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EASP – European Association of Social Psychology

Assistant Professor in Cultural Psychology (Tenure-Track)

14.09.2020, by Tina Keil

Wesleyan University, USA
Application deadline: October 1st, 2020

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The Department of Psychology at Wesleyan University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level in Cultural Psychology, beginning July 1, 2021. The department seeks candidates with expertise and scholarly research on the cultural bases of psychological processes whose research investigates how shared meanings (e.g., values) and cultural practices affect psychological processes. A research program focusing on any area of cultural psychology is welcome. Also welcome are interdisciplinary connections in the candidate’s research program. The ideal candidate should show expertise in multiple methods, including qualitative methods.

The candidate will be expected to teach four courses per year: a course in cultural psychology, two specialized courses in their area of expertise, and one course in qualitative research methods. Additional duties include advising and mentoring undergraduate students and engagement in department and university-level service. The Department has 18 full-time faculty members in the areas of cognition, culture, development, neuroscience, psychopathology, and social psychology. Members also contribute to interdisciplinary programs in Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Neuroscience and Behavior, Science and Society, Educational Studies, and American Studies and participate in a departmental postdoctoral program. Located in Middletown CT, Wesleyan is a highly selective liberal arts college that values both scholarship and teaching, has a strong, diverse undergraduate student body, and offers a generous sabbatical program and competitive salaries and benefits. Wesleyan does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, age, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin, marital status, ancestry, present or past history of mental disorder, learning disability or physical disability, political belief, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or non-position-related criminal record. We welcome applications from women and historically underrepresented minority groups. Inquiries regarding Title IX, Section 504, or any other non-discrimination policies should be directed to: Vice President for Equity & Inclusion / Title IX Officer, 318 North College, 860.685.4771.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Psychology or related field in hand by the time of appointment 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 appointment, but will complete the Ph.D.in Psychology or related field within one year of hire. To apply, please submit the following: the curriculum vitae, up to 3 reprints (in a single pdf), a research statement, a teaching statement, and teaching evaluations (if available). In the cover letter, applicants 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 underserved groups. In your research statement, we invite you to discuss your research approach in the context of ongoing discussions about research practices and open science and, if applicable, ways in which your research engages underrepresented populations in psychological research and/or focuses on matters related to race/ethnicity, class, or gender/sexuality.

Applications should be submitted online at http://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/7422. At the time of application, candidates will also be asked to provide email addresses for at least three referees from whom we will obtain confidential letters of recommendation.

Review of applications will begin on October 1st, 2020.