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Open Rank Professor
Area:   Developmental Psychology
Position Title:   Open Rank Professor
Position Code:   ASHA4158A
Status:   Closed
Description:   The University of California, Merced is a dynamic new university campus in Merced, California, which opened in September 2005 as the tenth campus of the University of California and the first American research university in the 21st century. In keeping with the mission of the University to provide teaching, research and public service of the highest quality, UC Merced offers research-centered and student-oriented educational opportunities at the undergraduate, master’s and doctoral levels through three academic schools: Engineering, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences/Humanities/Arts.

The School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts invites applications for one position at either the Assistant (tenure-track) or Associate/Full (tenured) level in Developmental Psychology. Research focus within this area is open. This is a unique opportunity to join a growing faculty in Psychology at a new University of California campus, and to contribute to long-term program building. Psychology is housed within a new building and faculty members enjoy a highly collaborative research environment. We are currently focusing on building excellence in Health Psychology, Quantitative Psychology, and Developmental Psychology.

We seek outstanding scholars who will establish and fund creative research programs; contribute to the building of a specialization in Developmental Psychology; participate in the development of innovative interdisciplinary research programs; and teach effectively at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The successful candidate will have a doctorate in Developmental Psychology or a related field; a strong publication record; interests in program building; a commitment to excellence in teaching; and at the Associate/Full levels, a strong record of leadership and a successful research program.

The University of California, Merced is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity among its faculty, staff, and students. The University is supportive of dual career couples.
Qualifications:   Candidate will be judged, commensurate with his/her current career stage, by (in no particular order): 1) quality and frequency of publication in peer-reviewed journals; 2) quality and frequency of synthetic, integrative, or interdisciplinary publications; 3) quality and frequency of scientific honors and awards; 4) content of research statement; 5) frequency of presentations at scientific meetings; 6) success and potential for success in acquiring competitive extramural and intramural research funds; 7) membership, service and participation in relevant professional societies and activities; 8) breadth and quality of relevant training; 9) evidence for successful collaboration and participation in interdisciplinary efforts; 10) evidence of research excellence and research potential as indicated by references; 11) evidence of teaching excellence and teaching potential; 12) administrative and program-building experience and potential; and 13) evidence for contribution and commitment to education and outreach for students of diverse backgrounds, particularly disadvantaged or underrepresented students.
Salary:   negotiable, based on UC Academic Salary Scales
Closing Date:   12/03/2012
To Apply:   Interested applicants are required to submit 1) a cover letter 2) curriculum vitae 3) statement of research 4) statement of teaching 5) a list of four references with contact information including mailing address, phone number and e-mail address 6) up to five reprints and 7) (Assistant Professor level only) three letters of recommendation sent by the letter writers to ssha.ref.psych12-13@ucmerced.edu.

Applications must be submitted via this website.

NOTICE: This position is not open. We are not accepting applications at this time.

As of January 1, 2014 the University of California, Merced will be a smoke and tobacco free workplace. Information and the Smoke and Tobacco Free policy is available at

For more information:   See http://psychology.ucmerced.edu and/or contact Professor Jeff Gilger, Search Committee Chair (jgilger@ucmerced.edu).

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