Company Name:

Northern Illinois University


DeKalb, Illinois

Approximate Salary:

Not Specified

Job Category:

Assistant Professor

Work Setting:

University/4-Year College

Position Type:

Full Time

Required Education:


Date Posted:

October 9, 2019

Assistant Professor, Social Psychology

Assistant Professor, Social Psychology Department of Psychology – College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Northern Illinois University

The Department of Psychology at Northern Illinois University invites applicants with expertise in Social Psychology to apply for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in our joint Social and Industrial-Organizational Psychology program, beginning in Fall 2020. Northern Illinois University’s Psychology Department is in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and includes 24 full-time faculty members. The department offers a terminal M.A. degree in School Psychology and Ph.D. degrees in Clinical Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Industrial-Organizational Psychology, Neuroscience and Behavior, School Psychology, and Social Psychology. Further information about the joint Social and Industrial-Organizational Psychology program can be found at

Duties and Responsibilities

• Contributing to the joint Social and Industrial-Organizational Psychology program;

• Supervising dissertations and theses;

• Teaching graduate and undergraduate courses;

Actively seeking extramural funding for research;

• Serving as a role model for Ph.D. students in a program that values research, teaching, and service.

Required Qualifications

• Ph.D. in Psychology at the time of hire;

• Evidence of scholarly productivity that is commensurate with experience;

• High quality teaching experience/potential;

• Ability to establish and maintain an independent program of research.

• Experience working in settings with students from diverse cultural backgrounds, and a commitment to improving their access to higher education and achievement.

Preferred Qualifications

• Teaching and research that overlap with existing research areas in the program, including an emerging focus on methodology and statistics;

• Research focus that may bridge to other curricular areas in the department.

Application Procedures

Applicants should submit a cover letter, current curriculum vitae, a statement of research vision, a statement of teaching interests, unofficial transcripts (official will be required at time of hire), and a list of at least three references as a single PDF file to by November 1, 2019. Review will begin immediately after that date and will continue until the position is filled. Competitive salary and benefit packages are offered. A pre-employment criminal background investigation is required. Northern Illinois University is an AA/EEO institution. Pre-employment background check and verification of eligibility to work in the United States is required.

EEO Statement, Visa Policy, ADA Accommodation, Clery Act Information

In accordance with applicable statutes and regulations, NIU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, religion, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, political affiliation, or any other factor unrelated to professional qualifications, and will comply with all applicable federal and state statutes, regulations and orders pertaining to nondiscrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Ethics and Compliance Officer, Title IX Coordinator Health Services 230 815-753-5560 Office for Civil Rights U.S. Department of Education Citigroup Center 500 W. Madison Street, Suite 1475 Chicago, IL 60661-4544 312-730-1560 In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire. NIU remains committed to ensuring that its recruitment and application procedures include full opportunities for applicants with disabilities. Employment opportunities will not be denied to anyone because of the need to make accommodations for a person’s disability during either the application or interview process. An applicant who believes they require an accommodation to participate in the employment process due to a disability may request that accommodation through the Accommodation Request Form. This form can be obtained by contacting the Office of Academic Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (ADEI) at 815-753-8399. NIU provides information regarding campus security, personal and fire safety, including topics such as: crime prevention, emergency response procedures and crime reporting policies, in addition to crime and fire statistics for the most recent three calendar years. The Annual Security Report containing security and safety information is available at or by contacting the University Police Department and Public Safety Department at 815-753-9628 to receive a hard copy. The Annual Fire Safety Report is available at or by contacting the Environmental Health and Safety Department at 815-753-0404 to receive a hard copy.

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