Department: CAS Psychology
Rank: Assistant Professor
Annual Basis: 9 Month
September 15, 2023; position open until filled.
Required Application Materials
Candidates are asked to apply online at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/25179. Please 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 to foster an environment of equity and inclusion for faculty, staff, and students from diverse backgrounds. 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. Initial review will include a review of the DEI statement, and phase 2 will include review of the remaining application materials. Three letters of recommendation will be requested if applicants advance to further rounds of consideration.
The University of Oregon’s Department of Psychology invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Clinical Psychology to begin in fall 2024. Candidates whose research programs focus on social determinants of health, cultural factors in adult and lifespan mental health, cultural adaptations of interventions, health and mental health disparities in marginalized communities, and/or multicultural contexts are especially encouraged to apply. We seek candidates who integrate clinical work and training with an ongoing program of research and who demonstrate excellence in teaching diverse students at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Our department recently established a Diversity Science emphasis area, and candidates whose research programs build upon this area are especially encouraged to apply. Competitive candidates must have a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology or related field (e.g., Counseling or Community Psychology) at the time of appointment. We particularly welcome applications from scholars who are from populations historically underrepresented in the academy, and/or who have experience working with diverse populations.
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 collaboration and embraces the values of open and reproducible science. Further, we embrace basic as well as translational work with potential for societal impact.
With the hiring of three new tenure-track professors who cut across traditional areas in our department (e.g., clinical, developmental, and social), the Psychology Department recently established an emphasis area in diversity science. These faculty will join a department that already has a demonstrated history through its scholarship, teaching, and governance of addressing and advancing issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion. 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.
Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Psychology or a related field (e.g., Counseling or Community Psychology) at the time of appointment, have an active research program, and be capable of outstanding research and teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels.
Competitive applicants will have an established research profile, peer-reviewed publications, external funding experience, and a proven record of teaching experience, commensurate with career stage.
The successful candidate will 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.
The ability to obtain, or work towards, Licensure in the State of Oregon is preferred.
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 for all students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community members. In recent years, the university has increased the diversity of its student body and raised average GPAs and test scores for incoming students. 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 157,000 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.
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