Assistant Professor of Psychology
of Psychology


The Department of Psychology at Hobart and William Smith Colleges invites applicants for a tenure track faculty position in Personality Psychology and/or Individual Differences to begin July 1, 2019. The position is at the Assistant Professor level with a five course teaching load per academic year. We seek to hire a skilled and dedicated teacher-scholar who can teach core and research courses in Personality Psychology and/or Individual Differences, an advanced seminar in an area of specialty, and at least one additional course from among the following: Introductory Psychology, Statistics and Research Methods, or a General Education course.

All areas of specialization in Personality and/or Individual Differences will be considered; applications from individuals who address issues of ethnic diversity in their teaching or research, are interested in contributing to the Colleges' interdisciplinary programs, and can serve as role models for students from diverse ethnic backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply.

Candidates should have or be near completion of the Ph.D. and be committed to teaching and developing an active research program at a small, residential, liberal arts institution.


Review of application materials will begin on January 25, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statements of teaching and research, evidence of teaching effectiveness and three reference letters (one which must address teaching) via Interfolio: https://apply.interfolio.com/59199. Additional inquiries can be directed to Dr. Jamie Bodenlos, Search Chair, bodenlos@hws.edu.

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Founded as Hobart College for men and William Smith College for women, Hobart and William Smith Colleges today are a highly selective residential liberal arts institution with a single administration, faculty and curriculum but separate dean’s offices, student governments, athletic programs and traditions.  The Colleges are located in a small diverse city in the Finger Lakes region of New York State.  With an enrollment of approximately 2,300, the Colleges offer 62 different majors and minors from which students choose two areas of concentration, one of which must be an interdisciplinary program.  Creative and extensive programs of international study and public service are also at the core of the Colleges’ mission.




Preparing Students to Lead Lives of Consequence.