Assistant Professor

Job description

Position Number 998711

Functional Title Assistant Professor

Position Type Tenure Stream

Position Summary

The Department of Psychology at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro invites applications for a tenure-track position in Developmental Psychology (Assistant Professor level), to begin August 1, 2019.
We seek someone to join an active and collaborative research department. Candidates must hold or anticipate a Ph.D. in Psychology by August 1, 2019. All applicants should have a clear commitment to graduate and undergraduate teaching and to working with students from diverse backgrounds. Candidates should show evidence of a strong, independent research program and should demonstrate high potential for securing external funding. We welcome experience and expertise in conducting translational research and research with diverse populations. The department has excellent research resources, including equipment and systems for a wide array of research methods (e.g., eye-tracking, ERP, ESM), and a research-dedicated neuroimaging facility. We also have a strong relationship with the city of Greensboro and surrounding areas; several ongoing and potential community-engaged research opportunities are available to new faculty.

UNCG is a Minority Serving Institution, with an undergraduate population of 44% of ethnic minority students. UNCG and the Psychology Department foster an environment of collaboration across departments and schools, and support community-engaged research. UNCG is proud of the diversity of its student body and we seek to attract an equally diverse applicant pool for this position. The university is located in the Piedmont region of North Carolina between the Atlantic Ocean and the Appalachian mountains. UNCG is an EOE/Affirmative Action/M/F/D/V employer and is strongly committed to increasing faculty diversity.

Greensboro is a city of about 287,000 in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, a location providing easy access to the Research Triangle and to recreational opportunities on the coast and in the mountains. The local metropolitan area (which includes the cities of High Point and Winston-Salem) has a population of approximately 1.6 million with an excellent standard of living.

Minimum Qualifications

Candidate must hold or anticipate a Ph.D. in Psychology by August 1, 2019.

Preferred Qualifications

We seek researchers who focus primarily on social and/or cognitive development in middle to late childhood using experimental methodology as one focal point of their research program. Researchers who study identity and social categorization, prejudice and stereotyping, selective trust and skepticism, scientific reasoning, STEM learning and learning in informal environments (e.g., museums, science centers), health-related cognition, or cross-cultural development are especially encouraged to apply.

Tenure Status Tenure Track

Special Instructions to Applicants

We will begin reviewing applications on October 31 and will continue until the position is filled. More information may be obtained from Dr. Janet Boseovski, Chair of the Developmental Search Committee (email: [email protected]). Applicants should submit all materials electronically (to apply, visit and click on "Faculty"). Applicants should submit a cover letter, a vita, a detailed description of their research program, up to five representative publications (Other Documents, documents must be combined into one for uploading), a statement of teaching interests, and a brief statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service (Other Documents 2). Applicants should also list the names and e-mail addresses of 3 people to be contacted for letters of recommendation.

Recruitment Range Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.

Org #-Department Psychology - 12215

Job Open Date 10/10/2018

For Best Consideration Date 10/31/2018

Job Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Type of Appointment Permanent

Number of Months per Year 9

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Teaching Philosophy
  4. Research Statement
  5. Other Documents
  6. Other Documents 2
  7. List of References
Optional Documents

    Supplemental Questions

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    1. * Please indicate how you learned of the vacant position for which you are applying:
      • UNCGjobsearch Website
      • Piedmont Triad Area Newspaper
      • The Chronicle of Higher Education
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      • UNC School System Job Board
      • Personal Networking
      • Facebook
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      • Other
    2. If you selected "Other", please provide the name of the resource here.

      (Open Ended Question)

    3. * Are you eligible to work in the United States without sponsorship?
      • Yes
      • No

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    Posted: 10/11/2018
    Application Due: 10/23/2018
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