UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SANTA CRUZ DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY Assistant, Associate or Full Professor in Cognitive Psychology Specializing in Human Computer Interaction The Department of Psychology at the University of California, Santa Cruz invites applications for a (tenure-track) Assistant Professor or (tenured) Associate or Full Professor position in Cognitive Psychology with a focus on Human Computer Interaction (HCI). We welcome candidates at the tenured level of Associate Professor or Full Professor with a proven record of leadership to head a proposed cluster hire in HCI, or candidates at Assistant Professor level with research and teaching expertise who would help define such a cluster. The candidate’s interdisciplinary research should include a strong theoretical and empirical foundation in Cognitive Psychology but must also integrate psychological theory with HCI issues (broadly defined). Research should address topics such as (but not limited to) computer mediated communication, digital memory, assistive technology, immersive environments, learning technologies, or the effects of computer usage on cognition, learning, or emotion.
We seek a colleague who will complement our existing strengths in memory, language, and perception, using behavioral, computational, and/or psychophysiological methods. We welcome candidates with interests in collaborating across the Social Sciences and with Sciences, Engineering, Arts, and/or Humanities. Associate or Full Professor applicants should have experience teaching graduate and undergraduate courses, as well as mentoring graduate students. Assistant Professor applicants should be capable of teaching both graduate and undergraduate level courses, and of contributing to graduate education through mentoring of graduate students. All applicants should be actively engaged in research with promise of continued research productivity. We are especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community through their research, teaching, and/or service.
RANK: Assistant Professor (tenure-track), Associate Professor or Full Professor (tenured).
SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications and experience; academic year (9-month) basis.
BASIC QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D., or equivalent foreign degree in Psychology or related field relevant to HCI, such as Information (Studies/Science), Learning Sciences, Communication, or Computer Science; and a record of research and teaching. Degree expected to be conferred before July 1, 2016. POSITION AVAILABLE: July 1, 2016, with academic year beginning September 2016. Degree must be conferred by June 30, 2017 for employment beyond this date.
TO APPLY: Applications are accepted via the UCSC Academic Recruiting online system, and must include • a curriculum vitae; • 2-5 reprints/preprints; • 3-5 confidential letters from referees*; • a letter of application, stating the level of position applied for (Assistant, Associate, Full Professor); • a research statement that discusses: (1) the applicant’s research program, (2) how their research integrates psychological theory with issues relevant to HCI, and (3) potential links between psychology and HCI that might define future directions for an interdisciplinary cluster in psychology and HCI; • a statement that discusses experience and philosophy of teaching, including service experience if applicable. • Applicants are also encouraged to submit a statement addressing their past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching and/or service. Documents/materials must be submitted as PDF files. Apply at https://recruit.ucsc.edu/apply/JPF00294 Refer to Position #JPF00294-16 in all correspondence. *All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. For any reference letter provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service, career center), direct the author to UCSC’s confidentiality statement at http://apo.ucsc.edu/confstm.htm
CLOSING DATE: Review of applications will begin on October 30, 2015 To ensure full consideration, applications should be complete by this date. The position will remain open until filled, but not later than June 30, 2016. UC Santa Cruz faculty make significant contributions to the body of research that has earned the University of California the ranking as the foremost public higher education institution in the world. In the process, our faculty demonstrate that cutting-edge research, excellent teaching and outstanding service are mutually supportive. 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, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees. Inquiries regarding the University’s equal employment opportunity policies may be directed to: Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the University of California, Santa Cruz, CA 95064; (831) 459-2686. Under Federal law, the University of California may employ only individuals who are legally able to work in the United States as established by providing documents as specified in the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. Certain UCSC positions funded by federal contracts or sub-contracts require the selected candidate to pass an E-Verify check. More information is available here or from the Academic Personnel Office (APO) at (831) 459-4300. UCSC is a smoke & tobacco-free campus. If you need accommodation due to a disability, please contact the Academic Personnel Office at [email protected] (831) 459-4300.