Location: Worcester, MA Category: Faculty Posted On: Thu Sep 10 2020 Job Description:
Assistant Professor in Social Psychology
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 https://www.clarku.edu/departments/psychology/ ).
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.
Founded in 1887, Clark University is a liberal arts-based research university committed toscholarship and inquiry that addresses social and human imperatives on a global basis. It is the place where Robert Goddard invented the modern rocket, where Sigmund Freud delivered his only lectures in the United States, and where current students stake their claim to the Clark motto, “Challenge Convention, Change Our World,” which is the rallying cry that inspires our community every day. Located in Worcester, Massachusetts, Clark University educates its undergraduate and graduate students to be imaginative and contributing citizens of the world, and to advance the frontiers of knowledge and understanding through rigorous scholarship and creative effort. The University’s engages students in such areas as biology, chemistry, economics, geography, psychology, urban education, management, environmental science and policy, Holocaust and genocide studies, and international development and social change. Clark University’s pioneering model of higher education, LEEP (Liberation Education and Effective Practice) compels undergraduate students to thrive in authentic world and workplace settings, and prepares them for lives and careers of consequence.