The College of Arts and Sciences at the University of North Carolina Wilmington is embarking on a (multi-year) cluster hire initiative to hire multiple faculty across a range of disciplines (Psychology, History, Sociology, Criminology, Film Studies, and Religious Studies) whose scholarly/creative focus is in the area of Race, Racial Inequality, Social Justice, or Africana Studies. Our goal is to instantiate our values of diversity and inclusion as we build regional and national interdisciplinary strengths in these areas. Given our commitment to community engagement and engaged scholarship we seek to appoint faculty who are deeply imbedded in the communities they study. The nine-month tenure track Assistant Professor of Social Psychology position within the Department of Psychology is part of this initiative.
The department has 30 full-time faculty members and serves 700 undergraduate and 90 graduate majors (MA and PhD Programs).
This position starting August 2021 carries a teaching load of three courses per term while maintaining an active research agenda in their specialization area. The position also includes the opportunity for additional summer school teaching. The selected candidate will be actively engaged in departmental meetings, committees, and special project work to further goals of the department.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:
Doctoral degree in Social Psychology, or a closely related field with at least 18 hours of graduate coursework closely related to the discipline at the time of employment.
Applicants who are ABD for the terminal degree may be considered depending on expected completion date.
-Social Psychologist with a program of research associated with urgent social issues of racism, discrimination, prejudice, stereotyping, diversity and inclusion, or related areas.
-Candidates expected to establish and maintain a productive research program that includes seeking external funding, and provide quality teaching and mentorship at the graduate and undergraduate level.
-Candidates with strong quantitative skills and an interest in teaching courses in statistics along with social psychology and related (e.g., psychology of diversity) courses are encouraged to apply.
-Candidates who will contribute to UNCW's Africana Studies program and have a strong commitment to teaching and mentoring students from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups in Psychology.
Required Certifications or Licensure:
No certifications/licensure needed.
Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit:
The Department of Psychology has 30 full-time faculty members and four staff. Our undergraduate program incorporates best practices put forth in the American Psychological Association’s Principles for Quality Undergraduate Education in Psychology. The department offers a BA degree and a minor as well as two interdisciplinary minors: Neuroscience, and Applied Behavior Analysis & Developmental/Intellectual Disabilities. Our graduate program offers a MA degree in three concentrations: Psychological Science and Neuroscience & Behavior with the goal of preparing students for doctoral study, and Applied Behavior Analysis with the goal of preparing students to practice as Board Certified Behavior Analysts. The Department of Psychology also offers a PhD degree in psychology with three concentrations: Psychological Science, General Clinical, and Applied Behavior Analysis.
The College of Arts and Sciences is UNCW's largest academic unit, employing 450 full-time and 150 part-time faculty members and awarding approximately two-thirds of the university's academic credits. Ours is a comprehensive arts & sciences college comprising the arts, the humanities, the mathematical and natural sciences, and the social and behavioral sciences. The College's twenty-five units offer a variety of undergraduate majors leading to the Bachelor of Arts, the Bachelor of Fine Arts, the Bachelor of Music, and the Bachelor of Science. The College also offers a full complement of minors, including interdisciplinary minors such as Africana studies, Asian studies, Forensic studies, Latin America studies, Middle East & Islamic studies, Native-American studies, and Women's and Gender studies, among others. Applied learning is a hallmark of the student experience in the College of Arts and Sciences. Each of the College's departments requires an applied learning experience as a part of the curriculum for its undergraduate majors. Examples include faculty-directed research, internships, service learning, and capstone courses and projects, all of which challenge students to integrate various strands of knowledge and to apply that knowledge to broader, real-world or real disciplinary situations. Through applied learning, students in the College gain direct hands-on experience with the skills of their major fields as an essential part of their preparation for life and career. In addition to its undergraduate major and minor programs, the College is chiefly responsible for the curriculum that comprises the UNCW's University Studies Program, through which all UNCW undergraduates gain a foundation in the liberal arts and develop the transferable skills essential for life in the twenty-first century. The College strives in its undergraduate programs and in its University Study offerings to nurture creative thinking, intellectual curiosity, diversity and inclusion, and academic integrity in students while providing them with a solid foundation of knowledge in their chosen fields. Upon completion of their undergraduate studies, College of Arts and Sciences students will have the necessary preparation for rewarding careers, advanced study, effective citizenship, and meaningful lives. Graduate degrees awarded in the College of Arts and Sciences include the Master of Arts, the Master of Fine Arts, the Master of Public Administration, the Master of Science and the Doctor of Philosophy (Marine Biology and Psychology). In addition, the nationally awarded Graduate Liberal Studies program offers a personalized curriculum of interdisciplinary study leading to the Master of Arts. Post-baccalaureate certificates in Applied Statistics, Environmental Studies, Forensic Science, Conflict Management and Resolution, Gender Studies and Hispanic Studies are available. Graduate programs in the College are designed to develop intellectual competence and to prepare the student for careers in business, industry, government, teaching or for further study at the doctoral level.
