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Assistant Professor, Personality Psychology

Position overview

Position title: Assistant Professor
Salary range: Salary is commensurate with education and experience.
Anticipated start: July 1, 2023

Application Window

Open date: October 3, 2022

Next review date: Monday, Nov 28, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Friday, Jun 30, 2023 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.

Position description

Faculty Position in Personality Psychology Tenure-Track Assistant Professor
The Department of Psychology at the University of California, Riverside invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in personality psychology beginning July 1, 2023. We are seeking applicants with research interests that address areas of focus in our department, including but not limited to health and well-being; diversity and inequality; and cultural and cross-cultural psychology. Proficiency in quantitative methods at a level sufficient to teach graduate courses is particularly welcome. Applicants should be committed to excellence in undergraduate and graduate education and should have a significant record or promise of outstanding research. Review of applications will begin on November 28, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.

The campus is surrounded by mountain ranges and only an hour away from ski slopes, surfing, and hiking in mountain and desert environments. It boasts a fully-accredited child care facility and maintains a commitment to “family friendly” policies and programs including opportunities for spousal/partner hiring.
A Ph.D. in psychology or a related discipline is required at the time of the appointment. Salary level will be competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Advancement through the faculty ranks at the University of California is through a series of structured, merit- based evaluations, occurring every 2-3 years, each of which includes substantial peer input.

Applications must include a cover letter, curriculum vita, statements of research and teaching interests, reprints and preprints if available, a statement of contributions to diversity, and three letters of recommendation. Beginning October 3, 2022, all application materials must be submitted through AP Recruit at https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/apply/JPF01649.

Applicants who use Interfolio may utilize a feature provided by the Interfolio Service to allow Interfolio to upload their letters directly into AP Recruit. Applicants can input an Interfolio-generated email address in place of their letter writer's email address. Interfolio refers to this as Online Application Deliveries. The following link on the Interfolio website shows how to set this up (https://support.interfolio.com/).

Consistent with the UC commitment to diversity, the UCR Department of Psychology is committed to addressing systemic and institutional barriers faced by underrepresented scholars and researchers. We strongly encourage scholars who represent and/or research ethnic and racial communities that remain severely underrepresented in psychological science (e.g., Black/African/African American, Hispanic/Latino, American Indian, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islanders) to apply.

For more information about the position, please contact the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Sonja Lyubomirsky, Department of Psychology, at psychology@ucr.edu.

Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

PhD in Psychology or related discipline is required at time of appointment.

Preferred qualifications

The University of California, Riverside 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.

Consistent with the UC commitment to diversity, the UCR Department of Psychology is committed to addressing systemic and institutional barriers faced by underrepresented scholars and researchers. We strongly encourage scholars who represent and/or research ethnic and racial communities that remain severely underrepresented in psychological science (e.g., Black/African/African American, Hispanic/Latino, American Indian, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islanders) to apply.

Application Requirements

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

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Teaching

  • 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.

  • Reprint and/or Preprint

  • Reprint and/or Preprint

  • Reprint and/or Preprint (Optional)

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required

Please provide at least 3 letters of academic and/or professional recommendations.

Apply link: https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/JPF01649

Help contact: jmelash@ucr.edu

Campus Information

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.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified candidates 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.

University of California COVID-19 Vaccination Program Policy
As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy (https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/5000695/SARS-CoV-2_Covid-19). All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. Please refer to Appendix F, Section II.C. of the policy for the deadlines applicable to new University of California employees. Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

Job location

Riverside, CA