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Assistant Professor

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Position Details

Position Information

Recruitment/Posting Title Assistant Professor
Department FASN - Psychology
Salary Open
Posting Summary

The Department of Psychology at Rutgers University-Newark anticipates hiring a social psychologist at the assistant professor (tenure track) level to start September 2018. All research areas of social psychology are welcomed, including research that interacts with other core areas in psychology such as social development, social cognition, or social neuroscience. This position requires a Ph.D. in psychology or a closely related discipline. Highest priority will be given to applicants who demonstrate promise of becoming an outstanding scholar with research programs that can be supported by external funding, excellence in teaching through advancing and supporting initiatives that deepen pedagogical knowledge and sustain motivated learning in all students, and the ability to provide research mentorship to undergraduate and graduate students in the laboratory.

The Department of Psychology strongly emphasizes research. The core research and doctoral training areas include Cognition/Perception, Developmental Psychology, Neuroscience, and Social Psychology. The department offers excellent facilities, including individual lab space, in-house tech support, and an ample and well-organized subject pool. The advanced Rutgers University Brain Imaging Center (RUBIC; has a 3T TRIO on site. For more information about the department:


Minimum Education and Experience

Ph.D. in psychology or closely related discipline.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Equipment Utilized
Physical Demands and Work Environment

Rutgers University-Newark (RU-N), ranked among the top 15 small research universities in America, is located minutes from New York City, and is situated within a close network of excellent research institutions. RU-N is also home to Schools of Business, Criminal Justice, Law, and Public Affairs and Administration, and proximal to the Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences – New Jersey Medical School.

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Diversity Mission: RU-N is the most diverse research-oriented institution in America (16 consecutive years, US News & World Report). Applicants may include a brief statement in their cover letter explaining how their membership in the department will advance the University commitment to diversity.

Posting Details

Posting Number 17FA1248
Posting Open Date 08/01/2017
Posting Close Date 12/30/2017
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Campus Rutgers University-Newark
Home Location Campus Rutgers University-Newark

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Research Statement
  4. Teaching Interests
  5. Other Document
  6. Other Documents (2)
  7. Other Documents (3)
  8. List of References
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