The Department of Psychological Science in the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Arkansas invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in social psychology, with a preference for individuals whose research utilizes neuroscientific and/or other biological methods (including but not limited to imaging, EEG, TMS, genetics/epigenetics, psychoneuroimmunology, psychoneuroendocrinology, and biomarkers) to investigate social psychological phenomena. Appointment is set to begin August 2019.
We are interested in an inclusive and diverse pool of applicants. The successful candidate will contribute via research, teaching, and/or service to the Department’s commitment to diversity and the University’s stated mission of enhancing the learning of our students and better preparing them to engage in an increasingly diverse and global community. A competitive startup package is available. The Department is a leader in a campus neuroscience initiative, which is developing a long-term plan to increase the presence of neuroscientific research methods at the University of Arkansas.
Successful applicants must have
- A PhD by the date of appointment
- A record of, or demonstrated potential for, outstanding research achievement and acquisition of external funding
- The ability to contribute to the Department's teaching mission in both graduate-level training and undergraduate instruction
- Research and teaching interests that complement existing department strengths
- Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusiveness, including the ability to mentor students from underrepresented backgrounds, consistent with our Department’s Diversity Mission Statement ( ) and our campus-wide strategic plan ( )
- Demonstrated effective interpersonal skills and collegiality
There is the potential for affiliation with related multidisciplinary programs across the university (e.g., Gender Studies, African and African American Studies, Asian Studies, Indigenous Studies, Jewish Studies, Latin American and Latino studies, Middle East Studies) as part of this appointment. For the complete announcement, visit the University of Arkansas Human Resources website.
Completed applications received by November 17, 2018, will be assured full consideration. Late applications will be reviewed as necessary to fill the position. Applicants must submit a cover letter/letter of application; a curriculum vitae; a listing of publications; a statement of research plans; a statement of teaching interests; and a one-page statement of how you would contribute to the department’s commitment to diversity uploaded to the ‘Other Document’ link. We encourage applicants to address in their statements and/or cover letter how they have pursued or plan to pursue the goals of open and reproducible science. A list of three professional references willing to provide letters of reference will be requested during the application process.
Founded in 1871 as a land-grant institution, the University of Arkansas is classified by the Carnegie Foundation among the top 2% of universities in the nation with the highest level of research activity. Ten colleges and schools serve more than 27,800 students with more than 200 academic programs. University of Arkansas students earn nationally competitive awards at an impressive rate and represent 50 states and more than 120 countries. As an employer, the University of Arkansas offers a vibrant work environment and a workplace culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance. The benefits package includes university contributions to health, dental, life and disability insurance, tuition waivers for employees and their families, 12 official holidays, immediate-leave accrual, and a choice of retirement programs with university contributions ranging from 5 to 10% of employee salary.
The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity institution committed to achieving diversity its faculty. Therefore, the University is especially interested in applications from qualified candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our academic departments. The University welcomes applications without regard to age, race, gender (including pregnancy), national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran status, military service, genetic information, sexual orientation, or gender identity. All application information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act and persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. The J. W. Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences promotes these ideals and welcomes applicants who foster an inclusive environment through an open exchange of voices and ideas from populations of diverse backgrounds.
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