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Assistant Professor of Psychology with a focus on contextual factors and health, Tenure-Track
Georgetown University

  • Sep. 19, 2017
  • Assistant Professor of Psychology with a focus on contextual factors and health, Tenure-Track
  • Department of Psychology
  • Georgetown University
    Washington, D.C.
    United States
  • Open until filled
  • Aug. 1, 2018
  • Assistant Professor
  • Psychology - Clinical
    Psychology - General
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The Department of Psychology, at Georgetown, is seeking an outstanding scholar working on diverse contextual factors (e.g., developmental, social, cultural, or environmental) affecting mental and/or physical health. Areas of focus may include, but are not limited to, the role of stress in health and disease; race, ethnicity, gender and sexual orientation identity-based health disparities; resilience and effects of discrimination, poverty, immigration, and exposure to trauma and maltreatment; cultural and interpersonal processes; strategies for health promotion and disease prevention; and interventions to reduce mental and physical health risks.

Candidates will be expected to grow an innovative research program, as demonstrated by a record of high-quality publications and external research support, combined with a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate level education and mentorship. The Psychology Department offers an undergraduate major in psychology, an honors program, and a doctoral degree with concentrations in Lifespan Cognitive Neuroscience and in Human Development and Public Policy. Successful candidates should be prepared to teach undergraduate courses such as Abnormal Psychology, Clinical Psychology, or Health Psychology, as well as seminars in their area of expertise. Successful candidates are also expected to contribute to graduate training and mentorship our graduate program in psychology.

Please submit a letter of interest, CV, three letters of recommendation, a statement of teaching philosophy, and a statement of research interests via Interfolio at the following link: Please direct questions to Yulia Chentsova Dutton, Search Committee Chair, Department of Psychology, Georgetown University, 306C White-Gravenor Hall, 3700 O Street, NW, Washington, DC 20057,

Under the global health initiative (, Georgetown’s multiple schools, departments, and programs address global health challenges through innovative scholarship, teaching, and outreach. Faculty across three campuses-the Medical Center, Main Campus, and Law Center-explore international health issues in their scientific, legal, policy, and ethical dimensions. Georgetown University has a state-of-the-art medical center (including Georgetown Hospital, Medical School, and Lombardi Cancer Center) located within walking distance of the Psychology department where there are a large number of faculty working on psychiatric epidemiology, health disparities, and interventions to reduce mental health risks, and strategies for health promotion and disease prevention. Georgetown is also home to the Walsh School of Foreign Service and to the McCourt School of Public Policy, with communities of scholars focusing on international relations and public policy.

  • Georgetown University is the oldest Jesuit University in the United States and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation), disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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  • Yulia Chentsova-Dutton
    Department of Psychology
    Georgetown University
    306C White Gravenor Hall
    Washington, D.C. 20057
  • 202-687-3639
  • 202-687-6050


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