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Assistant/Associate/Full Professor - Human Cognition - Department of Psychology

Position overview

Anticipated start: July 1, 2023

Application Window

Open August 15, 2022 through Friday, Oct 14, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

Position description

The Department of Psychology at the University of California, Berkeley seeks to fill a tenured/tenure-track open rank position (assistant, associate, or full professor) in the area of human cognitive science.

Research interests may include but are not limited to memory, learning, reasoning, problem solving, perception, social cognition, decision-making, language, music, comparative cognition, and individual differences in cognition, including dysfunction. Strong preference will be given to applicants who work on computational models of cognitive mechanisms using advanced statistical analyses of behavioral or physiological data. The department is particularly interested in research programs that make bridges to other areas within the Psychology Department as well as to other disciplines within cognitive science.

Prospective applicants should note that diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging are core values within the Department of Psychology and across UC Berkeley. Because our excellence can be fully realized only by faculty, students, and staff who share our commitment to these values, applicants are asked to provide a statement detailing their commitment to diversity —including their awareness of and understanding of issues surrounding diversity, their track record of engagement and activity in promoting diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging in their teaching, research and service, and their specific, concrete goals and plans for advancing these issues as a potential faculty member at Berkeley. Successful candidates will demonstrate excellence in this area. More information about the diversity statement and how candidates will be evaluated can be found here: https://ofew.berkeley.edu/recruitment/contributions-deib/support-faculty-candidates.
Specific information about the Psychology Department's commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging is provided in our Vision Statement, which can be found here: https://psychology.berkeley.edu/diversity/ucb-psychology-diversity-vision-statement

Additional information about programs and resources supporting the advancement of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging is available at:
https://ls.berkeley.edu/about/diversity-equity-and-inclusion
https://ls.berkeley.edu/ls-divisions/social-sciences/diversity-equity-and-inclusion

The department is committed to addressing the family needs of faculty, including dual career couples and single parents. For information about potential relocation to Berkeley, or career needs of accompanying partners and spouses, please visit: http://ofew.berkeley.edu/new-faculty.

Considering the significant disruptions caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, particularly for disadvantaged groups, in our evaluation of applicants, dips in productivity in otherwise strong records occurring with the onset of the pandemic will be evaluated with the context of the pandemic in mind.

Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree, or enrolled in Ph.D. or equivalent degree-granting program at the time of application.

Preferred qualifications

Completion of the Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree by the application date.

Application Requirements by Level

Assistant Professor

Individuals should submit their application at this level if they meet one of the following conditions: Current or recent PhD candidate or graduate; current or recent postdoc; current assistant professor (including those who are “senior” assistant professors near tenure). Please note that this level determination is only for application review purposes, not the ultimate appointment level of the finalist.

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

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Statement on Contributions to Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Statement on your contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion, including information about your understanding of these topics, your record of activities to date, and your specific plans and goals for advancing equity and inclusion if hired at Berkeley (for additional information go to https://ofew.berkeley.edu/recruitment/contributions-diversity).

  • Reprint/Preprint

  • Reprint/Preprint 2

  • Reprint/Preprint 3 (Optional)

  • Reprint/Preprint 4 (Optional)

  • Reprint/Preprint 5 (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)

The references will be asked to provide letters only for the applicants under serious consideration and we will seek your permission before doing so.

Apply link: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/JPF03537

Associate Professor

Individuals should submit their application at this level if they meet one of the following conditions: Current tenured professor; position equivalent to tenured professor (ie., at an international university). Please note that this level determination is only for application review purposes, not the ultimate appointment level of the finalist.

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

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Statement on Contributions to Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Statement on your contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion, including information about your understanding of these topics, your record of activities to date, and your specific plans and goals for advancing equity and inclusion if hired at Berkeley (for additional information go to https://ofew.berkeley.edu/recruitment/contributions-diversity).

  • Reprint/Preprint

  • Reprint/Preprint 2

  • Reprint/Preprint 3 (Optional)

  • Reprint/Preprint 4 (Optional)

  • Reprint/Preprint 5 (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)

The references will be asked to provide letters only for the applicants under serious consideration and we will seek your permission before doing so.

Apply link: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/JPF03537

Full Professor

Individuals should submit their application at this level if they meet the following condition: Current full professor; position equivalent to full professor (ie., at an international university). Please note that this level determination is only for application review purposes, not the ultimate appointment level of the finalist.

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

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Statement on Contributions to Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Statement on your contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion, including information about your understanding of these topics, your record of activities to date, and your specific plans and goals for advancing equity and inclusion if hired at Berkeley (for additional information go to https://ofew.berkeley.edu/recruitment/contributions-diversity).

  • Reprint/Preprint

  • Reprint/Preprint 2

  • Reprint/Preprint 3 (Optional)

  • Reprint/Preprint 4 (Optional)

  • Reprint/Preprint 5 (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)

The references will be asked to provide letters only for the applicants under serious consideration and we will seek your permission before doing so.

Apply link: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/JPF03537

Help contact: psychsearch@berkeley.edu

Campus Information

Diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging are core values at UC Berkeley. Our excellence can only be fully realized by faculty, students, and academic and non-academic staff who share our commitment to these values. Successful candidates for our academic positions will demonstrate evidence of a commitment to advancing equity, inclusion, and belonging.

The University of California, Berkeley 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: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct

In searches when letters of reference are required all letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality (http://apo.berkeley.edu/ucb-confidentiality-policy) prior to submitting their letter.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. Please refer to Appendix F, Section II.C. of the policy for the deadlines applicable to new University of California employees. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

Positions that are represented by a collective bargaining unit or agent have particular contracts. For more information, please refer to the relevant contract: Lecturer contract, Postdoctoral contract, Research Series contract, and Librarian contract. Questions about represented positions can be directed to the hiring unit.

Job location

Berkeley, CA