Assistant Professor, Social Psychology

The Department of Sociology at invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Social Psychology, specializing in quantitative or experimental social psychology. The appointment will begin July 1, 2018.

Candidates must demonstrate a strong record of publication and potential for teaching excellence. Experience in extramural funding is preferred. Competitive candidates for this position will be expected to have research interests that overlap with one or more of the department’s other areas of emphasis, which will contribute to promoting a diverse and multicultural curriculum. The candidate selected for this position will be encouraged to establish cooperative research activities with other campus departments and/or professional schools, research centers and colleges.

Applicants should possess a PhD in Sociology or must have completed the requirements for the PhD by the start of appointment July 1, 2018. Salary will be competitive and commensurate with education and experience. Advancement through the faculty ranks at the University of California is through a series of structured, merit-based evaluations, occurring every 2-3 years, each of which includes substantial peer input.

Application materials should be submitted to and must include a cover letter of interest, updated CV, a research statement, evidence of teaching excellence, a statement of contributions to diversity, up to two writing samples, and 3 letters of reference. Review of applications will begin September 15, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications received by September 15th will receive full consideration. Electronic submission of application materials is strongly encouraged. Inquiries may be addressed to the search committee chair, Richard Carpiano, Hard copy applications may be submitted to the Department of Sociology, 1206 Watkins Hall University of California, Riverside, CA 92521

UCR is a world-class research 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.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.