Position overviewPosition title: Assistant or Associate Professor, Quantitative Psychology
Assistant Professor $98,000 - $110,000.
Associate Professor $120,000 - $150,000
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Open date: September 1, 2023
Most recent review date: Tuesday, Oct 31, 2023 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: 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.
The Psychology Department (https://psychology.ucsc.edu/) at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for an Assistant (tenure-track) or Associate (tenured) Professor in Quantitative Psychology. The chosen candidate could have a PhD in Quantitative Psychology or in another field of Psychology as long as they have expertise in quantitative methods and demonstrated excellence in teaching statistics at the graduate and undergraduate levels. The chosen candidate will be expected to lead the graduate program’s quantitative curriculum. This includes teaching the program’s first-year statistics series, which is a 2-quarter sequence on univariate and multivariate methods. We seek a colleague who is an expert at statistics and quantitative methodology but who also understands the value of qualitative methods. The candidate should have an interest in collaborating with researchers in cognitive, developmental, and/or social psychology, which are the three graduate areas in the department. We are especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community through their research, teaching, and service, and who will add to the department’s contributions to campus initiatives in data science and critical data studies.
UC Santa Cruz values diversity, equity, and inclusion and is committed to hiring faculty who will work to advance these values. UC Santa Cruz is a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) and an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI) with a high proportion of first-generation students. We welcome candidates who understand the barriers facing historically oppressed groups in higher education (as evidenced by life experiences and educational background) and who can clearly articulate participation in equity and diversity advancement efforts with respect to teaching, mentoring, research, and service towards building an equitable and scholarly environment. Activities promoting equity and inclusion at UC Santa Cruz will be recognized as important university service during the faculty promotion process. More information can be found: https://apo.ucsc.edu/diversity.html
The chosen candidate will be expected to sign a statement representing that they are not the subject of any ongoing investigation or disciplinary proceeding at their current academic institution or place of employment, nor have they in the past ten years been formally disciplined at any academic institution/place of employment. In the event the candidate cannot make this representation, they will be expected to disclose in writing to the hiring Dean the circumstances surrounding any formal discipline that they have received, as well as any current or ongoing investigation or disciplinary process of which they are the subject. (Note that discipline includes a negotiated settlement agreement to resolve a matter related to substantiated misconduct.)
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Applicants must have a Ph.D. (or equivalent foreign degree) in psychology or related field. The successful candidate must have both a record of empirical research and a record of teaching. It is expected that the degree requirement will be completed by September 16, 2024.
Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
Cover Letter - Letter of application that briefly summarizes your qualifications and interest in the position.
Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion** - Statement on your contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion, including information about your understanding of these topics, your record of activities to date, and your specific plans and goals for advancing equity and inclusion if hired at UC Santa Cruz. Candidates are urged to review guidelines on statements (see https://apo.ucsc.edu/diversity.html) before preparing their application.
** Initial screening of applicants will be based only on the research statement, teaching statement, and the statement on contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion
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- 3-5 letters of reference required
Applications must include confidential letters of recommendation* (a minimum of 3 are required and a maximum of 5 will be accepted). Please note that your references, or dossier service, will submit their confidential letters directly to the UC Recruit System.
*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.
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