Assistant Professor in Experimental Psychology with Real-World Focus

University of California San Diego Department of Psychology

United States

Assistant Professor - Experimental Psychology with Real-World Focus (Department of Psychology)

Job #JPF03496
  • PSYCHOLOGY / Social Sciences / UC San Diego

Position overview

Position title:Assistant Professor
Salary range: Commensurate with qualifications and based on University of California pay scales.

Application Window

Open date: December 21, 2022

Next review date: Wednesday, Feb 8, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Wednesday, May 31, 2023 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 ( within the School of Social Sciences at the University of California, 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.

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 with 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.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

At the time of application, candidates must have a PhD or be ABD (all but dissertation), and must possess a record of published research in psychology or a closely related field.

Additional qualifications (required at time of start)

By the time of appointment, candidates must have a PhD and must possess a record of published research in psychology or a closely related field.

Preferred qualifications
  • Strong background in applying quantitative methods in psychology and demonstrated impact on their area.
  • Track record of interdisciplinary and collaborative work
  • Demonstrated teaching excellence
  • Ability to teach graduate level research methods
  • Commitment to supporting diversity, inclusion and equity within an academic setting
  • Experience conducting research in applied settings (outside of a laboratory)

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
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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.

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Job location

La Jolla, California

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