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Assistant Professor, Cognitive Psychology

University of California Santa Cruz
California, United States
Not specified
Posted Date
Jul 24, 2017

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Assistant Professor, Cognitive Psychology

Assistant Professor, Cognitive Psychology

The Department of Psychology at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in Cognitve Psychology, with a focus on high-level perception. We are seeking a scholar whose research investigates perceptual processes that are downstream from the early stages of sensory input. Topics might include perception of scenes; person perception (e.g., face recognition, body movement perception, emotion perception); cross-modal interactions (e.g., auditory-visual, visual-haptic, synesthesia); or the integration of perception with other cognitive processes (e.g., perception-attention, perception-action, memory, embodied cognition). We seek a colleague who will complement our existing strengths in memory, language, perception, and human-computer interaction using behavioral, computational, technological and or psychophysiological methods.

Applicants should be actively engaged in research with promise of continued research productivity. In addition, they should be capable of teaching graduate and undergraduate courses (including classroom) and contribute significantly to the mentoring of graduate students. An ability to teach statistics and or neuroscience at the undergraduate and or graduate level is desired, but not necessary. We are especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community through their research, teaching, and service. The successful candidate must be able to work with students, faculty and staff from a wide range of social and cultural backgrounds. UC Santa Cruz is a Hispanic-Serving Institution with a high proportion of first-in-family undergraduate students.

We welcome candidates who understand the barriers facing women and minorities who are underrepresented in higher education careers (as evidenced by life experiences and educational background), and who have experience in equity and diversity with respect to teaching, mentoring, research, life experiences, or service towards building an equitable and diverse scholarly environment.

Assistant Professor (tenure track), academic year (9-month) basis

Commensurate with qualifications and experience

Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent foreign degree in Psychology or related field. The successful candidate must have both a record of empirical research and a record of teaching. It is expected that the degree requirements are completed by September 2018.

July 1, 2018, with academic year beginning September 2018. Degree requirements must be completed by September 2018 for employment beyond that date.

Applications are accepted via the UCSC Academic Recruit online system, and must include (a) a letter of application briefly summarizing your qualifications and interest in the position, (b) a research statement describing your program of research, (c) a teaching statement describing your teaching experience and teaching interests, (d) a curriculum vitae, (e) two to five most significant reprints or preprints, and (f) least three confidential letters of recommendation.* (g) a statement addressing their past and or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and or service. Documents/materials must be submitted as PDF files.

Apply at Refer to Position #JPF00465-18 in all correspondence.

*All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. For any reference letter provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service, career center), direct the author to UCSC's confidentiality statement at">

CLOSING DATE: Review of applications will begin on October 16, 2017.
To ensure full consideration, applications should be complete by this date. The position will remain open until filled, but not later than 6/30/2018.

UC Santa Cruz faculty make significant contributions to the body of research that has earned the University of California the ranking as the foremost public higher education institution in the world. In the process, our faculty demonstrate that cutting-edge research, excellent teaching and outstanding service are mutually supportive.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees. Inquiries regarding the University's equal employment opportunity policies may be directed to: Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the University of California, Santa Cruz, CA 95064; (831) 459-2686.

Under Federal law, the University of California may employ only individuals who are legally able to work in the United States as established by providing documents as specified in the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. Certain UCSC positions funded by federal contracts or sub-contracts require the selected candidate to pass an E-Verify check. More information is available here or from the Academic Personnel Office (APO) at (831) 459-4300.
UCSC is a smoke & tobacco-free campus.
If you need accommodation due to a disability, please contact the Academic Personnel Office at (831) 459-4300.

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