Assistant Professor of Social Psychology, Dept. of Psychology
The Department of Psychology at Bridgewater State University is pleased to announce a full-time, tenure-track faculty position in social psychology to start Fall 2023. Our department houses one of the largest undergraduate majors on campus, as well as an MPCAC-accredited Clinical Psychology MA program. We are particularly interested in hiring a teacher-scholar whose research area focuses on social justice (e.g., racial justice, social change movements, stereotyping and prejudice, intersectional approaches to social psychology, etc.) and who is interested in contributing to the diversity and excellence of our department through their teaching, research, student mentorship, and service. We are seeking candidates who understand the barriers facing students belonging to marginalized groups and who have demonstrated experience with diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice with respect to teaching, mentoring, research, life experiences, or service.
Bridgewater State University is a public four-year comprehensive university in southeastern Massachusetts serving over 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students via opportunities for close student/faculty interaction and a commitment to social justice. BSU faculty enjoy career stability, with robust union support, competitive salaries, excellent benefits including a pension option for retirement plan, and a clear path to tenure with over 90% of tenure-track faculty earning tenure. Two-thirds of our students are first-generation college students, students of color, and/or Pell Grant recipients; BSU is committed to the achievement of academic excellence by students from diverse backgrounds. Professional development opportunities are abundant on our campus, including through the Office of Teaching and Learning, the Martin Richard Institute for Social Justice, and the Office of Institutional Diversity. BSU is primarily a teaching institution, with ample opportunity for research. Internal funds are available for faculty scholarship and professional travel, and the psychology department has a large subject pool and ample lab space. Undergraduate research is especially emphasized at BSU, with internal grant funding set aside specifically for mentored student research projects. Faculty members at BSU earn course credits for mentoring honors thesis students and for supervising research lab students.
Bridgewater State University was awarded a 5-year NSF Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP) grant, which supports alliances among institutions of higher education to design and implement strategies that increase the number of historically underrepresented STEM faculty and promote systemic change. The grant provides a number of benefits to participating faculty, including course reduction and funding for establishing a research agenda, travel support, and cohort activities across the three institutions.
Bridgewater State University is an inclusive community dedicated to the lifelong success of all students; focused on the continuous improvement of its people; and is responsible for leading innovation that benefits Southeastern Massachusetts, the commonwealth, and the world. Bridgewater’s accessible environment of teaching and learning stimulates critical thinking and the pursuit of new knowledge and deeper understanding. The teaching and learning environment at Bridgewater also cultivates meaningful and diverse interpersonal relationships and fosters an appreciation for global engagement aimed at transforming lives and improving the human condition.
Our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion is reflected in our institutional values, which ensure that all students are supported and succeed.
Bridgewater State University is equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer. Members of underrepresented groups, and those committed to working in a diverse cultural environment, are strongly encouraged to apply.
The Department of Psychology at Bridgewater State University is accepting applications for a full time, tenure track Assistant Professor position in Social Psychology to start Fall 2023. This position requires teaching Research Methods 1 & 2 and Social Psychology, along with other courses, such as advanced social psychology courses. Other responsibilities include engaging in scholarly activity, mentoring undergraduate student research, advising undergraduate students, and providing service to the department and university.
Review of applications will begin October 31, 2022.
Applicants must have completed their Ph.D. in Social Psychology on or before September 1, 2023.
Applicants should have the ability to meet the responsibilities identified above and present evidence of excellent teaching, scholarship, and commitment to diversity, inclusion, and social justice. Applicants should have experience as the primary instructor for at least one psychology course.
Preference will be given to applicants who are strongly committed to justice, equity, inclusion, and diversity in higher education. They should also have the potential for teaching excellence, the ability to work collaboratively, a commitment and ability to mentor undergraduate students in research, and a commitment to public higher education. The Psychology Department particularly seeks applications from members of underrepresented groups in higher education who are interested in contributing to the university’s teaching and social justice missions.
Special Conditions for Eligibility
Please be aware that employment at Bridgewater State University is contingent upon completion of a successful background check.
COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement
This position must comply with the University Covid-19 Attestation requirement. All employees must be fully vaccinated and complete the Covid-19 Attestation upon hire.
Medical or Religious Exemptions
An employee may request an exemption to the vaccination requirement based on the existence of medical contraindication to vaccination. In addition, an employee may request an exemption to the vaccination requirement based on a sincere religious belief. In both cases, an employee will be required to submit documentation to support the request for an exemption. Employees who secure an exemption may be required to take additional precautions in the workplace and are strongly encourage to test weekly through the university’s Wellness Center.
We are committed to creating a community that fosters equity of experience and opportunity, and ensures that students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds feel safe, welcome, and included.
Bridgewater State University (BSU) is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer which actively seeks to increase the diversity of its workforce. We are dedicated to providing educational, working and living environments that value the diverse backgrounds of all people.
Special Instructions to Applicants
Please note the following information is required to complete your application for this position:
We do not require letters of recommendation be submitted until candidates are considered for phone interviews.