Assistant Professor in Social Psychology 

Northeastern Illinois University's Department of Psychology invites applications for a tenure-track position for an Assistant Professor in Social Psychology (Ph.D. required upon appointment). Our department promotes excellence in both teaching and research and has a curriculum centered around psychological research principles. The successful candidate is expected to maintain a research program in Social Psychology and to involve students (both undergraduate and master’s students) in their research. Excellent candidates will have relevant training in Social Psychology, and preference will be given to those focusing on areas such as (but not limited to) the study of race, culture, gender, development of intersectional identities, prejudice and discrimination, or interpersonal relationships. The successful applicant will teach new and existing courses in Psychology such as introductory social psychology, laboratory class in social psychology, undergraduate and M.A.-level capstone and thesis projects, and other elective courses. Applicants may also have opportunities to teach courses in affiliated departments such as Latina/o and Latin American Studies, Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies, and African and African American Studies. They should expect to mentor both undergraduate and graduate students as well as to contribute to service in departmental, university and community activities.  

Review of applications begins Feb. 15, 2024. Please submit the following:  

  • letter of application

  • statement of teaching philosophy and research program

  • CV

  • evidence of teaching effectiveness

  • 3 letters of recommendation

  • 2-3 representative and recent publications

  • a copy of your most recent transcript 

Send to A. David Farmer Jr., Ph.D. (
Department of Psychology
Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, Illinois 60625. 

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About Northeastern Illinois University 

Founded in 1867, Northeastern has a rich tradition of educational innovation and prides itself on preparing teachers and administrators who make a difference in Chicago. That tradition continues to this day and has expanded to include an array of academic disciplines, allowing the University to embrace fully the community in which it resides. Northeastern is regarded as the one of the most diverse public comprehensive universities in the Midwest and is designated by the U.S. Department of Education as a Hispanic-Serving Institution. Diversity is an important factor in the character of Northeastern and in the social fabric of its student body. The University has an enrollment of more than 5,700 students; African American, Hispanic, Asian, Native American and Hawaiian Pacific students represent about 57 percent of the student body.

With a Main Campus located on roughly 67 acres in an attractive residential area on the Northwest Side of Chicago, the University offers more than 80 undergraduate and graduate programs in the arts, sciences, education, and business. The University has additional locations in the metropolitan area: the Jacob H. Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies and El Centro. Northeastern is also a founding member of the University Center of Lake County consortium campus in suburban Lake County.

Northeastern Illinois University (NEIU) is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and invites applications from women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities, as well as other qualified individuals.