University of Connecticut, Psychological Sciences

Position ID:UConn-Psychological Sciences-495499 [#19114, 495499]
Position Title: Assistant Professor Social Developmental Neuroscience
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Storrs, Connecticut 06269, United States [map]
Subject Area: Neuroscience / Developmental neuroscience
Appl Deadline: (posted 2021/08/05, listed until 2021/10/14)
Position Description:    

*** the list date or deadline for this position has passed and new applications are no longer being accepted. ***

INTRODUCTION

The University of Connecticut (UConn) is pleased to invite applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position in the Department of Psychological Science, Developmental Psychology at the rank of Assistant Professor. Our active and collegial department includes Ph.D. programs in Developmental, Social, Behavioral Neuroscience, Clinical, Language and Cognition, I/O, and Ecological Psychology, as well as several areas of inter-program collaboration including Systems Neuroscience and Diversity Science. The successful candidate will utilize and be affiliated with the UConn Brain Imaging Research Center (https://birc.uconn.edu). They also will have opportunities for affiliation with the university’s interdisciplinary institutes [e.g., Institute for Collaboration on Health, Intervention, and Policy (InCHIP); Connecticut Institute for Brain and Cognitive Sciences (IBACS); Center for the Study of Culture, Health, and Human Development (CHHD); Africana Studies; Asian and Asian American Studies Institute; El Instituto; Human Rights Institute].   

The successful candidate will have a specialization in social developmental neuroscience using MRI methods. Targeted research areas are diversity (e.g., intergroup relations, social justice, disparity/inequity, racial/ethnic identity development) and/or social relationships with parents or peers in childhood or adolescence. 

The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to research and scholarship through extramural funding, high-quality publications, impact as measured through citations, and national recognition such as honorific awards. The successful candidate will share a deep commitment to effective instruction at the undergraduate and graduate levels, innovative courses and instruction methods, and mentoring of students in research, outreach, and professional development. Successful candidates will also be expected to broaden participation among members of under-represented groups; demonstrate through research, teaching, and/or public engagement the commitment to, and support of, diversity in the learning experience; integrate multicultural experiences into instructional methods and research tools; and provide leadership in developing pedagogical techniques designed to meet the needs of diverse learning styles and intellectual interests.

The department is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and especially invites applications from members of minoritized, marginalized, and underrepresented groups.

Founded in 1881, UConn is a Land Grant and Sea Grant institution and member of the Space Grant Consortium. It is the state’s flagship institution of higher education and includes a main campus in Storrs, CT, four regional campuses throughout the state, and 13 Schools and Colleges, including a Law School in Hartford, and Medical and Dental Schools at the UConn Health campus in Farmington. The University has approximately 10,000 faculty and staff and 32,000 students, including nearly 24,000 undergraduates and over 8,000 graduate and professional students. UConn is a Carnegie Foundation R1 (highest research activity) institution, among the top 25 public universities in the nation. Through research, teaching, service, and outreach, UConn embraces diversity and cultivates leadership, integrity, and engaged citizenship in its students, faculty, staff, and alumni. UConn promotes the health and well-being of citizens by enhancing the social, economic, cultural, and natural environments of the state and beyond. The University serves as a beacon of academic and research excellence as well as a center for innovation and social service to communities. UConn is a leader in many scholarly, research, and innovation areas. Today, the path forward includes exciting opportunities and notable challenges. Record numbers of undergraduate applications and support for student success have enabled the University to become extraordinarily selective.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS 

  • A Ph.D. in psychology or related field by appointment start date
  • Expertise in social developmental neuroscience using MRI methods
  • Demonstrated record of (or potential for) scholarly productivity
  • Record of (or potential for) obtaining extramural research funding
  • Commitment to excellence and inclusivity in teaching and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students
  • Ability to contribute to the diversity of the department through research, teaching, and/or public engagement

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Research specialization in diversity and/or social relationships in childhood or adolescence
  • Able to contribute to one or more of the department’s growing interdisciplinary emphases in systems neuroscience, diversity science, relationships and organizations, and translational health science
  • Able to teach courses in introductory psychology, developmental psychology, and/or research methods
  • Teaching experience that includes non-traditional, first-generation, and/or historically underrepresented student populations

APPOINTMENT TERMS

This appointment is for a full-time, 9-month, tenure-track position with an anticipated start date of August 23, 2022. The successful candidate’s academic appointment will be at the Storrs campus. Faculty may also be asked to teach at one of UConn’s regional campuses as part of their ordinary workload. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

Employment at the University of Connecticut is contingent upon the successful candidate’s compliance with the University’s Mandatory Workforce COVID-19 Vaccination Policy.  This Policy states that all workforce members are required to have or obtain a Covid-19 vaccination as a term and condition of employment at UConn, unless an exemption or deferral has been approved. 

Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.

TO APPLY 

Please apply online to Academic Jobs Online https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/19114 and submit the following application materials:

  • A cover letter,
  • Curriculum vitae,
  • Statement of research and teaching interests,
  • Commitment to diversity statement (including broadening participation, integrating multicultural experiences in instruction and research and pedagogical techniques to meet the needs of diverse learning styles, etc.);
  • Three letters of reference.

For questions, please contact Rhiannon.Smith@uconn.edu, search committee chair.  For more information regarding the department, please visit our website: https://psych.uconn.edu/. Review of applications will begin November 8, 2021, and continue until the position is filled.

At the University of Connecticut, our commitment to excellence is complemented by our commitment to building a culturally diverse community.

This position will be filled subject the budgetary approval.

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics, which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.

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.


Application Materials Required:
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Psychological Sciences Department
Bousfield Psychology Building
406 Babbidge Road, Unit 1020
Storrs, CT 06269

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