Assistant Professor

The Department of Psychology ( at the University of Maryland seeks candidates for a tenure-track position in social psychology with a specialization in racial prejudice, racial discrimination, and/or racial stereotyping. The appointment will be made at the Assistant Professor level with an expected start date of Fall 2019. The ideal candidate will have advanced quantitative skills and be able to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in social psychology, specialty courses on prejudice and discrimination, and quantitative methods.

Candidates will have many opportunities to collaborate with faculty members conducting related research on diversity science within Psychology and across multiple other departments and colleges (e.g., Sociology, African American Studies, Criminology, Public Health, Education, Business). Located in the Washington DC metropolitan area, faculty benefit from an array of other resources including close collaborative ties with neighboring institutions (e.g., Children’s National Medical Center; National Institutes of Health; Walter Reed National Military Medical Center; University of Maryland School of Medicine; Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical Center/Baltimore VAMC).

The Department of Psychology is committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community and promoting inclusion across campus. Candidates who have experience working with a diverse range of faculty, staff, and students, and who can contribute to the climate of inclusivity are encouraged to identify their experiences in these areas. The Department embraces the values of open and reproducible science, and candidates are encouraged to address (in their statements and/or cover letter) how they have pursued and/or plan to pursue these goals in their work.

Minimum Qualifications:

Candidates should have a strong publication record related to racial prejudice, racial discrimination, and/or racial stereotyping, and promise for, or an established record of, external funding. Candidates should have a demonstrated commitment to teaching and mentorship at both undergraduate and graduate levels, including working with students and groups from underrepresented backgrounds. A PhD in Psychology or related field, with a specialization in social or social/personality psychology is required at the time of appointment.

For best consideration, materials should be submitted by October 1, 2018. Review of applications will begin following this date and continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit all application materials through eTerp. Application material should include a CV, cover letter, statement of current and future research, and statement of teaching philosophy and experience (including evidence of teaching excellence, if available). Applicants should also provide email addresses for 3 letters of recommendation. Applicants may provide an optional sample research manuscript or journal article (recommended) in the Supplemental Document 1 field in eTerp.

Preferences: Additional Certifications: Additional Information: Posting Date: 07/17/2018 Closing Date: Open Until Filled Yes Best Consideration Date 10/01/2018 Physical Demands Diversity Statement:

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Research (examples: research statement, research programs)
  • Teaching (examples: teaching philosophy, student evaluations)

Optional Documents

  • Supplemental Document 1
  • Supplemental Document 2