Assistant Professor, Full Time, Psychology
University of Pittsburgh - Department of Psychology - See this job on our site
Job is in: Pittsburgh, PA US
Contact: Dr. Thomas Kamarck
Post Date: October 11, 2022
Job Starts: September 1, 2023
The Department of Psychology at the University of Pittsburgh announces a tenure track position at the Assistant Professor level, pending budgetary approval. We seek individuals with a program of research in the Psychology of Latinx Experiences, with a focus on the diasporas of Latin America and the Caribbean. We encourage candidates whose research centers on the influence of Latinx ethnicity and culture, and the perspectives that come from the immigrant experience, with application to the theories and methods from Biological and Health, Clinical, Developmental, or Social Psychology. Example topics include: Beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors that promote positive Latinx social identities, influence Latinx/Hispanic intergroup relationships, and/or intersect with other social identities across the lifespan, such as gender, sexuality, and socioeconomic class; Latinx physical health across the lifespan, such as the impact of immigration policy in relationship to medical care and health inequalities, or the role of family and other cultural factors in promoting healthy lifestyle behaviors; Latinx mental health across the lifespan, such as the role of family and other cultural practices in promoting resiliency and recovery from trauma, or culturally informed prevention and intervention efforts that contribute to resilience to mood disorders amongst Latinx children or adults; The role of Latinx identity processes in supporting positive developmental outcomes for infants, children, or adolescents; family, school, and community processes that promote positive child and youth development. Intervention/prevention efforts targeted at enhancing learning and development of Latinx children and their families The Psychology Department (http://www.psychology.pitt.edu) is committed to excellence in research and in teaching at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. Its 33 tenure-stream faculty offer five graduate training programs: Biological and Health, Clinical, Cognitive, Developmental, and Social, along with cross-program training opportunities. The interdisciplinary nature of psychological science is reflected in both faculty research interests and collaborations and training options afforded to graduate students. This position is part of a Latinx Cluster Hire Initiative, which together with a Race and Social Determinants of Equity and Well-Being Cluster Hire Initiative, represent a commitment to multicultural research, and to the development of a culturally diverse environment at the University of Pittsburgh. The University of Pittsburgh is also the home of a robust Center for Latin American Studies, and our campus is the host of a new Latin American Cultural Center as well. The review of applications will begin October 22, 2022 and continue until the position is filled. Candidates must have earned or anticipate earning a Ph.D. in Psychology or a related field by the start date of the position. Applications should submit a cover letter, CV, a statement of research and teaching interests, a diversity statement, up to three representative publications, and the names of three prospective references. Other materials may be requested after the initial candidate review. Excellent interpersonal and relationship-building skills and ability to work effectively with a wide range of individuals and constituencies in support of a diverse community are required. Inquiries regarding the position can be addressed to Dr. Thomas Kamarck (email@example.com) or Dr. Diana Leyva (firstname.lastname@example.org). The Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences is committed to building and fostering a culturally diverse environment. Excellent interpersonal and relationship-building skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of individuals and constituencies in support of a diverse community are required.