Assistant Professor of Psychology (Social/Health)
Tenure Track or Non Tenure Track
Full or Part Time
SOCIAL / HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY with Research Methods emphasis. The
tenure-track position is at the level of Assistant Professor and
will begin July 2022.
Teaching responsibilities will include a core course in
social psychology and its accompanying lab, a specialized course in
health psychology, advanced courses in the social psychology of
health, and psychological assessment, a required research design
and analysis course, and an occasional first-year seminar and
senior seminar. Applicants must have a Ph.D. or Ph.D. expected in
Social Psychology, Health Psychology, or related field.
Trinity College is a co-educational, independent, nonsectarian
liberal arts college with approximately 2,300 undergraduate
students and 220 faculty located in Connecticut’s capital city of
Hartford. Trinity has several programs (e.g., Community Learning
Initiative, Liberal Arts Action Lab), as part of the Center for
Hartford Engagement & Research ( CHER ) that promotes community
engagement and collaboration, as well as relationships with
surrounding health organizations such as Hartford Hospital, the
Institute of Living, Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, The
Hispanic Health Council, and University of Connecticut Medical
Trinity College requires proof of COVID19 vaccination or an
approved exemption prior to beginning employment.
Applicants must have a Ph.D. or Ph.D. expected in Social
Psychology, Health Psychology, or related field. We seek candidates
whose research brings together perspectives from both social and
health psychology. While research expertise is broadly defined,
areas of interest to the department include: research linking
social psychological processes with biological processes and health
outcomes, psychological and/or environmental factors accounting for
health disparities among social groups, social dynamics within
healthcare settings, adjustment to disease/illness or loss, when
and how people change their health-related attitudes and behaviors,
factors that maximize the persuasiveness of communications aimed at
promoting healthy lifestyles, etc. The ideal candidate will also
have a strong background in research design and statistical
analyses, as evidenced by their scholarship and teaching. The
successful candidate will be expected to develop and maintain a
program of excellent empirical research and engage bright,
motivated, and diverse psychology undergraduates in that
Competitive salary and benefits, plus start-up expense fund.
Special Instructions to Applicants
We will begin reviewing applications on October 4, 2021 and
continue until the position is filled. Candidates should upload a
cover letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of
teaching philosophy (including a statement of your approach to
issues of diversity, equality and inclusion), evidence of teaching
effectiveness and sample syllabi, if available, a statement of
research interests, representative research papers, graduate
transcript, and three letters of reference.
Applicants will be asked to list contact information for reference
providers, including email addresses. Once a completed dossier is
submitted, automatic emails will be generated to each reference
provider, directing each referee to a unique URL where they must go
to upload a letter of recommendation. Applicants using Interfolio
(or other dossier service) should provide the appropriate unique
Interfolio email address for each reference letter writer.
Trinity College is an independent, nonsectarian liberal arts
college for men and women, with approximately 2,200 undergraduate
students and 200 faculty members, located in Hartford, Connecticut.
Our Mission is “Engage. Connect. Transform.” As the preeminent
liberal arts college in an urban setting, Trinity College prepares
students to be bold, independent thinkers who lead transformative
lives. Trinity is an actively engaged community of students,
faculty and staff who work together to develop and sustain the
intellectual and creative opportunities central to a first-class
liberal arts education. Hartford, the state capital, provides many
opportunities for cultural and social engagement.
The College is committed to building a representative and diverse
faculty, administrative staff, and student body. Trinity is an
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women and minorities
are encouraged to apply. Applicants with disabilities should
request, in advance, any needed accommodation in order to
participate in the application process.
For all faculty positions, completion of the Ph.D. or appropriate
equivalent is expected. Candidates should have a strong commitment
to undergraduate and interdisciplinary teaching in a liberal arts
context, and a well-articulated plan for sustained research.
Trinity is especially interested in candidates who can contribute
to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through
their research, teaching, and service.