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Associate Professor in Social Psychology

Apply now Job no: 506777
Work type: Faculty Full Time
Location: UMass Amherst
Department: Psychology and Brain Sci
Union: MSP
Categories: Faculty

About UMass Amherst

UMass Amherst, the Commonwealth's flagship campus, is a nationally ranked public research university offering a full range of undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. The University sits on nearly 1,450-acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, and offers a rich cultural environment in a bucolic setting close to major urban centers. In addition, the University is part of the Five Colleges (including Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, and Smith College), which adds to the intellectual energy of the region.

 

Job Description

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

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, teaching, and/or outreach.

 

Requirements

The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in Social Psychology or a closely related field and have an excellent record of research productivity that is currently grant-funded or has excellent promise of securing funding.

Candidates should have a strong record of publishing in high impact peer-reviewed journals, strong commitments to undergraduate education, graduate training, mentoring, and diversity and inclusion.

 

Additional Information

Apply by February 1, 2021 in order to ensure priority consideration.  The search may remain open until a suitable candidate pool has been identified.

 

Applicant Instructions

Applications should include: (1) a cover letter, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) a statement of research interests, (4) a statement of teaching philosophy, (5) samples of representative research papers, (6) contact information for three references, and (7) a Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, identifying past experiences and future goals. These contributions may result from lived experiences, scholarships, and/or mentoring, teaching and outreach activities.  https://www.cns.umass.edu/diversity-equity-inclusion

UMass Amherst is committed to a policy of equal opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, or genetic information in employment, admission to and participation in academic programs, activities, and services, and the selection of vendors who provide services or products to the University.  To fulfill that policy, UMass Amherst is further committed to a program of affirmative action to eliminate or mitigate artificial barriers and to increase opportunities for the recruitment and advancement of qualified minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and covered veterans.  It is the policy of the UMass Amherst to comply with the applicable federal and state statutes, rules, and regulations concerning equal opportunity and affirmative action.

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