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Assistant Professor Position in School Psychology

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The University of California, Riverside has ambitious goals for expanding its research mission. The Graduate School of Education (GSOE) at UCR invites applications and nominations for an open rank, tenure-track ladder faculty position (Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor) in the area of School Psychology. The position will commence as early as July 1, 2018 or as negotiated.

We are seeking a dynamic scholar whose research, training, and practice will contribute significantly to our nationally recognized School Psychology Ph.D. Program and new Master’s program/track in applied behavior analysis. Time Magazine recently ranked UC Riverside #1 based on metrics of graduation rate, affordability, and financial aid available to students, and U.S. News and World Report’s 2016 Best Graduate Schools listed UCR’s GSOE as 62nd among ranked schools.

UC Riverside’s APA-accredited and NASP-approved School Psychology Program has an eco-behavioral orientation with a strong focus on the delivery of evidence-based services in schools. We strive to offer our students both research and applied experiences in academic assessment and intervention, social/emotional/behavioral assessment and intervention, as well as mental health assessment and intervention. We emphasize the treatment of academic, social/emotional/behavioral, and mental health needs within multi-tiered (MTSS) and consultative frameworks in K-12 settings. We seek to hire a scholar who conducts research related to this emphasis. Individuals who conduct research related to students who are culturally or linguistically diverse or have an interest in urban populations are highly encouraged to apply.

Applicants should be committed to developing/maintaining a thematic, productive program of research; obtaining external funding to support research activities; supervising graduate student research; teaching graduate and undergraduate courses (4 courses per academic year, distributed across 3 quarters); and providing service at university, regional, and national levels.

Minimum Qualifications include: Earned doctorate in school psychology from an APA-accredited school psychology program, and demonstration of an ongoing research program.

Preferred Qualifications include: Licensed or able to become licensed in California within 18 months, Board Certification in Applied Behavior Analysis, active participation in national-level organizations, and an outstanding record of teaching. Academic rank will be contingent upon the individual’s level of accomplishments in scholarly activity, as well as experience securing and directing grants, teaching, mentoring graduate students, and service. Salary and research support will be commensurate with an appointment within the University of California system.

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.

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.

Questions should be directed to Dr. William P. Erchul, Chair of the Search Committee, at

Individuals who are selected for campus interviews will be asked to provide publications and/or additional information. Review of applicants will begin on January 2, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.

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 - Describing current and proposed future areas of research

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

  • Statement of Teaching

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

  • Statement of Research (Optional)

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required