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Assistant/Open Rank Professor (2 positions)
Area:   Developmental Psychology
Position Title:   Assistant/Open Rank Professor (2 positions)
Position Code:   ASHA4904A
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 two positions in developmental psychology, broadly defined. There is one position at the junior (Assistant tenure-track Professor) level and the second position is open-rank (Assistant tenure-track, Associate tenured or Full tenured Professor). This is a unique opportunity to join a growing faculty in psychology at a new University of California campus and to contribute to program-building. Research focus is open, but should add to or complement areas of research of current developmental faculty, which include: cognitive and emotional development; language and conversational development; and genetics/neuroscience of atypical learning and development. We are especially interested in a research focus related (directly or indirectly) to issues important to the San Joaquin Valley of California and its underserved, diverse populations.

UC Merced is rapidly developing exciting opportunities in the developmental sciences. Within Psychological Sciences, we are developing expertise in the developmental, health, and quantitative areas. There is also a Cognitive Science program at Merced providing additional collaborative opportunities. Nearby universities in the region and the Bay Area cities provide for great interdisciplinary activity on and off campus. The surrounding San Joaquin Valley Region is also an excellent laboratory for behavioral research. Merced is a pleasant community of 80,000 people located in the rapidly growing and multi-ethnic central region of California, within view of the Sierra Nevada mountains. It is about two hours to Monterey, Santa Cruz, San Jose, Berkeley, San Francisco, and Sacramento.

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:   We seek outstanding scholars who will establish and fund creative research programs; join in leading in the development of a specialization in developmental psychology; participate in innovative interdisciplinary programs and research; and teach effectively at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The successful candidate will have a doctorate in developmental psychology or a closely related field in hand by the appointment start date; a strong record of publication; interests in program-building; and a commitment to excellence in teaching. At the Associate and Full Professor levels, the successful candidate will have a strong record of leadership and evidence of an influential research program, and potential for grant funding or history thereof.
Salary:   Negotiable, based on University of California Salary Scales
Closing Date:   10/15/2013
To Apply:   Interested applicants are required to submit 1) a cover letter 2) curriculum vitae 3) statement of research 4) statement of teaching and 5) up to five reprints of publications; and 6) a list of references with contact information including mailing address, phone number and e-mail address.

**Applicants for the Associate/Full Professor level should include a list of four references with their applications; letters of reference are not required at this time. Once the search committee has determined the short list of candidates, the search chair will request letters of recommendation at that time.**

**Applicants for the Assistant Professor level should arrange to have four letters of reference submitted online. After an application is submitted, the letters of reference should be electronically uploaded by the letter writers (instructions will be provided by the application system). Letters of reference should be received no later than one week after the closing date.**

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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