Position title: Assistant Professor of Developmental Psychology
Salary range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience; academic
year (nine-month basis).
Anticipated start: July 1, 2023, with the academic year beginning in
September 2023 and is contingent upon budgetary approval. Degree requirements
must be met by September 22, 2023 for employment effective beyond that date.
Open date: July 21st, 2022
Next review date: Monday, Sep 19, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
Final date: Friday, Jun 30, 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
The Department of Psychology at the University of California, Santa Cruz
(UCSC) invites applications for an Assistant Professor (tenure-track) in
Developmental Psychology. We seek to enhance our Developmental Psychology
program's long-established strengths in studying the lived experiences of
children and youth from diverse backgrounds, bridging traditionally separate
areas of developmental research, and integrating cultural, interpersonal, and
individual aspects of human development, especially as they relate to global
and community health.
We are particularly interested in developmental psychology scholars whose
research addresses diversity in human development. In addition, we seek a
scholar whose research addresses the intersection of developmental psychology
and global and/or community health. Health here is broadly construed to
include psychological, mental or physical health with a focus on the well-
being of children and youth in their families, peer relations, schools, and/or
cultural communities. Some examples include (but are not limited to)
candidates whose research examines:
● Cultural assets that promote healthy development in the contexts of
inequities related to gender, ethnicity/race, social class, and/or sexuality.
● Conditions and practices that leverage the psychological strengths of
children from historically under-served backgrounds in the U.S. or other
● Familial, peer, educational, political, cultural, technological, and/or
economic systems related to healthy psychological development.
● Health systems and community health services as contexts for children's and
youth's psychological health, well-being, and resilience.
Ideal candidates will be able to teach for both Psychology and the new UCSC
Global and Community Health Program (https: // transform.ucsc.edu/work/gch/),
an interdisciplinary program with research foci spanning Psychology and the
social determinants of health and health policy (with health broadly
Applicants should be actively engaged in research with the promise of
continued research productivity. In addition, they should be capable of
teaching courses at both graduate and undergraduate levels, including core
courses in the new BA in global and community health. We are looking for
candidates who will contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic
community through their research, teaching, and service, including the
mentoring of doctoral students. The successful candidate must work well with
students, faculty, and staff from a wide range of social and cultural
backgrounds. UC Santa Cruz is a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) and an
Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution
(AANAPISI) with a high proportion of first-generation undergraduate students
and a growing number of first-generation college students entering our
We welcome candidates who understand the barriers facing women and other
minoritized people who are underrepresented in higher education careers (as
evidenced by life experiences and educational background), and who can
clearly articulate their contributions to equity, diversity and justice with
respect to teaching, mentoring, research, life experiences, or service towards
building an equitable, inclusive, and diverse scholarly environment.
The chosen candidate will be expected to sign a statement representing that
they are not the subject of any ongoing investigation or disciplinary
proceeding at their current academic institution or place of employment, nor
have they in the past ten years been formally disciplined at any academic
institution/place of employment. In the event the candidate cannot make this
representation, they will be expected to disclose in writing to the hiring
Dean the circumstances surrounding any formal discipline that they have
received, as well as any current or ongoing investigation or disciplinary
process of which they are the subject. (Note that discipline includes a
negotiated settlement agreement to resolve a matter related to substantiated
Department : https: // psychology.ucsc.edu/
Basic qualifications (required at time of application)
Applicants must have a Ph.D. (or equivalent foreign degree) in Psychology or
related field. The successful candidate must have both a record of empirical
research and a record of teaching. It is expected that the degree requirement
will be completed by September 22, 2023.
Cover Letter - Letter of application that briefly summarizes your
qualifications and interest in the position as described in this add.
Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
Statement of Research - Research statement describing your program of
research and possible future directions .
Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion -
Statement addressing your understanding of the barriers facing
traditionally underrepresented groups and your past and/or future
contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion through teaching and
professional or public service. Candidates are urged to review guidelines
on statements (see https: // apo.ucsc.edu/diversity.html) before preparing
Initial screening of applicants will be based only on the research
statement and the statement on contributions to diversity, equity, and
Statement of Teaching - Teaching statement describing your teaching
experience and overall teaching interests; also, briefly address how you
can contribute teaching for the new UCSC Global and Community Health
Program (https: // transform.ucsc.edu/work/gch/)
Most significant reprints or preprints (1 of 2 required)
Most significant reprints or preprints (2 of 2 required)
Most significant reprints or preprints (1 of 3 optional) (Optional)
Most significant reprints or preprints (2 of 3 optional) (Optional)
Most significant reprints or preprints (3 of 3 optional) (Optional)
3-5 letters of reference required
Applications must include confidential letters of recommendation (a minimum
of 3 are required and a maximum of 5 will be accepted). Please note that your
references, or dossier service, will submit their confidential letters
directly to the UC Recruit System.
All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California
policy and California state law. For any reference letter provided via a third
party (i.e., dossier service, career center), direct the author to UCSC's
confidentiality statement at https:// apo.ucsc.edu/confstm.htm.
Apply link: https: // recruit.ucsc.edu/JPF01346
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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, disability, age, or protected veteran status. UC
Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to
establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the
contributions of all students and employees. Inquiries regarding the
University's equal employment opportunity policies may be directed to the
Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the University of California,
Santa Cruz, CA 95064 or by phone at (831) 459-2686.
Under Federal law, the University of California may employ only individuals
who are legally able to work in the United States as established by providing
documents as specified in the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.
Certain UCSC positions funded by federal contracts or sub-contracts require
the selected candidate to pass an E-Verify check (see
https: // www. uscis.gov/e-verify). The university sponsors employment-based
visas for nonresidents who are offered academic appointments at UC Santa Cruz
(see https: // apo.ucsc.edu/policy/capm/102.530.html).
UCSC is a smoke & tobacco-free campus.
If you need accommodation due to a disability, please contact Disability
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UCSC is committed to addressing the spousal and partner employment needs of
our candidates and employees. As part of this commitment, our institution is a
member of the Northern California Higher Education Recruitment Consortium
(NorCal HERC). Visit the NorCal HERC website at
https: // www. hercjobs.org/regions/higher-ed-careers-northern-california/ to
search for open positions within a commutable distance of our institution.
The University of California offers a competitive benefits package and a
number of programs to support employee work/life balance. For information
about employee benefits please visit
https: // ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/compensation-and-benefits/index.html
As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the
University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program
Policy.All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full
Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on
Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral
(based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. New University
of California employees should refer to Appendix F, Section II.C. of the
policy for applicable deadlines. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are
defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may
impose additional requirements. Additional information and resources for
compliance are located on the campus COVID-19 Vaccines webpage.
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