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University of Colorado Boulder
Boulder, Colorado

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08-Nov-2021 Close All Job Summary

The Crown Institute at the University of Colorado Boulder encourages applications for a tenure-track or tenured faculty member in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience (Assistant, Associate or Full Professor). We are seeking candidates with a demonstrated track record in the design, investigation, or dissemination of prevention or intervention programs for children, young people, or the adults who support them. We are interested in candidates who work collaboratively with settings in which innovations can achieve long-term sustainability, impact, and reach (e.g., schools and districts, after-school programs, community organizations, digital contexts, and platforms). We are particularly interested in research that centers on the life experiences and assets of diverse young people, including but not limited to diversity in terms of race and ethnicity, culture, long-term management of health obstacles, language, social class, (dis)ability, immigration status, gender identity, sexual orientation, intersectionality, and unique members of under-served and under-represented groups.

The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Who We Are

The Crown Institute’s research focuses on practices, programs, and policies that foster wellness among children and youth, families and caregivers, educators, and mental health and health providers. Scholars in multiple fields work together and in partnership with families, teachers, young people, and community members. The overall approach to the study of wellness in the Crown Institute foregrounds the importance of contextual factors and addresses disparities in access to health and education, such as those related to gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, language, or other forms of identity. Current areas of Crown Institute work include, but are not limited to, participatory action research, prevention and intervention research with young people, families, and educators including programs focused on mindfulness, compassion, and other contemplative and behavioral practices, and factors that support young people’s sense of belonging and agency in communities and schools. Future research may build upon existing areas of research in the Crown Institute or may explore new areas not currently represented. Our work seeks to recognize, value, and honor diverse approaches to wellness and the impact of racism and systems of oppression on social, emotional, and mental health. We acknowledge how traditional research and educational practices have perpetuated cycles of oppression and silenced voices; and core to our purpose as a research institute is re-imagining what research is through a lens of equity and justice and interdisciplinary, participatory, and community-based methods. Our leadership team brings together faculty from the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, the Department of Theatre and Dance in the College of Arts and Sciences, and the School of Education.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

This faculty member will be rostered in the Crown Institute, with a tenure home in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience. We are looking for an innovative and collaborative researcher with both the background and the vision to build a dynamic and nationally recognized research program. We also seek someone who is committed to excellence in interdisciplinary education and mentoring. Research expectations include growing an active program of research that develops projects in Colorado and seeking extramural funding. We also seek candidates who thrive in an interdisciplinary setting, bringing disciplinary expertise in combination with intellectual and cultural humility in working in relationships with other fields and community partners. Teaching responsibilities will include teaching interdisciplinary courses and core courses in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience undergraduate and graduate programs, including clinical supervision of graduate students, consistent with the area of expertise. Research mentoring and advising for undergraduate and graduate students also will be a key focus, and applicants should have experience with and commitment to centering justice and equity in their mentoring of students. Faculty will be expected to play an important leadership role in the Institute, including mentoring and supervising staff, conducting outreach that contributes to the ongoing scholarly community, engaging with campus partners, and raising the national profile of the Crown Institute.

What You Should Know
  • The University of Colorado Boulder conducts background checks on all final applicants being considered for employment, prior to the issuance of an offer letter. The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to providing a safe and productive learning, living and working community. To achieve this goal, we conduct background investigations for all final applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check and an EPLS (Excluded Parties List System) check. The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work.
  • As part of the University of Colorado Boulder’s deep commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion, the campus has implemented a reference check pilot program with respect to final candidates for tenured faculty appointments. The reference check pilot program is intended to allow CU Boulder to collect and review information about a candidate’s conduct at their previous institutions, specifically conduct related to sexual misconduct, harassment, and/or discrimination -- before making hiring decisions. All final candidates for tenured faculty appointments are required to complete an Authorization to Release Information.
  • All University of Colorado Boulder employees are required to comply with the campus COVID-19 vaccine requirement. New employees must provide proof of vaccination or receive a medical or religious exemption within 30 days of employment.
What We Can Offer

Pay range $100,000 -$130,000.00. Relocation assistance may be available per institute guidelines. For the faculty appointment, salary and start-up funds are to be determined upon acceptance of the position.

BenefitsThe University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.Be StatementsBe ambitious. Be impactful. Be Boulder.What We Require
  • Requirements for consideration include a Ph.D. and clear evidence of excellence in research and teaching, including a demonstrated track record of grant writing, publishing, and mentoring. Preference will be given to licensed or license-eligible applicants.
Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:

  1. Resume or CV
  2. Cover letter addressed to the Search Committee briefly describing your qualifications, professional goals, and specific interest in this position.
  3. Statement of research experience, interests, and philosophy, including contributions to justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion in higher education and/or community contexts.
  4. Statement of teaching and mentoring experience, interests, and philosophy, including experience with students/mentees from diverse and under-represented backgrounds in higher education contexts

During the application process, you will need to enter contact information for three references and we will request letters of recommendation and additional materials, as the search progresses.

If you are selected as the finalist, your degree will be verified by the CU Boulder Campus Human Resources department using an approved online vendor. If your degree was obtained outside of the United States, please submit a translated version as an optional attachment.

Review of applications will begin on January 7, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs.

Posting Contact InformationPosting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

Posting Contact Email: [email protected]

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