The George Mason University, Industrial and Organizational (I-O) Psychology Program invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position beginning Fall semester 2022. This position has been approved at the Assistant Professor-level. Candidates should demonstrate rigorous scholarship as well as strong teaching potential/experience at both undergraduate and graduate levels. In a continuing effort to enrich GMU’s academic environment and provide equal educational and employment opportunities, we actively encourage applications from all job seekers including members of all groups underrepresented in higher education.
We are looking for individuals with a Ph.D. in I-O psychology (or a related field such as organizational behavior, human resources, management, or labor and employment relations); Evidence of promise in scholarly research; and evidence of, or potential for, excellence in teaching/mentoring. Candidates who will have a Ph.D. conferred before the start of Fall 2022 classes will be considered eligible for this posting.
The specific area of research specialization is open, however research and teaching interests in diversity, equity, and inclusion are preferred given the department's values and activities. Evidence of, or potential for, obtaining external funding is preferred.
The successful candidate is expected to maintain a highly productive and impactful research program, teach graduate and undergraduate courses in I-O psychology and/or quantitative methods, and direct graduate students’ research.
Instructions to Applicants
For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number F7621z at http://jobs.gmu.edu/; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, a CV, and research and teaching statements, that include a description of how the applicant would contribute in their research or teaching to the university’s mission as a diverse public university. In addition, three letters of reference should be submitted in one of the following ways: uploaded online, e-mailed to [email protected], or sent via USPS mail to Ms. Susan Ridley, I/O Search Coordinator, George Mason University, MS 3F5, Fairfax, VA 22030-4444.
The search committee will begin reviewing applications on September 22, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.
George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.
About the Industrial and Organizational Psychology Program
Mason’s I-O Psychology Program has a tradition of excellence in research and teaching. There are currently 8 I-O faculty members with a wide range of research and teaching interests. In addition, the I-O Program has a tradition of professional service to the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP), with 4 previous SIOP Presidents affiliated with the program. The faculty are moreover engaged in the American Psychological Association, the Association for Psychological Science, the Academy of Management (e.g., the Gender and Diversity in Organizations, Human Resources, Organizational Behavior, and Research Methods Divisions), and the Interdisciplinary Network for Group Research. The doctoral program has a strong research focus. More information about the Ph.D., M.A., MPS and undergraduate concentration in I-O Psychology can be found at https://io.gmu.edu/.
About the Psychology department:
The Department of Psychology (https://psychology.gmu.edu/) has over 1,000 undergraduate majors and over 200 graduate students. With this number of students and over 40 faculty members, psychology is one of the largest departments in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, which is the largest college at George Mason. Our department is guided by three primary foci. First, the department is focused on fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion at all levels in our department and, more broadly, in our field. This mission is facilitated by our location in one of the most diverse regions of the country and by George Mason’s status as the most diverse university in Virginia (https://www2.gmu.edu/about-mason/diversity-mason) and one of the 20 most diverse public universities in the country (https://www2.gmu.edu/news/588496). Second, in line with George Mason’s Carnegie classification as a Research I university and its strategic goal of conducting research of consequence, our department focuses on being a prominent center for translational research. Faculty and students in our department conduct high quality, rigorous research on pressing problems, and work to disseminate knowledge in both academic and non-academic circles. Third, we focus strongly on our training of students across all five of our graduate programs (applied developmental psychology, clinical psychology, industrial/organizational psychology, cognitive and behavioral neuroscience, and human factors and applied cognition). Faculty are highly dedicated to the success of our graduate students, and our programs’ rankings continue to rise. More information about the Psychology Department can be found at http://psychology.gmu.edu.