Assistant Professor of Psychology

The Department of Psychology at Connecticut College invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor to begin July 1, 2022. A Ph.D. in Psychology, Neuroscience, or a field of Public Health (PhD or ScD) is required at the time of appointment. The focus of the position is on social determinants of health and health equity. We seek an engaged teacher of undergraduates who can offer Health Psychology, elective courses, and foundational courses for the Psychology Major, and develop elective courses for our interdisciplinary program in Neuroscience.  Dedicated undergraduate research mentoring within the context of an active research program is also central to this position, as well as academic advising of students in Psychology and Neuroscience.  We are seeking a candidate with a demonstrated commitment to equity and social justice as evidenced in teaching, research, service, and/or public scholarship. 

Connecticut College is a private, highly selective institution with a demonstrated commitment to outstanding faculty teaching and research. We recognize that intellectual vitality and diversity are inseparable. The College seeks creative scholars excited about working in a liberal arts setting, with its strong focus on engaged teaching, participation in shared governance, and active involvement in an institution-wide advancement of diversity, equity, and inclusion.  AA/EOE

The Department of Psychology is working to support the college’s Equity and Inclusion Action Plan in various ways, including an integration of the APA’s  Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Framework (2021) into our curriculum and departmental practices. We seek a colleague who shares this vision and who can join us in this work.

All faculty at the college are expected to contribute over time to our innovative Connections Program. Our Social Difference and Power curriculum and the Public Health Pathway are especially relevant to this position.  Tenure-track faculty members teach a 3-2 load. In addition to providing ongoing strong support for teaching through our Center for Teaching and Learning and research through internal funding through sources including the Dean of the Faculty’s office, the Center for the Critical Study of Race and Ethnicity, and the Holleran Center for Community Action and Public Policy the College offers the following resources for pre-tenured faculty: a reduced teaching load in the first year (2-2), a year-long faculty development seminar for new hires, a supplementary research fund, and a semester’s sabbatical at full salary after a successful third-year review. (For additional information on faculty resources, see

Connecticut College requires employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and new employees must present their COVID-19 vaccination record to Human Resources prior to the first day of employment. Individuals who have a medical condition or sincerely held religious beliefs that prevent them from getting the vaccine may confidentially request an exemption through the office of Human Resources. Additional COVID-19 safety protocols such as participation in weekly testing will be required of faculty, staff and students who have approved vaccine exemptions.

Please submit 1) a cover letter; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) a statement describing your teaching experience and philosophy; 4) a statement describing your research program; 5) an equity, diversity and inclusion statement describing your understanding of these issues in higher education as well as trainings and experiences that have shaped your understanding, past contributions to advancing equity, diversity and inclusion, and plans for future work/growth in these areas; and 6) three letters of recommendation to Full consideration will be given to applications received by October 25, 2021. If you have any questions about the position please contact Audrey Zakriski or Ruth Grahn (co-chairs) at