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Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Developmental Psychology; Latinx Health and Development

Position overview

Position title: Assistant Professor
Salary range: Salary will be commensurate with education and experience and will be dependant on final placement at step
Anticipated start: July 1, 2024
Review timeline: January 5, 2024 to until filled

Application Window

Open date: November 3, 2023

Most recent review date: Friday, Jan 5, 2024 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 (UCR) invites applications for an Assistant Professor position in the area of Developmental Psychology with expertise in Latinx Health and Development beginning July 1, 2024.

We seek a developmental psychologist whose research centers the diversity of Latinx life and health in the United States from a developmental-cultural psychological perspective, and whose research focuses on the health and development of Latinx children, adolescents, and/or adults (e.g., issues regarding cultural stress, immigration, intergenerational families, cultural values and processes, cultural socialization, etc.). We are especially enthusiastic about candidates who study health disparities from a strengths-based perspective, resilience, thriving, and related areas, as they relate to the key outcomes of physical health, mental health, or well-being. The candidate and their scholarship would be expected to contribute to serving the diverse student population at UCR and the communities of the Inland Empire, broadly. Applicants who are proficient in advanced longitudinal data analysis at a level sufficient to teach such courses at the graduate level are strongly encouraged to apply.

The 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/Latinx, American Indian, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islanders) to apply.

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

Review of applications will begin on January 5, 2024 and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants who apply by this date will be given full consideration.

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.

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. 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.

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 childcare facility and maintains a commitment to family friendly policies and programs.

For more information about the position, please contact the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Aerika Loyd (aerika.loyd@ucr.edu), Department of Psychology at the University of California, Riverside.

Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

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

Preferred qualifications

We are especially enthusiastic about candidates who study health disparities from a strengths-based perspective, resilience, thriving, and related areas, as they relate to the key outcomes of physical health, mental health, or well-being.

Applicants who are proficient in advanced longitudinal data analysis at a level sufficient to teach such courses at the graduate level are strongly encouraged to apply.

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.

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/Preprints

  • Reprints/Preprints (Optional)

  • Reprints/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/JPF01840

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, California