Industrial/Organizational Psychology and Social Psychology, Tenure-Track, The University of Minnesota Duluth

The Psychology Department at the University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) invites applications for two (2) full-time tenure-track assistant professor positions, one in Industrial/Organizational (I/O) Psychology and the second in I/O or Social Psychology. These appointments will commence August 21, 2017.

We are seeking teachers/scholars who are committed to effective pedagogy, have experience conducting research with human participants of relevance to industrial/organizational or social psychology, and who possess the interest and ability to establish an active high quality research program that involves undergraduate and graduate students.

I/O PSYCHOLOGY: The area of research specialty is open; however, to complement current faculty in the department and within the I/O track of the graduate program, it is preferred that applicants have research experience in the areas of leadership, motivation, organizational development and culture, workplace health and employee wellbeing, or system-wide or multi-level interventions and change with a focus on globalization, cultural differences, and diversity in the workplace. Candidates with a strong quantitative background and the ability to teach graduate level advanced statistics courses, as well as with an established record of applied organizational or community-based I/O projects and research and/or consulting experience, are preferred.

SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY: The area of research specialty is open; however, to complement current faculty in the department and within the I/O and Experimental tracks of the graduate program, it is preferred that applicants have research experience in the application of social psychology to organizational or health issues or, more generally, in the areas of social psychophysiology or social neuroscience.

Successful candidates for both positions will have received a doctoral degree in Psychology with a specialty in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Social Psychology, or highly related field from an accredited institution by July 1, 2017.

Successful candidates will be expected to: (1) teach courses in the department’s undergraduate and graduate programs (e.g., I/O Psychology, Personnel Psychology, Organizational Psychology, Performance Evaluation and Management, Training and Development, Organizational Systems and Development, Statistics, Research Methods, Social Psychology, and Group Dynamics); (2) actively engage in research with undergraduate and graduate students; (3) contribute to our Industrial/Organizational and Experimental tracks within the Master’s program, including supervision of graduate students’ research projects; (4) advise undergraduate and graduate students; and 5) participate in departmental and university service.

Our department is comprised of productive faculty, dedicated to our University’s mission of integrating liberal education, research, creative activity, and public engagement to prepare students to thrive as lifelong learners and globally engaged citizens. Our Masters of Arts in Psychology Science includes tracks in Industrial/Organizational, Clinical/Counseling, and Experimental Psychology. Information about the department may be found at The University of Minnesota Duluth was recently ranked one of the top 50 regional universities in the Midwest (U.S. News & World Reports) and offers employees competitive and comprehensive benefits, including health care and retirement plans, tuition benefits, and an employee wellness program.

The city of Duluth, located approximately two and a half hours north of Minneapolis, is nationally ranked as one of the best and most affordable places to live and work. Perched on the shores of Lake Superior and surrounded by natural forests, Duluth offers some of the best outdoor recreational activities and boasts of thriving industries in technology, healthcare, aviation, and education.

The University of Minnesota requires applicants to apply online. To apply for this position, go to and search for job opening 313202. Click on the job title to view the job details and application instructions. Complete applications will be reviewed beginning November 1, 2016, and will continue until the position is filled.

For questions about the position or the application process, please contact the search chair: Dr. Julie Slowiak at or (218) 726-7116.

Individuals from underrepresented groups and US military veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.

If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact the University of Minnesota Access Consultant at 612-624-3316.

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If you have started receiving retirement annuity payments from the Minnesota State Retirement System (MSRS) or Public Employees Retirement Association (PERA) your eligibility for this position may be impacted. Please contact MSRS or PERA for any eligibility limitations.

The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer.