Faculty Positions in Social, Developmental, Cognitive, Experimental Psychology and Neuroscience
Bilkent University Department of Psychology

Open-Rank Position at the Department of Psychology, Bilkent University

Bilkent University invites tenure-track faculty applications (rank open) in the Department of
Psychology. The university's strategic plan includes an expansion of the psychology department
(psy.bilkent.edu.tr). Accordingly, we seek applications from promising or established scholars in
all areas of psychology (social psychology, developmental psychology, cognitive psychology,
experimental psychology, and neuroscience). Those with interdisciplinary approaches to
studying psychology, bridging different subfields are particularly encouraged to apply.

Qualifications and Responsibilities:

Applicants should have a Ph.D. in psychology or a related
discipline and should have an excellent publication record (requirements vary with rank). A
demonstrated ability or the potential to secure external research funding will be a strong
advantage. Faculty members are expected to maintain productive research programs.
Successful applicants will teach 2 courses per semester (with no teaching requirement during
summers, and a possibility of reduced teaching in the first year of appointment), and supervise
Ph.D., Master's, and senior thesis students.

Appointment: The full-time appointment will begin in September 2022 (negotiable). Salary will
be internationally competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.
The language of instruction in Bilkent is English. The Psychology Department serves around
350 undergraduate students, 50 graduate students, and strives for excellence in teaching and
world-class research. The Department and the Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in
Neuroscience (neuro.bilkent.edu.tr) offers Master's and Ph.D. programs. For 5 consecutive
years, each newly admitted Psychology major has scored in the top 6% or higher on the
national university entrance exam. The Department has newly renovated research laboratories,
as well as access to the university's state-of-the-art facilities, which include a 3 Tesla MRI
scanner, animal research center, and EEG equipment.

Bilkent is located in Ankara, Turkey's metropolitan capital with daily direct flights to Istanbul and
other major European cities. Bilkent University provides faculty members and their families with
free housing, access to private health insurance, International Baccalaureate schooling options
for dependents, and other benefits.

Application Procedure

Applicants should submit

1) a cover letter
2) CV
3) research statement
4) teaching statement
5) pdf copies of 3 representative publications; and
6) contact information for 3-5 professional references

The review of applications will commence on October 29, 2021. Applications after this date will
be considered only if the position is not filled. Applications will not be considered after April 1,

Applications can be submitted through the application portal
(https://stars.bilkent.edu.tr/staffapp/PSYC2021OR). For more information regarding the
Psychology Department and Bilkent University, please visit the following websites:


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