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EASP – European Association of Social Psychology

Assistent Professor in Social Psychology (Tenure-Track)

14.09.2020, by Tina Keil

Clark University, USA
Application deadline: October 15th, 2020

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The Department of Psychology invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor (tenure-track) to begin in August 2021. Noted for its rich history in Psychology, Clark University offers the advantages of both a distinguished research university and a small liberal arts college (see

The Psychology Department has Ph.D. programs in Social, Clinical, and Developmental Psychology. We seek a social psychologist (holding a Ph.D. in Social Psychology by the time of the appointment) whose program of research relates to urgent social issues, who works with diverse community samples (not limited to student samples and crowdsourced samples) and considers the social and political context in their research and theorizing, and who uses multiple methods. Specifically, to complement and further build on the Psychology Department’s and the Social Psychology program’s existing strengths, the ideal candidate will work on the social psychology of social issues (e.g., criminal justice and policing, environment, health, immigration, poverty and inequality, racism) from a critical perspective. Ideally, the candidate’s work has links with but is also distinct from other faculty in all three programs in the department. The candidate is expected to contribute to undergraduate and graduate teaching (including research methods or statistics), and research mentoring of undergraduate and doctoral students. Candidates should have a clear research program, excellent teaching skills, and a commitment to success in securing extramural funding.

Clark University embraces equal opportunity and affirmative action as core values: we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. This commitment applies to every aspect of education, services, and employment policies and practices at Clark. Our commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. All positions at Clark share in the responsibility for building a community that values diversity and the uniqueness of others by exhibiting integrity and respect in interacting with all members of the Clark community to create an atmosphere of fairness and belonging. We strongly encourage members from historically underrepresented communities, inclusive of all women, to apply.

To apply to this position:

Applicants should submit a statement of research and teaching interests, CV, three publications that they consider their best contribution to the field (this can include work under review), and the names and contact information for three individuals who can provide references at a later stage of the review process.