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Assistant or Associate Professor of Psychology

American University
Washington D.C.
Closing date
Oct 2, 2022

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Health Sciences, Psychiatry/Psychology
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The Department of Psychology in the College of Arts and Sciences at American University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor beginning August 1, 2023. 

We welcome applications from candidates engaged in high-quality research in Cognitive or Social Psychology.

The University has areas of strategic focus for research in Data Science and Analytics, Health, Security, Social Equity, and Sustainability. Priority will be given to outstanding researchers who can contribute meaningfully to one or more of these areas.  Candidates should be effective teachers and must be strongly committed to excellence in scholarly research.  In addition to scholarship and teaching, responsibilities will include participation in department, school and university activities. Applicants should have a PhD or an anticipated PhD completion by August 2023. 

Salary and benefits are competitive.  Review of applications will begin October 1, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. Please submit applications via: .   Include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, recent teaching evaluations (when possible), and copies of recent published papers or working papers.  Please contact Professor Arthur Shapiro ( if you have any questions.    

American University is a private institution within easy reach of the many centers of government, business, research, and the arts located within the nation’s capital.  For more information about American University, visit   The Psychology Department offers both undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Learn more about the College of Arts and sciences  at and about the Psychology department at

American University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution that operates in compliance with applicable laws and regulations. The university does not  discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, personal appearance, gender identity and expression, family responsibilities, political affiliation, source of income, veteran status, an individual’s genetic information or any other bases under federal or local laws (collectively “Protected Bases”) in its programs and activities.

American University is a tobacco and smoke free campus.  To ensure the health and safety of our community, American University requires that all faculty and staff are vaccinated for Covid-19.  To learn more about American University's health and safety directives please click here. 

Hiring offers for this position are contingent on the successful completion of a background check. 

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