Sep 13, 2023

Assistant Professor (Social and Health Psychology) - Department of Psychology, College of Arts & Sciences

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  • Stony Brook, NY, USA
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Assistant Professor (Social and Health Psychology) - Department of Psychology, College of Arts & Sciences


Location: Stony Brook, NY, United States


Open Date:

Sep 12, 2023



Oct 25, 2023 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time




The Department of Psychology at Stony Brook University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the area of Social and Health Psychology (SHP). This appointment will focus on Diversity Science and Health Disparities. We are particularly interested in a scholar whose work focuses on psychosocial theories, mechanisms, or interventions that affect and are affected by physical health, including structural determinants of health and resulting disparities for groups with marginalized identities (e.g., related to age, culture, disability, ethnicity, gender, immigration status, national origin, race, sexuality, and/or their intersections). Preference will be given to applicants who have a strong record of research at the interface of social and health psychology, and evidence of or potential for funding. The applicant will be able to teach and mentor SHP students at the graduate and undergraduate levels. SHP faculty members have a history of productive collaborations with colleagues in the three other psychology doctoral programs (Clinical Psychology, Cognitive Science, Integrative Neuroscience), and with faculty in the College of Arts and Sciences and in the adjacent Schools of Medicine, Public Health, Nursing, Health Technology and Management, Dental Medicine, and University Hospital, among others.




Required Qualifications

A PhD degree in Psychology or closely related fields.


Preferred Qualifications

A record of publication(s) relevant to Diversity Science and Health Disparities.

Evidence of funding or potential for funding.

Teaching experience (such as TAship, lecturer, adjunct) at the undergraduate level, preferably related to social and/or health psychology.


Application Instructions


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Applicants must include a cover letter (1-page limit), CV, statements of research (past, current, and future directions) and teaching interests (experience, future teaching interests, teaching and mentorship style) (1,000 word limit each), diversity statement (past, current, and future plans to contribute to diversity, equity, and inclusion [DEI]) (1,000 word limit), representative publications (limit 3), and 3 letters of recommendation.


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We strongly encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.


For questions regarding this position, please contact Cynthia Forman at


The selected candidate must successfully clear a background investigation.


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Stony Brook University is committed to excellence in diversity and the creation of an inclusive learning, and working environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, familial status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, genetic information,veteran status and all other protected classes under federal or state laws.


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