University of Connecticut, Psychology

Position ID:UConn-Psychology-2020128 [#14506, 493459]
Position Title: Assistant, Associate or Full Professor, Diversity Science REVISED
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Storrs, Connecticut 06269, United States [map]
Subject Area: Psychology
Appl Deadline: finished (2019/09/06, finished 2020/01/29, listed until 2020/03/06)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

The Department of Psychological Sciences at the University of Connecticut (UConn) invites applications for three tenure-track positions in Diversity Science at the rank of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor.  Diversity Science extends psychological science to understudied populations including racial/ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities, sexual minorities, and individuals from diverse socio-economic classes.  Potential areas of study include, but are not limited to, health disparities, stereotyping and prejudice, workplace diversity, social and economic context and its effect on underrepresented groups, cross-cultural and cross-language differences in cognition and personality, and cognitive and brain processes in underrepresented groups. These areas will help push the boundaries of current psychological theory and create new discoveries about the unique psychological processes relevant to the experiences of diverse populations.

The Department of Psychological Sciences, consistent with the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences and the entire UConn community, has an overriding commitment to diversity as a core value and basic tenet. The Department currently has 57 faculty and 125 doctoral students across six divisions: Behavioral Neuroscience, Clinical, Developmental, Industrial-Organizational, Perception-Action-Cognition, and Social, and strongly encourages collaborations between these areas. The department is ranked by the National Science Foundation in the top 15 in total federal Research & Development expenditures. Psychological Sciences faculty are core members of a vibrant research community that includes the institute for cognitive science, the brain imaging center, the institute for systems genomics, as well as a thriving institute for health and policy.

The ideal candidates will have a record of an innovative, productive, and interdisciplinary research in issues relevant to Diversity Science, including a record of external funding.  Candidates will contribute to the teaching needs of the department at the graduate and undergraduate level.  They are expected to affiliate with one of the graduate programs of the department, including Behavioral Neuroscience, Clinical, Developmental, Industrial-Organizational, Perception-Action-Cognition, or Social.  However, the ideal candidate will work across traditional boundaries and bridge to one or more other graduate programs and to one or more of UConn's cultural or interdisciplinary research institutes.


Ph.D. completed in Psychology or a closely related field.  An established record of research in Diversity Science, demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching, and a commitment to promoting diversity through their academic and research programs.


Be able to contribute to interdisciplinary teams and provide scholarship in quantitative methods, cognitive science, neuroscience, or health/occupational health science. Have a record of external grant support.Contribute to one or more cultural or interdisciplinary centers and institutes.


These appointments are full-time, 9-month, tenure track positions with an anticipated start date of August 23, 2020. Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.


Select “Apply Now” to be redirected to Academic Jobs Online to complete your application. Please submit a curriculum vitae, letter of application, statement of research and teaching interests, and a commitment to diversity statement. Additionally, please follow the instructions in Academic Jobs Online to direct at least three reference writers to submit letters of reference on your behalf.

For questions, please contact, search committee chair, or, Department Head.  For more information regarding the Department of Psychological Sciences, please visit the department website at  Applications will be reviewed beginning December 1 and continue until the positions are filled.

Employment of the successful candidates is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search #2020128)

These position will be filled subject to budgetary approval.

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics, which may be found at

The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.

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Further Info:
Department of Psychology
University of Connecticut
406 Babbidge Road, Unit 1020
Storrs, CT 06269-1020

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