Applications will be accepted until 11:59pm on December 15, 2020, the position closing date. To apply, please complete the online application process available at https://jobs.uncw.edu/ and attach the following materials as an Adobe PDF document including:
1. Cover Letter that demonstrates your interest in the position and contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion 2. Teaching philosophy – teaching statement 3. Research summary – research statement 4. Curriculum Vita 5. Writing Sample – representative publications.
Note that letters of application without the requested components will not meet the application requirements.
Please note that a minimum of three professional references are required for all applications. References will be requested during the screening process. Please direct questions concerning the search to Dr. Bryan Myers, Chair, Social Psychology Search Committee, at firstname.lastname@example.org. For questions regarding the online application process, contact Ms. Sonya Kelly at email@example.com.
At the University of North Carolina at Wilmington (UNCW), our culture reflects our values of inclusion, diversity, globalization, ethics and integrity and innovation and we are committed to providing equality of educational and employment opportunity for all persons without regard to race, sex (such as gender, gender identity, marital status, childbirth, and pregnancy), age, color, national origin (including ethnicity), religion, disability, sexual orientation, political affiliation, veteran status, military service member status, genetic information, or relationship to other university constituents – except where sex, age, or ability represent bona fide educational or occupational qualifications or where marital status is a statutorily established eligibility criterion for State funded employee benefit programs. UNCW believes that embracing the unique contributions of our faculty, staff and students is critical to our success and paramount in being recognized for our global mindset.
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About The University of North Carolina Wilmington
The University of North Carolina Wilmington, the state’s coastal university, is dedicated to learning through the integration of teaching and mentoring with research and service. Guided by our Strategic Plan, the university is committed to nurturing a campus culture that reflects its values of diversity and globalization, ethics and integrity, and excellence and innovation. A public institution with nearly 17,000 students, the university is focused on supporting and enhancing the student-centered learning experience that has been a hallmark since its founding in 1947. UNCW offers an array of programs at the baccalaureate and master’s levels, and doctoral programs in marine biology, educational leadership, psychology and nursing practice. UNCW is one of the 17 institutions that make up the UNC System.At the University of North Carolina at Wilmington (UNCW), our culture reflects our values of inclusion, diversity, globalization, ethics and integrity and innovation and we are committed to providing equality of educational and employment opportunity for all persons without regard to race, sex (such as gender, gender identity, marital status, childbirth, and pregnancy), age, color, nati...onal origin (including ethnicity), religion, disability, sexual orientation, political affiliation, veteran status, military service member status, genetic information, or relationship to other university constituents – except where sex, age, or ability represent bona fide educational or occupational qualifications or where marital status is a statutorily established eligibility criterion for State funded employee benefit programs. UNCW believes that embracing the unique contributions of our faculty, staff and students is critical to our success and paramount in being recognized for our global mindset.