Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, Latinx Health and Well-Being in Social/Personality Psychology

$74,600 - $97,200 yearly
  • University of California-Riverside, Psychology Department
  • Riverside, CA, USA
  • Oct 23, 2023
Full time Psychology

Job Description


The Department of Psychology at the University of California, Riverside invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor faculty position with a specialization in Latinx Health and Well-being in the area of Social/Personality Psychology beginning July 1, 2024.

We seek a social/personality psychologist whose research centers the diversity of Latinx social life, health, and wellbeing, broadly defined. We particularly seek applicants who study Latinx identity, culture, intersectionality, immigration status/issues, social class, close relationships, coping, emotion and emotion regulation, and/or social support. We are especially enthusiastic about candidates who study health disparities from a strengths-based perspective, focusing on resilience, thriving, and related areas, as they relate to key outcomes of physical health, mental health, or well-being. Importantly, we seek applicants who take a theory-driven and empirically rigorous psychological approach to these topics, and ideally, one that may also combine an applied or community-based perspective.

Applicants should be committed to excellence in undergraduate and graduate education and interested in teaching courses in Social/Personality psychology, research methodology, and data analysis at the undergraduate and graduate level. Successful applicants will also have the opportunity to contribute to graduate concentrations in diversity and inequality psychology, health and well-being, and quantitative methods. We encourage applicants to familiarize themselves with the unique student body at the University of California, Riverside and highlight synergies with their research and teaching goals.

The Department of Psychology is committed to addressing systemic and institutional barriers faced by
underrepresented scholars and researchers. We strongly encourage applicants who represent and/or conduct research in ethnic and racial communities that remain severely underrepresented in psychological science (e.g., Black/African/African American, Hispanic/Latino, American Indian, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islanders) to apply.

Preferred and Required Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application) Ph.D. in psychology, neuroscience, or a related discipline is required at the time of appointment.

Preferred qualifications 
Candidates who are proficient in quantitative or qualitative methods at a level sufficient to teach such courses at the graduate level are strongly encouraged to apply. This position is part of a cluster hire intended to build a strong area of research expertise in Latinx health and well-being in the UCR Psychology Department across the social/personality psychology, developmental psychology, and cognition and cognitive neuroscience areas, which serves our student body and surrounding community, and is consistent with UCR's status as a Hispanic-Serving Institution. 

UCR is a world-class university with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body. Its mission is explicitly linked to providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation college students. A commitment to this mission is a preferred qualification.


Application Details (to apply use the Apply Now button below.)

A Ph.D. in psychology, neuroscience, or a related discipline is required at the time of appointment. Complete applications must include a cover letter, curriculum vita, statements of research and teaching, reprints and preprints, a statement of contributions to diversity, and 3-5 letters of recommendation.
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Review of applications will begin on December 4, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants who apply by this date will be given full consideration.                                                              Final date: Sunday, Jun 30, 2024 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. 

Document Requirements                                                                                                                                             •    Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
•    Cover Letter
•    Statement of Research
•    Statement of Teaching
•    Statement of Past and/or Planned Future Contributions to Advancing Diversity and Inclusive Excellence - In a "Statement of Past and/or Planned Future Contributions to Advancing Diversity and Inclusive Excellence", we ask applicants to describe their past and/or potential future contributions to promoting a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment, which is a key requirement of the role of every faculty member and administrator at UCR. There are numerous ways to contribute, and a commitment to this part of our mission can be reflected through research, teaching, supervision, mentoring, community engagement, service, and any of the other varied activities that are a part of an academic career.

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•    Reprints and Preprints (Optional)
•    Misc / Additional (Optional)
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Reference requirements                                                                                                                                             3-5 letters of reference required                                                                                                                              At least 3 confidential letters of reference will be solicited through the AP Recruit system at the time of application.

For more information about the position, please contact the Search Committee Chairs, Dr. Brent Hughes 
(brent.hughes@ucr.edu (mailto:brent.hughes@ucr.edu)) and Dr. Jimmy Calanchini (jimmy.calanchini@ucr.edu (mailto:jimmy.calanchini@ucr.edu)), Department of Psychology at the University of California, Riverside. 


Application Deadline

Review of applications will begin on December 4, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled. Final Date: Sunday, June 30, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)