Michigan State University - Psychology
  • East Lansing

The Department of Psychology seeks candidates for a 9-month academic year, tenure-system position. We are looking to hire at the assistant professor level in the area of political psychology, with a focus on minority politics. Position begins August 16, 2019.

Successful candidates will have a promising research agenda, strong analytical skills and commitment to open science, and potential/record for securing extramural funding. We are particularly interested in researchers studying political psychology in a way that connects both with the multicultural initiative in the Psychology Department as well as with hires in minority politics in the Political Science Department. The hire will be part of a batch hire on minority politics with MSU’s Department of Political Science and collaborations are expected. Candidates will also contribute to undergraduate and graduate training in political psychology.

MSU is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, committed to achieving excellence through a diverse workforce and inclusive culture that encourages all people to reach their full potential. The University actively encourages applicants and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans, and persons with disabilities; applicants with diverse ideological views are encouraged to apply.


Interested applicants must apply for this position via Michigan State University Applicant Page (MAP). Please access the MAP system at https://careers.msu.edu, posting number 518700. Please submit your curriculum vitae, a cover letter, a research statement, three sample of your written work, a teaching statement, and a diversity and inclusion statement, which should address your ability and experience working with underrepresented student populations. Applicants should arrange for at least three reference letters to be submitted.

Contact Joseph Cesario (cesario@msu.edu), chair of the search committee, with any questions.  The closing date for applications is October 1, 2018.