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Suffolk University Assistant Professor of Psychology, Tenure Track in Boston, Massachusetts

Assistant Professor of Psychology, Tenure Track

Faculty Boston, Massachusetts



Assistant Professor of Psychology, Tenure Track

The Psychology Department at Suffolk University invites applicants for a full time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Psychology beginning July 1, 2024. Area of scholarship is open, although we are particularly interested in recruiting a teacher scholar with a research program involving diverse and/or underserved populations and aligning with the department’s social justice mission Psychology - Suffolk University ( . Areas of neuropsychology and biological bases of behavior are also particular needs.

Candidates should provide evidence of commitment to excellent teaching and scholarly potential, including a research agenda and plans for peer-reviewed publication. The department includes a popular undergraduate major, an APA-accredited Ph.D. program in Clinical Psychology, and a Masters of Mental Health Counseling program. The successful candidate will teach at the undergraduate and doctoral level; previous teaching experience is preferred. In addition to demonstrating excellence in teaching and research, the successful candidate is expected to advise and mentor undergraduate and clinical doctoral students, serve on dissertation committees, and engage in service within the Department, College, and University. We are committed to promoting equity in the field and inclusive teaching practices .

Candidates who are licensed in or willing to become licensed in Massachusetts are preferred.

Faculty in the Psychology Department have a wide range of expertise and perspectives in psychology. Our department does not focus on a single approach, though we have a shared commitment to advancing social justice. Our faculty are engaged in the community as clinicians, researchers, advocates, and consultants. Department faculty take advantage of our location in the heart of Boston to participate in broad research, clinical, and other professional opportunities.

Founded in 1906 by Gleason Archer, who provided legal education in the evening to individuals who might not otherwise have been afforded that opportunity, Suffolk University consistently seeks to advance its history as a school of access and opportunity . O ver 1/3 of our undergraduates identify as first-generation a nd 35% of our undergraduate and graduate students are from racially minoritized groups. O ur access and opportunity mission is lived through our decisions at every level. U.S. News ranked Suffolk University among the top 100 universities in the country for social mobility. Through student, faculty and staff recruitment and support, community engagement, curriculum development, and research, the University community works to advance equity for every student, every day. Learn more about how we manifest the core values of our mission at Suffolk DEI ( .  

The successful candidate will contribute to Suffolk’s rich tradition of community-engaged teaching and experiential education that prepares our diverse, substantially first-generation college students for careers and civic engagement. We seek candidates with a commitment to inclusive pedagogy and curricular diversity, mentoring and advising students—especially first-generation college students—as well as conducting impactful research with students.

Not sure this is you? Contact us to find out! Research indicates that women and members of under-represented groups tend not to apply to jobs when they think they do not meet every qualification, when, in fact, they often do. Suffolk University is dedicated to a diverse and inclusive academic community. Familiarity with and experience using pedagogical methods that enable students across racial, ethnic, socio-economic, and ability groups to reach their maximum potential is a valuable qualification.

Candidates should hold a PhD by the commencement of the 2024/2025 academic year; ABD candidates in the final stages of completing their degrees will be considered.

Application should be made through the Suffolk University Human Resources’ Careers at Suffolk site . A complete submission will include: cover letter (including research agenda); CV; statements of research and teaching interests ; diversity statement; student course evaluations and three letters of recommendation .

For full consideration, applications should be submitted by November 1 5th , though applications will be accepted until the position is filled . Initial interviews will be via Zoom followed by on-campus interviews .

Suffolk University is a private, comprehensive, urban university located in downtown Boston, and is an equal opportunity employer committed to faculty diversity. Candidates from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. Suffolk offers substantial employee benefits, including tuition remission for employees and their families, as well as health, dental, and life insurance, commuter benefits, and a strong employee assistance program Benefits - Suffolk University ( . You can learn more about Suffolk University from our website Suffolk University ( . To learn more about the Psychology D epartment, go to our department website Psychology - Suffolk University ( .

Inquiries about the position should be addressed to Dr. Matthew Jerram , Chair of the Psychology Department at mjerram

Suffolk University does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age, genetic information, or status as a veteran in admission to, access to, treatment in, or employment in its programs, activities, or employment. As an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer, the University is dedicated to the goal of building a diverse and inclusive faculty and staff that reflect the broad range of human experience who contribute to the robust exchange of ideas on campus, and who are committed to teaching and working in a diverse environment. We strongly encourage applications from groups historically marginalized or underrepresented because of race/color, gender, religious creed, disability, national origin, veteran status or LGBTQ status. Suffolk University is especially interested in candidates who, through their training, service and experience, will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the University community.