Sep 23, 2019

Assistant Professor, Social/Personality Psychology

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  • Boca Raton, FL, USA
Full time Social

Job Description

The Department of Psychology at Florida Atlantic University invites applications from outstanding candidates for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in Social/Personality Psychology. The successful candidate will be expected to have a Ph.D. in Psychology or a related area, with a strong research program in any area of Social/Personality Psychology. We are particularly interested in applicants prepared to contribute to the advanced quantitative training in our graduate program. The ideal candidate will have postdoctoral experience, a strong indication of ability to obtain external funding, and an interest in pursuing collaborations with faculty and students in the department. The Social/Personality Psychology area offers graduate training in a highly collaborative environment, with strengths in dynamical and computational approaches to the study of social processes and relationships.

Florida Atlantic University, with its main campus in Boca Raton, supports the training of more than 30,000 students. It is one of the most ethnically diverse institutions in the Florida state university system, with an inclusive environment and status as a Hispanic-Serving Institution. Our community features excellent schools, a vibrant and safe community, and a sub-tropical climate conducive to year-round outdoor activities.

Minimum Qualification:

Ph.D. or equivalent degree from an accredited institution in an appropriate area of specialization by the time of appointment required.

Must provide a cover letter, current curriculum vitae, and statement of research interests and teaching experience. The cover letter should provide the names and contact information for at least three referees who are willing to submit letters of recommendation for the applicant upon request.

All applicants must apply electronically to the currently posted position (Assistant Professor) on the Office of Human Resources' job website ( by completing the required online employment application and submitting the related documents. When completing the online application, please upload the following: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research interests and teaching experience and copies of official transcripts scanned into an electronic format. The cover letter should provide the names and contact information for at least three referees who are willing to submit letters of recommendation for the applicant upon request.

Please direct all questions regarding this position to Robin Vallacher (

Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.

A background check will be required for the candidate selected for this position. This position is subject to funding.

For more information and to apply, visit and go to Apply Now (REQ07420).

Florida Atlantic University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action/equal access institution and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veterans status or other protected status. Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodation, please call 561-297-3057. 711.

FAU is committed to the principles of engaged teaching, research and service. All persons aspiring to achieve excellence in the practice of these principles are encouraged to apply.



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