Assistant Professor of Social Psychology at UC San Diego

January 04, 2022

Description: The Department of Psychology ( within the Division of Social Sciences at the University of California, San Diego invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Social Psychology, with a start date of July 1st, 2022.

Ideal candidates will apply state-of-the-art approaches to topics of perennial interest (e.g., attitudes, close relationships, cooperation, emotion, health psychology, intergroup relations, social cognition) or emerging interest (e.g., collective action, morality, politics, responses to climate change) within social psychology. We welcome applications from candidates whose work connects to other areas in the Department (for example, cognitive psychology, developmental psychology, cognitive neuroscience, and our burgeoning emphasis on computational social science).

*Candidates must have a Ph.D. or ABD and a record of published research in social psychology or a relevant field.

Successful candidates are expected to establish a vigorous program of high-quality research. Candidates with a strong social psychology background and demonstrated (or potential) national influence on their area will be given preference. Successful candidates are required to teach graduate and undergraduate students within the Department of Psychology. Demonstrated teaching excellence is preferred.

The Department of Psychology is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body, so we are especially interested in candidates who possess a commitment to increasing diversity in the academic setting.

Candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research, statement of teaching, three letters of reference, a statement describing experience fostering diversity and/or potential to make future contributions, and 3-5 publications. For information on preparing diversity statements and divisional initiatives to promote diversity, see:

Applications should be submitted electronically via UCSD’s Academic Personnel On-Line RECRUIT system: (

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on University of California pay scales. The position will remain open until filled.

UC San Diego is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional
commitment to excellence through diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.

**Review begins Jan 31**

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