BYU Psychology, CFS Professorial Social/Health Faculty



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Job description

Job Classification: CFS-Professorial

Posting close date: 4 August 2023

Start date of this position: 1 August 2024

Required Degree: A PhD in psychology or a related field by the appointment date.

Experience: The Brigham Young University (BYU) Psychology Department invites applicants of any academic rank to fill full-time (continuing faculty status) professorial-track position in the Department of Psychology to begin Fall Semester 2024.We specifically seek applicants in Social or Social/Health Psychology for this hiring cycle. Our department values diversity, student mentoring, a collegial culture, and the ideals of open and reproducible research. All qualified candidates, including women, people of color, and people with disabilities, are encouraged to apply.

Duties/Expectations: Selected candidates will demonstrate strong research skills and an active research program with an established record of peer-reviewed publications and scholarly productivity. The selected candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Psychology. Successful candidates will also show commitment to excellence in teaching and mentoring and to engage in citizenship responsibilities in the department, college, and university.Please direct any questions to Gary Burlingame, PhD, 1082 KMBL, BYU Psychology Department, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT 84602; email: [email protected].

Mission Alignment Statement: BYU is committed to hiring faculty members who enthusiastically embrace and energetically advance its unique mission. To this end, please include a one-page mission alignment statement as part of your application that addresses how you might, as a BYU faculty member: (1) live a life of loyalty to Jesus Christ and His restored Church and align yourself with doctrines and teachings declared by living prophets, seers, and revelators; (2) demonstrate intentionality in building faith in Jesus Christ and testimony of His restored gospel among students and others in the BYU community; and (3) teach your subject matter with the Spirit of God and strive to keep it “bathed in the light and color of the restored gospel” (Spencer W. Kimball).

Applicants who are not members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints include a one-page mission alignment statement that describes understanding of and commitment to the Mission of Brigham Young University and the AIMS of a BYU Education (


Equal Opportunity Employer: m/f/Vets/Disability

Brigham Young University is an equal opportunity employer. All faculty are required to abide by the university’s Honor Code and Dress & Grooming Standards. Preference is given to qualified candidates who are members in good standing of the affiliated church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Successful candidates are expected to support and contribute to the academic and religious missions of the university within the context of the principles and doctrine of the affiliated church.

All new employees who are members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will be required to hold and be worthy to hold a current temple recommend.

Psychology Department Diversity Statement
We will commission ongoing training from experts on a variety of diversity issues, using multiple venues and delivery methods (including faculty meetings, select readings, and group retreats).

We will provide instruction on implementing learning outcomes and curriculum related to diversity, inclusion, and equity.

We will produce scholarship on diversity issues, endorsing the contributions of several faculty members whose research is directly focused on racism, multiculturalism, and gender studies.

We will support faculty who currently serve on national-organization diversity committees (including, but not limited to, APA’s Advisory Committee for the Chief Diversity Officer over Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion; Psi Chi’s Diversity Advisory Council; and other national inclusion initiatives).

We will collaborate with the FHSS Diversity, Collaboration, and Inclusion Committee (DCI) to promote the recruitment, training, retention, and mentoring of underrepresented groups.

How to apply

Information required at the time of application – Please list the individual contact information for each of your three recommenders on the faculty application. At some point during the selection process, they may be contacted to submit their letters of reference electronically.

Document(s) required at the time of application – Applicants should apply on-line and upload a cover letter, a current curriculum vitae, research samples, statements of research and teaching interests, if available, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and a one-page mission alignment statement (see below). Applicants should also submit a one-page statement explaining their experiences with and commitment to diversity and inclusion in research, teaching, mentoring, and professional service.

Review of the applicants will begin after the posting closes on 4 August 2023.

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