Assistant Professor - Atypical Development - Department of Psychology

San Francisco
Aug 18, 2020
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Assistant Professor - Atypical Development - Department of Psychology

The Department of Psychology at the University of California, Berkeley, is anticipating the hiring of a tenure-track, assistant professor faculty position in the area of atypical development, with an expected start date of July 1, 2021.

This position is within the Clinical Science area of the department, and the successful candidate will serve as a core faculty in the PCSAS-accredited Clinical Science Program ( Candidates with cross-disciplinary research interests spanning other departmental areas (Behavioral and Systems Neuroscience, Cognitive Neuroscience, Developmental, Social/Personality) are especially encouraged to apply. Candidate research interests would ideally focus on (a) neurodevelopmental disorders, particularly autism spectrum disorders but potentially including impulsivity, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and the like; and/or (b) individuals/groups exposed to early adversity (e.g., deprivation, maltreatment, poverty, discrimination). Candidates whose research examines biological and/or psychosocial mechanisms underlying risk and resilience in atypical development, including those linked to socioeconomic or diversity-related processes, are especially desired.

Prospective applicants should note that diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values within the Department of Psychology and across UC Berkeley. Our excellence can be fully realized only via faculty, students, and staff who share our commitment to these values.

Basic Qualifications: Ph.D. or equivalent international degree, or enrolled in Ph.D. or equivalent international degree-granting program at the time of application.
Preferred Qualifications: Completion of the Ph.D. or equivalent international degree by the application date.

To apply, please go to the following link:

All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including instances when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality ( prior to letter submission.

Applications must be received by October 22, 2020. Please direct questions to [email protected], placing “Atypical Development” in the subject line.
The University is committed to addressing the family needs of faculty, including dual career couples and single parents. For information about potential relocation to Berkeley, or career needs of accompanying partners and spouses, please visit:

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, disability, age, or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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