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Assistant Professor in Social/Personality Psychology

Recruitment Period

Open date: September 1st, 2017
Last review date: October 31st, 2017
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: June 30th, 2018
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 Department of Psychology at the University of California, Riverside invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in social/personality psychology beginning July 1, 2018. We are seeking applicants with research interests related to culture, ethnicity, or race, broadly defined. Applicants should be committed to excellence in undergraduate and graduate education and should have a significant record or promise of outstanding research. Review of applications will begin on October 31, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.

The University of California, Riverside 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 department is particularly interested in candidates who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for underrepresented students.

The campus is surrounded by mountain ranges and only an hour away from ski slopes, surfing, and hiking in mountain and desert environments. It boasts a fully-accredited child care facility and maintains a commitment to “family friendly” policies and programs including opportunity for spousal/partner hiring.

A Ph.D. in psychology or a related discipline is required at the time of the appointment. Salary level will be competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. 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.

Applications must include a cover letter, curriculum vita, statements of research and teaching interests, reprints and preprints if available, a statement of contributions to diversity, and three letters of recommendation.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. 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 characteristic protected by law.

For more information about the position, please contact the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Daniel Ozer, Department of Psychology, at

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Riverside, CA

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