Assistant Professor-Advanced Quantitative Skills, Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences, UCSB

  • UCSB
  • Santa Barbara, CA, USA
  • Nov 08, 2021
Full time Education

Job Description

POSITION OVERVIEW

Percent time: 100%Anticipated start: 07/01/2022

APPLICATION WINDOW

Open date: November 8th, 2021

Next review date: Friday, Dec 31, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Thursday, Jun 30, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

POSITION DESCRIPTION

The Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at the University of California, Santa Barbara invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Advanced Quantitative Skills at the level of Assistant Professor, with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2022. The Department is looking for individuals trained in any area of psychological science that develop and/or apply advanced quantitative methods in domains that synergize with our existing strengths in Developmental and Evolutionary Psychology, Social Psychology, Neuroscience and Behavior, and Cognition, Perception, and Cognitive Neuroscience. This scholar would have expertise in one or more quantitative approaches including, but not limited to multilevel modeling, structural equation modeling, generalized and linear mixed models, actor-partner effects, Bayesian analyses, machine learning, computational modeling, causal inference, and/or big data analyses. The candidate would be expected to teach courses in their area of expertise as well as foundational undergraduate and graduate-level courses in statistics and advanced quantitative methods.

The Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences conducts cutting-edge research in core areas of psychology including cognition and the perceptual sciences, developmental and evolutionary psychology, neuroscience and behavior, and social and cultural psychology. The department is in a period of growth, having hired 7 faculty across these areas in the past 5 years. The department's commitment to interdisciplinary pursuits are reflected in expansive research and teaching collaborations with a variety of other disciplines. UCSB provides a dynamic intellectual environment that prizes academic rigor and creativity to generate discoveries with wide-ranging impact.

Responsibilities of faculty members generally include the development of an actively funded research program of the highest quality, teaching at graduate and/or undergraduate levels, recruitment, supervision, and mentorship of graduate students, and participation in university service and professional activities.

The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching, and service. Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values at UCSB. Our excellence can only be fully realized by faculty, students, and staff who share our commitment to these values.

Department: https://psych.ucsb.edu/

QUALIFICATIONS

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Applicants must have completed all requirements for a PhD (or equivalent) except the dissertation in Psychological & Brain Sciences or a related field.

Additional qualifications (required at time of start)

The PhD (or equivalent) should be conferred by the anticipated appointment start date

Preferred qualifications

-A demonstrated record of excellence in research, and a record of (or potential for) excellence in teaching are desired.
-Training or research that develops or applies advanced quantitative methods to psychological & brain science
-Expertise in one or more quantitative approaches including, but not limited to multilevel modeling, structural equation modeling, generalized and linear mixed models, actor-partner effects, Bayesian analyses, machine learning, computational modeling, causal inference, and/or big data analyses.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

Document requirements

  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research - Up to 3 pages

  • Statement of Teaching - a statement describing your teaching experience and interests, highlighting quantitative courses taught and/or planned, and teaching approaches and practices (e.g., lecturing style, assessment choices, statistical platforms used) adopted or likely to be adopted in these courses. This statement may also include a description of mentoring experience and interests (no more than 3 pages).

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - a statement describing how your scholarship, teaching and mentoring, and/or service and engagement contribute to diversity, equity, and inclusion. In this statement, describe any steps you have taken (or are planning to take) to foster an inclusive intellectual environment in your lab, in the classroom, in the department and on campus, and/or in your field more generally (no more than 3 pages).

  • Representative Publication #1

  • Representative Publication #2

  • Representative Publication #3

Reference requirements

  • 3 letters of reference required

Applicants should provide the names and contact information for 3 references and must request letters of reference within the system in order to complete application requirements.

Apply link: https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/JPF02079

Help contact: pamelawilks@ucsb.edu

CAMPUS INFORMATION

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/5000695/SARS-CoV-2_Covid-19. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. New University of California employees must (a) provide proof of receiving at least one dose of a COVID-19 Vaccine no later than 14 calendar days after their first date of employment and provide proof of Full Vaccination no later than eight weeks after their first date of employment; or (b) if applicable, submit a request for Exception or Deferral no later than 14 calendar days after their first date of employment. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

JOB LOCATION

Santa Barbara, CA