Assistant/Early Associate Professor, Social/Personality Psychology

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  • School of Social Ecology - Psychological Science


    Open August 10th, 2018 through October 15th, 2018


    The Department of Psychological Science at the University of California, Irvine invites applications for a faculty position in social/personality psychology at the rank of assistant to early associate professor. The area of specialization within social/personality psychology is open but, ideally, the candidate's substantive interests would complement other areas of strength within the department, including affective science, developmental psychology, health psychology, and psychology and the law. We especially welcome applicants whose research has the potential to inform understanding of important social problems, including but not limited to, prejudice, discrimination, and broader in-group/out-group biases. Successful candidates for this position will have an outstanding record of research, as well as evidence of excellent teaching and mentoring, the ability to attract extramural funding, and a commitment to inclusive excellence and diversity. Priority will be given to applications received by October 15, 2018; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Candidates must have a doctoral degree in psychology or a related field. Application materials must be submitted electronically (please refer to the Employment link at the following website for instructions: Candidates must submit a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, statements of research and teaching interests, and representative publications, and should arrange to have three letters of recommendation uploaded electronically. A separate statement that addresses past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion must also be included in the application materials. Please direct questions about this position to Diane Enriquez at [email protected].

    The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy. A recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity, UCI is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, supports work-life balance through an array of family-friendly policies, and is dedicated to broadening participation in higher education.

    ABOUT OUR DEPARTMENT: The Department of Psychological Science at the University of California, Irvine offers a Ph.D. in Psychology and Social Behavior with a primary specialization in one of four core areas: developmental psychology, health psychology, social/personality psychology, and affective science. Development of a concentration in clinical psychology is in progress. We also offer a graduate emphasis in psychology and law. Our faculty bring a multidisciplinary approach to the study of human behavior and sensitivity to the relevance of our research to individual and social problems. The faculty also share a strong commitment to training students in theory, field and laboratory research methods, and advanced statistical techniques. The University of California, Irvine is one of ten campuses of the highly regarded University of California system and is ranked among the top 10 public Universities in North America. With approximately 30,000 students, over 1,100 faculty members, and highly ranked programs in many areas, our campus offers a wealth of opportunities for research collaboration.
    Job location Irvine, CA

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    Posted: 8/11/2018
    Application Due: 10/10/2018
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