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Assistant/Associate Professor - Community/Applied Social Psychology

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Position type: Faculty Full Time
Benefit Status: Benefited-Union
Campus: UMass Lowell
Department: Psychology
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General Summary of Position:

The Department of Psychology at The University of Massachusetts Lowell invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor or Associate Professor position, starting September 2020, in the area of Community Psychology or Applied Social Psychology. The ideal candidate will have expertise in social, organizational, and/or community systems, with a social justice focus.

Areas of interest include, but are not limited to diversity dynamics (e.g., related to race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual identity, socioeconomic status, [dis]ability), power, or marginalization, particularly within organizational and community settings. We welcome applications from candidates who conduct quantitative, qualitative, or mixed methods. We consider diversity a strength and encourage applications from candidates from diverse backgrounds. 

Responsibilities involve maintaining an active program of research, including pursuit of external funding; teaching undergraduate and graduate level courses; contributing to our graduate programs; supervising theses/dissertations; engaging in departmental and university service. 

The University of Massachusetts Lowell is a research university with 18,000+ students and offers an excellent salary and benefits package. The Department of Psychology is one of the largest academic units on campus, with an on-campus and online B.A., two master's programs (Community Social Psychology and Autism Studies), and a doctoral program in Applied Psychology and Prevention Science that trains students for both academic and applied positions. Psychology is one of 11 departments in the University’s College of Fine Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (FAHSS). The College has seen significant growth in recent years, including hiring over 75 new faculty, increased funded research expenditures, and the addition of several new interdisciplinary graduate programs. The department has strong ties to the community of Lowell, a mid-sized city with a diverse population located 25 miles northwest of Boston and within two hours of mountains and beaches. Information about the Department is available at

Minimum Qualifications (Required):

  • Candidates must have a PhD in psychology or a related field at the time of hire, and an established record of publication.

    **Also required for applicants at the Associate Professor level, a history of effective teaching and student mentoring, conducting and publishing quality research, and extramural funding are required as well as evidence of continuing potential in each.

Special Instructions to Applicants:  

Review of applications will begin on November 3, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. However, the position may close when an adequate number of qualified applications is received.  All applications must be submitted electronically through UMass Lowell’s applicant portal ( ) to be considered.

Please include the following required documents with your application:

  • Curriculum vita
  • Cover letter that describes in detail the candidate’s qualifications and record of accomplishments
  • A research statement describing research interests, accomplishments, future plans, and fundability of research
  • A teaching statement describing teaching philosophy, interest and experience
  • Three to five representative publications
  • Three letters of recommendation required.  **Names and email addresses of three references will also be required during the application process. The referees will be notified and should upload recommendation letters. Only recommendation letters that are uploaded to the system by the referee will be accepted. Emailed or hard-copy letters will not be accepted.








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