Hofstra University

Assistant Professor of Social Psychology

Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences/Department of Psychology

The Department of Psychology at Hofstra University invites applications for an anticipated full-time, tenure-track assistant professor position beginning September 2024. The search is focused on finding a candidate with a background in social psychology or related area with an interest in teaching statistics/research methods and whose research focuses on one or more of the following areas: cross-cultural psychology, multicultural influences on human interaction, underrepresented or marginalized groups, forensic psychology, or legal studies. Requirements for this position include a PhD in psychology and a well-defined programmatic line of research.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach 18 hours a year (2 to 3 courses a semester) primarily in an undergraduate program whose basic mission is to train students in the scientific foundations of psychology. They will be asked to teach a subset of the following undergraduate courses: Social Psychology, Statistics, Research Methods, and a Research Seminar in the candidate’s area of expertise. There is also an opportunity to teach either Psychology of Prejudice or Psychology & the Law, or to propose a new course in an area not currently offered by the department (e.g., Cross-cultural Psychology, Multicultural Psychology). Hofstra University is devoted to recruiting and retaining a highly qualified and diverse academic community of students, faculty, staff, and administrators respectful of the contributions and dignity of each of its members.

Psychology faculty also often teach undergraduate courses in the Hofstra Honors College or First Year Connections programs, which offer small classes to promote student retention and instructional innovation. Opportunities may arise to teach graduate courses within the candidate’s field of interest. Hofstra’s Psychology Department administers the following graduate programs: a Master’s Program in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, a PhD Program in Clinical Psychology, a PsyD Program in School-Community Psychology, and a PhD Program in Applied Organizational Psychology. Opportunities for research collaboration may arise at Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine and the School of Health Professions & Human Services.

A variety of collaborative research resources is available to psychology faculty on and off campus. A qualified candidate may have shared access to the department’s new neurophysiology lab, which houses a B-Alert X24 20-channel mobile EEG system, BIOPAC functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) system and BIOPAC equipment for measurement of skin conductance and heart rate variability. Faculty can also request access to the Behavioral Research in Business Lab, which includes 27 workstations with cameras, audio/voice equipment, eye-tracking capabilities, and a variety of other biometric options. The School of Engineering is currently building a big data analysis lab with an HPC/AI cluster and HPE parallel file system; the initial build (opening in 2023) includes a two-node NVIDIA GPU cluster with plans for a further 2-4 nodes upon grant funding.


Applicants are expected to have:

  • Completed a PhD in Social Psychology or a closely related field by September 1, 2024.
  • A strong emphasis in the area of sociocultural influences on human behavior or forensic/legal studies, with a research focus that expands our department offerings.
  • A strong background in research methodology and statistics.
  • Successful candidates will have demonstrated a commitment to promoting equity, diversity and inclusion in an educational environment.


  • Demonstrated success in teaching undergraduate and/or graduate classes, particularly research methods and statistics.
  • Evidence of scholarship in the form of publications or other appropriate items based on career stage.


To apply, please submit the following documents at hofstra.peopleadmin.com/postings/2437:

  • Cover letter (including commentary on how you have contributed or plan to contribute to a diverse learning community)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Separate or combined statement(s) of research and teaching interests (submitted as one document)
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness (optional if not available)
  • 2-3 representative publications

After initial review, candidates who are selected to proceed to the next stage of review will be asked to supply 3 letters of recommendation. Deadline: For full consideration, initial applications must be received by October 8, 2023.

Hofstra University is an equal opportunity employer, committed to fostering diversity in its faculty, administrative staff and student body, and encourages applications from the entire spectrum of a diverse community.

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