Council of Graduate Departments of Psychology
Council of Graduate Departments of Psychology

Psychology of Systemic Racism

About this job: Assistant Professor, Tenure Track, OTHER

Tufts University - Department of Psychology -   See this job on our site

Job is in: Medford, MA US

Contact: Sam Sommers
Phone: 6176275293

Post Date: July 15, 2021
Job Starts: September 1, 2022
Application Deadline: October 15, 2021

The Department of Psychology at Tufts University is seeking applicants for a tenure-track assistant professor position in the psychology of systemic racism to begin September 1, 2022. Candidates should use experimental methodology and quantitative methods to examine psychological processes related to structures and institutions that contribute to racial inequality. The successful applicant will have a Ph.D. (or be ABD) in any area of psychology and an active research program capable of supporting extramural funding. Area of research specialization is open, but of particular interest are candidates who study racism as it is embedded within institutions (e.g., education system, healthcare, media, policing, legal system); use experimental methods to develop and assess anti-racist interventions or support community-based activism; analyze the psychological mechanisms that perpetuate systemic racism (e.g., motivated reasoning, moral cognition) or the psychological consequences of racism across the life course (e.g., effects of racial trauma); or employ traditions and methodologies that challenge and expand “mainstream” psychological science (e.g., Intersectionality, Decolonial Methods). We would be enthusiastic about candidates eager to teach courses that add new perspectives on the history and systems of psychology and/or that contribute to the methodological or statistical training of our students. Teaching load would be four courses per year, with opportunities for workload-related reductions. Applicants should submit to the following: a C.V.; a statement of research accomplishments and future plans (our department embraces open and reproducible science, and candidates are encouraged to address how they pursue these goals in their work); a statement of teaching experience and approach; three letters of recommendation uploaded directly by recommenders to Interfolio; and copies of no more than 3 representative scholarly papers. Note that our department is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and candidates should address, across their materials, how they will promote these priorities in their professional career. Please contact Jessica Storozuk, Department Administrator, at with any questions. Review of applications will begin October 15, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. Tufts University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer that is committed to increasing the faculty’s diversity and providing an inclusive and supportive educational environment. Women and members of underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Tufts University, founded in 1852, prioritizes quality teaching, highly competitive basic and applied research, and a commitment to active citizenship locally, regionally, and globally. Tufts University also prides itself on creating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community. Current and prospective employees of the university are expected to have and continuously develop skill in, and disposition for, positively engaging with a diverse population of faculty, staff, and students. Tufts University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We are committed to increasing the diversity of our faculty and staff and fostering their success when hired. Members of underrepresented groups are welcome and strongly encouraged to apply. Read the University's Non-Discrimination statement and policy. If you are an applicant with a disability who is unable to use our online tools to search and apply for jobs, please contact us by calling Johny Laine in the Office of Equal Opportunity (OEO) at 617-627-3298 or at Applicants can learn more about requesting reasonable accommodations at

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