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Requisition ID:  7114

Professor Assistant

Job Title

Department of Psychological Sciences Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Industrial-Organizational Psychology

Date Available: August 2020

Principle Duties:

Purdue University’s Department of Psychological Sciences is seeking a faculty member in Industrial-Organizational (I-O) psychology for an appointment at the assistant professor level.  Responsibilities will include maintaining a productive research program, directing graduate student research, and teaching undergraduate and graduate courses. The Purdue I-O program places a strong emphasis on (1) well-being and flourishing in the workplace (broadly defined, e.g., recruitment/selection, occupational health, diversity and inclusion, person-centric humanitarian work psychology, and culture); and (2) advanced quantitative methods (big data, measurement and assessment).  Successful candidates would have an opportunity to participate in the department’s graduate certification program in advanced psychological statistics and methodologies.


Successful candidates should have or be working toward completing a Ph.D. in Industrial-Organizational Psychology, Organizational Behavior / Human Resources, or a related field by Fall 2020; and have a strong publication record, a research program with a high likelihood of obtaining external funding, and a record of teaching and mentoring excellence. Degree completion should be obtained prior to start date.  Responsibilities will include maintaining a productive research program, directing graduate student research, and teaching undergraduate and graduate courses.

The Program:

Purdue conferred its first degree in I-O Psychology in 1939. It is one of the oldest programs and is counted among the highest-ranked I-O programs in the world ( The program has graduated more PhDs, and produced more SIOP Fellows than any other I-O program, and receives strong support from alumni ( The current I-O faculty have a wide range of research interests, many of which center around the psychological experiences of people at work, fairness and well-being, and advanced quantitative and/or data-intensive approaches to these topics. The program attracts top graduate students from around the world. Our group has ongoing collaborations with the OBHR program at Purdue’s Krannert School of Management and other areas within the Department of Psychological Sciences (Behavioral Neuroscience, Clinical Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Mathematical and Computational Cognitive Science, and Social Psychology).

The College:

The Department of Psychological Sciences is an integral part of the College of Health and Human Sciences. More information on the college can be found here:

Application Procedure:

Applications must include: 1) Cover letter of interest, 2) Curriculum Vitae, 3) up to four peer-reviewed papers, and 4) research and teaching statements. In addition, 5) arrange to have at least three letters of reference submitted to


Purdue University’s Department of Psychological Sciences is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort including discovery, instruction, and engagement.  Candidates should address at least one of these areas in their cover letter, indicating their past experiences, current interests or activities and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion. 


Screening of applicants will begin immediately after Sep 15, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. A background check is required for employment in this position. Questions regarding the position may be sent to Dr. Louis Tay, Chair of the Search Committee (

Equal Opportunity:

Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

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