Oct 16, 2023

Assistant Professor, Social Psychology

  • Fairfield University
  • Fairfield, CT, USA
Full time Social

Job Description

The Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at Fairfield University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track assistant professor position to begin in the Fall semester of the 2024-2025 academic year, pending final budgetary approval. Candidates should have scholarly interests in social psychology, cultural psychology, or health psychology, a strong background in quantitative methods, and a commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching. Applicants are expected to have completed a Ph.D. in psychology or a related field, but strong ABD candidates who expect their degree by Fall 2024 will also be considered.

The teaching load is 3 courses per semester. Courses will include psychological statistics and research methods, as well as introductory and specialty courses in the candidate’s area of expertise. There may also be opportunities for interested candidates to teach in the department’s industrial/organizational psychology master’s degree program. Candidates are expected to establish an active research program that can involve undergraduates and to engage in appropriate service to the department, the university, and/or the broader community.

The department consists of twelve full-time faculty representing a range of specialties and is housed in a spacious, well-equipped facility in the Bannow Science Center. There is a vibrant culture of undergraduate student-faculty research that is supported by departmental and university resources (e.g., student subject pool, student research grant programs), and a growing institutional emphasis on the health sciences. Psychology is one of the largest majors in the College of Arts & Sciences, offering a Psychology Club, a large internship program, and chapters of Sigma Xi and Psi Chi. The Department also offers a major in behavioral neuroscience and a master’s program in industrial/organizational psychology. The minimum starting salary for those with a Ph.D. at the time of appointment is $94,074, and the benefits for the position are highly competitive. Fairfield University is a Jesuit institution, consistently ranked as a top comprehensive university in New England, located in the scenic shoreline community of Fairfield, CT, one hour from New York City along Long Island Sound. Our five Colleges and Professional Schools enroll approximately 4,700 undergraduate and 1,200 graduate students.

Application Instructions: Please click “https://ffd.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/EmploymentOpportunities/details/Assistant-Professor--Social-Psychology_JR0001860-1” and submit the following required documents. Review of applications will begin on October 20, 2023, and will continue until the position is filled.

●                   a cover letter outlining your qualifications for the position

●                   a curriculum vitae

●                   a teaching statement that conveys your teaching experience, values, beliefs, and goals, and explains the set of criteria and/or standards you use to judge the quality of your teaching (maximum 2-3 single-spaced pages)

●                   evidence of your teaching effectiveness (e.g., course syllabi, student or peer evaluations, etc.)

●                   a research statement that provides a brief history of your past research experience, the current state of your research, and your future plans (maximum 2-3 single-spaced pages)

●                   reprints and/or preprints of representative scholarly work

●                   a statement describing your past efforts, as well as future plans to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion; Some faculty candidates may not have substantial past activities - in such cases, we recommend focusing on future plans (maximum 1-2 single-spaced pages)

●                   three letters of recommendation (ask your references to email their letters of recommendation to: PsychologySearch@fairfield.edu)

Please Note: If you have more than 5 documents to upload to your application, please combine them into 5 or less documents. Please direct questions to Dr. Michael Andreychik, Search Committee Chair, at mandreychik@fairfield.edu 

Fairfield University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, committed to excellence through diversity, and, in this spirit, particularly welcomes applications from women, persons of color, veterans, Jesuits, and members of historically underrepresented groups. The University will provide reasonable accommodations to all qualified individuals with disabilities.

Fairfield University is a comprehensive Jesuit Catholic institution that prepares students for leadership and service in a constantly changing world. Founded in 1942 in Fairfield, Connecticut, the University has grown from an initial class of 303 undergraduate male students admitted to the College of Arts and Sciences in 1947 into a coeducational university of more than 6,000 undergraduate and graduate students. Along the way, the University has awarded over 45,000 degrees since 1951, developing and supporting a reputation for educational excellence both regionally and nationally.


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