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Assistant Professor of Psychology
Lawrence Technological University

Date Posted Nov. 14, 2019
Title Assistant Professor of Psychology
University Lawrence Technological University
Southfield, MI, United States
Department Humanities, Social Sciences, and Communication
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
  • Psychology - Social
    Psychology - General

Lawrence Technological University, a nationally recognized pioneer in "theory and practice" education, is seeking an Assistant Professor of Psychology (9-month; tenure-track), specializing in social media studies. The position will be in the Department of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Communication. We are particularly interested in social media and/or complex networks analysis expertise with focus on cognitive neuroscience as it relates to mental health, self-esteem, group dynamics, online ecology, tribalism, trust, politics, etc.

Duties and responsibilities: The successful candidate will be actively engaged in scholarship as it relates to social media, communication, and human behavior. The incumbent is expected to develop active collaborations with others on campus and seek external research funding. The candidate will be actively engaged in quantitative, computational and empirical research, conversant in statistical analyses, research methodology and design, with interest in supervising undergraduate research projects. Additionally, the candidate is expected to collaborate with a complementary position in computer science. Teaching of undergraduate courses and service to the college and university are required.

Qualifications: An earned Ph.D. in psychology, communication, or a closely related field with demonstrable expertise in social media communication is required. A record of peer-reviewed publications, cross-disciplinary collaborations, and a strong interest in social media research or network analysis are required.

How to apply: Applications must be sent electronically to Dr. Dan Shargel at and include, in a SINGLE PDF FILE, the following: a cover letter describing interest and qualifications, a complete curriculum vitae including previous collaborations and names of five references, statements of research interests and teaching philosophy, and copies of three, most-relevant publications. For best consideration, applications should be received by January 15, 2020. The positions is subject to availability of funds.

Lawrence Technological University (LTU) conducts pre-employment screening on initial candidates for all positions, which may include but is not limited to, a criminal background check, verification of academic credentials, license, certifications, and/or verification of work history. Lawrence Technological University is an Equal Opportunity Employer; women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. For more information, visit

  • Lawrence Technological University is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Contact Information

  • Dan Shargel
    Humanities, Social Sciences, and Communication
    Lawrence Technological University
    2100 West Ten Mile Road
    Southfield, MI 48075


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