September 10, 2015

Open-Rank Faculty Position in Psychology and Afroamerican/African Studies (U Michigan)

The Department of Psychology and the Department of Afroamerican and African Studies (DAAS) at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, invite applications for a joint faculty position (Assistant, Associate or Full Professor). This is a tenure-track university year appointment.  The expected start date is September 1, 2016.  The specific area of research interest is open.  Research themes of particular interest include the following: (a) ethnic and racial identity, (b) predictors and outcomes associated with racial stereotypes and discrimination, (c) the cultural bases of behavior and mental health, and (d) how biomedical, psychological, cultural, and other environmental factors interact to produce ethnic disparities in health.  New laboratory space and generous start-up packages are available.

Successful candidates must have a Ph.D. in a relevant discipline (e.g. Psychology, Human Development, and African American Studies) by the time the position starts, and a commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching in both Psychology and Afroamerican/African Studies. New faculty hired at the Assistant Professor level will be expected to establish an independent research program. More senior applicants should have a well-established, externally-funded research program with an excellent international reputation. Please submit a letter of intent, curriculum vitae, a statement of current and future research plans, a statement of teaching philosophy and experience, and evidence of teaching excellence (if any). Junior applicants should also request at least three letters of recommendation from referees. Senior candidates should send names of suggested reviewers.  All materials should be uploaded by October 2, 2015 as a single PDF to For inquiries about the positions please contact Stephanie Rowley ( The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Qualified women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply. The University is supportive of the needs of dual-career couples.

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