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Psychology Academic Job Postings

Assistant Professor - Experimental Psychology with Real-World Focus (7/1/23 start date)

The Department of Psychology (psychology.ucsd.edu) at UC San Diego invites applications for an open- area, tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Experimental Psychology, with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2023. We seek candidates doing theoretically rich and experimentally rigorous research grounded in real-world application and conducted at least partially outside the laboratory.

Non-exhaustive examples of a suitable research focus include social and racial justice, climate, social media, understanding and countering misinformation, well-being and mental health, applied developmental psychology, industrial psychology, education, applied psychometrics, and causal inference in field experimentation.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. or be ABD, and must possess a record of published research in psychology or a closely related field.

Successful candidates are expected to establish a program of high-quality research. Preference will be given to candidates with strong quantitative skills, demonstrated impact on their area, and a track record of interdisciplinary and collaborative work. Successful candidates are required to teach graduate and undergraduate students within the Department of Psychology. Demonstrated teaching excellence and ability to teach graduate-level research methods are preferred. 

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 possess a commitment to supporting diversity, inclusion, and equity within an academic setting.

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on University of California pay scales. The position will remain open until filled.

Candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research, statement of teaching, three letters of reference, a statement describing experience fostering diversity and/or potential to make future contributions, and 3-5 publications. For information on preparing diversity statements and divisional initiatives to promote diversity, see: http://facultydiversity.ucsd.edu/recruitment/contributions-to- diversity.html

Applications should be submitted electronically via UCSD's Academic Personnel On-Line RECRUIT system: (https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/JPF03496)

UC San Diego is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to excellence through diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.

Assistant Professor - Computation/Open Area (7/1/23 start date)

The Department of Psychology (psychology.ucsd.edu) within the School of Social Sciences at the University of California, San Diego invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position from candidates who utilize a computational approach to study any of the areas represented in the department or their intersection (Cognitive Psychology, Cognitive Behavioral Neuroscience, Developmental Psychology, Sensation & Perception, or Social Psychology). The anticipated position start date is July 1st, 2023. 

Candidates must have a Ph.D. or be ABD, and possess a record of published or publishable research applying computational methods to psychology or a closely related field.

Successful candidates are expected to establish a vigorous program of high-quality research. Preference will be given to candidates with a strong background in applying computational methods in psychology, demonstrated impact on their area, and a track record of interdisciplinary and collaborative work. Successful candidates are required to teach graduate and undergraduate students within the Department of Psychology. Demonstrated teaching excellence is preferred. 

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 possess a commitment to supporting diversity, inclusion and equity within an academic setting. 

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

The position will remain open until filled. 

Candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research, statement of teaching, three letters of reference, a statement describing experience fostering diversity and/or potential to make future contributions, and 3-5 publications or preprints. For information on preparing diversity statements and divisional initiatives to promote diversity, see: http://facultydiversity.ucsd.edu/recruitment/contributions-to-diversity.html 

Applications should be submitted electronically via UCSD’s Academic Personnel On-Line RECRUIT system: https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/JPF03359 

UC San Diego is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to excellence through diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age or protected verteran status. 

Lecturer Pool (2022-2023)

The Psychology Department is committed to creating an inclusive environment, one that is supportive of all individuals, regardless of background, and to nurturing and developing that talent. We are committed to building an excellent and diverse faculty, staff, and student body, and we welcome applicants whose experiences have prepared them to contribute to this commitment.

The Department of Psychology at the University of California, San Diego, is generating an applicant pool of qualified visiting instructors (“Lecturer” title series) to teach courses in the Department of Psychology, on a temporary basis should an opening arise. Applicants will be selected from this pool for teaching throughout the 2022-2023 academic year. The number of positions varies from academic term to academic term, depending on the needs of the Psychology Department.

Positions typically start at the beginning of an academic quarter, and appointments may be renewable based on need, funding, performance and the Department's mandate to maintain intellectual diversity. Appointments for fall quarter are usually reviewed as early as the preceding January and as late as September. Appointments for winter quarter are usually reviewed as early as May and June and as late as December. Appointments for spring quarter are usually reviewed as early as October and November and as late as March.

Teaching Responsibilities:
We are seeking outstanding visiting lecturers who can teach large courses (200 or more students) and small classes (~150 students or fewer) in the variety of subjects.

General Duties:
In addition to teaching responsibilities, general duties include (but are not limited to) managing Teaching Assistants, holding office hours, assigning grades, advising students, preparing course materials (e.g., syllabus), and maintaining a course website. Those teaching large courses are expected to work with, meet with, and mentor graduate student Teaching Assistants.

The salary per course will be based on a minimum annual salary of $56,945.00 (per 6/1/21 salary scale) for six (6) large courses.

Applications should be submitted electronically via UCSD's Academic Personnel On-Line RECRUIT system: https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/JPF03108AD

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.

**Please note that the application may require you to include letters of recommendation. If you are an ongoing instructor or have previously taught with the Department of Psychology, letters of recommendation are not required. Instead, please include the name and contact information of your references.