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Assistant Professor of Social Psychology, Tenure Track
Simmons University

Date Posted Nov. 6, 2018
Title Assistant Professor of Social Psychology, Tenure Track
University Simmons University
Boston, MA, United States
Department Psychology
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date July 2019
  • Assistant Professor
  • Psychology - Social
    Research Methods/Data Analysis

The Department of Psychology in the College of Natural, Behavioral, and Health Science invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Social Psychology to begin July 2019.

We seek an innovative educator and scholar with demonstrated excellence in undergraduate teaching and mentoring, creative curriculum development, an active research agenda, and a commitment to interdisciplinary collaboration inside and outside the University. As a University committed to diversity, equity and inclusion, we seek candidates with a demonstrated ability to work with students across a broad range of social and personal identities and perspectives.

The primary area of expertise is open, but should complement existing departmental strengths. The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses including: Social Psychology, Research in Social Psychology (with its laboratory), Research Methods (with its laboratory), Introduction to Psychological Science, and other courses in the candidate's area of interest. We welcome applications from candidates whose work and research address issues of social justice, social identity, and diversity.

Responsibilities include teaching assigned courses, advising and mentoring students, developing and maintaining a strong record of research and scholarly productivity, participation in curriculum development and service on departmental, college and university committees as appropriate.

Minimum qualifications include a Ph.D. in Psychology completed or expected to be completed by August 2019; previous experience as an independent instructor at the undergraduate level; demonstrated evidence of scholarly productivity, and an active program of research that can involve undergraduate students.

Located in Boston's historic Fenway area, Simmons University is a private, non-sectarian institution that has prepared women for leadership in the world through transformative education that links passion with purpose since 1899. Today, Simmons serves nearly 2,000 students in a women-centered undergraduate program and nearly 5,000 students in coeducational graduate programs. Simmons recently achieved university designation and embarked on an academic redesign to create four interdisciplinary colleges, including the College of Natural, Behavioral, and Health Sciences.

To apply, please upload all of the following to the resume section of the online application: (1) a cover letter including key qualifications for the position, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) a statement of teaching philosophy including a list of courses you can teach and, if available, results of previous teaching evaluations or other evidence of teaching effectiveness, (4) a statement of research interests with up to three reprints and (5) three letters of reference. Letters of reference and other additional materials can be sent to or to the Search Committee, Department of Psychology, Park Science Center, Simmons University 300 the Fenway, Boston, MA 02115.

Review of applications will begin December 1, 2018.

As a University committed to diversity, Simmons encourages applications broadly. Simmons is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to continuing to develop a more diverse faculty, staff, student body and curriculum.

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Located in Bostons historic Fenway area, Simmons College is a small, private, non-sectarian College which has educated students for enriching careers and purposeful lives since 1899. Working at Simmons means joining a collaborative, diverse and mission-driven community of educators and professionals.

We prepare students to be leaders for themselves, their communities and the world. Our faculty and staff members lead by example - sharing a commitment to excellence and putting the students first.

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