Postdoctoral Scholar - Social Psychology, Department of Psychology

Position Overview

School / Campus / College: College of Arts and Sciences

Organization: Psychology

Title: Postdoctoral Scholar - Social Psychology, Department of Psychology

Position Details

Position Description

We invite applications for a postdoctoral scholar position in social psychology to work with Dr. Cheryl Kaiser and her lab group investigating research questions on the topics of social identity and stereotypes.

Postdoctoral scholars are represented by UAW 4121 and are subject to the collective bargaining agreement unless agreed exclusion criteria apply. For more information, please visit the University of Washington Labor Relations website.  


  • Ph.D. in social psychology or organizational psychology
  • Strong track record of publication
  • Strong experimental design, writing, and data analysis experience
  • Expertise in the topics of social identity and stereotypes.
  • Strong track record of successful mentoring
  • Candidates should work well independently and collaboratively and have strong interpersonal skills


Application: Please submit the following materials in order in a single PDF.

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Names of two faculty members who can be contacted for letters of recommendation (do not send actual letters)
  • A 2-3 page personal statement highlighting past (especially relevant) research experience and career goals
  • A 1-page diversity statement describing leadership, experiences, and/or interests in engaging in activities that increase inclusion and equity
  • A writing sample

Review of applications will begin on April 26th, but applications will be thoughtfully reviewed and considered until the position is filled. The start date is July 1, 2022, with some flexibility on a later start. Questions should be directed to Cheryl Kaiser (


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University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.

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