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Tenure track position in social psychology at the University of Michigan
University of Michigan
Academic Positions: Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor (tenure-track) Position in Social Psychology

The Department of Psychology at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, invites applications for a faculty position (Assistant Professor) in Social Psychology with an emphasis on research that utilizes biological methods (e.g., brain imaging, genetics/epigenetics, psychoneuroimmunology, psychoneuroendocrinology, biomarkers or stimulation techniques) to investigate social/affective psychological phenomena, and which may also include research that touches on culture, cognitive, clinical, health and/or developmental processes as well.

The successful candidate will be a faculty member who would affiliate with the Social Psychology area of the Department and may also have ties to other areas. Preference will be given to individuals whose research utilizes biological methods in conjunction with other types of social-cognitive, affective and behavioral methods. This is a tenure-track university year appointment. The expected start date is September 1, 2019.

Successful candidates must have a Ph.D. in a relevant discipline (Psychology or Neuroscience) by the time the position starts, and a commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching, including courses that address the biological mechanisms of social/affective processes. 

Please submit a letter of intent, curriculum vitae, a statement of current and future research plans, a statement of teaching philosophy and experience, and evidence of teaching excellence (if available). The University of Michigan and the Department of Psychology value contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion ( We encourage applicants to comment (in a separate statement or in the cover letter) about how their research, teaching, and/or service in the past, present, and/or future could contribute to these values. Applicants should also request at least three letters of recommendation from referees. Once the application is submitted, an email will be sent to each of the referees with instructions for submitting letters directly to the application system by November 2, 2018. All other application materials noted above should be uploaded to the Psychology Applicant Management Systemby November 2, 2018, as a single PDF.

For inquiries about the position please contact Ethan Kross ( University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Qualified women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply. The University is supportive of the needs of dual-career couples.


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