Assistant Professor of Psychology

The Department of Psychology at Connecticut College invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in health psychology to begin July 1, 2019. Specific area of research expertise within health psychology is open. Individuals whose research examines racial and ethnic health disparities are strongly encouraged to apply. Those with expertise in women’s health, or health disparities experienced by LGBTQ individuals are also encouraged to apply. A Ph.D. in psychology or neuroscience is required at the time of appointment. Individuals whose teaching and/or research could support the department’s vibrant neuroscience program are also encouraged to apply.

We seek a colleague who shares the department’s commitment to research is an excellent teacher, and is enthusiastic about involving students in research. This individual will establish an active research program. This individual will teach courses in the person’s area of expertise (with a 2-2 teaching load in the first year, and a 3-2 load thereafter), including a 200-level health psychology course and other upper-level health psychology courses. Additionally, this individual will teach courses in the core curriculum, such as introductory psychology, statistics, and/or research methods.

Recognizing that intellectual vitality and diversity are inseparable, the College is continuing a successful initiative to diversify its faculty, student body, and curriculum. The College seeks creative scholars excited about working in a liberal arts setting, with its strong focus on engaged teaching, participation in shared governance, and active involvement in an institution-wide advancement of diversity and inclusion. We encourage applications from candidates who share this understanding and will contribute to the diversity of our college community, including members of historically underrepresented groups. Our department is also fully engaged in the campus-wide effort to implement a new general education program, called Connections, in which full participation and inclusion are a central theme. AA/EEO

Connecticut College, a highly selective liberal arts college, supports faculty research and professional development through startup funds for new tenure-track faculty, a research stipend (for the first two summers), travel funds, subsidies for faculty-student research collaboration, and a semester's leave at full salary after the third year (if reappointed for the full probationary period). Thereafter, faculty members are eligible for additional leaves after six semesters of teaching. Additional information regarding faculty resources can be found at

Faculty in the Department of Psychology at Connecticut College work collaboratively on research with students, yielding numerous conference presentations and publications each year. Our Psi Chi and Active Minds chapters engage both students and faculty in programs throughout the year and the department hosts a colloquium series every semester featuring scholars from the region and a conference every year focused on student research. Our department faculty have been granted each of the College’s most prestigious awards, for teaching, research, and service, and the department was recognized by the APA with the Culture of Service Award. More information about our department can be found at the following links to our college website:Department of PsychologyBehavioral Neuroscience Program

Please submit a cover letter addressed to Jason Nier, Chair, Psychology Search Committee, a curriculum vita, a research statement, and a statement of teaching philosophy to:  Please arrange for three letters of recommendation to be submitted to Interfolio as well. Review of applications will begin on October 21, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled.