The Department of Psychology at Lafayette College invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant  Professor position beginning Fall 2021. We seek applicants with expertise in Health Psychology.  Applicants must have a Ph.D. in a relevant field, experience teaching undergraduates, and an active  research program. Area of specialization is open, but those who study health disparities will be given  priority.  

The candidate will be expected to regularly teach a course in Health Psychology and should be able to  teach one or more of the following: Introductory Psychology, Statistics, and/or Research Design.  Candidates may also be asked to teach courses such as Cross-Cultural Psychology, Psychology of  Gender, and/or Race & Racism depending on their area of expertise. Contributing to Lafayette’s  interdisciplinary minor in Health, Life Sciences, and Society is expected and an interest and ability to  contribute to other interdisciplinary programs (e.g., Africana Studies, Aging Studies, Latin American &  Caribbean Studies, Neuroscience, or Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies, among others) is also  desirable. The teaching load is 2/2 in the first year, and 3/2 thereafter. All faculty members are expected  to involve undergraduates in research and to mentor them in independent scholarship. The Department of  Psychology expects all of its members to maintain active, productive, sustained programs of scholarship  that result in publications. We offer competitive start-up funds and space for research in a well-equipped  psychology and neuroscience building. More information about the department is available at

Applications should be submitted to Submit a cover letter, curriculum  vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, and a statement of scholarly interests, and arrange for three  confidential letters of recommendation to be sent to Jennifer M. Talarico, Department Head of  Psychology, through the Interfolio site. In the cover letter, candidates should address how their teaching  and research will support Lafayette’s commitment to diversity and inclusion articulated in the College’s  diversity statement ( Review of applications will  begin February 15 and continue until the position is filled. 

Lafayette College is a highly selective private undergraduate college with academic programs and  opportunities characteristic of larger institutions. The College is approximately 70 miles from both New  York City and Philadelphia. Lafayette College is committed to creating a diverse community: one that is  inclusive and responsive, and is supportive of each and all its students, staff, and faculty. All members of  the College community share a responsibility for creating, maintaining, and developing a learning environment in which difference is valued, equity is sought, and inclusiveness is practiced. Lafayette  College is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from women and minorities.