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Assistant Professor of Social Psychology
University of Tennessee
Academic Positions: Assistant Professor

Social Psychology Position Announcement


The Department of Psychology at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Social Psychology. We invite applications from individuals with expertise in any domain relevant to social psychology.  This position will begin in August 2019. The Department comprises 32 tenure-track faculty in three Ph.D. programs (Clinical, Counseling, and Experimental). The position is in the Experimental Program, which comprises the Biological, Developmental, and Social areas. Information about the Department and Social Area is online at  Candidates must have received a Ph.D. and should have a strong research record, enthusiasm for teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels, and potential for extramural funding.  Position responsibilities include research, teaching at both undergraduate and graduate levels, and graduate training.  The successful candidate will be expected to actively pursue and have strong potential for obtaining extramural funding. 

Applicants should electronically submit their vita, research statement, representative publications, teaching statement, and three letters of recommendation to Ms. Connie Ogle at (please state “Social Psychology Search Committee” in the subject line).  Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Please submit your application by October 1st, 2018 to ensure consideration.   

UT is located within easy driving distance to Asheville, Nashville, Atlanta, and the Great Smoky Mountains.  The city of Knoxville is a hidden gem with a beautiful and walkable downtown, varied nightlife, active neighborhoods, and eclectic shopping and restaurants.

The Knoxville campus of the University of Tennessee is seeking candidates who have the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the University. Women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply. 

All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and admissions without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status.

Eligibility and other terms and conditions of employment benefits at The University of Tennessee are governed by laws and regulations of the State of Tennessee, and this non-discrimination statement is intended to be consistent with those laws and regulations.

In accordance with the requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, The University of Tennessee affirmatively states that it does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, or disability in its education programs and activities, and this policy extends to employment by the University.

Inquiries and charges of violation of Title VI (race, color, and national origin), Title IX (sex), Section 504 (disability), ADA (disability), Age Discrimination in Employment Act (age), sexual orientation, or veteran status should be directed to the Office of Equity and Diversity (OED), 1840 Melrose Avenue, Knoxville, TN  37996-3560, telephone (865) 974-2498.  Requests for accommodation of a disability should be directed to the ADA Coordinator at the Office of Equity and Diversity.

Connie Ogle
312C Austin Peay
Knoxville TN, 37996
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