Assistant Professor in Psychology

Job description

The Department of Psychology at Lafayette College invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position beginning Fall 2021. We seek applicants with expertise in Health Psychology. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in a relevant field, experience teaching undergraduates, and an active research program.. Area of specialization is open, but those who study health disparities will be given priority.

The candidate will be expected to regularly teach a course in Health Psychology and should be able to teach one or more of the following: Introductory Psychology, Statistics, and/or Research Design. Candidates may also be asked to teach courses such as Cross-Cultural Psychology, Psychology of Gender, and/or Race & Racism depending on their area of expertise. Contributing to Lafayette’s interdisciplinary minor in Health, Life Sciences, and Society is expected and an interest and ability to contribute to other interdisciplinary programs (e.g., Africana Studies, Aging Studies, Latin American & Caribbean Studies, Neuroscience, or Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies, among others) is also desirable. The teaching load is 2/2 in the first year, and 3/2 thereafter. All faculty members are expected to involve undergraduates in research and to mentor them in independent scholarship. The Department of Psychology expects all of its members to maintain active, productive, sustained programs of scholarship that result in publications. We offer competitive start-up funds and space for research in a well-equipped psychology and neuroscience building. More information about the department is available at

Submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, and a statement of scholarly interests, and arrange for three confidential letters of recommendation to be sent to Jennifer M. Talarico, Department Head of Psychology, through the Interfolio site. In the cover letter, candidates should address how their teaching and research will support Lafayette’s commitment to diversity and inclusion articulated in the College’s diversity statement ( Review of applications will begin February 15 and continue until the position is filled.

Lafayette College is a highly selective private undergraduate college with academic programs and opportunities characteristic of larger institutions. The College is approximately 70 miles from both New York City and Philadelphia. Lafayette College is committed to creating a diverse community: one that is inclusive and responsive, and is supportive of each and all its students, staff, and faculty. All members of the College community share a responsibility for creating, maintaining, and developing a learning environment in which difference is valued, equity is sought, and inclusiveness is practiced. Lafayette College is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from women and minorities.

Lafayette College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, disability, religion, age, military or veteran status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or familial status, pregnancy, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law in its educational programs and activities, admissions, or employment, as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable laws and College policies.




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Posted: 1/8/2021
Application Due: 3/9/2021
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