Assistant Professor position in Social Psychology, Purdue University

Principles Duties

Purdue University’s Department of Psychological Sciences invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Social Psychology to begin in the Fall of 2021. The successful candidate will be expected to develop a program of nationally recognized research and teach undergraduate and graduate level courses. You can learn more about our department at our website:


The candidate must have a Ph.D. in social psychology or a related field by the position start date, a strong publication record, a strong program of research with a high likelihood of obtaining external funding, and potential for teaching and mentoring excellence. We are particularly interested in research emphases in social cognition, broadly construed and including social neuroscience.

The College & University

The Purdue Social Psychology program has strengths in many areas including (1) prejudice reduction and social justice, (2) exclusion, belonging, and group processes, (3) close relationships, and (4) personality and the self, as well as a commitment to methodological rigor and best practice. The program attracts top graduate students from around the world. The Department of Psychological Sciences is an integral part of the College of Health and Human Sciences. More information on the college can be found here:  

Established in 1869, Purdue is Indiana’s land-grant university, a comprehensive educational and research institution and member of the American Association of Universities. The West Lafayette campus, located one hour north of Indianapolis and two hours south of downtown Chicago, has ten academic colleges with an enrollment of 44,500 students from over 133 countries. The diverse greater Lafayette/West Lafayette community ( has a population of approximately 200,000, and a low cost of living.

Application Procedures

Applications must include (1) cover letter of interest, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) a research statement, (4) a teaching statement, (5) a diversity, equity, and inclusion statement, and (6) up to four peer-reviewed papers or preprints. In addition, (7) please arrange to have three letters of reference submitted to

Purdue University’s Department of Psychological Sciences is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including scholarship, instruction, and engagement.  Candidates should address at least one of these areas in a separate Diversity and Inclusion Statement, indicating their past experiences, current interests or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion.

Application review will begin January 5th, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. A background check is required for employment in this position. Questions regarding the position may be sent to Dr. Janice R. Kelly, Chair of the Social Psychology Search Committee (

Equal Opportunity: Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.