Open Positions

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Position

The University of Rochester Department of Psychology has an opening for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Psychology. Area of expertise is open. Candidates researching topics from Affective Science, Diversity Science, and/or Clinical/Developmental/Social Neuroscience are particularly encouraged to apply, though all areas of expertise will be considered. Successful candidates will grow a research program that strengthens existing collaborations within the department and across the university.

The University of Rochester is a distinguished research university, and the Department of Psychology has a history of excellence in psychological science. It offers outstanding opportunities for developing a research program, highly ranked doctoral programs, a vibrant undergraduate major, and a collaborative environment. The department has Ph.D. programs in Clinical, Developmental and Social-Personality Psychology. There is excellent collaboration among faculty across areas, and close ties to other groups in the University, particularly in Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Education, Psychiatry, Neuroscience, and Pediatrics. The city of Rochester, NY is a diverse, energetic, and family-friendly community located on Lake Ontario adjacent to the Finger Lakes region with a metropolitan population of 1+ million. Rochester also boasts a thriving arts and music culture, substantial employment opportunities in various sectors, affordable housing, a rich history of social justice, and easy access to urban, suburban, and rural neighborhoods.

The Department of Psychology is building a diverse and inclusive research and learning environment, which are important for achieving scientific excellence. We are especially committed to increasing representation of those populations historically underrepresented in U.S. higher education. The University of Rochester is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. We will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age, genetic or family medical history information, disability, or protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, and will not discriminate anyone because of their protected status.


The position requires a Ph.D. in Psychology or a related field (e.g., Affective Science, Epigenetics, Neuroscience) at the time of appointment. Applicants should have a strong research record and demonstrate promise for future growth. Competitive salary and startup funds are available.

Application Procedure

Inquiries should be directed to Jeremy Jamieson, PhD, Chair of the Department of Psychology ( Applicants should submit: a curriculum vitae, research statement (4 page maximum), teaching statement (2 page maximum), and diversity statement (2 page maximum), up to three representative publications/preprints, and contact information for three letter of recommendation writers via the faculty recruiting website. Please do not send unsolicited letters of recommendation. Recommendation writers will be contacted without prior notice to the candidate. Review of applications will begin on September 5, 2023 and will continue until a successful candidate has been hired.

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The University of Rochester, an Equal Opportunity Employer, has a strong commitment to diversity and actively encourages applications from candidates from groups underrepresented in higher education.

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