ASSISTANT/ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, COMMUNITY PSYCHOLOGY (33 views)

The Department of Psychological Science at University of North Carolina Charlotte (https://psych.charlotte.edu/) is seeking candidates in the area of community psychology for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor to begin on August 15, 2023. Appointments are expected to be made at the assistant professor level, but appointment at higher rank is possible commensurate with candidate qualification.

Required qualifications: A Ph.D. degree in Psychology, Community Psychology, Ecological Psychology, or a related field; an established program of community and/or community health-related research that can contribute effectively to our graduate programs in Community and Health Psychology; a demonstrated record of (or strong promise for) external funding for research, commensurate with rank; an ability to teach and mentor a diverse student population at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Preferred qualifications: The successful applicant will be joining a diverse group of faculty who value teaching, research, social improvement via practice, and service. Preference will be given to candidates whose research program aligns with community psychology. The successful candidate brings:
• A track record of distinguished research productivity (publications and external funding) that engages graduate and undergraduate students.
• Evidence of (or promise for) extensive community-based partnerships and collaboration across sectors and/or within the field of Community Psychology.
• Experience teaching courses at the undergraduate and/or graduate levels, and potential to teach courses in community psychology, applied research/program evaluation, prevention, and community interventions.
• Demonstrated ability to provide research and professional mentorship to graduate students in the Health Psychology Ph.D. Program.
• The capacity to provide service to the Community Psychology concentrations in the M.A. & Ph.D. programs, Health Psychology Ph.D. Program, Department of Psychological Science, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, and University.

This position will have joint teaching and research responsibilities in the Department of Psychological Science and the Health Psychology Ph.D. program. The Department of Psychological Science offers a B.S. degree, as well as M.A. degrees in general (with a community psychology concentration option) and industrial/organizational psychology. It provides substantial support to the interdisciplinary Health Psychology and the Organizational Science Ph.D. programs. Department faculty and students collaborate with scholars across the university, including across the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences as well as the College of Health and Human Services, the Belk College of Business, and the Cato College of Education. The Department’s Social Justice committee actively provides specific action steps to prioritize and promote DEI, including self-reflection sessions on equity, teacher training to enhance classroom discussions about social justice and racism, and newsletters featuring resources on a variety of DEI issues.

The interdisciplinary Health Psychology Ph.D. Program (https://healthpsych.charlotte.edu/) includes faculty from the departments of Psychological Science, Public Health, Communication Studies, Nursing, Applied Physiology, Health, and Clinical Sciences, as well as other relevant disciplines. It comprises three concentrations: the Community Psychology program, an APA-accredited Clinical Psychology program, and a General Health Psychology program. The program’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee, which is highly student-engaged, actively addresses ways to foster diversity, equity, and inclusion within program interactions and graduate training.

As the largest and most diverse college at UNC Charlotte, the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences houses 21 departments in the humanities, social and behavioral sciences, natural sciences and mathematics, and military sciences, as well as 28 applied research centers and interdisciplinary programs. With its 34 undergraduate degrees, 56 undergraduate minors, 24 master’s degrees, 10 doctoral degrees, 17 undergraduate certificates, 19 graduate certificates, 23 graduate early-entry programs, and 23 honors programs, the College is connected to the world and its concerns and is particularly supportive of the greater Charlotte region.

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is a doctoral, research-intensive urban university, located on an expanding modern campus. The second largest of the 16 UNC System campuses, UNC Charlotte is a diverse and inclusive institution, offering more than 30,000 culturally and ethnically varied students a wide range of undergraduate and graduate degree programs. The University is a Carnegie Foundation Community Engagement campus and an APLU Innovation and Economic Prosperity University. It supports faculty with excellent family and medical leave policies, junior faculty development awards, internal faculty research grant opportunities, and other research opportunities. Charlotte offers a dynamic space to live, work and connect for faculty, students, alumni, and staff, with its outstanding cultural, recreational, and business amenities. As the 15th largest U.S. city, Charlotte is consistently ranked as one of the best cities to live (#20 on the 2021-22 list by U.S. News and World Report).

Applications must be submitted electronically at https://jobs.charlotte.edu/ (position number: #7280). Please attach the following documents with your electronic application: (1) a letter of interest in the position explaining how you meet the requirements, (2) a statement of research and teaching interests, (3) curriculum vitae, (4) up to three representative publications, (5) evidence of teaching and mentoring effectiveness (if available), and (6) names and contact information for three individuals who could serve as references (and, if necessary, provide letters of recommendation). Finalists will be asked during their screening interview to discuss how the topics of diversity and inclusion are incorporated into their teaching and research. Review of applications will begin on November 21, 2022, and will continue until the position is filled.

As an EOE/AA employer and an ADVANCE Institution that strives to create an academic climate in which the dignity of all individuals is respected and maintained, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte encourages applications from all underrepresented groups. The candidate chosen for this position will subject to criminal background check and will be required to provide an official transcript of their highest earned degree.

Please contact the search committee Chair, Dr. Victoria Scott (vscott10@uncc.edu) with any questions about the position or the application process.

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