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Assistant Professor of Psychology, Tenure Track

Suffolk University
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
May 2, 2024

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Teacher Education
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Assistant Professor of Psychology, Tenure Track

The Psychology Department at Suffolk University invites applicants for a full time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Psychology beginning July 1, 2024. Area of scholarship is open, although we are particularly interested in recruiting a teacher scholar with a research program involving diverse and/or underserved populations and aligning with the departments social justice mission Psychology - Suffolk University. Areas of neuropsychology and biological bases of behavior are also particular needs.

Candidates should provide evidence of commitment to excellent teaching and scholarly potential, including a research agenda and plans for peer-reviewed publication. The department includes a popular undergraduate major, an APA-accredited Ph.D. program in Clinical Psychology, and a Masters of Mental Health Counseling program. The successful candidate will teach at the undergraduate and doctoral level; previous teaching experience is preferred. In addition to demonstrating excellence in teaching and research, the successful candidate is expected to advise and mentor undergraduate and clinical doctoral students, serve on dissertation committees, and engage in service within the Department, College, and University. We are committed to promoting equity in the field and inclusive teaching practices.

Candidates who are licensed in or willing to become licensed in Massachusetts are preferred.

Faculty in the Psychology Department have a wide range of expertise and perspectives in psychology. Our department does not focus on a single approach, though we have a shared commitment to advancing social justice. Our faculty are engaged in the community as clinicians, researchers, advocates, and consultants. Department faculty take advantage of our location in the heart of Boston to participate in broad research, clinical, and other professional opportunities.

Founded in 1906 by Gleason Archer, who provided legal education in the evening to individuals who might not otherwise have been afforded that opportunity, Suffolk University consistently seeks to advance its history as a school of access and opportunity. Over 1/3 of our undergraduates identify as first-generation and 35% of our undergraduate and graduate students are from racially minoritized groups. Our access and opportunity mission is lived through our decisions at every level. U.S. News ranked Suffolk University among the top 100 universities in the country for social mobility. Through student, faculty and staff recruitment and support, community engagement, curriculum development, and research, the University community works to advance equity for every student, every day. Learn more about how we manifest the core values of our mission atSuffolk DEI.

The successful candidate will contribute to Suffolks rich tradition of community-engaged teaching and experiential education that prepares our diverse, substantially first-generation college students for careers and civic engagement. We seek candidates with a commitment to inclusive pedagogy and curricular diversity, mentoring and advising studentsespecially first-generation college studentsas well as conducting impactful research with students.

Not sure this is you?Contact us to find out!Research indicates that women and members of under-represented groups tend not to apply to jobs when they think they do not meet every qualification, when, in fact, they often do. Suffolk University is dedicated to a diverse and inclusive academic community. Familiarity with and experience using pedagogical methods that enable students across racial, ethnic, socio-economic, and ability groups to reach their maximum potential is a valuable qualification.

Candidates should hold a PhDby the commencement of the 2024/2025 academic year; ABDcandidates in the final stages of completing their degreeswill beconsidered.

Application should be made through the Suffolk University Human Resources Careers at Suffolk site. A complete submission will include: cover letter (including research agenda); CV; statements of research and teaching interests; diversity statement; student course evaluations and three letters of recommendation.

For full consideration, applications should be submitted by November 15th, though applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Initial interviews will be via Zoom followed by on-campus interviews.

Suffolk University is a private, comprehensive, urban university located in downtown Boston, and is an equal opportunity employer committed to faculty diversity. Candidates from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. Suffolk offers substantial employee benefits, including tuition remission for employees and their families, as well as health, dental, and life insurance, commuter benefits, and a strong employee assistance program Benefits - Suffolk University. You can learn more about Suffolk University from our website Suffolk University. To learn more about the Psychology Department, go to our department website Psychology - Suffolk University.

Inquiries about the position should be addressed to Dr. Matthew Jerram, Chair of the Psychology Department at


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