Company Name:



Columbia, Missouri

Approximate Salary:

Not Specified

Job Category:

Assistant Professor

Work Setting:

University/4-Year College

Position Type:

Full Time

Date Posted:

October 12, 2019

Assistant Professor, Social and Personality Psychology

The Department of Psychological Sciences at the University of Missouri, Columbia invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor in the area of Social/Personality Psychology. A PhD in Psychology is required by the time of appointment, September 1, 2020.

Scholars with any substantive focus within the broad fields of social and personality are encouraged to apply. We are especially interested in recruiting a faculty member with potential for scholarly excellence in diversity science, health and/or health disparities, identity and motivation, resilience and well-being, leadership, or social/personality neuroscience. The ideal candidate will demonstrate a commitment to increasing diversity and multiculturalism in education and be able to contribute to the department’s missions to train a diverse undergraduate and graduate student body, promote an inclusive department environment, and engage with an increasingly diverse community through high-quality research, teaching, and mentorship.

The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence. The University of Missouri is an Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer. We offer a competitive salary and start-up package, an active doctoral program with institutional support for students, a highly interactive faculty and outstanding core facilities. Columbia, Missouri, is ranked among the top-ten college towns in the U.S.

Screening of applicants will begin October 1, 2019. Please apply on line at: Click on “job opportunities for prospective employees” and search for 31262. Use the online application and be prepared to upload a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, a research and teaching statement, and 3-5 representative publications. A diversity statement that describes the candidate’s experiences, commitment, and goals in regards to incorporating an understanding of diversity/multiculturalism in research, teaching, and mentoring is also required. Three reference letters are required and should be sent (electronically or hard copy) to the Chair of the Social/Personality search committee, Laura King (; McAlester Hall, Department of Psychological Sciences, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO. 65201).

Applicants may contact Dr. King with any questions about the position. Contact Human Resource Services ( for any questions about the application process.

An Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer

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