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Assistant Professor - Experimental Psychology with Real-World Focus (Department of Psychology)
University of California San Diego

Date Posted Dec. 22, 2022
Title Assistant Professor - Experimental Psychology with Real-World Focus (Department of Psychology)
University University of California San Diego
La Jolla, CA, United States
Department Psychology
Application Deadline 05/31/2023
Position Start Date July 2023
  • Assistant Professor
  • Psychology - Experimental
    Psychology - General

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

University of California San Diego

The Department of Psychology ( at UC 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.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. or be ABD, and must possess a record of published research in psychology or a closely related field.

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 within 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.

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on University of California pay scales.

The position will remain open until filled.

Candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research, statement of teaching, three letters of reference, a statement describing experience fostering diversity and/or potential to make future contributions, and 3-5 publications. For information on preparing diversity statements and divisional initiatives to promote diversity, see: diversity.html

Applications should be submitted electronically via UCSD's Academic Personnel On-Line RECRUIT system: (

UC San Diego is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to excellence through diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.

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