The Psychology Department at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for two tenure-track assistant professor positions in social psychology. We seek to hire scholars who view social issues through a structural lens and whose research advances the unique social justice focus of our programme. We are particularly interested in scholars who can contribute to our intellectual emphasis on diversity, social policy, and social change.
Possible areas of specialisation include (but are not limited to) race, ethnicity, and inequality; oppression and privilege; intersectional approaches to prejudice, stereotyping, and discrimination; social and economic justice movements (including grassroots or collective action); the social psychology of justice-oriented and criminal justice institutions (and their alternatives); educational access, equity, and fairness; social psychological analyses of neoliberal policies and practices (e.g., gentrification); migration, immigration, and citizenship; colonialism and decolonisation; the social psychology of health and health disparities; political psychology; environmental justice; and policy analysis or assessment (in any content area).
Candidates should be actively engaged in research and show promise of continued research productivity. In addition, they should be prepared to teach both graduate and undergraduate level courses in social psychology (including classroom) and to contribute significantly to graduate education through mentoring of graduate students. We seek to hire scholars whose strengths best complement the distinctive character of our social justice oriented social psychology programme and are especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community through their research, teaching, and service. The successful candidate must be able to work with students, faculty and staff from a wide range of social and cultural backgrounds. UC Santa Cruz is a Hispanic-Serving Institution with a high proportion of first-in-family undergraduate students.
We welcome candidates who understand the barriers facing women and minorities who are underrepresented in higher education careers (as evidenced by life experiences and educational background), and who have experience in equity and diversity with respect to teaching, mentoring, research, life experiences, or service towards building an equitable and diverse scholarly environment.
Rank: Assistant Professor (tenure track)
Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience, academic year (9-month) basis
Basic qualification: Applicants must have a PhD, EdD, or equivalent foreign degree in Psychology or related field. It is expected that the degree requirements are completed by September 2018.
Position available: 01 July 2018, with academic year beginning September 2018. Degree requirements must be completed by September 2018 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 summarising your qualifications and interest in the position, (b) a research statement describing your programme of research, (c) a teaching statement describing your teaching experience and teaching interests, (d) a curriculum vitae, (e) two to six most significant reprints or preprints, (f) a statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service, and (g) at least three (no more than five) confidential letters of recommendation.* Applicants with doctorates outside of psychology should address the relationship of their research and teaching to the field of psychology. Submit documents/materials as PDF files.
Additional information about UCSC’s social psychology programme can be found here.
Apply through this link and refer to position #JPF00464-18 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 centre), direct the author to UCSC’s confidentiality statement at .
Closing date: Review of applications will begin on 02 October 2017. To ensure 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 30 June 2018).