Assistant Professor in Psychology

Michigan State University College of Social Science

United States

Assistant Professor-Tenure System

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Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Social Science
Department: Psychology Social Science 10038698
Sub Area: FAS- Fac./Acad Staff
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Education/Training, Research/Scientific, Tenure System Faculty, Full Time (90-100%), Non-Union

Position Summary

The Department of Psychology at Michigan State University is recruiting a faculty member with expertise in organizational psychology or a related field for a tenure system appointment at the assistant professor level starting Fall 2022. The ideal candidate will have established a strong program of visible research, a history of (or clear potential for) external funding, and a demonstrated commitment to excellence in a) undergraduate and graduate teaching, and b) diversity, equity, and inclusion. We are particularly interested in applicants researching issues related to workforce health, meaningful work, diversity and inclusion, work redesign and workforce development in the post-pandemic era, and data science applications to the workplace.  In addition, the College of Social Science at Michigan State University sponsors a cross-disciplinary initiative related to the Future of Work and scholars who can contribute to this thematic area are also encouraged to apply.

The candidate recruited for this position would join an active, intellectually diverse, and productive group of scholars interested in organizational and work behavior in the Department of Psychology as well as elsewhere in the university and College of Social Science. Due to the diversity of our interests, graduate students in Psychology at Michigan State University are exposed to a variety of ways of thinking and methodologies for conducting research, and our faculty pursue ideas that cross the boundaries separating conventional domains of research. For more information about the department, visit:

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.

Required Degree

Doctorate -Psychology or related field

Minimum Requirements

Ph.D. in psychology or related field required by the date of hire.

Required Application Materials

  1. Cover Letter
  2. CV
  3. Statements of research and teaching interests
  4. A diversity and inclusion statement (a statement addressing how past/and or potential contributions to diversity and inclusion will advance MSU’s commitment to inclusive excellence)
  5. Names and contact information for three references


  1. COVID Impact Statement

Special Instructions

Inquiries regarding this position should be directed to Kevin Ford  Michigan State University is located in East Lansing, MI, with easy access to the state capital, Lake Michigan, and award-winning school districts. . Michigan State University offers an excellent selection of benefits; please see  for more information. MSU is also proactive in exploring opportunities for employment for dual career couples, both inside and outside the University. Information about MSU's dual career support can be found at

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Department Statement

The Department of Psychology is dedicated to advancing psychological science through multidisciplinary research and providing a world-class education for our undergraduate and graduate students. As part of the College of Social Science at a land grant university, our departments broader mission is to conduct research that transforms lives and inspires leaders on our campus, in Michigan communities, and across the world.

Michigan State University occupies the ancestral, traditional and contemporary lands of the Anishinaabeg – Three Fires Confederacy of Ojibwe, Odawa and Potawatomi peoples. In particular, the university resides on land ceded in the 1819 Treaty of Saginaw. We recognize Michigan’s 12 federally recognized Native Nations, historic Indigenous communities in Michigan, Indigenous individuals and communities who live here now, and those who were forcibly removed from their homelands. In offering this land acknowledgement, we affirm Indigenous sovereignty, history and experiences.

MSU Statement

Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges.

Advertised: Aug 13, 2021 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: Aug 13, 2023 Eastern Daylight Time

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