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Tenure Track Asst. Prof., Psychology

Bentley University
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Oct 19, 2022

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Tenure Track Assistant Professor, Psychology

Bentley University

Job Description Summary
The Department of Natural and Applied Sciences at Bentley University welcomes applications for an Assistant Professor of Psychology tenure-track faculty position expected to begin in July 2023. With a strong faculty of teacher-scholars, Bentley strives to lead higher education in the integration of global business with the arts and sciences, information technology, and corporate ethics and social responsibility. Providing a stimulating academic community for both faculty and students, Bentley supports its faculty as they pursue cutting-edge research and bring their expertise and real world understanding into the classroom. We seek qualified faculty who represent diverse backgrounds, interests and talents and share a commitment to high ethical standards and a willingness to embrace challenge and change.

We are looking for a new colleague with an exciting research trajectory. The area of specialization is open, but applicants who examine mental health, well-being, and social, developmental or cognitive processes in health and/or business contexts are especially encouraged to apply. Applicants who contribute an intersectional approach to psychological research in the areas of gender, racial identity, or health justice are also encouraged. Clinical or counseling experience is a plus. Our department's faculty research encompasses a range of methodologies, and we welcome applications from quantitative, qualitative, or mixed-methods scholars.

This position will enhance our growing psychology offerings and add to the Department and University's existing multidisciplinary strengths in health outcomes research, positive psychology, interpersonal behavior and communication science, and the patient and practitioner experience. We currently have a successful minor in psychology and are planning a major in psychology to complement existing department majors in Health Studies and Sustainability Sciences . Additionally, the Natural and Applied Sciences Department offers classes inthe graduate school's newHealthcare concentration in our MBA program.

We seek applicants who are both outstanding researchers and excellent teachers. The successful candidate can join the Health Thought Leadership Network of over 60 scholars conducting health-related research at Bentley, as well as partner with the Center for Integration of Science and Industry . The NAS Department values faculty who are enthusiastic participants in the life of the University and who engage in mentoring students, guiding our majors and minors, attending lectures and events, and supervising group and individual student research projects.

This is a 9-month position, annually renewable with satisfactory progress towards tenure. Summer research funding is available through a competitive application process. Additionally, Bentley offers multiple small internal grant mechanisms to seed research initiatives or fund research assistants. Bentley University enjoys a positive reputation as a desirable place to work and offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package. Founded in 1917, Bentley University is an AACSB accredited institution that enrolls approximately 5,500 students at the undergraduate, masters, and doctoral levels. Bloomberg ranks Bentley in the top 10 undergraduate business programs in the United States and in the top 100 places to obtain an MBA. U.S. News & World Report ranked Bentley as 2nd in the Best Regional Universities-North category.

Minimum Qualifications:

Candidates should have completed a doctorate in psychology or a related field (ABD candidates with expected completion dates by June 2023 will also be considered).

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Candidates should submit all application materials through Bentley's online employment site at The review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled, however for fullest consideration, please apply by November 20th, 2022 .

For full consideration, candidates should submit the following as part of the application:
  • Cover Letter indicating why the candidate is a good fit at Bentley and its Natural and Applied Sciences department. The Cover letter should also include names and contact information (email) of three references. Bentley will contact such references confidentially for candidates moving forward in the process.
  • Curriculum Vitae.
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness including a statement of teaching philosophy and pedagogical approach.
  • Research Statement.
  • Diversity Statement: The diversity statement should be one-to-two pages and speak to your experience with diversity (i.e., gender, race, ethnicity, age, religious or other backgrounds) and/or inclusion (all members of an organization are valued, respected, and have influence) and how it relates to your research, teaching, or service. Bentley University recognizes that your individual exposure to diversity is a function of your background. We value those from relatively homogenous cultural contexts as well as those from diverse cultural contexts, whether in the U.S. or internationally, where diversity may take on different forms.

Bentley University requires references checks and may conduct other pre-employment screening.


Bentley University strives to create a campus community that welcomes the exchange of ideas, and fosters a culture that values differences and views them as a strength in our community.

Bentley University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, building strength through diversity. The University is committed to building a community of talented students, faculty and staff who reflect the diversity of global business. We strongly encourage applications from persons from underrepresented groups, individuals with disabilities, covered veterans and those with diverse experiences and backgrounds.


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