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Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Quantitative Psychology

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The University of California is creating a dynamic new university campus and campus community in Merced, California, which opened in September 2005 as the tenth campus of the University of California and the first American research university built in the 21st century. In keeping with the mission of the University to provide teaching, research and public service of the highest quality, UC Merced will be providing new educational opportunities at the undergraduate, masters and doctoral levels through three academic schools Engineering; Natural Sciences; and, Social Sciences, Humanities and the Arts.

The School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts invites applications for three faculty positions in Quantitative Psychology: two Assistant Professor (tenure-track) positions and one Assistant Professor (tenure-track), Associate Professor (tenured), or Full Professor (tenured) position. Candidates in all areas of Quantitative Psychology are encouraged to apply, but we are particularly interested in applicants who embrace both Bayesian and frequentist perspectives. Examples of possible research areas include psychometrics, data mining, big data, dynamical systems, intensive longitudinal analysis, functional data analysis, fMRI, social networks, and nonparametric statistics. Those who can fill in gaps of current faculty's expertise and those who can strengthen the current expertise are equally welcome. This is a unique opportunity for an individual to join the faculty at the newest University of California campus and to engage in long-term program building. We seek outstanding scholars who will establish and maintain creative research programs; participate in creating a multi-faculty specialization in Quantitative Psychology at UC Merced; participate actively in the development of innovative interdisciplinary programs and research; and, teach effectively at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

The successful candidate will have a doctorate in quantitative psychology, educational statistics, or a closely related field by the position start date. Senior candidates will have a strong record of publication; and, demonstrable interest in obtaining external funding.

Applications must be submitted online. Completed applications must be received no later than October 17, 2017, in order to be considered. Interested applicants are required to submit 1) a cover letter; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) statement of research; 4) statement of teaching; 5) up to five reprints of publications; 6) a contributions to diversity statement; and, 7) a list of references with contact information including mailing address, phone number and e-mail address.

The contributions to diversity statement should describe your past experience, activities and future plans to advance diversity, equity and inclusion, in alignment with UC Merced’s mission to reflect the diversity of California and to meet the educational needs and interests of its diverse population. Some faculty candidates may not have substantial past activities. If that is the case, we recommend focusing on future plans in your statement. A more developed and substantial plan is expected for senior candidates. For additional information on what should be included on your Diversity Statement, please visit

Applicants for the Assistant Professor level should arrange to have three letters of reference submitted online. The letter writers will electronically upload the letters into the application system after the candidate has submitted the application material (instructions will be provided by the application system). Letters of reference should be received no later than October 17, 2017.

Applicants for the Associate/Full Professor level should include a list of three references with their applications; letters of reference are not required at this time. Once the search committee has determined the short list of candidates, the search committee chair will request letters of recommendation at that time.
The anticipated start date for this position is July 1, 2018.

The University of California, Merced is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity among its faculty, students and staff.

Salary is commensurate with education, experience, and UC academic salary scales.

For additional information, please contact Sarah Depaoli at

Applicants will be notified when the final candidate has been selected.

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Merced, CA

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Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service.

  • List of References

  • Reprint #1 (Optional)

  • Reprint #2 (Optional)

  • Reprint #3 (Optional)

  • Reprint #4 (Optional)

  • Reprint #5 (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3 letters of reference required