Reception honoring Department graduates and their families. Will begin at end of graduation ceremonies
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Announcement: With support from the University administration, the Department of Psychology at the University of Maryland is continuing a phase of substantial growth and dynamic expansion. This year we seek to fill four faculty positions. We invite applications for tenure-track or tenured positions in Social Psychology (Associate to Full Professor), Organizational Psychology (Assistant Professor), Counseling Psychology (Assistant Professor), and Clinical Psychology (Assistant Professor). The full ad can be found here.
Psychology is a remarkably broad field that studies mind and behavior at all levels of analysis ranging from the micro to the macro; from single cells to complex systems; from individuals to groups and cultures; and from invertebrates to humans. Some of these endeavors connect with the biological sciences and others with the social sciences. Psychologists are increasingly collaborating with scientists in neighboring disciplines as analytical, methodological, and theoretical advances continue to result in new subfields that blend the biological and social sciences. The Department is organized into five Ph.D. program areas:
Cutting across these areas and knitting them together are three research themes:
The Department is extremely committed to teaching/ mentorship, and serves over 1,000 undergraduate majors. We encourage undergraduates to participate in the faculty research activities by enrolling in independent study courses or by working in faculty members' laboratories or projects. Graduate students have an unusually high success rate in securing external funding, and we are developing an excellent track record for placing graduates in top research and industry positions. Highlights of research productivity of the faculty include a large percentage of fellows in prestigious societies (60%), almost half having received an external career award, and a third having held editor or associate editor positions. Finally, our faculty and students publish in the most prestigious scientific journals and our laboratories have externally-funded research budgets of approximately four million dollars per year. As a sign of recognition of our research productivity, several programs are routinely ranked in the Top 25 in their disciplines.
The Department seeks to provide a multicultural environment, which is broadly defined as a place where diversity and differing opinions are welcomed and respected. We value and appreciate our students, faculty, and staff, who represent varied ethnic, racial and cultural backgrounds, sexual orientations, and world views. Many faculty and students conduct research related to diversity. We strive to integrate cross-cultural and diversity issues in our courses in ways that are relevant to course content and process. To summarize, the members of the Department of Psychology are committed to embracing diverse perspectives in all aspects of our work.