Assistant Professor of Social Psychology (2 Positions) (104 views)

Chicago, Illinois
September 23, 2022

The Department of Psychology in the College of Arts and Sciences at Loyola University Chicago (LUC) invites applications for two full-time tenure-track positions at the rank of Assistant Professor, for academic year 2023-2024. As part of a university-wide, multiyear hiring initiative that embraces diverse perspectives and voices, the department seeks applicants from individuals whose scholarship advances an understanding of the psychological processes that create, connect to, and stem from systemic inequalities in society. This scholarship might include research on how social hierarchies shape psychological experience, how advantaged and disadvantaged group members process information about inequality, interventions to reduce group-based disparities, etc. For position #1, the focus may be on stress, coping, health, or perceiving and responding to discrimination.  For position #2, we encourage applicants with an interest in developing and implementing interventions that reduce prejudice and discrimination or support resilience and flourishing. Applicants having expertise in advanced statistical techniques will be prioritized.  See additional information below. Please indicate in your cover letter for which of the two positions you are applying.

Background and Responsibilities: The successful candidates will be expected to contribute to the Applied Social Psychology PhD program, and to teach one or more undergraduate courses: Understanding Prejudice, Understanding Bias and Inclusivity, Cross-cultural Psychology, Social Psychology, Gender and Sex Differences and Similarities, Judgment and Decision Making, and one or more graduate courses in, for example, Prejudice and Intergroup Relations. Expertise in advanced statistical techniques will be prioritized. The successful candidate will also demonstrate (a) an ability to maintain a vigorous, ongoing program of research and publication, (b) the potential to secure external grant funding to support that research, (c) an ability to contribute in a substantial way to the university’s mission to promote social justice and equity, and (d) engagement in transdisciplinary research across the campuses. 


Minimum Qualifications: The candidates will have a Ph.D. in Psychology at the time of appointment. Candidates for the position must clearly demonstrate the potential for excellence in research and teaching and have a record of (or clear potential for) distinguished scholarship, grant-funded research, and student mentorship. Candidates should demonstrate the ability to mentor and support students from diverse backgrounds. Experience working or conducting research in the specialty areas noted above is desirable. The candidate should be willing to support the mission of LUC and the goals of a Jesuit Catholic Education. 

About Loyola: As an urban-based Department of Psychology dedicated to mentoring a diverse student body, many of whom come from under-represented and under-served populations, we especially encourage applications from candidates from under-represented groups. We also encourage applications from scholars committed to interdisciplinarity (i.e., working with colleagues across different subfields and disciplines) and the successful pursuit of external grants. The Department currently has 26 tenured or tenure-track faculty, serves 1,800 undergraduate psychology majors plus more than 600 neuroscience majors, and has three PhD programs (Developmental, Clinical, and Social). For more information about the department, please visit its website at 

Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2022 and continue until the positions are filled.

LUC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer with a strong commitment to hiring for our mission and diversifying our faculty.

The University seeks to increase the diversity of its professoriate, workforce and undergraduate and graduate student populations because broad diversity – including a wide range of individuals who contribute to a robust academic environment – is critical to achieving the University’s mission of excellence in education, research, educational access and services in an increasingly diverse society. Therefore, in holistically accessing the many qualifications of each applicant, we would factor favorably an individual’s record of conduct that includes experience with an array of diverse perspectives, as well as a wide variety of different educational, research or other work activities. Among other qualifications, we would also factor favorably experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to an academic career or degrees.

Thus, we encourage applicants from all backgrounds, especially those traditionally underrepresented in psychology. For additional information about Loyola’s current anti-racism initiatives, see

As a Jesuit Catholic institution of higher education, we seek candidates who will contribute to our strategic plan to deliver a transformative education in the Jesuit tradition. To learn more about LUC’s mission, candidates should consult our website at For information about the university’s focus on transformative education, they should consult our website at