University of Pittsburgh, Assistant Professor Tenure Stream

The Department of Psychology at the University of Pittsburgh invites applications for a position at the Assistant to Advanced-Assistant Professor level in the area of Biological and Health Psychology, pending budgetary approval, to begin Fall of 2024. The Biological and Health Psychology Program is a premier research and training program emphasizing multilevel, multidisciplinary, and mechanistic approaches to understanding behavioral contributions to chronic disease, health behaviors, and well-being throughout the lifespan.

We are seeking candidates with core training in Health Psychology or an allied discipline whose research complements and builds upon one or more of our established areas of interest. Substantive areas of potential interest include (but are not limited to): biological, behavioral, psychological, and social determinants of health and illness, lifespan developmental influences on health, and major patterns, causes, and mechanisms of health inequalities. Candidates who have scholarly interests and substantive expertise that will bridge the Social Psychology Program are especially encouraged to apply. We also welcome candidates who can build our department-wide emphasis on culture and diversity by contributing research and training strengths in this area.  Candidates must have earned a Ph.D. in Psychology or a related field by the start date of the position (September 1, 2024).

The Psychology Department is committed to excellence in research and in teaching at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. Its over 40 tenure-stream faculty offer five graduate training programs: Biological and Health, Clinical, Cognitive, Developmental, and Social, along with cross-program training opportunities. The interdisciplinary nature of psychological science is reflected in both faculty research interests and collaborations and training options afforded to graduate students.

Review of Applications will begin immediately, with a deadline of October 15, 2023.  Complete applications will include a cover letter, CV, statement of research and teaching interests, diversity statement, up to three representative publications, and the names of three prospective referees. Other materials may be requested following the initial candidate review. For more information about the Department, including details about research emphases in each of the five program areas, see For more information about the position, please contact the chair of the search committee, Dr. Peter J. Gianaros (

The Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences is committed to building and fostering a culturally diverse environment. Excellent interpersonal and relationship-building skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of individuals and constituencies in support of a diverse community are required.
Contact: Dr. Peter Gianaros,

Position will remain open until filled.

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