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 ( 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., and Master’s students.
Appointment: The full-time appointment will begin in September 2023 (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 ( offer 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. Cover letter
  2. CV
  3. Research statement
  4. Teaching statement
  5. PDF copies of 3 representative publications
  6. Contact information for 3-5 professional references
The review of applications will commence on December 12, 2022. Applications after this date will be considered only if the position is not filled. Applications will not be considered after April 1, 2023. Applications can be submitted through this portal: For more information regarding the Psychology Department and Bilkent University, please visit the following websites: