Open-Rank Positions 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 clinical psychology). Those with interdisciplinary approaches to studying psychology, bridging different subfields, and those offering a social, developmental, and/or clinical perspective are particularly encouraged to apply.
The language of instruction is English. The Department offers Master’s and PhD programs. For 5 consecutive years, each newly admitted Psychology major has scored in the top 6% or higher on the national university entrance exam.
Bilkent is located in Ankara, Turkey’s metropolitan capital with daily direct flights to Istanbul and other major European cities. Bilkent University also provides faculty members and their families with free housing and access to private health insurance.
Qualifications and Responsibilities: Applicants should have a PhD 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 and a half of appointment), and supervise PhD, Master’s, and senior thesis students.
Appointment: The full-time appointments will begin in September 2024 (negotiable). Salary will be competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Applicants should submit
1) a cover letter
3) research statement
4) teaching statement
5) pdf copies of 3 representative publications; and
6) contact information for 3-5 professional references
Review of applications will commence on December 1, 2023 and continue until the positions are filled. Applications can be submitted through the application portal, which will be available soon. For more information regarding the Psychology Department and Bilkent University, please visit the following websites: