University of Hawaii at Manoa, Psychology

Position ID:UHManoa-Psychology-APDQ [#12529, 84416]
Position Title: Assistant Professor
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Honolulu, Hawaii 96822, United States [map]
Subject Area: Psychology / Developmental
Appl Deadline:2018/11/26 finished (2018/10/24, finished 2019/06/02, listed until 2018/11/26)
Position Description:    

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


The Department of Psychology, College of Social Sciences, University of Hawai`i at Mānoa (UHM) in Honolulu, Hawaii, invites applications for an Assistant Professor who will add to the department’s strengths in Developmental Psychology, with an area of specialization in cognitive development and with demonstrated innovative methodological and quantitative skills. This is a 9-month, full-time, permanent, tenure-track appointment, position number 84416 to begin August 1, 2019, subject to position clearance and availability of funds.

Duties: Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in cognitive development and statistics, establish an active scholarly research program, supervise and mentor undergraduates, MA and PhD students, seek extramural funding, and participate in department, university, and community service. Other duties as assigned by the chair.

Minimum qualifications: 1. PhD in Psychology (developmental psychology, cognitive development, developmental cognitive neuroscience, or similar) from an accredited college or university or foreign equivalent. ABDs will be considered but PhD must be conferred before August 1, 2019. 2. A record of research achievement in Developmental Psychology commensurate with time in field 3. Demonstrates the potential for securing external funding 4. Ability to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in developmental psychology and statistics, including cognitive development and introductory statistics; and mentor students in the applicant’s area of expertise. 5. Ability to provide statistical consultation to graduate students.

Desirable qualifications: Although the area of expertise in cognitive development is open, we are especially interested in applicants who apply advanced quantitative methods to understand key issues in cognitive development. Given the multicultural and diverse context of UHM, we also seek candidates with a demonstrated interest in, or the potential to contribute to, equity, inclusion, and diversity.

Pay range: Commensurate with training and experience.

To apply: Submit a cover letter that addresses the minimum and desirable qualifications, a curriculum vitae, a statement of research experience and interests, a statement of teaching experience and interests, summaries of teaching evaluations, three representative publications, and three letters of recommendation, official transcripts (copies are acceptable, however, official transcripts will be required upon hire). Please also submit a diversity statement that addresses past experience, activities and future plans to advance equity, inclusion, and diversity in your professional career. Visit for guidelines about writing a diversity statement. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Application submission: Application materials should be submitted electronically at Inquiries: Dr. Yiyuan Xu, Search Committee Chair, ph 808-956-6268, e-mail Continuous recruitment. Review of applications will begin on November 26, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. The University of Hawai`i is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

EEO/AA, Clery Act, ADA

The University of Hawai'i is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution and is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination on the basis of race, sex, gender identity and expression, age, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, disability, genetic information, marital status, breastfeeding, income assignment for child support, arrest and court record (except as permissible under State law), sexual orientation, domestic or sexual violence victim status, national guard absence, or status as a covered veteran.

Employment is contingent on satisfying employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986; reference checks of previous employers; and for certain positions, criminal history record checks.

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Further Info:
2530 Dole Street
Sakamaki C-400
Honolulu, HI 96822

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