Position overviewPosition title: Associate Professor or Associate Professor of Teaching, and Program Director Position in School Psychology
Open date: September 4, 2023
Next review date: Tuesday, Oct 31, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
Final date: Sunday, Jun 30, 2024 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 School of Education (SOE) at the University of California, Riverside invites applications and nominations for a full-time, tenured Associate Professor or Associate Professor of Teaching, and Program Director Position in School Psychology. The position will commence as early as January 1, 2024, or as negotiated.
Our Program, School, and University
The UCR School Psychology program aims to develop scientist-practitioners who will disrupt structures, policies, and practices that contribute to educational inequities and work to promote the academic, behavioral, and social-emotional well-being of K-12 students through their scholarship and/or practice. We are seeking a colleague who will demonstrate leadership and contribute to the School Psychology program’s mission to provide exceptional training, address educational and mental health disparities, and develop culturally, racially, and linguistically responsive leaders in school psychology. The APA-accredited and NASP-approved doctoral-only School Psychology program benefits from program colleagues who are committed to excellence in school psychology research and training; a strong annual applicant pool; faculty, staff, and students in the School of Education who are committed to promoting equity; and consistent support for the program from the university and college.
UCR is a Minority Serving Institution that ranks among the top public universities for Making a Public Impact (No. 20, Princeton Review) and was 1st among public universities in the U.S. for social mobility four years in a row. As the only public research university in diverse inland Southern California, UCR and our School Psychology program are uniquely positioned to shape effective service delivery for historically and multiply marginalized young people locally and across the state.
We are seeking an innovative scholar whose research, training, and leadership in the role as Program Director will contribute significantly to our nationally-recognized School Psychology PhD program. Ideal candidates will have an established record of exemplary scholarship in school psychology, engage that research through a lens that is culturally and linguistically responsive to racially minoritized communities, and have a commitment to the training, advising, and teaching of diverse graduate students in the school psychology program.
The Program Director will provide leadership and collaboratively engage in long-term planning for the School Psychology program. Responsibilities of the director include mentoring faculty in the School Psychology program; evaluating curriculum; maintaining program accreditations and approval (APA, NASP, CCTC); overseeing student enrollment, progress, and recruitment and retention activities; and coordination of graduate student field placements. The director can also support SOE initiatives and the development of new programs that align with the university’s and school’s goals for diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Inquiries about the position should be directed to the search committee chair Austin Johnson, firstname.lastname@example.org. Applicants are invited to apply for either or both series which include Associate Professor of Teaching and Program Director and/or Associate Professor and Program Director. Applicants should indicate the series they are applying for in their cover letter.
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.
For the Associate Professor series this is a research intensive position. To find detailed information on this series see:
For the Associate Professor of Teaching series this is a teaching intensive position. To find detailed information on this series see: https://academicpersonnel.ucr.edu/sites/default/files/2021-08/LecturersSOEandPSOEGuidelinesFinal_7.27.21.pdf
Interested candidates should submit an electronic application to UCR's online application system https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/JPF01783 that includes a cover letter describing current and proposed future areas of research, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research, recent teaching evaluations, a statement of contribution to diversity, and at least 6 contacts who can be contacted for letters of recommendation should be received by October 31, 2023.
Review of applicants will begin October 31, 2023 and may continue until the position is filled.
The posted UC salary scales, https://www.ucop.edu/academic-personnel-programs/compensation/index.html,
set the minimum pay determined by rank and/or step at appointment. See Table 1
https://www.ucop.edu/academic-personnel-programs/_files/2023-24/oct-2023-acad-salary-scales/t1.pdf for the salary range for Associate Professor. See Table 1L https://www.ucop.edu/academic-personnel-programs/_files/2023-24/oct-2023-acad-salary-scales/t1-l.pdf for the salary range for Associate Professor of Teaching.
The salary range for this appointment is $92,500 to $116,600 annually. “Off-scale salaries” and other components of pay, i.e., a salary that is higher than the published system-wide salary at the designated rank and step, are offered when necessary to meet competitive conditions.
● A doctorate in school psychology (or a closely related field) from an APA-accredited school psychology program.
● Previous experience as a faculty member in a school psychology program and a record of excellence in graduate advising and teaching of students from diverse and historically underrepresented backgrounds in culturally responsive ways for courses such as academic and psychological assessment, behavior assessment, applied behavior analysis, classroom and school-wide behavioral interventions, practicum, or internship.
● Established program of research and record of success in securing extramural funding. Candidates should have a demonstrated record for conducting research that centers the needs of students with historically minoritized identities, including those based on race, ethnicity, socioeconomics, linguistics, gender, and others.
● Capacity to build strong, sustainable relationships with local partners in our diverse region.
● Knowledge and skills to supervise graduate students in field activities and placements.
● Commitment to the recruitment, retention, and development of a diverse student and faculty body, including advocating for the learning needs of diverse/historically underrepresented students in culturally responsive ways and the use of innovative teaching strategies.
● Record of professional contributions to the field of school psychology (e.g., professional development workshops, professional conference presentations).
● Familiarity with NASP, APA, and/or CCTC Accreditation requirements.
● Preference will be given to applicants with experiential knowledge of conducting research that centers the strengths and needs of historically minoritized student populations. Ideal candidates will demonstrate this commitment through scholarship in one or more of the following broad areas (1) Sociocultural and contextual risk and protective factors, (2) Assessment and data-informed decision-making, (3) Academic curriculum and instruction, (4) Language and literacy, including bilingual and multilingual school psychologists, (5) Multi-tiered systems of support, and (6) Direct prevention and early through intensive intervention services
● Prior experience working with historically marginalized and underserved students, families, and communities.
● Prior experience recruiting and retaining graduate-level school psychology students from diverse, historically underrepresented backgrounds (e.g., gender, racial/ethnic, linguistic).
● Nationally Certified School Psychologist (NCSP) & licensed or eligible to become licensed as a psychologist in CA.
● Experience teaching diverse graduate and undergraduate students.
● Experience supervising graduate students in field activities and placements that serve diverse populations.
● 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.
● Strong, inclusive leadership skills, flexibility, creative problem-solving skills, and a strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the profession.
Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
Cover Letter describing current and proposed future areas of research
Statement of Research
Statement of Teaching Philosophy
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.
Recent Teaching Evaluations
- 6-8 required (contact information only)
Extramural letters will be solicited by the University for the top candidate.
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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.
As a University employee, you will be required to comply with all applicable University policies and/or collective bargaining agreements, as may be amended from time to time. Federal, state, or local government directives may impose additional requirements.