Oct 10, 2018

Assistant Professor in Developmental Science

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • Amherst, MA, USA
Full time Development

Job Description

The Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Amherst (http://www.umass.edu/pbs/) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level in our Developmental Science Program, starting in fall 2019.  We seek an outstanding scientist with an established record of innovative research to join our program.  Applicants must have a Ph.D. in developmental psychology or a related discipline, and have a research program with strong potential for extramural funding.

 We seek top candidates with expertise in multicultural aspects of developmental psychology, whose research contributes to understanding development of individuals from diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to be active in initiatives which connect faculty across our department programs and the University who are also conducting diversity-related research, and contributing to the College of Natural Sciences commitment to diversity, equity & inclusion http://www.cns.umass.edu/diversity-equity-inclusion.  Candidates who focus on African American or Latino populations are particularly encouraged to apply. Examples of focus in this area include how culture intersects with affective, social, or cognitive development, and could use behavioral and/or physiological approaches (e.g., cardiovascular, hormonal, EEG, or fMRI measures). 

 Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion (including previous accomplishments and future plans), three samples of representative research papers, and contact information for three references. Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.  Please submit materials online to:  

http://careers.massachusetts.edu/cw/en-us/job/494680?lApplicationSubSourceID=11182

 The Amherst Campus of the University of Massachusetts is part of the Five-Colleges Consortium in the beautiful Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts. The University and town offer rich social and cultural life, and diverse recreational amenities. We are 2 hours from Boston and 3 hours from New York City by car.

 We are seeking talented applicants qualified for an assistant professor position. Under exceptional circumstances, highly qualified candidates at other ranks may receive consideration.

 UMass Amherst is committed to a policy of equal opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, or genetic information in employment, admission to and participation in academic programs, activities, and services, and the selection of vendors who provide services or products to the University.  To fulfill that policy, UMass Amherst is further committed to a program of affirmative action to eliminate or mitigate artificial barriers and to increase opportunities for the recruitment and advancement of qualified minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and covered veterans.  It is the policy of the UMass Amherst to comply with the applicable federal and state statutes, rules, and regulations concerning equal opportunity and affirmative action.

Employer

University of Massachusetts Amherst

Department

Psychological & Brain Sciences

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