Assistant Professor in Multicultural Social Psychology

University Of Rhode Island

United States

November 15, 2021

Description

Posting Details 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 semester.

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 graduate curriculums.

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 research.

Demonstrate a strong commitment to multiculturalism and diversity through research, teaching, and service activities.

Qualifications

Required:

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 undergraduate students.

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.

Preferred:

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

Department Psychology

Contact(s)

Please note: Job applications must be submitted directly online only at: (https: // jobs.uri.edu)

Contact Email 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 Employment Application:

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 professional references.

3. A one- to two-page statement of your Teaching Mission (as one complete document).

4. A two- to three-page statement of your Program of Research (as one complete document).

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 you provide.

- Your understanding/articulation of the role played by intersectional personal identities in developing and executing concrete DEIJ actions and products.

- 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 issues.

- Theoretical DEIJ Frameworks and theories that you apply in your work are useful for creating awareness, understanding, and advancement of DEIJ issues and goals.

In addition, candidates must request 3 Letters of Recommendation to be sent by the Referee directly to: Lisa Harlow, Search Chair, at: lharlow@uri.edu

Position Number 106332

Posting Number F00267 Posting Date 10/08/2021 Closing Date Open Until Filled Yes Quicklink for Posting https: // jobs.uri.edu/postings/8795

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  • Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  • Research Statement
  • Other Document
  • Optional Documents

    Supplemental Questions

    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?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Do you have demonstrated ability to publish research in major peer-reviewed journals closely aligned with the field, Department, and position?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Do you have demonstrated ability and/or interest in teaching graduate and undergraduate students?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Do you have demonstrated commitment to multiculturalism and diversity, and experience conducting research with individuals from diverse cultures and backgrounds?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Do you have demonstrated success and/or evidence of promise in obtaining external funding that will support productive research?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Do you have demonstrated ability in applying quantitative, qualitative, and/or mixed methods to enhance rigor in research?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Do you have demonstrated proficiency in written communication skills?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Do you have demonstrated proficiency in oral communication skills?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Do you have demonstrated ability to work with diverse groups/populations?
  • Yes
  • No
  • How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
  • Public Job Posting
  • Internal Job Posting
  • Agency Referral
  • Advertisement/Publication
  • Personal Referral
  • Website
  • Other
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