Position Title:

Lecturer, History of Psychology
Position URL: http://apply.interfolio.com/105707 

Position Description

The Psychology Department at Yale University is looking to hire a lecturer with an initial 1-year appointment beginning Sept. 1, 2022. The goal of this position is to teach history of psychology with a focus on racism and colonial power embedded in psychology and the psychological sciences more broadly.  We envision that these courses will allow graduate and undergraduate students to not only learn about, but also think critically about the racist, sexist, and classist past and present of psychology and the ways in which such systems of power interact with their own research practices. Applicants with background and expertise in history of science or history of psychology and/or psychiatry are encouraged to apply to this position. The teaching expectation is normally 4 courses per academic year, plus service to the program including curriculum development and supervision of teaching fellows. The expectation is that the successful applicant would teach two courses in history of psychology (one undergraduate and one graduate) in addition to two other courses in psychology (or closely related disciplines) reflecting their expertise and the department’s needs.  

Full-time lecturers at Yale are responsible for the equivalent of 4 courses per academic year. They are eligible for Yale’s generous package of benefits, including health coverage, and they are encouraged to participate in the wide range of professional development opportunities offered through the Center for Language Study, the Poorvu Center for Teaching and Learning, and the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Dean’s Office. 


The appointee must hold a Ph.D. or equivalent degree or have completed all requirements for the Ph.D. in Psychology or a related field by August 1st, 2022.  

Application Instructions

Applicants should submit an application via http://apply.interfolio.com/105707. They should submit a cover letter, CV, teaching statement, a statement on diversity, equity, and inclusion, an example course syllabus, and arrange to upload two letters of recommendation. 

Review of applications will begin May 22, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. For questions regarding this position, please email Yarrow Dunham, Associate Professor of Psychology, Search Chair at yarrow.dunham@yale.edu.

Position Title: 

Open Rank, Social-Personality (http://apply.interfolio.com/90370)


The Department of Psychology at Yale University invites applications for an open rank position in the area of social-personality psychology to start July 2022. We invite applications from those whose research programs fit into any area of social-personality psychology and encourage applications from those whose research connects to the other subfields in the department (i.e., clinical, cognitive, developmental, neuroscience). Of note, the open rank Social-Personality search is one of several open positions in Yale’s Department of Psychology (http://apply.interfolio.com/90378http://apply.interfolio.com/90363). Priority will be given to outstanding scholars who will contribute effectively to both the undergraduate and graduate teaching and mentoring programs of the University. Eligible applicants must have a PhD or equivalent degree at the time of hire. Yale University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. We especially encourage women, members of minority groups, persons with disabilities, and covered veterans to apply. 

Application Instructions

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research statement (2 parts, see below), teaching statement, diversity statement, and up to three selected publications (published or unpublished). Recent PhDs and untenured candidates should also arrange for three letters of recommendation. 

Cover letter: The cover letter should include the applicant’s name, the title of the position the applicant is submitting materials for, a 3-5 sentence description of the applicant’s professional focus, and a brief comment on how the applicant views themselves as adding to the department. 

Research statements: The research statement should consist of two parts (uploaded as two separate documents). One part is the “past research statement” (1000 words max). This should summarize the applicant’s main research activities to date. The second part is the “future research statement” (500 words max). This should summarize the applicant’s plans for research activities over the next 5 years (i.e., if given a generous startup package what does the applicant envision for their work? What questions does the applicant want to tackle?). 

Teaching statement: The teaching statement (1000 words max) should include a summary of the applicant’s teaching style in (formal courses) and out (mentoring, supervision) the classroom. The applicant should mention the types of courses they would be excited to teach.  

Diversity statement: The diversity statement (500 words max) should describe the applicant’s efforts to encourage diversity, inclusion and belonging in psychological science/academia, including past, current, and anticipated future contributions in these areas.

Review of applications will begin on September 1, 2021 and will continue until the positions are filled. For questions please contact Jessica Hermann, Senior Administrative Assistant, Jessica.hermann@yale.edu.

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