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


About this job: Assistant Professor, Tenure Track, SOCIAL/PERSONALITY

University of Illinois at Chicago - Department of Psychology

Job is in: Chicago, IL US

Contact: Jessie Morris-Forristall
Phone: 312-996-7588

Post Date: August 11, 2021
Job Starts: August 16, 2022
Application Deadline: October 1, 2021

The Department of Psychology in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Illinois Chicago (UIC) invites applications for an Assistant Professor-level tenure-track faculty position in the Social and Personality Psychology Program to begin August, 2022. We will not be able to consider candidates at the associate level, but encourage applications from those already in assistant professor-level positions. Successful candidates will have a promising program of research in Social and/or Personality Psychology, a potential to secure external funding, and a capacity to contribute to teaching and student success at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Salary is competitive, research conditions are excellent, and there are extensive opportunities for collaboration on campus and at other universities in the Chicago metropolitan area. For additional information about the Department see and about the university at Although we will consider applications from any interest area in social/personality psychology, our preference is to hire in the areas of diversity science, cultural psychology, moral psychology, and/or intergroup or interpersonal relations. The Psychology Department is home to a vibrant Ph.D. program in social/personality psychology and provides ample opportunities and facilities for research, including the nation’s largest medical school, a public law school, and 16 colleges including public health and social work. As a Department located within a highly diverse urban public research university that is a federally designated Minority-Serving Institution, we are particularly committed to diversifying our faculty. For additional information about the Psychology department and the Social and Personality program see Application deadline: October 1st, 2021. Questions about the position should be directed to the search committee chair, Linda Skitka ( Final authorization of the position is subject to availability of funding. Applicants must submit an online application to the UIC Job Board ( and upload a cover letter, CV, research statement, and teaching statement and diversity statements, and provide the email addresses of three references. Questions about the application process should be directed to Jessie Morris-Forristall at Qualifications: Candidates must have a Ph.D. in social/personality psychology or closely allied field by the time of their appointment and demonstrate scholarly productivity, the potential for obtaining external funding, and promise of teaching excellence. The University of Illinois Chicago is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer, dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, Veteran or disability status. The University of Illinois may conduct background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act. The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. For more information, see the HR website.