Job Title Assistant Professor in Multicultural Social Psychology
Job Description Summary, Duties and Responsibilities, Required Qualifications
and Preferred Qualifications
The search will remain open until the position has been filled. First
consideration will be given to applications received by November 15, 2021.
Second consideration may be given to applications received by December 15,
2021. Applications received subsequent to the second consideration date
(December 15, 2021) may not be given full consideration.
This is an academic-year, 9-month position, which begins each September one
week before Labor Day and concludes on Commencement Day the following May. The
position is anticipated to begin in September of 2022, prior to the start of
The Department of Psychology at The University of Rhode Island invites
applications this fall 2021 for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in
Multicultural Social Psychology in our Behavioral Science track. We seek an
individual with expertise specific to multicultural research in psychology
that complements existing strengths in our department. Areas of interest are
open, and we broadly welcome specialization in a multicultural area of social
psychology that is of vital concern to society and offers opportunities for
collaboration within our department and across the College of Health Sciences
and the University. The position will address teaching and research needs in
multicultural psychology that are central to our undergraduate BA and BS, and
The Department, College, and University recognize that the field of psychology
needs to be strengthened by contributions from a broad range of perspectives.
The Department of Psychology is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion
and seeks to serve as a representative inspiration for the next generations.
As such, we particularly welcome candidates from groups that are historically
underrepresented, marginalized, and/or excluded in the field of psychology who
will support the mission of both URI and the Department of Psychology to
expose students to different perspectives. Candidates will demonstrate a
commitment to inclusivity to enhance a sense of belonging and academic success
among students from diverse cultures and backgrounds.
The Psychology Department is recognized for excellence in teaching,
scholarship, and service and for our strong commitment to diversity and
inclusion. Our department has 800 undergraduates, 80 graduate students, and 28
faculty, with doctoral tracks in Behavioral Science and APA-accredited
Clinical Psychology. For more information about the Department, please visit
https: // web.uri.edu/psychology/
Duties and Responsibilities:
Teach two courses per semester at the graduate and undergraduate levels.
Publish research relevant to a multicultural area of social psychology.
Mentor students at the graduate and undergraduate levels.
Seek and secure external research funding that will support productive
Demonstrate a strong commitment to multiculturalism and diversity through
research, teaching, and service activities.
1. A PhD (or equivalent) in psychology or a closely related field, or
completion of the degree by September 1, 2022.
2. Demonstrated ability to publish research in major peer-reviewed journals
closely aligned with the field, Department, and position.
3. Demonstrated ability and/or interest in teaching graduate and
4. Demonstrated commitment to multiculturalism and diversity, and experience
conducting research with individuals from diverse cultures and backgrounds.
5. Demonstrated success and/or evidence of promise in obtaining external
funding that will support productive research.
6. Demonstrated ability in applying quantitative, qualitative, and/or mixed
methods to enhance rigor in research.
7. Demonstrated proficiency in written communication skills.
8. Demonstrated proficiency in oral communication skills.
9. Demonstrated ability to work with diverse groups/populations.
1. Demonstrated research interest in a multicultural area of social
psychology. Specific areas of interest are open. Examples may include, but
are not limited to, topics related to bias (e.g., stereotyping,
discrimination and prejudice, stereotyping), social determinants of health,
identity development, health disparities, wellness, and resiliency.
2. Demonstrated research interests that have the potential for graduate and
undergraduate student involvement, and collaboration and contribution within
and beyond the Department, such as in the College of Health Sciences, and/or
the Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Program, the School of Pharmacy or the
College of Nursing.
3. Demonstrated ability in mentoring graduate and undergraduate students.
4. Demonstrated ability and/or interest in online teaching.
ALL REQUIREMENTS ARE SUBJECT TO POSSIBLE MODIFICATION TO REASONABLY
ACCOMMODATE INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES.
Union AAUP - American Assoc of Univ Professors
Status Academic Year, Full-time, Tenure-track, Permanent
End Date of Restriction or Limitation
Please note: Job applications must be submitted directly online only at:
(https: // jobs.uri.edu)
Campus Location Kingston
Grant Funded No
Extension Contingent on Funding Date
Special Instructions to Applicants
Please attach the following 5 (PDF) documents to your online Faculty
1. Cover letter of Application including a description of how your
qualifications match the requirements for the position in Multicultural
Social Psychology (as one complete document).
2. Curriculum Vitae that includes the names and e-mail addresses of three
3. A one- to two-page statement of your Teaching Mission (as one complete
4. A two- to three-page statement of your Program of Research (as one
5. “Other Document” - A one to two-page Diversity Statement, addressing your
values and/or philosophy, accomplishments, experiences, education, and
training with Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice (DEIJ). We highly
encourage you to integrate one or more of the following considerations into
your statement, and to be as specific and concrete as possible in any examples
- Your understanding/articulation of the role played by intersectional
personal identities in developing and executing concrete DEIJ actions and
- Past or future integration of DEIJ aspects and issues into your teaching
activities, and any impact of that DEIJ inclusion on students, the
institution, your discipline, and the larger community.
- Academic, professional, industry, and/or community service that contributes
to building respectful and inclusive organizational climates, advances
institutional recruitment of marginalized people, and raises awareness of DEIJ
- Theoretical DEIJ Frameworks and theories that you apply in your work are
useful for creating awareness, understanding, and advancement of DEIJ issues
In addition, candidates must request 3 Letters of Recommendation to be sent
by the Referee directly to: Lisa Harlow, Search Chair, at: email@example.com
Position Number 106332
Posting Number F00267
Posting Date 10/08/2021
Open Until Filled Yes
Quicklink for Posting https: // jobs.uri.edu/postings/8795
Cover Letter/Letter of Application
Statement of Teaching Philosophy
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().
Do you have a PhD (or equivalent) in psychology or a closely related field, or completion of the degree by September 1, 2022?
Do you have demonstrated ability to publish research in major peer-reviewed journals closely aligned with the field, Department, and position?
Do you have demonstrated ability and/or interest in teaching graduate and undergraduate students?
Do you have demonstrated commitment to multiculturalism and diversity, and experience conducting research with individuals from diverse cultures and backgrounds?
Do you have demonstrated success and/or evidence of promise in obtaining external funding that will support productive research?
Do you have demonstrated ability in applying quantitative, qualitative, and/or mixed methods to enhance rigor in research?
Do you have demonstrated proficiency in written communication skills?
Do you have demonstrated proficiency in oral communication skills?
Do you have demonstrated ability to work with diverse groups/populations?
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