Psychology, Lehigh University, and
Health Medicine and Society

Position ID:Lehigh-Psychology-QUANTHEALTH [#3009]
Position Title: Assistant Professor
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18015, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Psychology / Developmental, Health Psychology, Social Psychology, Personality, and/or Emotion broadly defined, Cognitive, Community Health, Community-based Participatory Research
Appl Deadline: finished (posted 2013/08/22, finished 2014/05/28, listed until 2014/02/22)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

LEHIGH UNIVERSITY invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in quantitative psychology with a research focus in health, to be a joint appointment between the Department of Psychology and the Program in Health, Medicine, and Society (HMS). This is one of three newly created positions intended to build on existing strengths in the area of Community Health; the other positions are a social epidemiologist (who will be appointed in Sociology and HMS), and an expert in Community Based Participatory Research to be hired in the College of Education. This "cluster" of positions spans the Colleges of Arts and Sciences and Education and is focused on Community-Based Participatory Research. The new hires will form a sophisticated, methodologically focused core in Community Health that cuts across four areas of current expertise at Lehigh--global health, environmental health, mental health, and school-based interventions--and will enhance current collaborations to improve the health of communities in the Lehigh Valley, PA region and in similar-sized communities across the U.S. and globally.

The Community Health cluster group, the Health, Medicine, and Society Program, and the Psychology Department invite applications for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level in quantitative psychology with a research focus on health, effective Fall 2014. We seek individuals with a Ph.D. in Psychology (or a closely related field) who are trained in statistical theory and methods, with particular expertise in working with large data sets dealing with health-related issues. The successful candidate will be a faculty member in the Psychology Department with a joint appointment in the Health, Medicine, and Society interdisciplinary program; hiring and evaluation will be coordinated with these two units.

Potential areas of expertise include, but are not limited to: measurement and psychometrics; multivariate methods; causal modeling; assessment and evaluation of interventions; mixed methods (i.e., qualitative and quantitative) research; newer developing methods for analysis. In addition to having strong quantitative expertise, the ideal candidate will have a substantive program of research that integrates with at least one of the three core areas of the Psychology department: cognitive, social, or developmental.

Lehigh is strongly committed to enhancing and maintaining strong reciprocal relations with the multicultural community in which it is located. Experience working in collaborative community settings is highly desirable, especially those serving non-English-speaking populations.

Lehigh University is a highly competitive, research-oriented private university located one hour north of Philadelphia and 90 minutes west of New York City. The Department of Psychology has 14.5 faculty members, masters and doctoral programs as well as a robust undergraduate major. We are actively involved in a variety of interdisciplinary programs. The Health, Medicine, and Society program teaches undergraduate students humanities and social science approaches to health, including courses on public health.

Candidates must have the Ph.D. completed by the starting date of August 2014 and show significant evidence of research productivity and effective teaching experience. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain a vigorous research program that will attract external funding and contribute to the Psychology Department's undergraduate and Ph.D. programs, to the HMS program, as well as to other areas of the University's Health Care Initiative. This individual will offer courses in quantitative methods and community research methods at the undergraduate and graduate levels for Psychology and Health. Medicine, and Society, as well as other courses related to his or her specific research focus.

Lehigh University is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the excellence of the academic community. It is also especially committed to increasing the diversity of its community and curriculum. Candidates who can contribute to that goal are encouraged to apply and to identify their strengths and experiences in this area. Lehigh University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and provides comprehensive benefits including partner benefits. Information about Work/Life Balance for faculty can be found at: Please submit a cover letter, vita, statements of research and teaching interests, representative papers, and three letters of reference--all to be submitted electronically at Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled. Inquiries about this position should be directed to Professor Ageliki Nicolopoulou, Search Committee Chair (

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Further Info:
17 Memorial Drive East
Bethlehem, PA 18015

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