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Assistant Professor in Psychology

University of Rhode Island
Kingston, RI
Closing date
Feb 13, 2024

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Assistant Professor in Psychology

Location: Kingston

The Department of Psychology at The University of Rhode Island invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Psychology, beginning Fall 2024. Our department has ~1000 undergraduates, 60 graduate students, and 28 faculty, with BA and BS degrees, and doctoral tracks in Behavioral Science and an APA-accredited Clinical Psychology program. For more information about the Department, please visit

The area of affiliation (Behavioral Science or Clinical Psychology) and research specialization is open, although preference will be given to applicants whose research programs include a focus on health disparities, qualitative (mixed) methods, program evaluation/implementation science, and/or health psychology. We welcome research specialization in areas that complement our current faculty and programs and offer opportunities for collaboration within our department, the College of Health Sciences, and the University. The candidate is expected to maintain an active research agenda; teach courses in their area(s) of expertise at both the undergraduate and graduate levels; as well as provide mentorship to undergraduate and graduate students.

The Department, College, and University recognize that the field of psychology is strengthened by contributions from a broad range of perspectives. The Department of Psychology is committed to justice, equity, diversity, and inclusivity (JEDI; ( As such, we welcome candidates from groups that are historically underrepresented, who will support the mission of both URI and the Department of Psychology to expose students to different perspectives. We seek applicants who have experience teaching and mentoring students in ways that include and support individuals from historically underrepresented backgrounds.

The Psychology Department is recognized for excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service, and for our commitment to JEDI.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities: Teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
Publish research relevant to their area of expertise in psychology.
Seek and secure external funding that will support productive research.
Demonstrate a strong commitment to JEDI through research, teaching, and service.
Mentor students at the graduate and undergraduate levels.
Visit URI jobs website at to view the full details of the position and to apply for faculty job posting (F00406).

The search will remain open until the position has been filled. First consideration will be given to applications received by February 15, 2024. Applications received after February 15, 2024, may be reviewed depending on search progress and needs, but are not guaranteed full consideration.

The University of Rhode Island is an EEO employer.
Women, persons of color, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities,
and members of other protected groups are encouraged to apply.

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