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How to Apply

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 available). The University of Michigan and the Department of Psychology value contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion ( We encourage applicants to comment (in a separate statement or in the cover letter) about how their research, teaching, and/or service in the past, present, and/or future could contribute to these values. Applicants should also request at least three letters of recommendation from referees. Once the application is submitted, an email will be sent to each of the referees with instructions for submitting letters directly to the application system by November 2, 2018. All other application materials noted above should be uploaded to Psychology Applicant Management System by November 2, 2018 as a single PDF.

Job Summary

The Department of Psychology at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, invites applications for a faculty position (Assistant Professor) in Social Psychology with an emphasis on research that utilizes biological methods (e.g., brain imaging, genetics/epigenetics, psychoneuroimmunology, psychoneuroendocrinology, biomarkers or stimulation techniques) to investigate social/affective psychological phenomena, and which may also include research that touches on culture, cognitive, clinical, health and/or developmental processes as well. This is a tenure-track university year appointment. The expected start date is September 1, 2019.

Required Qualifications*

Successful candidates must have a Ph.D. in a relevant discipline (Psychology or Neuroscience) by the time the position starts, and a commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching, including courses that address the biological mechanisms of social/affective processes.

Desired Qualifications*

The successful candidate will be a faculty member who would affiliate with the Social Psychology area of the Department and may also have ties to other areas. Preference will be given to individuals whose research utilizes biological methods in conjunction with other types of social-cognitive, affective and behavioral methods.

Additional Information

Qualified women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply. The University is supportive of the needs of dual-career couples.

Background Screening

The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Contact Information

For inquiries about the position please contact Ethan Kross (

Mission Statement

The mission of the University of Michigan is to serve the people of Michigan and the world through preeminence in creating, communicating, preserving and applying knowledge, art, and academic values, and in developing leaders and citizens who will challenge the present and enrich the future.  The University of Michigan is committed to foster learning, creativity and productivity, and to support the vigorous exchange of ideas and information, not only in the classroom but in the workplace by: 

  • Creating a work environment in which people treat each other with respect and dignity, regardless of roles, responsibilities or differences. 
  • Providing support, direction and resources enabling us to accomplish the responsibilities of our jobs and to reach the goals that are set for professional and personal growth.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.