disability and veteran status and encourages qualified candidates across all group demographics to apply.




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Posted: 9/19/2020
Application Due: 12/18/2020
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