Job Opportunities

The Department of Psychology at Rutgers University-Newark anticipates hiring a social psychologist at the assistant professor (tenure track) level to start September 2018. All research areas of social psychology are welcomed, including research that interacts with other core areas in psychology such as social development, social cognition, or social neuroscience. This position requires a Ph.D. in psychology or a closely related discipline. Highest priority will be given to applicants who demonstrate promise of becoming an outstanding scholar with research programs that can be supported by external funding, excellence in teaching through advancing and supporting initiatives that deepen pedagogical knowledge and sustain motivated learning in all students, and the ability to provide research mentorship to undergraduate and graduate students in the laboratory.
The Department of Psychology strongly emphasizes research. The core research and doctoral training areas include Cognition/Perception, Developmental Psychology, Neuroscience, and Social Psychology. The department offers excellent facilities, including individual lab space, in-house tech support, and an ample and well-organized subject pool. The advanced Rutgers University Brain Imaging Center (RUBIC; has a 3T TRIO on site.
Rutgers-Newark is ranked among the top 15 small research universities in America, is located minutes from New York City, and is situated within a close network of excellent research institutions. The campus is also home to Schools of Business, Criminal Justice, Law, Nursing, Public Affairs and Administration, and Social Work, and proximal to the Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences – New Jersey Medical School. 
Applicants should submit a CV, statement of research and teaching interests, 3 representative manuscripts (in press or published) and 3 letters of recommendation to:  We will give priority to applications received by October 15, but will continue the search until the position is filled.  Inquiries about the position may be sent to Luis M. Rivera, Search Committee Chairperson, at
Diversity Mission: Rutgers-Newark is the most ethnically diverse research-oriented campus in America (16 consecutive years, US News & World Report). Applicants may include a brief statement in their cover letter explaining how their membership in our department will advance the University commitment to diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other classification protected by law.  Furthermore, candidates who, through their research, teaching and/or service, will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community are strongly encouraged to apply.
Rutgers-Newark is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and actively encourages applications from minorities, women, and other underrepresented groups.