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Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, Latinx Health and Well-Being in Social/Personality Psychology

Position overview

Position title: Assistant Professor
Salary range: Salary range for this position is $74,600 - $97,200. Final salary will be commensurate with education and experience.
Anticipated start: July 1, 2024
Review timeline: December 4, 2023 until filled

Application Window

Open date: October 2, 2023

Most recent review date: Monday, Dec 4, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

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 a tenure-track Assistant Professor faculty position with a specialization in Latinx Health and Well-being in the area of Social/Personality Psychology beginning July 1, 2024.

We seek a social/personality psychologist whose research centers the diversity of Latinx social life, health, and well-being, broadly defined. We particularly seek applicants who study Latinx identity, culture, intersectionality, immigration status/issues, social class, close relationships, coping, emotion and emotion regulation, and/or social support. We are especially enthusiastic about candidates who study health disparities from a strengths-based perspective, focusing on resilience, thriving, and related areas, as they relate to key outcomes of physical health, mental health, or well-being. Importantly, we seek applicants who take a theory-driven and empirically-rigorous psychological approach to these topics, and ideally, one that may also combine an applied or community-based perspective.

Applicants should be committed to excellence in undergraduate and graduate education and interested in teaching courses in Social/Personality psychology, research methodology, and data analysis at the undergraduate and graduate level. Successful applicants will also have the opportunity to contribute to graduate concentrations in diversity and inequality psychology, health and well-being, and quantitative methods. We encourage applicants to familiarize themselves with the unique student body at the University of California, Riverside and highlight synergies with their 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.

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]

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.

A Ph.D. in psychology, neuroscience, or a related discipline is required at the time of appointment. Complete applications must include a cover letter, curriculum vita, statements of research and teaching, 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 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 following link on the Interfolio website shows how to set this up: https://product-help.interfolio.com/en_US/managing-letters-and-requests/upload-a-confidential-letter-to-an-online-application-system.

Review of applications will begin on December 4, 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 Chairs, Dr. Brent Hughes (brent.hughes@ucr.edu) and Dr. Jimmy Calanchini (jimmy.calanchini@ucr.edu), Department of Psychology at the University of California, Riverside.

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.

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.

Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

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

Preferred qualifications

Candidates who are proficient in quantitative or qualitative methods at a level sufficient to teach such courses at the graduate level are strongly encouraged to apply. This position is part of a cluster hire intended to build a strong area of research expertise in Latinx health and well-being in the UCR Psychology Department across the social/personality psychology, developmental psychology, and cognition and cognitive neuroscience areas, which serves our student body and surrounding community, and is consistent with UCR’s status as a Hispanic-Serving Institution.

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.

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.

  • Reprints and Preprints

  • Reprints and Preprints (Optional)

  • Reprints and Preprints (Optional)

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required

At least 3 confidential letters of reference will be solicited through the AP Recruit system at the time of application

Apply link: https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/JPF01810

Help contact: jmelash@ucr.edu

About UC Riverside

The University of California, Riverside is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body. UCR is a member institution of the American Association of Universities (AAU) as well as the Alliance of Hispanic Serving Research Universities (HSRU). 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 or protected veteran status.

For the University of California’s Affirmative Action Policy please visit: https://www.ucop.edu/academic-personnel-programs/_files/apm/apm-035.pdf.

For the University of California’s Anti-Discrimination Policy, please visit: https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/1001004/Anti-Discrimination.

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