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Assistant Professor in Psychological & Brain Sciences

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Work type: Faculty Full Time
Campus: UMass Amherst
Department: Psychology and Brain Sci
Categories: Faculty

 

About UMass Amherst

UMass Amherst, the Commonwealth's flagship campus, is a nationally ranked public research university offering a full range of undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. The University sits on nearly 1,450-acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, and offers a rich cultural environment in a bucolic setting close to major urban centers. In addition, the University is part of the Five Colleges (including Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, and Smith College), which adds to the intellectual energy of the region.

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. 
 
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).

Requirements:

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in developmental psychology or a related discipline, and have a research program with strong potential for extramural funding.

Application Instructions:

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: https://www.umass.edu/humres/job-openings.

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.

 

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The University of Massachusetts is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action, Title IX employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age over 40, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, marital status, or other protected class.