Georgetown University
  • Washington

The Georgetown University psychology department has a tenure track position open for a Provost’s fellow specializing in Racial Justice and Inequality.

We are seeking an outstanding scholar conducting quantitative or qualitative research on the causes, experiences, or consequences of racial injustice and disparities in education, health, and/or mental health.  Areas of focus could include but are not limited to (1) psychological and contextual factors underlying the effects of racial inequity on human development (e.g., behavioral, physiological) across the lifespan, (2) factors that predict resilience in the context of racial injustice, and (3) impacts of policy, program, and community responses to racial inequity.  For the first year of this position, the successful candidate will hold the title of Provost’s Distinguished Fellow, and will have no teaching and service responsibilities to allow a focus on research while receiving mentorship and support from two senior faculty members. 

 Full information on the position and application process can be found

Georgetown University’s multiple schools, departments, and programs address racial injustice and inequity through innovative scholarship, teaching, and outreach. Faculty across three campuses – the Medical Center, Main Campus, and Law Center – explore education and health issues in their scientific, legal, policy, and ethical dimensions. The University’s interdisciplinary Racial Justice Institute brings together faculty across the campuses to push the frontiers of knowledge about race, equity, and action. Georgetown University has a state-of-the-art medical center (including Georgetown Hospital, Medical School, and Lombardi Cancer Center) located within walking distance of the Psychology department where there are a large number of faculty working on health disparities, interventions to reduce health risks, and strategies for health promotion and disease prevention. Georgetown is also home to the McCourt School of Public Policy and the Walsh School of Foreign Service, with communities of scholars focusing on health, education and public policy.

Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff.  All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation), disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

If you are a qualified individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please click here for more information, or contact the Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity & Affirmative Action (IDEAA) at (202) 687-4798.