Tenure Track Position in Social Psychology, Rochester Institute of Technology

  • 19 Aug 2021 8:35 AM
    Message # 10941461

    The Department of Psychology at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT; www.rit.edu/psychology) invites candidates to apply for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position starting in August 2022.  We seek an energetic and enthusiastic psychologist who will serve as an instructor, researcher, and mentor to students in our undergraduate and graduate programs. Candidates should have expertise in the area of Social Psychology or related area. Individuals whose research focus is in social cognition, social neuroscience or social development are highly encouraged to apply. The Department of Psychology at RIT serves a rapidly expanding student population. The position requires a strong commitment to teaching, active research and publication, and a strong potential to attract external funding. Teaching and research are priorities for faculty at RIT, and all faculty are expected to mentor students through advising, research and in class experiences. The successful candidate will be able to teach courses in our social psychology track (Group Processes, Interpersonal Relationships, Attitudes and Social Cognition) and be able to teach research methods courses. In addition, candidates must be able to do research and work effectively within the department’s existing lab space. RIT provides many opportunities for collaborative research across the institute in many diverse disciplines such as Cognitive Science, Digital Humanities, Human-Centered Computing, and Cybersecurity.


    We are seeking an individual who has the ability and interest in contributing to RIT’s core values, honor code, and statement of diversity.



    Have PhD., or PhD. expected by July 1, 2022 in social psychology or related specialty;

    Have demonstrated ability to conduct independent research in psychology;

    Have consistently and recently published;

    Have demonstrated teaching ability and have taught college courses independently beyond TA;

    Have demonstrated ability to supervise student research;

    Demonstrate external research grant attainment potential;

    Demonstrate expertise in research and teaching in social psychology;

    Show a career trajectory that emphasizes a balance between teaching and research;

    Show a fit with the Department of Psychology’s general mission, teaching, research, and resources.

    Ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the college’s continuing commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism, and individual differences.



    Apply online at http://careers.rit.edu/faculty; search openings, then Keyword Search 5957BR. Please submit your application, curriculum vitae, cover letter addressing the listed qualifications and upload the following attachments:

    A brief teaching philosophy

    A research statement that includes information about previous grant work, the potential for future grants, and information about one-on-one supervision of student research

    The names, addresses and phone numbers for three references

    Contribution to Diversity Statement


    You can contact the chair of the search committee, John Edlund, Ph.D. with questions on the position at: JEEGSH@rit.edu.


    Review of applications will begin October 1, 2021 and will continue until an acceptable candidate is found.

    “RIT does not discriminate. RIT is an equal opportunity employer that promotes and values diversity, pluralism, and inclusion.  For more information or inquiries, please visit RIT/TitleIX or the U.S. Department of Education at ED.Gov




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