University of Oregon, Department of Psychology

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Position ID:UO-Psychology-DIVSCI [#25318]
Position Title: Associate or Full Professor of Psychology, Diversity Science Cluster
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Eugene, Oregon 97403, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Psychology / Diversity Science
Appl Deadline:2024/01/15 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2023/08/14, finished 2024/04/29)
Position Description:   URMs  

*** this position has been closed and new applications are no longer accepted. ***

The University of Oregon’s Department of Psychology invites applications for a tenure-track position in Diversity Science at the rank of Associate or Full Professor to begin in fall 2024. Successful candidates will contribute to research, teaching and mentorship, and leadership within the Diversity Science cluster area. The Diversity Science cluster cuts across traditional areas in our department, with current faculty representing clinical, social, and developmental psychology. Researchers from all areas of psychology and those who conduct psychology research within related disciplines (e.g., public health) are encouraged to apply. Excellent candidates will contribute to theoretically grounded, foundational research on topics such as (but not limited to) disparities in health and mental health, individual and community-based sources of resilience, development and socialization of identity and understandings of prejudice and discrimination, intergroup relations and conflict, or structural bases of inequality. We particularly welcome applications from scholars who are from groups historically underrepresented in the academy. This position is aligned with campus-wide initiatives to promote equity and justice through research and academics (;

Required Materials

Applicants are asked to apply on line at by submitting a cover letter, curriculum vitae, three representative publications, and three statements: 1) research accomplishments and future plans (research statement), (2) teaching experience and approach (teaching statement), and 3) personal contributions to foster an environment of equity and inclusion for faculty, staff, and students from diverse backgrounds (DEI statement).

We encourage candidates to speak to their understanding of dimensions of diversity attained through personal experiences and/or investment in learning about the experiences of underrepresented individuals in their statements. Three letters of recommendation will be requested if applicants advance to further rounds of consideration. DEI statements will be reviewed prior to consideration of research and teaching statements to facilitate the advancement of candidates who have a demonstrated commitment to equity and inclusion.

This position will remain open until filled. Administrative questions can be sent to Ash Stewart, and any other questions may be sent to Melynda Casement, (Chair).

Minimum Requirements

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Psychology or a related field (e.g., Public Health) at the time of appointment, have an established and active research program with peer-reviewed publications, and have a proven record of teaching experience at the graduate and undergraduate levels.

Preferred Qualifications

Competitive applicants will have external funding experience commensurate with career stage. The successful candidate will also demonstrate an ability to teach in ways that value the varied learning needs and interests of a culturally diverse student population and that reflect a commitment to encouraging the success of all students.

Department or Program Summary

The primary goal of the Department of Psychology is to cover the entire field of basic psychological research. Department faculty group themselves into four major areas: Clinical, Cognitive/Systems Neuroscience, Developmental, and Social-Personality. The Clinical doctoral program has been continuously accredited by the American Psychological Association since 1958, is a member of the Academy of Psychological Clinical Science, and has been accredited by the Psychological Clinical Science Accreditation System since 2013. Our department values interdisciplinary collaboration and embraces the values of open and reproducible science. Further, we embrace basic as well as translational work with potential for societal impact.

The Psychology Department established a Diversity Science cluster area in 2022 by hiring three tenure-track professors who cut across traditional areas in our department (e.g., Clinical, Developmental, and Social). These faculty contribute to the department’s demonstrated history of advancing issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion through its scholarship, teaching, and governance. In 2012, the Department of Psychology created the Committee for an Inclusive Community (CIC), which is composed of graduate students, faculty, and staff invested in the shared interest of a diverse and inclusive environment within the department. Some of the CIC’s yearly goals include an open dialogue amongst students on the topic of inclusivity, collecting and reporting on data relevant to current perceptions of the department’s success in achieving an inclusive environment, and fostering opportunities around growth and development of more inclusive practices in academia.

Applicants may also be interested by the department’s involvement with the recently launched Ballmer Institute for Children’s Behavioral Health. Located on the UO's new Portland campus, this Ballmer Institute is focused on improving the behavioral health and wellness of children and adolescents in Oregon and beyond.

Our faculty believes innovation occurs where traditional areas meet. We pride ourselves on fluid area boundaries and cross-area collaborations. A large share of the collective research activity occurs in projects that involve multiple faculty within the department. In addition, our faculty engage in productive research collaborations with faculty in other UO departments as well, including: Anthropology, Architecture, Biology, Economics, Education, Human Physiology, Philosophy, and Physics.

About the University

The University of Oregon is one of only two Pacific Northwest members of the Association of American Universities and holds the distinction of a “very high research activity” ranking in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. The UO enrolls more than 20,000 undergraduate and 3,600 graduate students representing all 50 states and nearly 100 countries. The University of Oregon is guided by a diversity framework that involves a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion or all students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community members. In recent years, the university has increased the diversity of its student body, as well as campus-wide efforts to build a welcoming, inclusive community. The UO’s 295-acre campus features state-of-the art facilities in an arboretum-like setting within the traditional homelands of the Kalapuya people. The UO is located in Eugene, a vibrant city of 177,000 with a wide range of cultural and culinary offerings, a pleasant climate, and a community engaged in environmental and social concerns. The campus is within easy driving distance of the Pacific Coast, the Cascade Mountains, and Portland.

The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at or 541-346-5112.

UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Civil Rights Compliance, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

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Further Info:
email address
(541) 346-1690
Department of Psychology
1227 University of Oregon
Eugene, OR 97403-1227