Job Posting Number F00334
Position Title Assistant Professor in Social Psychology, Department of
Department Psychology Department-1019
Job Category Faculty Posting
Position Type Full-Time
The Department of Psychology at Wesleyan University invites applications for a
tenure-track, assistant professorship in social psychology. The specific area
of research is open, although special consideration will be given to
candidates with interests related to social justice, gender, race, violence
prevention, health, and/or sustainable living. The candidate will be expected
to incorporate undergraduates in their research program, and teach
introductory social psychology, a department service course (e.g.,
introductory psychology, statistics, or research methods), a small seminar
for first-year students, and specialized courses in an area of expertise. The
typical teaching expectation is two courses per semester. Also welcome are
interdisciplinary connections to fields such as communication, ethnic studies,
gender studies, political science, cultural studies, and environmental
science. The appointment will begin on July 1, 2023.
Wesleyan is a highly selective liberal arts college that values both
scholarship and teaching very highly, has a strong, diverse undergraduate
student body, and offers a generous sabbatical program and competitive
salaries and benefits. Wesleyan faculty have a strong commitment to
scholarship, undergraduate teaching, and social engagement. The Department
currently has 18 full-time faculty members and several visiting faculty and
postdoctoral fellows in the areas of social, cultural, cognitive,
developmental, and clinical psychology as well as neuroscience. Faculty
members also contribute to interdisciplinary programs in Neuroscience and
Behavior, Science and Society, Educational Studies, Environmental Studies, and
Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and participate in a postdoctoral
program. In addition, Wesleyan has been home to Social Psychology Network
since its founding in 1996.
Ph.D. in psychology or related field in hand by the time of application is
required to be hired as an Assistant Professor; a successful candidate may be
hired as an Instructor if the candidate does not have a Ph.D. in hand at the
time of application, but will complete the Ph.D. in psychology or related
field within one year of hire.
Special Instructions To Applicants
You will be asked to upload electronic versions of the items we require, which
are a : (1) cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) reprints, (4) a
statement of research and teaching interests, (5) teaching evaluations. In
the cover letter, candidates should describe how they will embrace the
college's commitment to fostering an inclusive community, as well as their
experience working with individuals from historically marginalized or
You will also be asked to provide the email addresses of three referees from
whom we may obtain confidential letters of recommendation (please double-
check the accuracy of the email addresses of the referees you name to ensure
that you have the most up-to-date email addresses for each one).
After you have submitted all of the required documents, you will see a
confirmation number. At that point, each of your referees whose email address
you have provided will receive an automatically-generated email requesting
that he or she submit a letter of reference for you.
Review of applications will begin on October 10, 2022, and will continue until
the position is filled.
Please contact Cathy Race (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have questions about
the application process.
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letters directly to our online application.
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