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Assistant Professor of Social Psychology

Assistant Professor in Social Psychology, Department of Psychological Sciences

Job Summary

Purdue University’s Department of Psychological Sciences invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Social Psychology to begin in the Fall of 2022. The successful candidate will be expected to develop a program of nationally recognized research and teach undergraduate and graduate level courses. You can learn more about our department at our website: https://www.purdue.edu/hhs/psy/.


The candidate must have a Ph.D. in social psychology or a related field by the position start date, a strong publication record, a strong program of research with a high likelihood of obtaining external funding, and potential for teaching and mentoring excellence. Area of research expertise is open. Applicants with a demonstrated commitment to advancing diversity, equity and inclusion are preferred.

Application Procedures

Applications must include (1) cover letter of interest, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) a research statement, (4) a teaching statement, (5) a diversity, equity, and inclusion statement, and (6) up to four peer-reviewed papers or preprints. In addition, (7) please arrange to have three letters of reference submitted to socialsearch@purdue.edu

Purdue University’s Department of Psychological Sciences is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including scholarship, instruction, and engagement.  Candidates should address at least one of these areas in their Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Statement, indicating their past experiences, current interests or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion.

Application review will begin October 15, 2021, and continue until the position is filled. A background check is required for employment in this position. Questions regarding the position may be sent to Dr. Margo Monteith, Chair of the Social Psychology Search Committee (mmonteit@purdue.edu).

Additional Information

Established in 1869, Purdue is Indiana’s land-grant university, a comprehensive educational and research institution and member of the American Association of Universities. The West Lafayette campus, located one hour north of Indianapolis and two hours south of downtown Chicago, has ten academic colleges with an enrollment of 44,500 students from over 133 countries. The diverse greater Lafayette/West Lafayette community (http://www.homeofpurdue.com) has a population of approximately 200,000, and a low cost of living.


The Purdue Social Psychology program has strengths in many areas including (1) prejudice reduction and social justice, (2) exclusion, belonging, and group processes, (3) close relationships, and (4) personality and the self, as well as a commitment to methodological rigor and best practices. The program attracts top graduate students from around the world. The Department of Psychological Sciences is an integral part of the College of Health and Human Sciences (HHS), which also includes Departments of Human Development and Family Studies and Public Health, among others. The Psychological Sciences faculty have strong connections with several college-wide initiatives, including the Life Sciences MRI Facility, the Advanced Methods at Purdue initiative, and the HHS Acceptance and Inclusion Consortium, More information on the college can be found here: https://www.purdue.edu/hhs/

Equal Opportunity

Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Position: Assistant Professor of Social Psychology
Organization: Purdue University
Location: West Lafayette,  IN 
United States
Posting Start Date: 8/30/2021
Date Posted: 8/30/2021
Status: This listing expires on: 8/30/2022
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Purdue University

West Lafayette,  IN 47906
United States
Margo Monteith