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 ( Accordingly, we seek applications from promising or established scholars in all areas of psychology (social psychology, developmental psychology, cognitive psychology, experimental psychology, clinical psychology, and neuroscience). 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 and the Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Neuroscience ( offer 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. 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 MR 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 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 of appointment), and supervise PhD, Master’s, and senior thesis students.

Appointment: The full-time appointments will begin in September 2021 (negotiable). Salary will be internationally competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Application Procedure

Applicants should submit

  • a cover letter
  • CV
  • research statement
  • teaching statement
  • pdf copies of 3 representative publications; and
  • contact information for 3-5 professional references

Review of applications will commence on November 29, 2020 and continue until the positions are filled. To apply please go to the following link:

For more information regarding the Psychology Department and Bilkent University, please visit the following websites: