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Assistant Professor Developmental Science Program

Apply now Job no: 502632
Work type: Faculty Full Time
Location: UMass Amherst
Department: Psychology and Brain Sci
Union: MSP
Categories: Faculty

About UMass Amherst

UMass Amherst, the Commonwealth's flagship campus, is a nationally ranked public research university offering a full range of undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. The University sits on nearly 1,450-acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, and offers a rich cultural environment in a bucolic setting close to major urban centers. In addition, the University is part of the Five Colleges (including Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, and Smith College), which adds to the intellectual energy of the region.

 

Job Description

The Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Amherst (http://www.umass.edu/pbs/) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level in our Developmental Science Program, starting in fall 2020. We seek an outstanding scientist with an established record of innovative research to join our program.  

We seek top candidates with expertise in multicultural aspects of developmental psychology, whose research contributes to understanding development of individuals from diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to be active in initiatives which connect faculty across our department programs and the University who are also conducting diversity-related research, and contributing to the College of Natural Sciences commitment to diversity, equity & inclusion http://www.cns.umass.edu/diversity-equity-inclusion. Candidates who focus on African American or Latino populations are particularly encouraged to apply. Examples of focus in this area include how culture intersects with affective, social, or cognitive development, and could use behavioral and/or physiological approaches (e.g., cardiovascular, hormonal, EEG, or fMRI measures).

 

Requirements

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in developmental psychology or a related discipline, and have a research program with strong potential for extramural funding.

 

Additional Information

Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.

 

Application Instructions

Applications should include a cover letter, CV, research plan, teaching statement, contact information for three references, and a Statement of Contribution to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (https://www.cns.umass.edu/diversity-equity-inclusion). The Diversity Statement should identify past experiences and future goals. These contributions may result from lived experiences, scholarships, and/or mentoring, teaching, and outreach activities.

UMass Amherst is committed to a policy of equal opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, or genetic information in employment, admission to and participation in academic programs, activities, and services, and the selection of vendors who provide services or products to the University.  To fulfill that policy, UMass Amherst is further committed to a program of affirmative action to eliminate or mitigate artificial barriers and to increase opportunities for the recruitment and advancement of qualified minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and covered veterans.  It is the policy of the UMass Amherst to comply with the applicable federal and state statutes, rules, and regulations concerning equal opportunity and affirmative action.

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