Psychology: Assistant Professor: Social Psychology (Open Until Filled; Initial Review 10/10/16)
Open date: July 29th, 2016
Last review date:October 10th, 2016 Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: June 30th, 2017 Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.
The Psychology Department at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in social psychology. We seek to hire a scholar whose research advances the unique social justice focus of our program. We are particularly interested in scholars who can contribute to our intellectual emphasis on diversity, social policy, and social change. Possible areas of specialization include (but are not limited to) race, ethnicity, and inequality; oppression and privilege; the social psychology of social justice movements; the social psychology of justice-oriented and other institutions (including their alternatives); educational access, equity, and fairness; migration, immigration, and citizenship; policy analysis; and environmental justice. Candidates should be actively engaged in research and show promise of continued research productivity. In addition, they should be capable of teaching both graduate and undergraduate level courses in social psychology and of contributing significantly to graduate education through mentoring of graduate students. The candidate will also be expected to teach one graduate course per year that contributes to a proposed master's program that will focus on social science methodology and data analysis. Such courses might include (but are not limited to): program evaluation, mixed methods research, survey methods and scale construction, social network analysis, ethnographic or participatory action methods, experimental or quasi-experimental methods, interview or focus group methods, "big data" analysis, multi-level modeling, or meta-analytic techniques. We seek to hire someone whose strengths best complement the distinctive character of our program and are especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community through their research, teaching, and service.
RANK: Assistant Professor (tenure track)
SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications and experience, academic year (9-month) basis
BASIC QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants must have a Ph.D., Ed.D., or equivalent foreign degree in Psychology or related field, expected to be conferred by September 30, 2017.
POSITION AVAILABLE: July 1, 2017, with academic year beginning September 2017. Ph.D. must be conferred by September 30, 2017 for employment beyond that date.
TO APPLY: Applications are accepted via the UCSC Academic Recruit online system and must include (a) a letter of application briefly summarizing your qualifications and interest in the position, (b) a research statement describing your program of research, (c) a teaching statement describing your teaching experience and teaching interests, (d) a curriculum vitae, (e) two to five most significant reprints or preprints, and (f) at least three confidential letters of recommendation.* Applicants are also encouraged to submit a statement addressing their past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service. Submit documents/materials as PDF files. Additional information about UCSC's social psychology program can be found at: http://psychology.ucsc.edu/about/research/research-areas-social.html
Refer to Position #JPF00374-17 in all correspondence.
*All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. For any reference letter provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service, career center), direct the author to UCSC's confidentiality statement at http://apo.ucsc.edu/confstm.htm. CLOSING DATE: Review of applications will begin on October 10, 2016. To ensure full consideration, applications must be complete and letters requested by this date. However, files completed later may be considered, and the position will remain open until filled (not later than 6/30/2017).
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