MSU Assistant Professor position in Community Psychology

Jul 17, 2015

The Department of Psychology at Michigan State University (MSU) is seeking applications for a full-time (9 month) tenure-system Assistant Professor position in the area of Community Psychology to begin August 16, 2016. Community Psychology is dedicated to community-based research and action that attends to multiple levels of analysis and focuses on issues of prevention, empowerment, dissemination and implementation, and social change.  Community psychology is also committed to enhancing social justice for oppressed and marginalized populations.

We are seeking a highly qualified individual with a strong educational background in Community Psychology or a related field.  All applicants must have a Ph.D. prior to the beginning date of the position.  While the specific area of research is open, we plan to hire an individual with the potential to develop a nationally recognized, externally funded program of research that is theory driven and focused on an important social issue. The individual filling this position will be expected to teach graduate and undergraduate courses on theory, methods, or specialty topics in community psychology, advise doctoral students, and participate in service activities.

MSU has one of the oldest Community Psychology graduate programs in the U.S.  This program is committed to diversity, inclusivity and innovation, and produces doctoral-level scholars focused on understanding and alleviating a range of social problems. Ecological-Community Psychology is one of seven graduate programs in the Department of Psychology within the College of Social Sciences. For more information, please visit our website at:

Interested applicants should submit applications, including a curriculum vita, representative reprints or preprints, a research statement, and a teaching statement to posting #1626 via the link at  In addition, please arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent to the chair of the search committee, Dr. Jennifer Watling Neal at

Please contact the chair of the search committee, Dr. Jennifer Watling Neal, at if you have any questions about the position.  Review of materials will begin on September 15, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled.

MSU is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans and person with disabilities.  

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