Job Information

University of Utah Assistant Professor in Quantitative Psychology in Salt Lake City, Utah

Position Information

Proposed Faculty Rank Assistant Professor

Department 00143 - Psychology Department

City Salt Lake City, UT

Track Tenure Track

New Position to Begin July 1, 2024


Quantitative Psychology at the University of Utah . The Department of Psychology at the University of Utah invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Quantitative Psychology at the assistant professor level. We welcome applications from any area of quantitative psychology that would complement and extend existing quantitative faculty expertise in dynamical systems, longitudinal modeling, structural equation modeling, and multilevel modeling. We also welcome new complementary expertise in computational modeling, machine learning, Bayesian statistics, and data visualization. All quantitative faculty are associated with one of the departmental programs (Cognition and Neural Sciences, Clinical, Social, Developmental), and ideal candidates would bring methodological expertise that contributes to and enhances the research profile and extramural funding of one or more of these areas. Given the interdisciplinarity of current quantitative faculty, we especially encourage applications from scholars committed to interdisciplinarity across the Psychology department and University. Candidates should have an excellent record of research, evidence of the potential for self-sustained or collaborative extramural funding, and experience teaching undergraduate and/or graduate statistical methods for substantively diverse students.

The Department of Psychology also values interdisciplinary approaches to research and training, and strongly encourages collaboration across four traditional programs (Developmental, Clinical, Cognition and Neural Sciences, and Social). In addition to a doctoral program in cognition and neural science, the University of Utah has an interdepartmental neuroscience graduate program: . The department also has an undergraduate certificate program in Human Factors: . The department promotes multidisciplinary collaboration outside of the Department of Psychology with active ties to the Consortium for Families and Health Research, BHIDC , University of Utah Neuroscience Initiative, the School of Computing, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Bioengineering, the Business School, the College of Education, Pediatrics, Anesthesiology, Neurosurgery, Neurology, Psychiatry, Radiology, the Huntsman Cancer Institute, and the Salt Lake Veterans Administration Medical Center. Established collaborations with medical school departments include access to rare patient populations (i.e., neurosurgical, psychiatric, and neurology patients).

The Department of Psychology is especially committed to the goal of advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in academia. This proposed hire reflects the Department’s longstanding commitment to diversity ( ), and its plan to build on and further develop a critical mass of scholars who focus on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion ( EDI ), including 2 recent diversity-specific hires. We encourage applications from members of any marginalized or historically underrepresented groups and from candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. The University of Utah also values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

EEO/Non-Discrimination Information

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students, staff, faculty and patients from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education, employment opportunities, and quality healthcare for historically underrepresented groups.

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

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The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“ URS ”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen and immunizations. This report includes statistics about criminal offenses, hate crimes, arrests and referrals for disciplinary action, and Violence Against Women Act offenses. They also provide information about safety and security-related services offered by the University of Utah. A paper copy can be obtained by request at the Department of Public Safety located at 1658 East 500 South.

Special Instructions for Candidates

For full consideration, please submit a one-page cover letter summarizing your fit with the advertised position, a research statement describing research and future plans (2 page limit), a teaching statement addressing experiences, philosophies, and goals (2 page limit), and a commitment statement of how your work and other experiences could contribute to the success of underrepresented students (1 page limit), along with a curriculum vitae, up to three representative reprints or preprints of publications, and contact information for three individuals who will be asked to provide letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin October 1, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled.

Open Date 07/19/2023

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Requisition Number PRN01056CF

Type Faculty