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Tenure Track Assistant Professor of Social Psychology

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The Department of Sociology at the University of California, Riverside invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Social Psychology, specializing in quantitative or experimental social psychology. The appointment will begin July 1, 2018.

Candidates must demonstrate a strong record of publication and potential for teaching excellence. Experience in extramural funding is preferred. Competitive candidates for this position will be expected to have research interests that overlap with one or more of the department’s other areas of emphasis, which will contribute to promoting a diverse and multicultural curriculum. The candidate selected for this position will be encouraged to establish cooperative research activities with other campus departments and/or professional schools, research centers and colleges.

Applicants should possess a PhD in Sociology or must have completed the requirements for the PhD by the start of appointment July 1, 2018. Salary will be competitive and commensurate with education and experience.

Application materials must include a cover letter of interest, updated CV, a research statement, evidence of teaching excellence, a statement of contributions to diversity, up to two writing samples, and 3 letters of reference. Review of the applications will begin on September 15, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications received by September 15th will receive full consideration. Electronic submission of application materials is strongly encouraged.

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.

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. 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 with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants 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.

Job location

Riverside, CA

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Document requirements
  • Cover Letter - Cover Letter of Interest

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

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through teaching, research, professional activity, and/or service.

  • Evidence of Teaching Excellence

  • Writing Sample

  • additional Writing Sample (Optional)

  • Optional Additional Teaching Evidence (Optional)

  • Optional Additional Teaching Evidence (Optional)

  • Optional Additional Information (Optional)

  • Optional Additional Information (Optional)

  • Optional Additional Information (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required