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Back to search results Apply now Job no: 718752
Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Social Science
Department: Psychology Social Science 10038698
Sub Area: FAS- Fac./Acad Staff
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Education/Training, Research/Scientific, Tenure System Faculty, Full Time (90-100%), Non-Union

Working/Functional Title

Assistant/Associate Professor Tenure System

Position Summary

Michigan State University actively promotes a dynamic research and learning environment in which qualified individuals of differing perspectives and cultural backgrounds pursue academic goals with mutual respect and shared inquiry.

The Department of Psychology at Michigan State University is seeking to recruit a faculty member with expertise in industrial and organizational psychology or a related field for a tenure system appointment at the assistant or associate professor level starting Fall 2022. The ideal candidate will have established a strong program of visible research, a history of (or clear potential for) external funding, and a demonstrated commitment to excellence in a) undergraduate and graduate teaching, and b) diversity, equity, and inclusion. We are particularly interested in applicants researching issues related to the future of work. Examples of such topics might include: the rise of virtual and hybrid work and contingent employee/employer work arrangements; automation, digitization, and artificial intelligence applications in organizations; human-agent or human-robot interactions; leadership in global, hybrid, and changing work contexts; reskilling, promoting life-long learning, and adaptability; the use of predictive workforce analytics; creating more diverse and inclusive workforces, and mitigating potential inequity risks related to technological change; and managing an aging workforce. However, this list is not meant to be comprehensive—the ideal candidate may well have interests related to the future of work that are not represented by the description above.

The candidate recruited for this position would join an active, intellectually diverse, and productive group of scholars interested in organizational and work behavior in the Department of Psychology as well as elsewhere in the university, including collaborating with an interdisciplinary group of faculty across the social sciences, engineering, computer science, and management to examine the future of work and technology. Due to the diversity of our interests, our students are exposed to a variety of ways of thinking and methodologies for conducting research, and our faculty pursue ideas that cross the boundaries separating conventional domains of research. For more information about the department, visit:

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.

Required Degree

Doctorate -Psychology or related field

Minimum Requirements

  • Ph.D. in psychology or related field required by the date of hire.

Required Application Materials

  • CV
  • Statements of research and teaching interests
  • A diversity and inclusion statement (a statement addressing how past/and or potential contributions to diversity and inclusion will advance MSUs commitment to inclusive excellence)
  • Names and contact information for three references

Special Instructions

Applicants must complete an online application at Consideration of applications will begin August 16, 2021, and continue until the position is filled.

Inquiries regarding this position should be directed to Dr. Ann Marie Ryan

Michigan State University is located in East Lansing, MI, with easy access to the state capital, Lake Michigan, and award-winning school districts. MSU is also proactive in exploring opportunities for employment for dual career couples, both inside and outside the University. Information about MSU's dual career support can be found at

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Department Statement

The Department of Psychology is dedicated to advancing psychological science through multidisciplinary research and providing a world-class education for our undergraduate and graduate students.As part of the College of Social Science at a land grant university, our departments broader mission is to conduct research that transforms lives and inspires leaders on our campus, in Michigan communities, and across the world.

MSU Statement

Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges.

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