Postdoctoral Fellow in Psychology

University of Chicago


The Department of Psychology at the University of Chicago is continuing to build a new Social Psychology program. The Department invites applications for a Provost’s Postdoctoral Fellow who is interested in working collaboratively as we develop such a program at the University of Chicago. The Provost’s Postdoctoral Fellows Program reflects the University of Chicago’s commitment to increasing the diversity of its faculty. This fellowship provides up to two years of funding for junior scholars whose accomplishments make them exceptionally competitive for faculty positions. Provost’s Postdoctoral Fellows will be appointed as Instructors on the tenure track for up to two years with the intent that they will be promoted to Assistant Professor at the end of the fellowship period.


The new social psychology program will benefit from synergies with members of the Department of Psychology, researchers at the Center for Decision Research at the Booth School of Business, as well as the Committee on Education.  Applicants must be social psychologists who are interested in participating in a world-class program that welcomes and supports a diverse community of scholars and students. The Department of Psychology and the Division of Social Sciences are committed to the creation and the support of such a program.



Successful candidates will be appointed at the rank of Assistant Professor. Successful candidates at an early career stage may be offered the option of accepting an initial two-year appointment as Provost’s Postdoctoral Fellow, a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Instructor. This initial period is intended to serve in lieu of a traditional postdoctoral appointment and is designed to support early-career scholars as they prepare for a review for promotion to Assistant Professor at the end of their two-year term. Candidates who are offered the option of appointment as Postdoctoral Fellow and accept will teach a reduced course load and join a cohort of Fellows to participate in programming designed to support their entry into the professorial ranks.




Review of applications will begin on November 27, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled or the search is closed.  Appointment may begin as early as July 1, 2024.




Ph.D. must be in hand by start of appointment.

Application Instructions


Candidates should apply online at the University of Chicago’s Interfolio website at  Applications must include 1) a cover letter with contact information for at least three references; 2) a current curriculum vitae; 3) a research statement; 4) a teaching statement and 5) three representative publications.  Candidates interested in applying to our other open search, please see for description and application instructions. Ph.D. must be in hand by start of appointment.

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