ASSISTANT PROESSOR IN SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY FACULTY POSITION OPEN

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR IN SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY: The Psychology Department at the University of Illinois Springfield invites applications for a tenure-system Assistant Professor position beginning August 16, 2023. This is a full-time on-campus position tenure-track academic appointment. UIS tenure-system faculty are expected to be available and engaged in the campus community, with assigned professional responsibilities for teaching, scholarship, and service.  

Application deadline: October 31, 2022 

Responsibilities:  

Teaching responsibilities would include undergraduate courses such as Social Psychology, Research Methods, Principles of Psychology, Senior Seminar, and courses in the candidate’s specialty area (particularly in implicit bias, social justice, or power, oppression, and privilege). 

The candidates will be expected to teach some courses in an online format. Normal teaching load is three courses per semester. College teaching experience is required, and experience pursuing innovative and engaging teaching strategies is desirable. The applicants should demonstrate potential for scholarship and/or research in a specialty area. Opportunities to mentor undergraduate research are available. We seek candidates whose teaching, scholarship, and service have prepared them to contribute to our commitment of diversity, equity, and inclusion among a culturally diverse student and faculty body. 

Qualifications: The successful candidates should have a Ph.D. in Social Psychology from an accredited university prior to the start date.  

About UIS: Located in the state capital, the University of Illinois Springfield is one of three members of the University of Illinois system. A premier public university, UIS provides students with a high-quality liberal arts education, exceptional public affairs opportunities, and outstanding professional programs. The University serves approximately 4,000 students in 21 graduate and 31 undergraduate programs. UIS has been ranked by US News & World Report as one of the top 10 regional public universities in the Midwest. 

To Apply: Link to the position posting, create or update your profile, complete the online application, and upload the following documents: 1) cover letter addressing the responsibilities of the position, 2) current curriculum vita, 3) graduate transcripts (unofficial transcripts are acceptable at this stage of the application process, official transcripts will be required prior to hire), 4) statement of teaching philosophy (1 page maximum), and 5) description of research program (1 page maximum). Contact information for professional references will be requested later in the search process. Only those applicants who complete the online application and upload all required materials by the October 31, 2022, application deadline will be considered; incomplete applications will not be evaluated. To maintain the integrity and confidentiality of the search process, applicants are asked to upload their own materials. Formal review of applications will begin November 1, 2022, and continue until the position is filled or the search is terminated.