Assistant Professor in Social Psychology

Kentucky, United States
Competitive Salary
May 19, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The University of Kentucky Department of Psychology in Lexington, KY invites applications for a tenure track position at the assistant professor level to begin January, 2022. The successful candidate will have a program of research focused on diversity and equity. Among our particular interests are scholars whose research is informed by critical understandings of oppression, including race and racism. We are especially interested in research that includes individuals from traditionally excluded populations (e.g., Queer Black, Latino/e/x, Indigenous, trans, non-binary, low socioeconomic backgrounds), may incorporate intersectionality, may utilize mixed methods designs, and/or takes a strengths-based (rather than a deficit-based) approach. Advanced quantitative skills are also of interest. We are looking to add to our growing cluster of researchers who include a social justice lens in their research practices. We are eager to add to the diversity of our faculty and our scholarship. Beyond this specific focus, we seek applicants with a strong research program, potential to attract extramural grant or foundation funding, and a commitment to excellent mentoring and teaching.

A Ph.D. in social psychology or related discipline is required.

Applicants must submit the following: 1) cover letter, 2) CV, 3) statements of research and teaching interests (upload as Specific Request 1), 4) three representative publications (upload as Specific Request 2), and 5) a statement on inclusivity (upload as Specific Request 3). Regarding this last request, we are strongly committed to creating an inclusive and effective teaching, learning, and working environment for all. In one to two pages, applicants should reflect on their commitments, approaches, and insights related to inclusion, diversity, and equity. In addition, please provide the names and contact information for three references when prompted in the academic profile. This information will be utilized to solicit recommendation letters from your references within the employment system.

Review of applications will begin immediately. Deadline to apply is June 1, 2021.

Please contact the chair of the search committee, Dr. Rachel Farr (, with any questions. To apply, please go to the following link: