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Assistant Professor of Psychology - Diversity Science

Job no: 527562
Work type: Faculty - Tenure Track
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Instruction, Psychology
Department:Arts & Sciences, College of

Department: CAS Psychology
Rank: Assistant Professor
Annual Basis: 9 Month

Application Deadline
October 1, 2021; positions open until filled

Required Application Materials
Apply online at Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, three representative publications, and three statements: (1) research accomplishments and future plans, (2) teaching experience and approach, and (3) personal contributions and/or plans to foster an environment of equity and inclusion for faculty, staff, and students from diverse backgrounds. Three letters of recommendation will only be requested if applicants advance to further rounds of consideration.

Review of applications will begin by October 1, 2021. All applications, including the cross-referenced posting in developmental psychology, will be reviewed by a single committee; thus, please only submit one application. Administrative questions can be sent to Sheila Keen, and any other questions about the search can be sent to co-chairs, Maureen Zalewski and Jennifer Pfeifer The positions will remain open until filled.

Position Announcement
The University of Oregon’s Department of Psychology is establishing a new emphasis area in diversity science, hiring up to three tenure-track positions in psychology. We are committed to building an interdisciplinary diversity science cluster that is integrated with and across traditional areas in our department. Researchers from all areas of psychology conducting diversity science are welcome to apply, but there is a need for at least one of the three positions to be in clinical psychology or another closely related health services psychology discipline (i.e. counseling psychology; school psychology). Another of the three positions must be in developmental psychology, and is cross-referenced at this posting (please review for more details about that search; it is open to all areas of developmental psychology, with a strong interest in researchers engaged in developmental diversity science). Excellent candidates in diversity science 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 individual and structural bases of inequality. In addition, the clinical diversity science position will fill critical undergraduate and graduate teaching needs in the area of culture/ethnicity/race in mental health. At least two of the appointments will be at the Assistant Professor level, but one appointment may be at Associate/Full, and they will begin in Fall 2022.

Department or Program Summary
The primary goal of the Department of Psychology is to cover the entire field of basic psychological and clinically relevant research. Department faculty group themselves into four major areas: Clinical, Cognitive/Systems Neuroscience, Developmental, and Social/Personality. Our department values interdisciplinary collaborations and open science. We embrace basic as well as translational work with potential for societal impact. Applicants are strongly encouraged to address in their statements how they have pursued and/or plan to pursue these goals in their work.

The Department is committed to creating an inclusive community through its Committee for an Inclusive Community (CIC). The CIC is an organization within our department composed of graduate students, faculty and staff invested in the shared interest of a diverse and inclusive environment. Formed in 2012, the CIC’s advances its mission by: (1) providing opportunities for the Department to discuss diversity and inclusivity and integrate these values into our research, teaching, and mentorship; and (2) collaborating with additional campus resources (e.g., Center on Diversity and Community, VP of Equity and Inclusion). The department’s commitment to a new emphasis area in diversity science also aligns with university-wide strategic goals to promote excellence in diversity-related research and teaching, increase inclusiveness, and improve the climate for diverse faculty, staff, and students.

Minimum Requirements
Competitive candidates (Ph.D. required at the time of appointment) will have an active research program and be capable of outstanding research and teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels.

Preferred Qualifications
We are especially interested in candidates who will contribute to the collaborative, interdisciplinary, and growing community of researchers across campus with interests in diversity science. We also particularly welcome applications from scholars who are from populations historically underrepresented in the academy, and/or who have experience working with diverse populations.

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.

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