Psychological Sciences – Open Area – Tenure Track

Emory University, Department of Psychology
Atlanta, Georgia
Commensurate with experience + benefits
Closing date
Dec 24, 2022

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The PSYCHOLOGY DEPARTMENT OF EMORY UNIVERSITY, seeks to expand and diversify our faculty through an open area search to hire a tenure-track faculty member at the Assistant or Associate Professor level to join our multi-disciplinary psychological sciences department. This faculty position is part of a multi-year Emory initiative to foster equity and to promote the success of our diverse undergraduate and graduate student populations. The successful applicant will join two new faculty members hired by the department last year as part of the initiative. The successful applicant will have a Ph.D., post-doctoral research experience, a record of research productivity, and a commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching and mentoring. Applicants should have direct experience with, and a continued commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We particularly encourage applications from individuals who identify as BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Color), disabled, and/or LGBTQ+.

Emory is located in Atlanta, GA, one of the United States’ most vibrant and diverse metropolitan areas. Psychology at Emory is a hub science, with connections to researchers across the University and the city, as described here. Research and training resources are enhanced by our large hospital system, our APA and PCSAS accredited clinical science training program, The Marcus Autism Center, and the Emory National Primate Research Center. Psychology faculty train Ph.D. students through one or more graduate concentrations in our department (Developmental Science, Cognitive and Computational Sciences, Clinical Science, Behavioral and Systems Neuroscience). To learn more about being a faculty member at Emory, please review Emory’s Faculty Responsibilities document.

Applicants may apply on Interfolio here: Please include the following materials: 1) cover letter;  2) CV; 3) description of prior research and plan for developing an independent, externally funded research program; 4) statement of teaching experience, interests and philosophy; and 5) statement describing experience and vision regarding the teaching, mentorship, and support of trainees from diverse backgrounds and/or a statement of personal experiences with, and/or contributions to, issues related to social and racial justice, equity, diversity and inclusion. Items 3-5 should not exceed six pages combined. In addition, applicants should arrange to have three confidential letters of recommendation submitted on their behalf. Application review will begin on November 15th. Those applications received within 30 days of that date will receive full consideration.

Please see the department’s website ( for information on separate faculty searches this year, including two tenure-track faculty positions in the area of Clinical Science and one Assistant Teaching Professor position.


Emory University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Disability/Veteran employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities, and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.


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