Aug 02, 2023

Assistant Professor

  • University of Utah
  • University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
Full time Quantitative

Job Description

Quantitative Psychology at the University of Utah. The Department of Psychology at the University of Utah invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Quantitative Psychology at the assistant professor level. We welcome applications from any area of quantitative psychology that would complement and extend existing quantitative faculty expertise in dynamical systems, longitudinal modeling, structural equation modeling, and multilevel modeling. We also welcome new complementary expertise in computational modeling, machine learning, Bayesian statistics, and data visualization. All quantitative faculty are associated with one of the departmental programs (Cognition and Neural Sciences, Clinical, Social, Developmental), and ideal candidates would bring methodological expertise that contributes to and enhances the research profile and extramural funding of one or more of these areas. Given the interdisciplinarity of current quantitative faculty, we especially encourage applications from scholars committed to interdisciplinarity across the Psychology department and University. Candidates should have an excellent record of research, evidence of the potential for self-sustained or collaborative extramural funding, and experience teaching undergraduate and/or graduate statistical methods for substantively diverse students.

The Department of Psychology also values interdisciplinary approaches to research and training, and strongly encourages collaboration across four traditional programs (Developmental, Clinical, Cognition and Neural Sciences, and Social). In addition to a doctoral program in cognition and neural science, the University of Utah has an interdepartmental neuroscience graduate program: The department also has an undergraduate certificate program in Human Factors: The department promotes multidisciplinary collaboration outside of the Department of Psychology with active ties to the Consortium for Families and Health Research, BHIDC, University of Utah Neuroscience Initiative, the School of Computing, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Bioengineering, the Business School, the College of Education, Pediatrics, Anesthesiology, Neurosurgery, Neurology, Psychiatry, Radiology, the Huntsman Cancer Institute, and the Salt Lake Veterans Administration Medical Center. Established collaborations with medical school departments include access to rare patient populations (i.e., neurosurgical, psychiatric, and neurology patients).

The Department of Psychology is especially committed to the goal of advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in academia. This proposed hire reflects the Department’s longstanding commitment to diversity (, and its plan to build on and further develop a critical mass of scholars who focus on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI), including 2 recent diversity-specific hires. We encourage applications from members of any marginalized or historically underrepresented groups and from candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. The University of Utah also values candidates who have experience working in settings with students, staff, faculty and patients from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education, employment opportunities, and quality healthcare for historically underrepresented groups.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, national origin, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, status as a person with a disability, genetic information, or Protected Veteran status. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are especially encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. To inquire about the University’s nondiscrimination or affirmative action policies or to request disability accommodation, please contact: Director, Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Circle, Rm 135, (801) 581-8365.

The University of Utah is a PAC-12 institution located in Salt Lake City nestled in the foothills of the Wasatch Mountains. With an enrollment of 31,000 students, it is the flagship university for the state of Utah. The university administration provides strong support for faculty research and diversity in the Psychology Department.

For full consideration, please submit a one-page cover letter summarizing your fit with the advertised position, a research statement describing research and future plans (2 page limit), a teaching statement addressing experiences, philosophies, and goals (2 page limit), and a commitment statement of how your work and other experiences could contribute to the success of underrepresented students (1 page limit), along with a curriculum vitae, up to three representative reprints or preprints of publications, and contact information for three individuals who will be asked to provide letters of recommendation. Applications should be submitted at:  Review of applications will begin October 1, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled.


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