Assistant Professor in Social Psychology

University of Kentucky

United States

September 15, 2021


Posting Details Job Title Assistant Professor in Social Psychology

Requisition Number FE02605 Working Title Department Name 8E120:Psychology Work Location Lexington, KY Type of Position Faculty Position Time Status Full-Time Tenure Track Status Tenure Track Required Education

A Ph.D. in social psychology or related discipline

Required Related Experience


Required License/Registration/Certification


Job Summary

The University of Kentucky Department of Psychology in Lexington, KY invites applications for a tenure track position at the assistant professor level to begin August 2022. The successful candidate will have a program of research focused on diversity and equity. Among our particular interests are scholars whose research is informed by critical understandings of oppression, including race and racism. We are especially interested in research that includes individuals from traditionally excluded populations (e.g., Queer Black, Latino/a/e/x, Indigenous, trans, non-binary, low socioeconomic backgrounds), may incorporate intersectionality, may utilize mixed methods designs, and/or takes a strengths-based (rather than a deficit-based) approach. Advanced quantitative skills are also of interest. We are looking to add to our growing cluster of researchers who include a social justice lens in their research practices. We are eager to add to the diversity of our faculty and our scholarship. Beyond this specific focus, we seek applicants with a strong research program, potential to attract extramural grant or foundation funding, and a commitment to excellent mentoring and teaching.

A Ph.D. in social psychology or related discipline is required.

Applicants must submit the following: 1) cover letter, 2) CV, 3) statements of research and teaching interests (upload as Specific Request 1), 4) three representative publications (upload as Specific Request 2), and 5) a statement on inclusivity (upload as Specific Request 3). Regarding this last request, we are strongly committed to creating an inclusive and effective teaching, learning, and working environment for all. In one to two pages, applicants should reflect on their commitments, approaches, and insights related to inclusion, diversity, and equity. In addition, please provide the names and contact information for three references when prompted in the academic profile. This information will be utilized to solicit recommendation letters from your references within the employment system.

Deadline to apply is September 15, 2021.

Please contact the chair of the search committee, Dr. Rachel Farr (, with any questions.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? No Preferred Education/Experience

Ph.D. in social psychology strongly preferred; related disciplines will be considered. We are interested in applied social psychology with a research focus on diversity, equity, and justice. Candidates must have an active program of research and the capacity and willingness to teach effectively social psychology courses at both graduate and undergraduate levels.

Deadline to Apply 09/15/2021 Open Until Filled No University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().

  • Where did you first see this position advertised, other than on the UK Jobs system?
  • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
  • Higher Education Recruitment Consortium
  • Academic Keys
  • Latinos in Higher Education
  • A colleague, friend, and/or family member
  • None of the above
  • Applicant Documents

    Required Documents

  • Curriculum Vita
  • Cover Letter
  • Specific Request 1
  • Specific Request 2
  • Specific Request 3
  • Optional Documents

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