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

Assistant Professor in Latinx/Hispanic Life in the UCLA Department of Psychology

About this job: Assistant Professor, Tenure Track, OTHER

UCLA - Psychology -   See this job on our site

Job is in: Los angeles, CA US

Contact: Prof. Alicia Izquierdo

Post Date: October 6, 2022
Job Starts: August 15, 2023
Application Deadline: November 15, 2022

Assistant Professor in Latinx/Hispanic Life in the UCLA Department of Psychology The UCLA Department of Psychology seeks to hire a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor, inviting applications from outstanding candidates in any subfield of psychology, neuroscience, or other related fields whose teaching, research, scholarship and/or mentoring supports Latinx/Hispanic life in the United States. We are interested in applicants pursuing innovative research across and within any of the Areas in our Department (Behavioral Neuroscience, Clinical, Cognitive, Developmental, Health, Social, or Quantitative Psychology) with a demonstrated commitment to advancing research related to the experience of Latinx/Hispanic individuals and/or enhancing the inclusion of Latinx/Hispanic students in the pursuit of research. The committee seeks evidence of intentional, strategic efforts designed to remove or address barriers facing Latinx/Hispanic individuals and encourage, equip, and support their success and advancement. Potential applicants who have questions about how their specialization aligns with the position can inquire to Prof. Alicia Izquierdo, search committee chair, at UCLA aims to achieve federal designation as a Hispanic Serving Institution by 2025. In preparation for this designation, the Office of the Chancellor and the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost have sponsored this search in order to recruit exceptional scholars whose teaching, scholarship and/or mentoring has strong ties to Latinx experiences in the United States. This search is conducted in partnership between the Chicano Studies Research Center and the Department of Psychology. Faculty hired through this search are expected to maintain an active affiliation to the Chicano Studies Research Center and encourage the success of Latinx and first-generation scholars. Applicants with a history of commitment to mentoring students from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. We strongly encourage applications from women, individuals from under-represented racial and ethnic groups, and other individuals who are under-represented in the field, across color, creed, race, ethnic and national origin, physical ability, gender and sexual identity, or any other legally protected basis. UCLA offers a diverse campus community and is a leader in advancing strategies to diversify its faculty. This includes recent initiatives such as Rising to the Challenge, Hispanic-Serving Institution initiative, and Native American/Pacific Islander Bruins Rising. UCLA has programs to assist in partner employment, childcare, schooling, and other family concerns. UCLA and the UCLA Department of Psychology are firmly committed to the principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI). Therefore, we require each applicant to submit an EDI statement that includes activities that advance Latinx life, including how their research, teaching, and/or service relate to this goal. Descriptions of additional efforts to promote EDI are also welcome. The online application should include (1) a cover letter of interest, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) a statement of research interests, (4) a teaching statement, (5) the aforementioned EDI statement, (6) contact information for three recommenders, and (7) three relevant publications. Letters of recommendation will be requested at a later date for applicants who progress to the next stage of review. A PhD in Psychology, Neuroscience, or a related field is required. To ensure full consideration, the online application should be completed and submitted by November 15, 2022. Apply at the following website:

Job Posting: UCLA_Latinx_Life_Search_Ad-09-15-22.pdf