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Assistant Professor - Social & Personality Psychology (2 positions)
Univ. of Illinois at Chicago
Academic Positions: Assistant Professor

The Department of Psychology in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Illinois at Chicago invites applications for two Assistant Professor-level tenure-track faculty positions in the Social and Personality Psychology Program to begin August, 2020.  Successful candidates will have a promising program of research in Social and/or Personality Psychology, a potential to secure external funding for that research, and a capacity to contribute to teaching and student success at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

The content area of the first position is open to candidates with research in any area of Social and/or Personality Psychology. Given the department’s commitment to diversity studies, we also welcome candidates who will diversify our faculty and candidates with interests in interpersonal and intergroup relations, including social attitudes, stereotyping, prejudice, culture, social influence, social networks, intergroup interactions, etc. For the second position, we seek candidates with expertise in moral psychology (e.g., moral motivation, moral judgment and behavior, morally relevant self-regulation).

The Department is home to a vibrant Ph.D. program and provides ample opportunities and facilities for research, including collaboration with the UIC Center for Magnetic Resonance Research, the nation’s largest medical school, a public law school, and 16 colleges including public health and social work.  UIC is an urban research university which is a federally designated Minority-Serving Institution, For additional information about the Psychology department and the Social and Personality program see

For fullest consideration please apply by September 23, 2019. Questions about the positions should be directed to the search committee chair, Bette L. Bottoms (

Final authorization of all university positions is subject to budgetary approval. Applicants must electronically submit an online application at on the job board and then click on the position) and upload a cover letter, CV, research statement, teaching statement, and diversity statement, and provide the email addresses of three references. Questions about the application process should be directed to Shenise Cook at

Candidates must have a Ph.D. by the time of their appointment and demonstrate scholarly productivity and the potential for obtaining external funding.

UIC is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. The University of Illinois may conduct background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer, in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

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