Assistant Professor in Social Psychology

New York University Psychology Department


The Department of Psychology in the Faculty of Arts and Science at New York University seeks to hire one new faculty member in Social Psychology at the tenure-track assistant professor level. The appointment is expected to begin September 1, 2022, pending budgetary and administrative approval.

For more questions, concerns or more information, please contact Professor Tessa West at


We seek applicants with an outstanding record of research in social psychology. While we are interested in scholars who study any topic within the field, we especially welcome applicants whose program of research includes advanced quantitative techniques and who have an interest in teaching statistics courses at the graduate level.

Application Instructions


Applicants should arrange for a minimum of three professional letters of recommendation to be sent. Please use this link to learn how to solicit those letters via the Interfolio application:

An earned completed Ph.D. in Psychology from a reputable institution of higher education is required. The successful candidate should have a strong commitment to teaching excellence and the mentoring of students from a diverse global population.

The electronic application should include a CV, statements of research (no more than three pages) and teaching interests (no more than two pages), copies of no more than three representative publications, and at least three reference letters. Diversity and inclusion are important parts of the NYU mission. Applicants should include a statement describing how your (1) scholarship, (2) teaching and mentoring, and/or (3) service and engagement demonstrate your commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. In this statement, describe (1) concrete steps you have taken (or are planning to take) to foster an inclusive intellectual environment in your lab, in the classroom, in the department and on campus, and/or in your field more generally, and (2) how these steps connect with your broader views on the topics of diversity, equity, and inclusion.