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Visiting Assistant Professor in Psychology

Recruitment Period

Open date: February 24th, 2020

Next review date: Friday, May 1, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Tuesday, Jun 30, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


The Department of Psychology at the University of California, Riverside (UCR) invites applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor position beginning July 1, 2020. Duties will include instruction of 2 courses in each of 3 quarters (six courses total, at least one at the graduate level) in the areas of cultural bases of human development, cognition, and quantitative methods, as well as mentoring undergraduate and graduate students, and participation in department activities. In addition, the successful candidate will give at least one campus presentation of their work, and will continue with their research agenda. Review of applications will begin on May 1, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled. Candidates who apply by this date will receive full consideration.

UCR is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body ( Its mission is explicitly linked to providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation college students. A commitment to this mission is a preferred qualification (

A Ph.D. in psychology or a related discipline is required at the time of the appointment. Priority will be given to candidates with experience and success in teaching psychology at the university level. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Applications must include a cover letter, CV, teaching statement, statements of research interests and Statement of Past and/or Planned Future Contributions to Advancing Diversity and Inclusive Excellence, sample syllabi, teaching evaluations, and 3 letters of recommendation. All application materials must be submitted by using the following link:

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

For more information about the position, please contact the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Steven Clark, Department of Psychology (


Document requirements
  • Cover Letter

  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Past and/or Planned Future Contributions to Advancing Diversity and Inclusive Excellence - In a “Statement of Past and/or Planned Future Contributions to Advancing Diversity and Inclusive Excellence”, we ask applicants to describe their past and/or potential future contributions to promoting a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment, which is a key requirement of the role of every faculty member and administrator at UCR. There are numerous ways to contribute, and a commitment to this part of our mission can be reflected through research, teaching, supervision, mentoring, community engagement, service, and any of the other varied activities that are a part of an academic career.

  • Sample Syllabi

  • Teaching Evaluations

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required