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Assistant Professor- Social Psychology

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Job # 072779
Job Title Assistant Professor- Social Psychology
Location Syracuse, NY
Pay Range Commensurate with experience
FLSA Status Exempt

As determined by the department/chair.

Job Type Full-time
Campus Syracuse, NY
Unionized Position Code Not Applicable
Job Description

The Department of Psychology at Syracuse University invites applications for a tenure track position in the area of Social Psychology at the rank of Assistant Professor. Successful candidates will evidence a commitment to high quality scholarship and teaching.


Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Social Psychology or a related discipline.

Job Specific Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have a research focus consistent with the social area’s emphasis on interdependent social processes, and will complement existing areas of strength in close relationships and intergroup processes. We encourage all candidates with interests in interdependent social processes to apply, and especially those whose research has the potential to contribute to the central foci of the university (e.g., social justice, sustainability, veterans and military families).


Responsibilities of the position include (1) establishing a strong program of research with the potential for extramural funding, (2) developing and teaching graduate and undergraduate level courses, and (3) research supervision at the graduate and undergraduate levels.

Physical Requirements




Application Instructions

Interested candidates must complete a brief faculty application. Candidates must attach online the following:
- electronic copies of your curriculum vitae,
- a cover letter describing your research and teaching interests, and
-three letters of recommendation. Detailed instructions for uploading confidential recommendation letters into the system will be sent to the references identified in your application.

Applications will be reviewed beginning November 14, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. More information about the department may be found at

About Syracuse University

Syracuse University is a private research university, with over 14,000 full-time undergraduate and over 4,000 full¬time graduate students representing the 50 states and 124 foreign countries. Founded in 1870, it is home to 11 schools and colleges offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees in Architecture, Arts and Sciences, Education, Engineering and Computer Science, Human Services and Health Professions, Information Studies, Law, Management, Citizenship and Public Affairs, Public Communications, and Visual and Performing Arts. Syracuse is a medium-sized city situated in the geographic center of New York State approximately 250 miles northwest of New York City. The metro-area population totals approximately 500,000 and offers many social, cultural, and recreational options, including parks, museums, festivals, a symphony orchestra, professional regional theater, and numerous malls and movie theaters. Syracuse and Central New York present a wide range of seasonal recreation and attractions ranging from water skiing and snow skiing, hiking in the Adirondacks, touring the historic sites and wineries along the Finger Lakes to biking trails along the Erie Canal. According to the latest edition of the Places Rated Almanac, Syracuse ranks in the top 10% of Best Places to Live.


Syracuse University is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution. The University prohibits discrimination and harassment based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship, ethnicity, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law to the extent prohibited by law. This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in University programs, services, and activities.

Commitment to Supporting and Hiring Veterans

Syracuse University has a long history of veteran support through education, transition, and hiring. Syracuse University was ranked #1 in New York State and 17th in the nation at the end of 1947 in veteran enrollment as a result of participating in the Serviceman's Readjustment Act of 1944 – the original GI Bill. Today, SU is strongly committed to the Yellow Ribbon Program which is a provision of the Post 9/11 GI Bill to assist in tuition educational benefits and other support. In addition, SU provides a career path for veterans to become Syracuse University employees.

Job Posting Date 08/31/2016
Application Deadline
Open Until Filled Yes
Priority Consideration 11/14/2016
Job Category Faculty
Message to Applicants

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Other Document

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