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Post-Doctoral Scholar in Psychology
University of Kentucky

Date Posted May 31, 2022
Title Post-Doctoral Scholar in Psychology
University University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY, United States
Department 8E120:Psychology
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date August 2022
  • Post-Doc
  • Psychology - General
The Department of Psychology at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, KY ( invites applications for a two-year teaching postdoctoral scholar position to begin August 1, 2022. The primary responsibility of the position is to teach three undergraduate courses per semester. The specific courses to be taught will be chosen based on three considerations: the candidate’s areas of expertise, the candidate’s needs as a postdoctoral scholar to develop a range of teaching preparations, and departmental needs. Although most courses will be taught in-person, the candidate might be asked to teach one or more courses on-line.

The successful applicant will have a Ph.D. in psychology and be prepared to teach a range of undergraduate courses. We are eager to further advance the diverse nature of our faculty.

Applications must include the following: 1) cover letter, 2) CV, 3) statement of teaching philosophy and interests (upload as specific request 1), 4) evidence of undergraduate teaching success if available (upload as specific request 2), and 5) a statement on inclusivity (upload as specific request 3). As a department and university, we are strongly committed to creating an inclusive and effective teaching, learning, and working environment for all. In one to two pages, applicants should reflect on their commitments, approaches, and insights related to inclusion, diversity, and equity. In addition, please provide the names and contact information for three references when prompted in the academic profile. This information will be utilized to solicit recommendation letters from your references within the employment system.

Review of applications will begin immediately. Position will remain open until filled.

Questions about this position should be addressed to Dr. Gregory Smith, Chair, Department of Psychology (
The University of Kentucky is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, African Americans, and all minorities.

The University of Kentucky considers the health, safety and well-being of our entire community to be a top priority. In alignment with this priority, all new hires must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or obtain an approved medical or religious exemption as a condition of employment. For areas that fall under the federal CMS mandate, start of employment cannot occur until two weeks after receiving the full COVID-19 vaccination series or upon obtaining an approved exemption. Only vaccines approved by the World Health Organization can be accepted.

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