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Assistant Professor (Social/Personality Psychology)

Apply now Department: 3670020240 Psychological Sciences
Job no: 511319
Employment type: Academic / Faculty - 9 month
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Categories: Natural / Quantitative Sciences, Arts / Humanities
Pay Grade: 001

About This Role:

The Department of Psychological Sciences is requesting applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Social/Personality Psychology, to begin in August 2022.

The social/personality area is part of a research-based Ph.D.-granting department. Responsibilities will include teaching two courses per semester (graduate and undergraduate), establishing an ongoing program of research, and engaging in service activities supporting the department, college, and university. Candidates should have a strong research program, as evidenced by publications and presentations, and demonstrated excellence in teaching. A strong commitment to teaching and mentoring students from a diverse population is expected.

The successful applicant will be expected to develop an independent program of research that involves undergraduate and graduate researchers and will be expected to seek external funding for their research. We are open to applicants from all areas of Social Psychology but are particularly interested in those whose research intersects with health issues and the research of our other faculty. Teaching responsibilities are expected to include undergraduate and graduate courses in social and personality psychology, and the ability to teach courses in health, developmental or abnormal psychology would also be welcomed.

Why Join Us:

The Department of Psychological Sciences, which is part of the College of Arts and Sciences, has 15 full-time faculty members who are both active researchers and serve about 500 undergraduate majors, many of whom are involved in research. The Department has an extensive Ph.D. program with four major areas: Animal Learning/Behavioral Neuroscience, Cognitive/Human Factors, Industrial/Organizational, and Social/Personality. The department’s Graduate Teaching Apprenticeship program prepares doctoral students to teach in higher education and is one of the few of its type in the country. Additional details about the department are available at: http://www.k-state.edu/psych.

Kansas State University is a Land Grant University, designated as a Carnegie Doctoral/Research-Intensive Institution, and has been ranked among the top state and private institutions of higher education in numbers of Rhodes, Marshall, Truman, Goldwater, and Udall scholars since 1986. K-State is located in Manhattan, a progressive university community with a metropolitan area population of over 125,000, which is located in the scenic Flint Hills of Northeast Kansas (see www.manhattan.org). The community offers a friendly and safe environment. It also features excellent housing, outstanding schools, excellent parks and recreation facilities, a wide variety of shopping and dining establishments, and short commute times.

Kansas State University offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes health insurance, life insurance, retirement plans, paid time off – vacation, sick, and holidays.   To see what benefits are available, please visit: https://www.k-state.edu/hcs/benefits

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

The Department of Psychological Sciences  in the College of Arts and Sciences seeks to foster diversity in a commitment to recruit, retain and resource peoples historically under-represented in university education in the United States. Fostering diversity goes beyond increasing the numbers of underrepresented students, faculty and staff. It also includes a commitment to substantial curricular offerings, resources, and programming that foregrounds the knowledge, perspectives, cultures, and histories of marginalized communities. A truly diverse college culture and structure will benefit all members of the university community to better serve and excel in an increasingly global and multicultural world.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in social psychology, personality psychology, or closely related field. ABDs with evidence of substantial progress towards completion will be considered but a doctoral degree is required at the time of appointment.
  • Evidence of a strong research program
  • Evidence of teaching excellence

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A strong commitment to teaching and mentoring undergraduate and graduate researchers
  • Clear promise of an independent, externally-fundable program of research
  • Research interests that intersect with health issues and the research of our other faculty

Other Requirements:

  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment

How to Apply:

Please submit the following documents in ONE pdf file to:

  1. Letter of interest which includes a statement of teaching philosophy and descriptions of research program
  2. Current curriculum vitae
  3. Three representative publications
  4. Name and contact information for three professional references

Screening of Applications Begins:

Screening of applications will begin on October 15, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled. Inquiries may be addressed to Laura Brannon, Department of Psychological Sciences, Kansas State University (lbrannon@ksu.edu).

Anticipated Hiring Salary Range:

$72,000 - $77,0000 (9 month contract)

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees.

Background Screening Statement:

In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.

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