Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, Psychology

Bentley University
November 10, 2023
Waltham, MA
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Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, Psychology

Bentley University

Job Description Summary
The Department of Natural and Applied Sciences (NAS) at Bentley University is accepting applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in applied psychology with a July 1st 2024 start date. The teacher-scholar model is central to the University's academic mission. Applicants should be both outstanding researchers and excellent teachers.

We seek a candidate who examines the psychology of work, broadly defined. We are particularly interested in candidates who investigate the future of work. We are looking for a colleague working in areas such as health and well-being, cognitive psychology, developmental psychology, the lifecycle of workers, organizational industrial psychology, forensic psychology, psychopharmacology, financial psychology, occupational health, or emerging technologies.

NAS offers an undergraduate major and a minor in psychology. To contribute to these programs, we seek candidates prepared to teach a variety of courses related to the applicant's areas of interest. This position adds to our existing departmental strengths in health, psychology, communication science, and sustainability.

The University has several multidisciplinary centers including the Center for Health and Business , the Center for Integration of Science and Industry , and the Valente Center for Arts & Sciences which supports student research. NAS faculty are active participants in the life of the University and engage students outside the classroom through advising, attending campus events, and supervising student research projects. We aim to instill in our students a deep sense of social and civic responsibility. We seek faculty who represent diverse backgrounds, interests and talents, and are dedicated to high ethical standards.

Bentley University offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package. This is a full time 9-month position with a 2-3 teaching load. Summer research funding is available through a competitive application process. Additionally, the University has internal small grant mechanisms to seed research activities and fund research assistants.

Bentley University, located in suburban Boston, is an AACSB and NECHE accredited institution that enrolls approximately 5,500 students at the undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral levels. Bentley is ranked at or near the top in several categories by US News & World Report, including Best Regional Universities North and Most Innovative Schools, with Bloomberg ranking Bentley in the top 20 undergraduate business programs. Bentley's high graduation and retention rates and top-ranked Pulsifer Career Center reflects a commitment to student success and inclusiveness. With a strong faculty of teacher-scholars, Bentley strives to be a "Force for Good" through the integration of business with the arts and sciences, and a strong emphasis on ethics and social responsibility. Providing a stimulating academic community for faculty, staff, and students, Bentley supports its faculty as they pursue cutting-edge research and bring their expertise and real world understanding into the classroom.

For more information about the Department of Natural and Applied Sciences (NAS), please visit: https://www.bentley.edu/academics/departments/natural-and-applied-sciences

Minimum Qualifications:

Candidates should have completed a doctorate in Psychology or a closely related field. ABD candidates should be on track to complete their Ph.D. degree by August 2024.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Candidates should submit all application materials through Bentley's online employment site at https://bentley.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/faculty .

Applications should include:

  • A curriculum vitae
  • Cover letter
  • Description of their current and planned research, and teaching philosophy
  • A Teaching Statement, which should include a description of how the faculty member has demonstrated or intends to create and support an inclusive classroom environment
  • Names and contact information for three references are required upon application. Bentley will contact these confidential references for those candidates moving forward in the process.

Please submit applications by December 8, 2023.

Bentley University requires references checks and may conduct other pre-employment screening.


Bentley University strives to create a campus community that welcomes the exchange of ideas, and fosters a culture that values differences and views them as a strength in our community.

Bentley University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, building strength through diversity. The University is committed to building a community of talented students, faculty and staff who reflect the diversity of global business. We strongly encourage applications from persons from underrepresented groups, individuals with disabilities, covered veterans and those with diverse experiences and backgrounds.


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