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Open-Rank Professorial Position in Psychology of Inequity

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School / Campus / College: College of Arts and Sciences

Organization: Psychology

Title: Open-Rank Professorial Position in Psychology of Inequity

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Position Description

The Department of Psychology at the University of Washington invites applicants at any rank for a tenure-track or tenured faculty position in social/personality psychology. We seek applicants who research the causes and consequences of social inequities and how to remedy them. We are most interested in research specializations that address issues of diversity, intergroup and interracial relations, prejudice, stereotypes, culture, racial and ethnic identity, racism, institutional and systemic bias, and social groups, broadly construed. This position has an anticipated start date of September 16, 2021. Tenure-track or tenured faculty have an annual service period of nine months (Sept 16-June 15). Applicants will be expected to provide high quality teaching and mentoring at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The successful candidate is expected to have or develop a record of high-quality publications, have or develop a funded research program, and teach undergraduate and graduate level courses.  All faculty at the University of Washington engage in teaching, research, and service.  We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive departmental climate. You can learn more about our department at:  


The department is seeking candidates who have a strong commitment to promoting the success of students from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups in academia. Applicants should have the Ph.D. degree, or foreign equivalent, by the start of the appointment.


Applications should include a curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests, a statement of teaching interests, the names and contact information for three individuals who can provide references (please upload contacts as an additional document), a research sample of no more than two reprints or preprints, and a diversity statement of no more than 500 words. The diversity statement should address leadership, commitment, and experiences with diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Review of applications will begin on September 19, 2020, but applications will be thoughtfully reviewed and considered until the position is filled


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