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Assistant Professor of Teaching

Position overview

Position title: Assistant Professor of Teaching
Salary range: competitive and commensurate with education and experience
Anticipated start: July 1, 2023

Application Window

Open date: November 7, 2022

Next review date: Monday, Jan 2, 2023 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

The University of California, Riverside, Department of Psychology invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Teaching beginning July 1, 2023. This position is equivalent in level to other Assistant Professor positions, but with emphasis placed on excellence in teaching and teaching-related activities. The Assistant Professor of Teaching will also have leadership responsibility as a facilitator and initiator of instructional development, curriculum design, and new instructional technologies. Teaching Professors are expected to provide outstanding teaching, as well as to demonstrate a commitment to high quality professional activity (such as research on pedagogy and/or psychology) and service related to the pedagogical mission of the department and university.

Applicants from all fields of Psychology are encouraged to apply. Those with expertise in cutting-edge quantitative and/or qualitative methods who are interested in contributing to graduate training are strongly encouraged to apply. We are also interested in scholars with expertise in the learning sciences. Review of the applications will begin on January 2, 2023, and will continue until the position is filled. Candidates who apply by January 2, 2023 will be given full consideration.

A Ph.D. in psychology or a related discipline is required at the time of appointment. Salary will be competitive and commensurate with education and experience. Assistant Professors of Teaching are appointed to a two-year term, will be reviewed biennially, and are required to undergo a mandatory 7th-year review for promotion to Associate Professor of Teaching. The review process focuses on teaching excellence, professional activity, and service.

An Assistant Professor of Teaching is a member of the academic senate and will be expected to teach six classes across three quarters per year and to be engaged in significant service and/or research (in pedagogy or psychology, though pedagogy is preferred).

Complete applications must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a teaching statement, evidence of teaching excellence (e.g., teaching evaluations, innovative instructional materials developed by the candidate), reprints of scholarly articles with a pedagogical focus, a statement of research goals and accomplishments, a statement of contributions to diversity, and three letters of reference (commenting on the applicant’s pedagogical skills, among other attributes).

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 (http://help.interfolio.com/entries/xxx-Uploading-Letters-to-an-Online-Application-System.)

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.

The campus is surrounded by mountain ranges and is 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.

For more information about the position, please contact the search committee chair, Dr. Glenn Stanley, Department of Psychology, at psychology@ucr.edu.

Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

A Ph.D. in psychology or a related discipline is required at the time of appointment.

Preferred qualifications

Those with expertise in cutting-edge quantitative and/or qualitative methods who are interested in contributing to graduate training are strongly encouraged to apply.
We are also interested in scholars with expertise in the learning sciences.

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
  • Cover Letter

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

  • Statement of research goals and accomplishments

  • 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.

  • Evidence of Teaching Excellence - teaching evaluations, innovative instructional materials developed by the candidate, or other such documents

  • Optional additional Evidence of Teaching Excellence (Optional)

  • Optional additional Evidence of Teaching Excellence (Optional)

  • Reprint or Preprint - Pedagogical focused article if available

  • Optional aditional Reprint or Preprint - Pedagogical focused article if available
    (Optional)

  • Optional aditional Reprint or Preprint - Pedagogical focused article if available
    (Optional)

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

  • Misc / Additional (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/JPF01654

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