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Assistant Professor - Social Psychology
Academic Positions: Assistant Professor

The Department of Psychology at the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse
invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor (full-time, tenure-track)
to begin in August 2018. The department is home to a vibrant
community of teacher-scholars who share a strong commitment to diversity
and to mentoring undergraduate students.

We seek a social psychologist who will be a dedicated teacher and scholar,
and an effective mentor for students from diverse backgrounds, with varied
preparation for learning and a variety of career goals. The specific area of
expertise within social psychology is open, but we will give preference to
applicants with teaching experience.

Responsibilities for this position include teaching undergraduate courses in
social psychology, industrial/organizational psychology, and one or more of
the following: leadership, group dynamics, social cognition,
personality/individual differences, or the candidate's area of specialization.
The successful candidate will be expected to demonstrate excellence as a
teacher and advisor and to develop a research program involving
undergraduate students.

All requirements for a doctoral degree in social psychology,
industrial/organizational psychology, or a related field, including dissertation,
must be completed prior to the August 2018 start date. Candidates from
underrepresented backgrounds and those who have potential or experience
working with diverse populations are particularly encouraged to apply.
Academic year salary is competitive and commensurate with experience,
with excellent fringe benefits and insurance programs.

Required Qualifications:

  • Doctoral degree must be in social psychology, industrial/organizational
    psychology, or a closely related field.
  • Potential to teach undergraduate course(s) in industrial/organizational
    psychology and social psychology.
  • Ability to start an active program of research.
  • Potential to involve undergraduate students in research.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Teaching experience (i.e., college-level or other relevant teaching).
  • Candidate’s teaching approaches would contribute to the diversity of the department.
  • Candidate’s research program would contribute to the diversity of the department.
  • Experience or potential to develop networks and collaborations with non-academic
    organizations and community.

Please submit a cover letter with reference to job posting #5089 that
addresses the qualifications noted in the position announcement. Please also
include a curriculum vitae, teaching and research statements, and a contact
information document that includes the names, email addresses and phone
numbers of three references who can speak to the applicant's skills in
teaching, mentoring, research, and/or professional experience outside
academia. Review of applications will begin on January 16, 2018.
If you have any questions about this position, please contact Dr. Berna
Gercek-Swing, Social Psychology Search Chair, at

Note: Electronic submission of application materials is required. For
additional information about this position and to apply, please visit

Please contact the Search and Screen Chair if you have a special
need/accommodation to aid your participation in our hiring process.

About UW-La Crosse

The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (UW–La Crosse) provides a
challenging, dynamic, and diverse learning environment in which the entire
university community is fully engaged in supporting student success.
Grounded in the liberal arts, UW-La Crosse fosters curiosity and life-long
learning through collaboration, innovation, and the discovery and
dissemination of new knowledge. Acknowledging and respecting the
contributions of all, UW-La Crosse is a regional academic and cultural center
that prepares students to take their place in a constantly changing world

UW-La Crosse's diversity and inclusion efforts are guided by our adherence
to Inclusive Excellence. We define Inclusive Excellence as “... our active,
intentional and ongoing commitment to bridge differences with
understanding and respect so all can thrive." The goals of Inclusive
Excellence is to increase the retention of diverse faculty, staff and students
while encouraging a campus climate that is inviting and welcoming to all.
UW-La Crosse strives to promote acceptance of all facets of diversity from
racial/ethnic diversity to diversity of thought and experience. UW-La Crosse
is a 2014 recipient of the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED)
award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine. UW-La Crosse is proud to be
one of only 83 recipients of this national honor recognizing our commitment
to diversity and inclusion.

UW-La Crosse has appeared prominently on the U.S. News & World Report
list of “America’s Best Colleges” for more than a decade and is ranked
consistently as one of the top institutions in the Midwest. With a student
population of roughly 10,500, the university offers 94 undergraduate
programs in at least 30 disciplines and 21 graduate programs in the
following colleges: Liberal Studies, Science and Health, and Business
Administration, including the School of Arts & Communication and the School
of Education, Professional and Continuing Education. There are 520 full-time
faculty and instructional academic staff, 6 percent of whom hold terminal
degrees. UW-La Crosse boasts a retention rate (freshmen returning as
sophomores) of 85 percent, graduation rate (degree within six years) of 70
percent, and is among only 12 institutions cited nationally by the American
Association of State Colleges and Universities for its success in linking
campus culture and university leadership to outstanding graduation rates.

The UW-La Crosse campus is nestled in a residential area of the City of La
Crosse (pop. 52,000) located in western Wisconsin. The area, known as the
7 Rivers Region, is famous for its exceptional natural beauty which includes
the Mississippi River on one side, majestic bluffs on the other, and views of
rolling farmland and forested valleys in between. Ranked by U.S. News &
World Report as one of the top ten “Best Places to Live” in 2009, La Crosse is
one of the most scenic places in mid-America. Abundant water, woodlands
and varying terrain provide ample opportunities for year-round outdoor
recreation. Only a couple of hours from Minneapolis or Madison, La Crosse
enjoys the affordability and charm of small town living with larger city
benefits. Three colleges, two world-class medical institutions, the La Crosse
Symphony Orchestra, a restored nineteenth century downtown business
district, and a number of galleries and art centers have made La Crosse a
regional center for culture, entertainment, medical care, shopping, sports
and recreation.

UW-La Crosse is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We strive to
recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people from a diverse
candidate pool, and we encourage applications from persons with varied
backgrounds and perspectives. In support of the Wisconsin Veteran
Employment Initiative we encourage veterans and veterans with disabilities
to explore employment opportunities at UW-La Crosse.
As a prospective UW-La Crosse employee, you have a right to obtain a copy
of campus safety and security information (Clery Act) for this institution. You
may review this information at

Employment will require a criminal background check. A pending criminal
charge or conviction will not necessarily disqualify an applicant. In
compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, UW-La Crosse does not
discriminate on the basis of arrest or conviction record.

NOTE: The above information is provided by the employer. The Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Inc. does not verify the accuracy of these statements.