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Open Rank Cognition & Cognitive Neuroscience, Psychology

Position overview

Position titles:
Salary range: Salary will be commensurate with education and experience and will be dependant on final placement at rank and step
Anticipated start: July 1, 2024
Review timeline: November 10, 2023 -until filled

Application Window

Open date: September 13, 2023

Next review date: Friday, Nov 10, 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.

Position description

The Department of Psychology at the University of California, Riverside invites applications for an open-rank faculty position in the area of Cognition and Cognitive Neuroscience beginning July 1, 2024.

We seek applicants who study cognition and its neural and/or computational mechanisms. Specific topics of research can address any area of cognitive psychology or cognitive neuroscience that will add to or complement our existing research specializations in action, attention, learning, memory, and decision making. We are interested in applicants whose research uses neuroimaging or computational methodologies; benefits the diverse populations of Southern California; makes connections between human and animal perspectives of cognition; and/or makes connections with the Behavioral Neuroscience, Developmental, and/or Social and Personality areas of the Department.

Applicants should be committed to excellence in undergraduate and graduate education and interested in teaching courses in cognition (e.g., perception, language), cognitive neuroscience, and quantitative/computational methods at the undergraduate and graduate level. We encourage applicants to familiarize themselves with the demographics of the student body at the University of California, Riverside and highlight synergies with the applicant’s research and teaching goals.

The Department of Psychology is committed to addressing systemic and institutional barriers faced by underrepresented scholars and researchers. We strongly encourage applicants who represent and/or conduct research in 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.

A Ph.D. in psychology, neuroscience or a related discipline is required at the time of appointment. Relevant postdoctoral experience and significant publications are expected for senior applicants.

The posted UC salary scales set the minimum pay determined by rank and/or step at appointment. See Table(s) [https://www.ucop.edu/academic-personnel-programs/_files/2023-24/oct-2023-acad-salary-scales/t1.pdf]

Tenure-track Assistant Professor:
The salary range for this position is $74,600 - $97,200. “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.

Complete Tenure-track Assistant Professor applications must include a cover letter, curriculum vita, statements of research and teaching interests, up to 3 representative reprints and preprints, a statement of contributions to diversity, and 3-5 letters of recommendation. Applicants who use Interfolio for letters of recommendation may use a feature that allows Interfolio to upload letters directly into UC AP Recruit by inputting an Interfolio-generated email address in place of their letter writer's email address. Interfolio refers to this as Online Application Deliveries. The Interfolio website shows how to set this up: https://support.interfolio.com.

Tenured Associate Professor:
The salary range for this position is $92,500 - $116,600. “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.

Tenured Full Professor:
The salary range for this position is $108,300 - $197,100. “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.

Complete Tenured Associate and Full Professor applications must include a cover letter, curriculum vita, statements of research and teaching interests, up to 3 representative reprints and preprints, a statement of contributions to diversity, and names and contact information for 3-5 professional references. References will be contacted when an applicant has moved to the finalist stage.

Review of applications will begin on November 10, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants who apply by this date will be given full consideration.

For more information about the position, please contact the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Ilana Bennett, Department of Psychology, at ilana.bennett@ucr.edu.

The University of California values salary transparency and reports salaries annually in the UC Annual Wage Database. 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.

UCR is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body. UC Riverside has joined the Association of American Universities (AAU), an organization of 71 of the country’s leading research universities. The honor and opportunity follow decades of continuous commitment to excellence in research, education, and innovation. UCR is also a member of the Alliance of Hispanic Serving Research Universities (HSRU) and shares the goals of both the AAU and HSRU member organizations. UCR’s 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.

Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

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

Preferred qualifications

We are interested in applicants whose research uses neuroimaging or computational methodologies; benefits the diverse populations of Southern California; makes connections between human and animal perspectives of cognition; and/or makes connections with the Behavioral Neuroscience, Developmental, and/or Social and Personality areas of the Department.

Applicants should be committed to excellence in undergraduate and graduate education and interested in teaching courses in cognition (e.g., perception, language), cognitive neuroscience, and quantitative/computational methods at the undergraduate and graduate level. We encourage applicants to familiarize themselves with the demographics of the student body at the University of California, Riverside and highlight synergies with the applicant’s research and teaching goals.

UCR is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body. UC Riverside has joined the Association of American Universities (AAU), an organization of 71 of the country’s leading research universities. The honor and opportunity follow decades of continuous commitment to excellence in research, education, and innovation. UCR is also a member of the Alliance of Hispanic Serving Research Universities (HSRU) and shares the goals of both the AAU and HSRU member organizations. UCR’s 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.”

Application Requirements by Level

Tenure Track Assistant Professor

Position title: Assistant Professor

Complete applications for tenure track Assistant Professor must include a cover letter, curriculum vita, statements of research and teaching interests, reprints and preprints, a statement of contributions to diversity, and 3-5 letters of recommendation.
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/).

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.

  • Up to 3 representative reprints and preprints - A maximum of 3 representative reprints or preprints

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required

Complete Tenure-track Assistant Professor applications must include 3-5 letters of recommendation.

Apply link: https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/JPF01788

Tenured Associate or Full Professor

Position title: Associate or Full Professor

Complete applications for tenured Associate or Full Professor must include a cover letter, curriculum vita, statements of research and teaching interests, reprints and preprints, a statement of contributions to diversity, and names and contact information for 3-5 professional references. References will be contacted when an applicant has moved to the finalist stage.

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.

  • Up to 3 representative reprints and preprints - A maximum of 3 representative reprints or preprints

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)

Complete Tenured Associate and Full Professor applications must include names and contact information for 3-5 professional references. References will be contacted when an applicant has moved to the finalist stage." (note that this edit updates the titles and clarifies the preprints).

Apply link: https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/JPF01788

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.

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.

Job location

Riverside, CA