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Assistant Professor in Psychology

Bucknell University
Lewisburg, PA
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Sep 23, 2022

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Assistant Professor in Psychology

Job No: 497094
Position Type: full-time
Location: Lewisburg, PA
Categories: Psychology

The Psychology Department at Bucknell University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Social Psychology with a preference for teaching and research focused on issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion, beginning August 2023. We seek a teacher-scholar with a Ph.D. degree in Psychology or closely related field by the start of the appointment.

We seek an outstanding teacher and scholar with a commitment to diversity, student learning, and inclusive pedagogy. The successful candidate will have an interest in teaching a diverse population, integrating high-impact educational experiences into courses, and a strong or promising record of scholarship. An active research program that results in peer-reviewed publications and involves mentorship of undergraduates is expected. The successful candidate will teach five courses per year, develop a strong body of scholarship in their field of specialization related to social justice, and participate in service activities at the department, college, or university level, or in the wider academic community.

As part of the five-course per year teaching load, the successful candidate will be expected to teach social psychology, an advanced research methods course, and an advanced seminar in the candidate's area of expertise, with a focus on issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion. The candidate would also be expected to teach one of the Department's introductory courses: Introduction to Psychology, Research Methods in Psychology, or Psychological Statistics. Finally, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to offer courses that contribute to the college core curriculum, such as IP courses or foundation seminars. Opportunity exists to supervise Master's degree students in Psychology. For an entry-level hire, a PhD is required by August 1, 2023.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, a C.V., a statement of teaching philosophy and evidence of teaching effectiveness or promise, a statement of scholarly goals, and a statement describing any experience, training, or engagement with issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Applicants should arrange to have three letters of recommendation submitted separately. For additional information and to apply, please go to Bucknell's career site ( Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2022 and continue until the position is filled. Contact Andrea Halpern or T. Joel Wade, Department Co-Chairs, at 570-577-1200 or or for more information. Visit for more information about the department.

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