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New Position: Department seeks Social Psychologist

Social-Personality Psychology (Assistant Professor) position #998941

The Department of Psychology at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro invites applications for a tenure-track position in Social-Personality Psychology (Assistant Professor level), to begin August 1, 2018. The Department of Psychology consists of 25 full-time faculty and offers a BA and BS in psychology, an MA in General Experimental Psychology, and a Ph.D. in clinical, cognitive, developmental, and social psychology (See for more information).

We are seeking someone to join an active and collaborative research department. Candidates must hold or anticipate a Ph.D. by August 1, 2018 and should demonstrate strong potential for securing external funding. All applicants should have a clear commitment to graduate and undergraduate teaching and to working with students from diverse backgrounds and should show evidence of a strong independent research program. Researchers with interests related to stereotyping, prejudice, and discrimination are particularly encouraged to apply. Additional consideration will be given to candidates interested in teaching statistics at the graduate and undergraduate levels. The department has excellent research resources, such as a diverse research participation pool, equipment and systems for a wide array of research methods (e.g., eye-tracking, ERP, ESM), and a research-dedicated neuroimaging facility.

UNCG is a Minority Serving Institution, with an undergraduate student body consisting of approximately 28% African Americans and 8% Hispanic or Latino Americans. UNCG is proud of the diversity of its student body and we seek to attract an equally diverse applicant pool for this position. We are an EOE/Affirmative Action/M/F/D/V employer and are strongly committed to increasing faculty diversity (

Greensboro is a city of about 287,000 in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, a location providing easy access to the Research Triangle and to recreational opportunities at the coast and the mountains. The local metropolitan area (which includes the cities of High Point and Winston-Salem) has a population of approximately 1.6 million and enjoys an excellent quality of life.

We will begin reviewing applications on October 1 and will continue until the position is filled. More information may be obtained from Dr. Ethan Zell, Chair of the Social Search Committee (email: Applicants should submit all materials electronically (to apply, visit and click on “Faculty”). Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, a detailed description of their research program, up to five representative publications, a statement of teaching interests, and names and e-mail addresses of 3 people to be contacted for letters of recommendation.