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Assistant Professor - Social Psychology

Position overview

Position title: Assistant Professor

Application Window

Open date: December 15th, 2021

Most recent review date: Monday, Jan 31, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Thursday, Jun 30, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
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.

Position description

The Department of Psychology (psychology.ucsd.edu) within the Division of Social Sciences at UC San Diego invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Social Psychology, with a start date of July 1st, 2022.

Ideal candidates will apply state-of-the-art approaches to topics of perennial interest (e.g., emotion, cooperation, close relationships, intergroup relations, attitudes, health psychology, social cognition) or emerging interest (e.g., morality, politics, collective action, responses to climate change) within social psychology. We welcome applications from candidates whose work connects to other areas in the Department (for example, cognitive psychology, developmental psychology, cognitive neuroscience, and our burgeoning focus on computational social science).

Successful candidates are expected to establish a vigorous program of high-quality research and are required to teach graduate and undergraduate students within the Department of Psychology.

The Department of Psychology is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body. We are especially interested in candidates who have demonstrated strong leadership or a commitment to support diversity, equity, and inclusion in an academic setting.

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on University of California pay scales.

The position will remain open until filled.

Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Candidates must have a Ph.D. or ABD and a record of published research in social psychology or a relevant field.

Preferred qualifications
  • Strong social psychology background and demonstrated (or potential) impact on their area

  • Demonstrated teaching excellence

  • Demonstrated strong leadership or a commitment to support diversity, equity and inclusion in an academic setting

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Applicants should summarize their past or potential contributions to diversity. See our Faculty Equity site for more information.

  • Publication

  • Publication

  • Publication

  • Publication (Optional)

  • Publication (Optional)

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required
Apply link: https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/JPF03026

Help contact: mhedelstein@ucsd.edu

Campus Information

The University of California, San Diego is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer 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, covered veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. Please refer to Appendix F, Section II.C. of the policy for the deadlines applicable to new University of California employees. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

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Job location

La Jolla, California