Assistant/Associate Professor, Position in Psychology and Salivary Bioscience

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POST DATE 8/16/2016
END DATE 10/18/2016

University of California - Irvine Irvine, CA

Irvine, CA
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Entry Level (0 - 2 years)
Doctoral Degree



Job #JPF03667

* School of Social Ecology - Psychology & Social Behavior


Open August 15th, 2016 through October 15th, 2016
If you apply to this recruitment by October 15th, 2016, you will have until October 22nd, 2016 to complete your application.


The Department of Psychology and Social Behavior at the University of California, Irvine invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position in Psychology and Salivary Bioscience. The position will be at the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor. Candidates must have a doctoral degree in psychology or a related field.

The candidate's substantive interests and expertise should contribute to the department s specializations in affective science, developmental psychology, health psychology, and/or social-personality psychology. A specialization in prevention and clinical sciences is also in progress and, for this reason, we are also strongly interested in candidates who can contribute to this specialization. We welcome applications from candidates whose scholarship emphasizes the use of salivary biomarkers to address theory-driven questions about issues such as the role of stress in mental and physical illness in diverse developmental, social, and environmental contexts; the health effects of discrimination, poverty, and exposure to violence; child abuse and maltreatment; health risk behavior; cardiometabolic risk; emotions and emotional disorders; interpersonal processes, including social support, conflict, and rejection; developmental psychopathology; traumatic experiences, including community-wide traumas such as mass violence and natural disasters; and the effectiveness of interventions to reduce mental and physical health risks. Applications are also encouraged from candidates who can contribute to biomarker discovery and measurement. Applicants should have an outstanding record of research, a record of extramural funding, and evidence of excellent teaching and mentoring. Successful applicants will contribute to a broader, interdisciplinary initiative in salivary bioscience at UCI, and will collaborate with other faculty members and research scientists affiliated with a newly established UCI Institute for Interdisciplinary Salivary Bioscience Research (

Applications must be received by October 15, 2016. 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, statements of research and teaching interests, representative publications, and arrange to have three letters of recommendation uploaded electronically. 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 questions about this position 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. A recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity, UCI is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, supports work-life balance through an array of family-friendly policies, and is dedicated to broadening participation in higher education.

ABOUT OUR DEPARTMENT: The Department of Psychology and Social Behavior at the University of California, Irvine offers a Ph.D. in Psychology and Social Behavior with a primary specialization in one of four core areas: developmental psychology, health psychology, social/personality psychology, and affective science. A specialization in clinical and prevention sciences is in progress. 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, and advanced statistical techniques. The University of California, Irvine is one of ten campuses of the highly regarded University of California system and is ranked among the top 10 public Universities in North America. With approximately 30,000 students, over 1,100 faculty members, and highly ranked programs in many areas, our campus offers a wealth of opportunities for research collaboration.


Irvine, CA


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Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

Letter of Interest

Statement of Research

Statement of Teaching

Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing how past and/or potential contributions to diversity will advance UCI's Commitment to Inclusive Excellence.

Representative Publications


3-5 letters of reference required.