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Assistant Professor of Psychology

Smith College
Northampton, MA
Closing date
Sep 23, 2022

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Smith College: Massachusetts: Department of Psychology Location Northampton, MA Open Date
Jul 26, 2022
NEW REVIEW BY DATE: October 15, 2022

The Department of Psychology at Smith College invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin July 1, 2023. Successful candidates should be prepared to engage actively with diverse students across the liberal arts. Teaching responsibilities for this position will regularly include two courses per semester: a course in the Introductory sequence (e.g., Introduction to Psychology or Research Methods), an intermediate course in Psychology of Adolescence and Emerging Adulthood , and an upper-level seminar in a topic in the candidate's area of expertise related to culture and identity . Other courses may be taught depending upon the candidate's field of specialization. The successful applicant will maintain an active research program through which Smith students can obtain hands-on experience as researchers. Areas of particular interest within adolescence and emerging adulthood include: sexual identity, racial identity development, and other types of cultural identity development (e.g., religion, social class). A social-justice approach, including community-based learning, will also be considered. A Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology, Cultural Psychology, or a closely related field is expected by the time of appointment. Candidates from groups underrepresented in Psychology are encouraged to apply.

Located in Northampton, MA, Smith College is the largest women's college in the country and is dedicated to excellence in teaching and research across the liberal arts. A faculty of outstanding scholars interact with students in small classes, as advisors, and through student-faculty research projects. Smith College offers opportunities to foster faculty success at every career stage, such as those listed here: The College is a member of the Five-College Consortium with Amherst, Hampshire, and Mt. Holyoke Colleges; and the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Students cross-enroll, and faculty cross-teach across the Five Colleges. Details about the Department of Psychology may be found at

Diversity and a culture of equity and inclusion among students, staff, faculty, and administration are crucial to the mission and values of Smith College. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and do not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, or veteran status in the recruitment and employment of faculty and staff; and the operation of any of its programs and activities, as specified by all applicable laws and regulations. Women, historically underrepresented minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Application Instructions
Submit application at with a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, research statement, sample syllabus of a representative course, sample empirical research article, diversity and inclusion statement, and three confidential letters of recommendation. Finalists may be asked for additional materials. Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2022.
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