Tenure Track Assistant Professor, Psychology
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
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
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 https://bentley.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/faculty
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
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