Sep 12, 2023

UC Davis Assistant Professor of Psychology (Three Positions), College of Letters and Science

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  • Davis, CA, USA
Full time Cognitive Quantitative

Job Description

Assistant Professor of Psychology (Three Positions), College of Letters and Sciences


The Department of Psychology at the University of California, Davis invites applications for three Assistant Professor positions to start July 1, 2024.


Assistant Professor in Computational Cognitive (Neuro)Science

We seek applicants who primarily identify as a cognitive scientist whose research integrates the strengths of one or more of the department areas. Example topics include computational approaches to understanding memory, affect, decision making, action, attention, or perception. We welcome candidates who examine these domains as they relate to higher cognitive functions (e.g., representations, categories, concepts) and complex real-world behaviors (e.g., language, music). Candidates who use theoretically-motivated computational modeling to understand development and change (e.g., across the lifespan) or individual differences, especially as a function of cultural background or context, are of particular interest.


All application materials for the Assistant Professor in Computational Cognitive (Neuro)Science position should be submitted electronically at: by October 1, 2023.


Assistant Professor in Quantitative Psychology

We seek applications from individuals whose scholarship includes excellent research in any area of quantitative psychology (i.e., the study of statistical methods for psychological research). This research might include the development and/or study of statistical methods or models for any kind of psychological data (e.g., multivariate, longitudinal, system dynamics, categorical or incomplete data), or a focus on psychological measurement. The successful applicant may also have a substantive program of psychological research that dovetails with their quantitative methodological interests.


All application materials for the Assistant Professor in Quantitative Psychology should be submitted electronically at: by October 1, 2023.


Assistant Teaching Professor

The Assistant Teaching Professor position is a full-time Academic Senate faculty position with potential for security of employment akin to tenure. Applicants should demonstrate a record of teaching excellence relevant to Psychology and the potential to contribute to the scholarly, mentoring, and service missions of our Department and University. We seek applications from individuals with expertise in research-informed pedagogy to improve the inclusivity and effectiveness of instruction for all students, including those from underserved populations. Applicants from all fields of Psychology are encouraged to apply.


All application materials for the Assistant Teaching Professor position should be submitted electronically at: by October 1, 2023.


UC Davis is one of the country's leading research institutions with a diverse student population. It is an emerging Hispanic-Serving Institution, with a majority of students identifying as members of historically marginalized groups, and over 40% of the students being first-generation college students. We seek candidates with exceptional potential for teaching and a commitment to diversity and inclusion.


The successful candidate will demonstrate an understanding of the barriers preventing full participation of members from student communities historically excluded from higher education, including (but not limited to) individuals marginalized due to their race or ethnicity, LGBTQIA+ status, veterans, individuals with disabilities, individuals from economically disadvantaged groups, first-generation scholars, and undocumented students. In addition to being exceptional scholars, successful candidates will help advance UC Davis's goal of improving access and building aninclusive community for all marginalized communities. The successful candidate will also have a track record (calibrated to career stage) of teaching or service activities addressing the needs of individuals historically excluded from higher education, and a clear vision of how their work at UC Davis will contribute to the University's mission of serving the needs of our diverse state and student population.


The department and UC Davis are committed to addressing the family needs of faculty, including dual-career couples and single parents. We are also interested in candidates who have had non-traditional career paths, who have taken time off for family reasons, or who have achieved excellence in careers outside academia. For information about benefits, potential relocation to Davis, career needs of accompanying partners and spouses, and other resources for new faculty, please visit:


The University of California is committed to creating and maintaining a community dedicated to the advancement, application, and transmission of knowledge and creative endeavors through academic excellence, where all individuals who participate in University programs and activities can work and learn together in a safe and secure environment, free of violence, harassment, discrimination, exploitation, or intimidation. With this commitment, UC Davis conducts a reference check on all first-choice candidates for Academic Senate Assistant Professor or Lecturer with Potential for Security of Employment, Steps 4, 5, or 6, or Acting Professor of Law positions. The reference check involves contacting the administration of the applicant's previous institution(s) to ask whether there have been substantiated findings of misconduct that would violate the University's Faculty Code of Conduct. To implement this process, UC Davis requires all applicants for any open search for assistant professor to complete, sign, and upload the form entitled “Authorization to Release Information” into RECRUIT as part of their application. If an applicant does not include the signed authorization with the application materials, the application will be considered incomplete, and as with any incomplete application, will not receive further consideration. Although all applicants for faculty recruitments must complete the entire application, only finalists considered for these positions (Step 4, 5, or 6) will be subject to reference checks.


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