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EASP – European Association of Social Psychology

Associate Professorship in Social Psychology

03.12.2020, by Tina Keil

University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA
Application deadline: Februrary 1st, 2021

Logo: University of Massachusetts Amherst
Logo: University of Massachusetts Amherst

The Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Amherst ( is inviting applications for a faculty position at the Associate Professor level in its Social Psychology program, starting in Fall 2021.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Social Psychology or a closely related field, an excellent record of research productivity that is currently grant-funded or has excellent promise of securing funding, a strong record of publishing in high impact peer-reviewed journals, and strong commitments to undergraduate education, graduate training and mentoring, and diversity and inclusion. We are seeking outstanding applicants with expertise in any area of social psychology, including interdisciplinary fields connected to social psychology, whose work complements and broadens existing strengths in our program. Additionally, the Department is interested in candidates who have demonstrated ability to contribute to the inclusive excellence and diversity mission of the department, college and university in research, teach, and/or outreach.

Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion, samples of representative research papers, and contact information for three references.

We will begin to review applications on February 1, 2021, and will continue to accept applications until the position is filled. Please submit materials online to:

The Amherst Campus of the University of Massachusetts is part of the Five-Colleges Consortium in the beautiful Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts. The University and town offer rich social and cultural life, and diverse recreational amenities. We are 2 hours from Boston and 3 hours from New York City by car.

The university is committed to active recruitment of a diverse faculty and student body. The University of Massachusetts Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members. Because broad diversity is essential to an inclusive climate and critical to the University's goals of achieving excellence in all areas, we will holistically assess the many qualifications of each applicant and favorably consider an individual's record working with students and colleagues with broadly diverse perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds in educational, research or other work activities. We will also favorably consider experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to an academic degree and career.