Company Name:

Bentley University


Waltham, Massachusetts

Approximate Salary:

Not Specified

Job Category:

Assistant/Associate/Full Professor

Work Setting:

University/4-Year College

Position Type:

Full Time

Required Education:


Date Posted:

September 13, 2019

Tenure Track Assistant Professor, Psychology

The Department of Natural and Applied Sciences at Bentley University is accepting applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Psychology with a Fall 2020 start date.

We seek applicants who are both excellent teachers and outstanding researchers. Preference will be given to those candidates who have expertise in the cognitive psychology of risk and decision-making. We are eager to attract a talented academic, employing cutting-edge methods in research that substantially advance both theory and practice in human judgment. For example, we would be especially interested in a researcher harnessing behavioral science data to enhance our understanding of fundamental cognitive and neurological processes such as comprehension, reasoning, and effective problem solving.

The Natural and Applied Sciences department has two overlapping domains in health and sustainability. We looking for candidates who can contribute to one or both of these domains. An example of this could be a researcher who studies how individuals assess health or environmental risks through both analytical and emotional appraisals.

Rich opportunities exist for collaboration within our department and across campus, and candidates with a track-record of multidisciplinary research and teaching is preferable. We value partnerships across traditional academic boundaries and welcome a teacher-scholar who is excited about interdisciplinary collaborations. Because we enjoy a strong comradery, casual conversations have often initiated rewarding team projects. A candidate with experience creating partnerships across academia, policy, and commercial practice would be valued.

Being a teacher-scholar is central to Bentley's academic mission. The NAS department values faculty who are active participants in the life of the university and who will help mentor learners and engage them in research. We seek a colleague who enjoys connecting with students outside the classroom through advising our Liberal Studies Majors and Psychology Minors, attending lectures and events, and supervising group and individual student projects.

Bentley University provides a transformative business education grounded in the liberal arts and sciences. We instill in our students a deep sense of social responsibility and prepare them to succeed. We seek faculty who represent diverse backgrounds, interests and talents, and are dedicated to high ethical standards.

Bentley University provides new faculty with a highly competitive array of financial and infrastructural resources. Tenure-track faculty are generally on a 2-2 teaching load with opportunities for supplemental summer grants. Bentley University is proud to be an employer of choice and offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package.

Founded in 1917, Bentley University is an AACSB and EQUIS accredited institution that enrolls approximately 5,500 students at the undergraduate, graduate and doctoral levels. Bloomberg ranks Bentley in the top 10 undergraduate business programs in the United States, and in the top 100 places to obtain an MBA. U.S. News & World Report ranked Bentley as 3rd in the Best Regional Universities-North category.

Minimum Qualifications:

Candidates should have completed a Ph.D. in Psychology or a doctorate in a closely related field.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

All application materials should be submitted through Bentley's on-line employment site at Applications should include curriculum vitae, cover letter, teaching philosophy statement and research plans statement. Names and contact information for three references are required upon application. Bentley will contact these confidential references for those candidates moving forward in the process. We will begin reviewing applications received by November 1, 2019, although applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Teaching and post-doctoral research or industry experience is preferred. Anticipated start date is July 1, 2020.

Bentley University requires references checks and may conduct other pre-employment screening.


Bentley University strives to create a campus community that welcomes the exchange of ideas, and fosters a culture that values differences and views them as a strength in our community.

Bentley University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, building strength through diversity. The University is committed to building a community of talented students, faculty and staff who reflect the diversity of global business. We strongly encourage applications from persons from underrepresented groups, individuals with disabilities, covered veterans and those with diverse experiences and backgrounds.

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