Company Name:

George Washington University


Washington, District of Columbia

Approximate Salary:

Not Specified

Job Category:

Assistant/Associate/Full Professor

Work Setting:

University/4-Year College

Position Type:

Full Time

Date Posted:

November 2, 2018

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Assistant Professor, Applied Social Psychology at The George Washington University

Assistant Professor, Applied Social Psychology at The George Washington University

The Department of Psychology at The George Washington University (GWU) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the area of Applied Social Psychology to begin as early as the start of the 2019-2020 academic year, pending final budgetary approval.


Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, studying the effects of social psychological mechanisms on health (e.g., substance use, obesity, sexual risk behaviors, physical activity); the influence of social processes such as prejudice and discrimination on health outcomes;or the relationship between diversity (e.g., race, ethnicity, gender, sexual identity, socioeconomic status, physical ability) and health disparities and inequities. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to our doctoral program, which trains students for both academic and applied positions. We consider diversity a strength and encourage applications from candidates from diverse backgrounds.


The selected candidate will contribute to the Department and University through research, teaching, and service. This includes:

  1. Developing and sustaining a highly active program of research
  2. Publishing high-quality peer-reviewed research
  3. Pursuing external funding
  4. Contributing to undergraduate and graduate teaching
  5. Mentoring doctoral students
  6. Participating in service-related committee work as appropriate


We are particularly interested in offering courses on sophisticated multivariate statistical models in psychology. Examples of such methods include, but are not limited to, multi-level modeling, latent profile analysis, and other modeling approaches.


The Psychology Department is situated within the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences (CCAS). CCAS offers top-notch training to graduate students and offers undergraduate students an engaged liberal arts education. Faculty across the college and university have developed a vibrant interdisciplinary research community, involving psychology faculty in collaborations with faculty in public health, medicine, engineering, and other fields. The candidate would join a department with diverse faculty who study basic psychological processes as well as the application of those processes to promote health and reduce health disparities and inequalities. GWU’s location, in Washington, DC, provides unique opportunities for research collaborations with, and access to, diverse communities that will enhance scholarly endeavors aimed at improving health and reducing health disparities and inequalities.


Minimum Qualifications: Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Social Psychology, Health Psychology, Quantitative Methods or a closely related discipline by the time of appointment. Applicants should have a strong record of scholarly research, the potential to secure extramural funding, and a commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching excellence.


 Competitive salary and start-up funds are available commensurate with experience.


Application Procedure: To be considered for the position, please submit a curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, a teaching statement, evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., teaching evaluation), and up to four publications that represent your scholarly work. All applications must be submitted through Arrange for three letters of reference to be sent to Only complete applications will be considered.


Review Date: Review of applications will begin on December 3, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.

Background Screening Statement: Employment offers are contingent on the satisfactory outcome of a standard background screening.


The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

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