Council of Graduate Departments of Psychology
Council of Graduate Departments of Psychology

Professor of Psychology;Director of the Institute for Interdisciplinary Salivary Bioscience Research

About this job: Professor, Tenure Track, BIOLOGICAL

University of California, Irvine - Department of Psychological Science -   See this job on our site

Job is in: Irvine, CA US

Contact: Diane Enriquez

Post Date: August 11, 2022
Job Starts: July 1, 2023
Application Deadline: December 2, 2022

The Department of Psychological Science at the University of California, Irvine invites applications for a full-time, tenured faculty position in psychology. The position will be at the rank of Associate to Full Professor and includes the expectation that the candidate will direct the UCI Institute for Interdisciplinary Salivary Bioscience Research (IISBR) ( IISBR is a research institute dedicated to advancing knowledge of biobehavioral processes for health and recovery from illness with a focus on the empirical, clinical, and applied potential of non-invasive biomarkers measured with high ecological validity. IISBR seeks to build and maintain collaborative scientific programs to evaluate and translate the value of biomarkers to improve individual and community health; provide specialized training, education, and consultation in the use and translation of salivary bioscience; and to enable access to laboratory services for the assessment of salivary and other complementary biomarkers. Candidates must have a doctoral degree in psychology or a related field. We welcome applications from candidates whose scholarship has a strong emphasis on the use of biomarkers to address theory-driven questions that contribute to the department’s specializations in health psychology, clinical psychology, developmental psychology, or social/personality psychology. Applications are encouraged from candidates who can lead efforts in biomarker discovery and measurement. The ideal candidate will have experience directing a wet lab or core assay facility. Applicants should have an outstanding record of research, an excellent record of extramural funding, evidence of excellent teaching and mentoring, and commitment to diversity. Priority will be given to applications received by December 2, 2022; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Application materials must be submitted electronically (please refer to the Employment link at the following website for instructions: Candidates should submit a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, and statements of research and teaching interests. References will be requested at a later stage in the search process. A separate statement that addresses past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion must also be included in the application materials. Qualified applicants must have the demonstrated ability to work with a diverse group of colleagues and to teach and mentor a diverse student body. Please direct confidential inquiries to the search chair, Dr. Julian Thayer at; additional questions can be directed to Diane Enriquez at The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy. ABOUT OUR DEPARTMENT: The Department of Psychological Science at the University of California, Irvine offers a Ph.D. in Psychological Science with a primary specialization in one of four core areas: developmental psychology, health psychology, social/personality psychology, and clinical psychology. We also offer a graduate concentration in psychology and law. Our faculty bring a multidisciplinary approach to the study of human behavior and sensitivity to the relevance of our research to individual and social problems. The faculty also share a strong commitment to training students in theory, field and laboratory research methods, clinical settings, and advanced statistical techniques. The University of California, Irvine is one of ten campuses of the highly regarded University of California system. UCI is a minority-serving institution, a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities and ranked among the top 10 public universities in the United States. It is also located in one of the world’s safest and most economically vibrant communities. With more than 36,000 students, over 1,500 faculty, and highly ranked programs in many areas, our campus offers a wealth of opportunities for research collaboration. For more on UCI, visit