Description: The Department of Psychology in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Illinois at Chicago invites applications for the Endowed Chair in Social-Emotional Learning to begin August 2020. Applicants must be at the Associate or Full Professor rank, demonstrate a clear program of research, robust publication record, interest in collaboration across disciplines, and a strong track record in obtaining external funding.
A central qualification is that the candidate has substantial experience conducting studies that focus on promoting Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) and related positive outcomes. Preference is for research that is primarily conducted in school settings (broadly defined birth through post-secondary) although afterschool and community-based prevention and promotion efforts are welcomed. Research that targets underserved populations or addresses the need for cultural adaptations of evidence-based programs would also be compelling.
Located in the heart of one of the world’s great cities, the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) is a vital part of the educational, technological and cultural fabric of the region. As Chicago’s only public research university, with 31,000 students, 15 colleges, a hospital and a health sciences system, UIC provides access to excellence and opportunity for the people of Chicago and worldwide. The University of Illinois at Chicago, one of the top 60 public research universities in the United States, is Chicago’s largest university and one of the most diverse in the nation. Deeply committed to its urban mission and engaged scholarship, UIC is a leader in teaching, research, clinical practice and outreach aimed at eliminating disparities in health, education and economic opportunity.
UIC has a long history of investing in and investigating SEL across the lifespan including PreK-12 curriculum, teacher preparation, and education policy through undergraduate interventions to promote belongingness and retention. The NoVo Foundation has continued to generously support the Endowed Chair for SEL since 2011. For additional information about the Psychology department and the community psychology program see https://psch.uic.edu/psychology/programs/community-prevention. For additional information on the NoVo Foundation, see https://novofoundation.org/.
Applications must be submitted online at https://jobs.uic.edu (click on the job board and then click on the position). A complete application will include a cover letter, CV, and a single PDF containing a research statement, teaching statement, and a statement about past and future contributions to diversity and inclusion (e.g., teaching, research, & service). Please also provide contact information for three references. Questions about the application process should be directed to Shenise Cook at email@example.com.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis but must be submitted by October 1, 2019 for fullest consideration. .Questions about the position should be directed to the search committee co-chair, Kate Zinsser, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The University of Illinois at Chicago is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching in a multicultural environment. We strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and covered veterans. The University of Illinois may conduct background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.