Assistant Professor of Psychology(Social)/Dale J. Weary Faculty
University of Kansas Lawrence Campus
Conduct research in area of expertise within Psychology.
Tenure-track faculty members are expected to develop and maintain
an active research program, which gains national recognition and is
advanced substantially beyond the level of the Ph.D. thesis. It
should provide solid evidence that the faculty member is a
dedicated scientist and scholar whose research will continue to
develop in depth and importance throughout his or her career.
Tenure-track faculty members are expected to publish in
peer-reviewed journals and to present findings at professional
- Teach 4 courses/academic year in the Psychology department;
courses may be cross-listed or cross-referenced with other
- Develop or teach courses at both the graduate and undergraduate
- Prepare for and attend all class meetings. In case of absence,
faculty member must make arrangements for a substitute to teach
- Develop assignments, administer tests, evaluate student work,
provide feedback to students, and assign grades.
- Hold regular office hours for students involved in classes
taught. A minimum of three posted office hours each week is
required. Be available for reasonable appointments if a student
cannot meet during scheduled office hours.
- Adhere to program, College, and University policies.
- All faculty members are expected to be active in advising. All
faculty members are to take their teaching and advising
responsibilities seriously and to strive for excellence in the
Req ID(Ex: 10567BR)
- Tenure-track faculty are expected to participate in appropriate
professional activities, such as attending program meetings,
carrying out program committee assignments, participating in
regional or national meetings or conferences, and refereeing or
reviewing manuscripts for research journals and grant proposals.
Service to the College and University is also expected, and to the
greater profession at-large.
- Faculty members are expected to carry out their
responsibilities in accordance with the Faculty Code of Rights,
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The University of Kansas prohibits discrimination on the basis of
race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, age,
ancestry, disability status as a veteran, sexual orientation,
marital status, parental status, gender identity, gender
expression, and genetic information in the university's programs
and activities. Retaliation is also prohibited by university
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the Lawrence, Edwards, Parsons, Yoder, and Topeka campuses);
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Mission Parkway, Fairway, KS 66205, 913-588-8011, 711 TTY (for the
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Contact Information to Applicants
Inquiries regarding the position and application can be directed to
the chair of the search committee:
Dr. Chris Crandall
Department of Psychology
- A Ph.D. in Psychology from a social psychology program or
closely related area.
- Record of scholarly achievement with clear evidence of an
ongoing research program.
- Demonstrated ability to teach effectively at the undergraduate
level and interest in teaching and mentoring at the graduate
- Commitment to enhancing and promoting diversity, equity,
inclusion, and belonging.
Advertised Salary Range
commensurate with experience
- Advanced methodological, statistical, modeling, data science or
- Potential for external funding for research.
- Interest in engaging with the KU Social Program's lively and
inclusive intellectual culture.
The University of Kansas (KU) seeks an Assistant Professor in the
Department of Psychology, with a focus on Social Psychology, to
begin August 18, 2024. This is a titled Assistant Professorship
(the Dale J. Weary Faculty Fellow), which provides extended
research support through pre-tenure years. We seek a candidate
whose research program would complement or enhance current
strengths of the KU social psychology program in intergroup
relations, motivation and emotion, personal relationships, and
The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is the largest school on
the campus and plays a central role within the University. Founded
in 1865, KU is a designated Carnegie comprehensive doctoral and
research university, and is one of only 34 public members of the
prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU). The
University enrolls more than 28,000 students and offers
opportunities to collaborate with its graduate and professional
programs, which include education, public health, medicine, law,
and several allied social science and humanities disciplines.
The University of Kansas is in the city of Lawrence, a thriving
community located 40 minutes from the Kansas City metropolitan area
and 30 minutes from the state capital, Topeka. Lawrence, an
affordable and progressive college town of 95,000, boasts a lively
arts and music scene, along with numerous independently owned small
businesses that contribute to a welcoming sense of community. The
city offers many indoor and outdoor recreation opportunities,
excellent schools, high-quality restaurants, convenient living, and
a diverse cultural mix. A short drive to Kansas City provides quick
access to historic jazz clubs, museums, world-class music and
theatre venues, and professional sports teams.
The University of Kansas and the Department of Psychology recognize
that diversity across our students, staff, and faculty strengthens
our organization, campus, and community and is a core initiative in
the University's strategic plan, Jayhawks Rising ( https://jayhawksrising.ku.edu/
). Candidates are encouraged to highlight their commitment to,
practice, and application of diversity, equity, inclusion, and
belonging within the application. In a continuing effort to enrich
its academic environment and provide equal educational and
employment opportunities, the University of Kansas actively
encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups.
The successful applicant must have appropriate authorization to
work in the U.S. before employment begins.
Application Review Begins
Anticipated Start Date
Additional Candidate Instruction
To apply and for more information, go to https://employment.ku.edu/academic/26140BR
A complete online application includes the following materials: (1)
a cover letter; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) a research statement;
(4) no more than three scholarly publications/papers; (5) a
teaching statement; and (6) the name and email address for three
reference. In these required materials, applicants are encouraged
to demonstrate how they have contributed or would contribute to
building a culture of belonging.
In addition to the materials above, learning about each applicant's
contribution and engagement in areas of diversity is an important
part of KU's mission. As a result, applicants will be presented the
following question at the time of application. The response must be
within 4,000 characters or less:
Application review begins October 15, 2023 and will continue
until a pool of qualified applicants has been obtained.
- Describe your experiences working with people from diverse
backgrounds, and explain how those experiences reflect your
commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion.