Assistant Professor of Psychology

Davis, California


As part of UC Davis’ commitment to hire leading research faculty who have a strong commitment to teaching, research and service, who will promote the success of historically underrepresented and marginalized student communities, and address the needs of our increasingly diverse state and student population, the Department of Psychology invites applications for an Assistant Professor (tenure-track) position in quantitative psychology. We seek applications from individuals whose scholarship includes excellent research in any area of quantitative psychology or psychological methods, broadly defined. This research might include the development and/or study of statistical or computational methods or models for any kind of psychological data (e.g., multivariate, longitudinal, system dynamics, categorical or incomplete data), or a focus on psychological measurement or meta-science. The successful applicant may or may not have a non-quantitative program of psychological research that dovetails with their methodological interests.

As one of the country’s leading R1 institutions, UC Davis seeks candidates with exceptional potential for research and teaching and a commitment to diversity and inclusion. In addition, the successful candidate will demonstrate an understanding of the barriers preventing full participation of members from historically underrepresented and marginalized student communities in higher education, such as (but not limited to) underrepresented minorities, individuals self-identifying as LGBTQIA+, veterans, individuals with disabilities, economically disadvantaged groups, first-generation, undocumented students, or students with any intersections of these. Successful candidates will help advance UC Davis’ strategic goal of improving access and building an inclusive community for all marginalized populations. The successful candidate will also have an accomplished track record (calibrated to career stage) of teaching, research, or service activities addressing the needs of underrepresented minorities, and a clearly articulated vision of how their work at UC Davis will continue to contribute to the University’s mission of serving the needs of our diverse state and student population. Candidates are requested to submit a statement describing their track record of engagement and activity related to diversity, equal opportunity, and inclusion as well as their plans for future engagement (see for guidance). This statement may be evaluated as a standalone document and should, therefore, include all relevant information related to diversity, equal opportunity, and inclusion, even if aspects are also discussed in other submitted materials. For questions regarding this process, please contact the search committee chair, Dr. Mijke Rhemtulla ( or Mary Meyerzon (

Applicants must have (or anticipate having) a PhD or equivalent international degree in psychology or a related field by the time of appointment, an active research program, a strong commitment to quality teaching, and the potential to attract, or an established record of attracting, extramural funding.

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a research statement describing their current research and future research goals, a teaching statement describing their experience as well as beliefs and practices related to effective teaching, and a statement outlining their efforts to contribute to the diversity, equity, and inclusiveness of their academic community. All statements will be anonymized (to the extent possible) before the first round of review to reduce potential for bias based on identity. In addition, applicants are invited to submit up to 3 representative reprints and/or preprints, and contact information for 3 individuals who may be contacted to provide a letter of reference. All application materials should be submitted electronically at:

The start date for this position is July 1, 2021. The position will remain open until filled. Applications submitted by October 20th, 2020 will receive full initial consideration. Feel free to contact the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Mijke Rhemtulla, at, with any questions about the search or position.

The department and UC Davis are committed to addressing the family needs of faculty, including dual-career couples and single parents. We are also interested in candidates who have had non-traditional career paths, who have taken time off for family reasons, or who have achieved excellence in careers outside academia.

For information about benefits, potential relocation to Davis, career needs of accompanying partners and spouses, and other resources for new faculty, please visit:

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, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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