Assistant Professor of Psychology (Social/Health)

Trinity College
Connecticut, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Aug 20, 2021

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Faculty Positions, Professional Fields, Social Work & Human Services, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Statistics, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Other Social & Behavioral Sciences, Psychology, Sociology
Employment Type
Full Time

Assistant Professor of Psychology (Social/Health)

Tenure Track or Non Tenure Track
Tenure Track

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Assistant Professor

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Full or Part Time
Full Time

Position Summary

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 School.

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 research.


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.

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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.

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