Assistant Professor in Social Psychology

  • University of Rhode Island
  • University of Rhode Island, Upper College Road, Kingston, RI, USA
  • Oct 08, 2021
Full time Psychology Social & Behavioral Sciences

Job Description


This is an academic-year, 9-month position, which begins each September one week before Labor Day and concludes on Commencement Day the following May.  The position is anticipated to begin in September of 2022, prior to the start of the semester. 


The Department of Psychology at The University of Rhode Island invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Social Psychology in our Behavioral Science track, beginning fall 2021. We seek an individual with expertise that complements existing strengths in clinical and health psychology, substance use and addictions, methodology and statistics, inclusion and diversity, child/adolescent/young adult health, and clinical neuroscience. Areas of interest are open, and we broadly welcome specialization in areas of social and health science that are of vital concern to society and that offer opportunities for collaboration within our department and across the College of Health Sciences and the University. The position will address teaching and research needs in social psychology that are central to our undergraduate BA and BS, and graduate curriculums.


The Department, College, and University recognize that the field of psychology needs to be strengthened by contributions from a broad range of perspectives. The Department of Psychology is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion and seeks to serve as a representative inspiration for the next generations. As such, we particularly welcome candidates from groups that are historically underrepresented, marginalized, and/or excluded in the field of psychology who will support the mission of both URI and the Department of Psychology to expose students to different perspectives. Candidates will demonstrate a commitment to inclusivity to enhance a sense of belonging and academic success among undergraduate students from diverse cultures and backgrounds.


The Psychology Department is recognized for excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service, and for our commitment to diversity. Our department has 800 undergraduates, 80 graduate students, and 28 faculty, with doctoral tracks in Behavioral Science and an APA-accredited Clinical Psychology program. For more information about the Department, please visit


Duties and Responsibilities:

Teach two courses per semester at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Publish research relevant to social/health psychology. Mentor students at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Seek and secure external research funding that will support productive research. Demonstrate a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion through research, teaching, and service activities. Perform other duties as required.


Application Details

For complete details, including required and preferred qualifications, and the application process itself, please visit the URI jobs website at to apply for job posting (F00268). 


The search will remain open until the position is filled. First consideration will be given to applications received by November 15, 2021. Second consideration may be given to applications received by December 15, 2021. Applications received subsequent to the second consideration date (December 15, 2021) may not be given full consideration.



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


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