Assistant Professor of Psychology (Three Positions), College of Letters and Sciences


The Department of Psychology at the University of California, Davis invites applications for three Assistant Professor positions to start July 1, 2024.


Assistant Professor in Computational Cognitive (Neuro)Science
We seek applicants who primarily identify as a cognitive scientist whose research integrates the strengths of one or more of the department areas. Example topics include computational approaches to understanding memory, affect, decision making, action, attention, or perception. We welcome candidates who examine these domains as they relate to higher cognitive functions (e.g., representations, categories, concepts) and complex real-world behaviors (e.g., language, music). Candidates who use theoretically-motivated computational modeling to understand development and change (e.g., across the lifespan) or individual differences, especially as a function of cultural background or context, are of particular interest.

All application materials for the Assistant Professor in Computational Cognitive (Neuro)Science position should be submitted electronically at: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/JPF05981 by October 1, 2023.


Assistant Professor in Quantitative Psychology
We seek applications from individuals whose scholarship includes excellent research in any area of quantitative psychology (i.e., the study of statistical methods for psychological research). This research might include the development and/or study of statistical 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. The successful applicant may also have a substantive program of psychological research that dovetails with their quantitative methodological interests.

All application materials for the Assistant Professor in Quantitative Psychology should be submitted electronically at: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/JPF05942 by October 1, 2023.


Assistant Teaching Professor
The Assistant Teaching Professor position is a full-time Academic Senate faculty position with potential for security of employment akin to tenure. Applicants should demonstrate a record of teaching excellence relevant to Psychology and the potential to contribute to the scholarly, mentoring, and service missions of our Department and University. We seek applications from individuals with expertise in research-informed pedagogy to improve the inclusivity and effectiveness of instruction for all students, including those from underserved populations. Applicants from all fields of Psychology are encouraged to apply.

All application materials for the Assistant Teaching Professor position should be submitted electronically at: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/JPF05980 by October 1, 2023.


UC Davis is one of the country's leading research institutions with a diverse student population. It is an emerging Hispanic-Serving Institution, with a majority of students identifying as members of historically marginalized groups, and over 40% of the students being first-generation college students. We seek candidates with exceptional potential for teaching and a commitment to diversity and inclusion.


The successful candidate will demonstrate an understanding of the barriers preventing full participation of members from student communities historically excluded from higher education, including (but not limited to) individuals marginalized due to their race or ethnicity, LGBTQIA+ status, veterans, individuals with disabilities, individuals from economically disadvantaged groups, first-generation scholars, and undocumented students. In addition to being exceptional scholars, successful candidates will help advance UC Davis's goal of improving access and building an inclusive community for all marginalized communities. The successful candidate will also have a track record (calibrated to career stage) of teaching or service activities addressing the needs of individuals historically excluded from higher education, and a clear vision of how their work at UC Davis will contribute to the University's mission of serving the needs of our diverse state and student population.


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: https://academicaffairs.ucdavis.edu/new-faculty.


About University of California, Davis

UC Davis is the home of the Aggies — go-getters, change makers and problem solvers who make their mark at one of the top public universities in the United States.

Since we first opened in 1908, we’ve been known for standout academics, sustainability and Aggie Pride as well as valuing the Northern California lifestyle. These themes are woven into our 100-plus-year history and our reputation for solving problems related to food, health, the environment and society.

Our 5,300-acre campus borders the city of Davis, a vibrant college town of about 68,000 people living in Yolo County. The state capital is 20 minutes away, and world-class destinations such as the San Francisco Bay Area, Lake Tahoe and the Napa Valley are within a two-hour drive.

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