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Assistant Professor in Social Psychology
University of Utah

Date Posted Sep. 7, 2022
Title Assistant Professor in Social Psychology
University University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT, United States
Department Psychology
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Jul. 1, 2023
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  • Assistant Professor
  • Psychology - Social

Social Psychologist Specializing in Diversity or Culture at the University of Utah. The Department of Psychology at the University of Utah invites applications for a tenure-track ASSISTANT PROFESSOR faculty position in Social Psychology with an emphasis on diversity and/or culture, broadly defined. This proposed hire reflects the Department’s longstanding commitment to diversity (, and its plan to build on and further develop a critical mass of scholars who focus on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) (see concurrent search in Applied Cognition . Candidates from any area in social psychology are encouraged to apply. We seek candidates with expertise in core areas and methodologies of social psychology, including those whose backgrounds lead them to innovative questions and methods. Successful candidates will demonstrate programmatic research with the potential for generating extramural funding, have strong quantitative skills to capture complex research questions related to diversity, and will be able to contribute to core curriculum at undergraduate and graduate levels.

The Social Psychology Program at the University of Utah includes researchers who are interested in understanding the causes and consequences of social categorization and biases and how psychological processes are shaped by and, in turn, shape diverse social interactions, using methods ranging across traditional experimental approaches, advanced quantitative analyses of existing data sets, and applications in specific community settings. Moreover, many of the faculty are engaged in research addressing the bidirectional associations between social processes and health. This work includes both clinical and community samples utilizing a variety of methodological and statistical approaches including dyadic models (e.g., actor-partner), and mental and physical health outcomes. Thus our faculty employ a range of methodologies across different populations, often as part of interdisciplinary approaches with the Psychology Department’s other graduate training programs (Clinical, Cognition and Neural Sciences, and Developmental), as well as additional departments and colleges across campus (e.g., Educational Psychology, Ethnic Studies, Family and Consumer Studies, Gender Studies, Huntsman Cancer Institute, Management, Psychiatry, School of Computing, Social Work); and interdisciplinary centers of excellence such as the Consortium for Families and Health Research (C-FAHR). Candidates who can contribute to these interdisciplinary emphases are especially encouraged to apply.

The University of Utah is a PAC-12 institution located in Salt Lake City nestled in the foothills of the Wasatch Mountains. With an enrollment of 31,000 students, it is the flagship university for the state of Utah. The university administration provides strong support for faculty research in the Psychology Department. The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from underrepresented backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education.

For full consideration, please submit a one-page cover letter summarizing your fit with the advertised position, a research statement describing research and future plans (3 page limit), a teaching statement addressing experiences, philosophies, and goals (2 page limit), and a commitment statement of how your work and other experiences could contribute to the success of underrepresented students (1 page limit), along with a curriculum vitae, up to three representative reprints or preprints of publications, and contact information for three individuals who will be asked to provide letters of recommendation. Applications should be submitted at: of applications will begin September 15, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.

  • The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, national origin, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, status as a person with a disability, genetic information, or Protected Veteran status. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. To inquire about the University’s nondiscrimination or affirmative action policies or to request disability accommodation, please contact: Director, Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Circle, Rm 135, (801) 581-8365.

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  • Carol Sansone
    University of Utah
    Salt Lake City, UT 84112
  • 801-581-3667


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