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Associate Professor of Psychology – Applied Social Psychology / Cultural & Health Psychology
University of Oklahoma

Description: As part of a multi-year strategic hiring and growth initiative in Applied Psychological Science, the Department of Psychology at The University of Oklahoma, Dodge Family College of Arts and Sciences is seeking applications for a faculty opening at the rank of Associate Professor in Social Psychology. Candidates should have a program of research that focuses on the intersection of culture with health and well-being. The anticipated starting date for this position is beginning Fall 2023, and the assigned teaching load for this position is 2:2. This position aligns with the strategic plan in Psychology and in the Office of the Vice President for Research and Partnerships (


Qualifications: The ideal candidate for the position will have established a successful research program that applies cross-cultural and social psychological theories and principles (e.g., social cognition, the self) to address processes related to well-being or health-related outcomes. We are particularly interested in candidates whose research focuses on health outcomes associated with cultural changes and societal challenges facing culturally diverse communities at the local, regional, national, and/or global levels. Candidates should have evidence of high-quality scholarship in Social Psychology as evidenced by funded and/or published research with the potential for extramural funding. Candidates will be expected to contribute to the department’s growing national reputation for excellence in Applied Psychological Science.  To be considered for this position, candidates must have a Ph.D. in Psychology with broad expertise in Social Psychology, Cultural or Health Psychology, or a related discipline. Candidates must also have the potential for excellence in undergraduate and graduate teaching and be prepared to expand course offerings in their area of specialization.

Application Instructions: To apply to the position, please submit the following materials:

1.      a cover letter specifically addressing position fit, qualifications, background

2.      a curriculum vitae

3.      up to 3 reprints/preprints

4.      evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., teaching evaluation materials, peer evaluations, example syllabi)

5.      a brief statement of research interests (e.g., 300-2000 words)

At this time, please do not submit letters of reference. A minimum of three and up to five letters of reference will be requested for applicants who make it through the initial application evaluation phase.

We encourage applicants to apply by December 15, 2022, for full consideration, although applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Application review will begin immediately, and the position will remain open until filled. Please send inquiries to Dr. Mauricio Carvallo (

Application Process: OU is using Interfolio's Faculty Search to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, to


Equal Employment Opportunity Statement: The University of Oklahoma, in compliance with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, age, religion, disability, political beliefs, or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. This includes, but is not limited to: admissions, employment, financial aid, housing, services in educational programs or activities, or health care services that the University operates or provides.


Diversity Statement: The University of Oklahoma is committed to achieving a diverse, equitable and inclusive university community by recognizing each person's unique contributions, background, and perspectives. The University of Oklahoma strives to cultivate a sense of belonging and emotional support for all, recognizing that fostering an inclusive environment for all is vital in the pursuit of academic and inclusive excellence in all aspects of our institutional mission.


Mission of the University of Oklahoma: The Mission of the University of Oklahoma is to provide the best possible educational experience for our students through excellence in teaching, research and creative activity, and service to the state and society.


Dr Mauricio Carvallo
455 W Lindsey
Norman OK, 73019
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