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Assistant Professor, Social Psychology of Energy, Environment

University of Kansas

Lawrence, KS
Assistant Professor, Social Psychology of Energy, Environment

The Department of Psychology at the University of Kansas invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Social Psychology, Energy and Environment, expected to begin as early as August 18, 2014. This position is for a social psychologist with interests in environmental issues, who would be a member of the Department of Psychology, but would also participate in a multi-disciplinary team of geologists, chemical and petroleum engineers, mathematicians, and other scientists/scholars focusing on energy issues. This position is part of the campus-wide strategic initiative “Sustaining the Planet, Powering the World,” and part of the planned growth of work in this area.

The successful candidate will show substantial promise in working on social psychological issues collaboratively in a multidisciplinary setting that investigates issues relevant to energy extraction, energy use, environmental justice, sustainability, and related environmental issues. A variety of possible approaches and content areas are welcome, including, but not limited to, attitudes and persuasion, cultural psychology, diversity, group processes, intergroup relations, judgment and decision-making, political psychology, social cognition, social ecology, social identity, social justice, or social protest. The position is not limited to a particular methodology, and could include experiments, field studies, naturalistic observation, surveys, and the like. An ideal candidate for this position will use theory and research to inform real-world interventions and policy development. Evidence of success or potential for securing external research funding is highly desirable.

A Ph.D. or ABD in social psychology or related discipline is expected by the start date of the appointment. Initial review of materials begins November 15th, and will continue as long as needed to identify a qualified pool.

The University of Kansas is a Research 1 (RU/VH) institution, the flagship of the Kansas system, and a member of the American Association of Universities. Lawrence is a vibrant and progressive college town located a short drive from metropolitan Kansas City. The University is especially interested in hiring individuals who can contribute to the climate of diversity in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, including a diversity of scholarly approaches, and in one of four key campus-wide strategic initiatives: (1) Promoting Well-Being, Finding Cures; (2) Sustaining the Planet, Powering the World; (3) Building Communities, Expanding Opportunities; and (4) Harnessing Information, Multiplying Knowledge. For more information, see www.provost.ku.edu/planning/themes/.

For information about qualifications, a complete announcement, or to apply online, go to https://employment.ku.edu and click “Search Faculty Jobs”; then search opening by keywords “Energy” or “Psychology”. A complete electronic application will include a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a statement of research experiences and interests, a teaching statement teaching; selected reprints/preprints, and a list of three references. In addition, three external reference letters that evaluate the scholarly potential/achievement and teaching of the candidate should be sent separately by mail to Cindy Sexton, Search Committee Coordinator, Department of Department of Psychology, 1415 Jayhawk Boulevard, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS 66045-7556 (cjsexton@ku.edu). EOE M/F/D/V

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