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Assistant Professor of Community Psychology

Employer
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Location
Maryland, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Aug 3, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Curriculum & Instruction, Other Education
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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The University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) Department of Psychology expects to make a tenure-track Assistant Professor appointment in Community Psychology beginning in August 2022.

Qualified candidates should have a doctoral degree in community psychology (or related fields with extensive training in community psychology) and engage in scholarship and teaching (undergraduate and graduate) that advances community psychology theory, research, action, and multi-level perspectives.  Candidates should prioritize strengths-based approaches to prevention, community intervention, and/or social policy with communities who experience complex marginalization and social oppression. The department is interested in candidates with a dedication to diversity, equity, inclusive excellence, and anti-racism in higher education and the commitment, skills, and experience to contribute to our mission of promoting social justice and equity in psychology.

We are interested in candidates with strong potential to attract external funding, as well as contribute to the life, growth, and vitality of the department. The successful candidate will be a member of UMBC’s Ph.D. program in Human Services Psychology, which is grounded in the biopsychosocial model and includes integrative training tracks in Behavioral Medicine, Clinical Psychology (APA accredited), and Community Psychology. The department also offers an Applied Developmental Psychology Ph.D., Applied Behavior Analysis M.A., M.P.S. in I/O Psychology, and several other degree and certificate programs (https://psychology.umbc.edu/). Candidates whose area of specialization would be synergistic with any of these five departmental programs and tracks are particularly desirable.

UMBC is classified by the Carnegie Foundation as a Doctoral University with high research activity (RU/H). It is located in the Baltimore-Washington corridor near major medical schools, NIH, and other federal agencies that afford extensive opportunities for research collaboration. UMBC is dedicated to training underrepresented scholars at the undergraduate and graduate level through the MARC-U Star, Meyerhoff, and other scholars programs. UMBC is especially proud of the diversity of its student body and we seek to attract an equally diverse applicant pool for this position as part of our strong commitment to increasing faculty diversity (https://facultydiversity.umbc.edu).

Applicants should provide: a) cover letter; b) curriculum vitae; c) description of teaching interests; d) description of research interests; e) description of commitment to diversity and inclusion in scholarship and teaching; f) representative publications; and g) three letters of recommendation (submitted directly to Interfolio by recommenders). Please submit all application materials via Interfolio (https://apply.interfolio.com/91008). For questions on Interfolio, please contact Ms. Arianne Burroughs (aburroug@umbc.edu).  For questions about the position, please contact Dr. Anne Brodsky (brodsky@umbc.edu). Review of applications will begin October 18, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. 

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