University of Pittsburgh


The Department of Psychology at the University of Pittsburgh announces a tenure track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level that focuses on underrepresented minority groups in the United States, pending budgetary approval.

Candidates for this position should be pursuing a research program that would advance theoretical and empirical perspectives on historically underrepresented minority groups in the United States, such as African Americans or Hispanic Americans. We seek to promote a broader appreciation of the significance of ethnic and cultural diversity in the context of a wide range of psychological phenomena. The area of specialization should fall within the scope of one or more of our graduate training areas in Biological and Health, Clinical, Cognitive/Cognitive Neuroscience, Developmental, or Social Psychology. For more information about these specialty areas and existing programs of faculty research, see

The successful candidate will have a demonstrated record of scholarly productivity, evidence of excellence in teaching, and the strong potential to develop an independent program of extramurally-funded research. Responsibilities will include maintaining an active program of research with a superior publication record, mentoring doctoral students, and teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels.

The review of application will begin immediately, with applications completed by December 1, 2012 receiving full consideration. Applicants should apply electronically by sending a cover letter, a research and teaching statement, three letters of recommendation, representative publications, and a curriculum vita to: [email protected]. Letters of recommendation should include the applicant’s last name and the work “Recommendation” in the subject line. For more information about the position, please contact Professor Tom Kamarck, search committee chair, at [email protected] or 412-624-2080.

The Department of Psychology is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, students, and staff to enrich its educational experiences and scholarly perspectives. The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. Members of minority groups under-represented in academia are especially encouraged to apply.