Assistant or Associate Professor (Quantitative Psychology) in the UCLA Department of Psychology

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The UCLA Department of Psychology seeks to hire a full-time tenure-track Assistant or
early Associate Professor in Quantitative Psychology. We are interested in applicants
pursuing innovative research in quantitative methods, broadly defined. Possible areas
of specialization include, but are not limited to, advanced latent variable modeling (e.g.,
structural equation models, latent variable clustering methods), longitudinal modeling
(e.g., intensive longitudinal data, dynamic systems, latent transition models), modern
research design (e.g., quasi-experimental design, adaptive randomized trials,
propensity score methods, causal inference), predictive modeling (e.g., machine
learning, data mining, analytic methods for big data), and generalized linear models.
Candidates should add to the Department’s existing strengths in quantitative methods,
and preference will be given to individuals whose methodological specialization has
broad application and connection to ongoing research throughout the Department. Our
department embraces the values of open and reproducible science, and candidates are
encouraged to describe how they have pursued and/or plan to pursue these goals in
their work. Potential applicants who have questions about the fit of their specialization
to the position can inquire to Prof. Craig Enders, search committee chair, at
SearchCommittee@psych.ucla.edu.

Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in quantitative psychology or psychology, a related data
science discipline (e.g., biostatistics), or a related social science or behavioral science
field (e.g., education) no later than one year after hire. Applicants should demonstrate a
strong track record of or potential for productive and impactful research relative to
their career stage, with a substantive focus on quantitative methodology. In addition to
an outstanding record of research and potential for extramural research support, the
successful candidate will demonstrate a history of, or the potential for, contributing to
the teaching, mentoring, and service missions of the Department and University, and
the candidate should have a demonstrated interest in collaboration with researchers in
psychology and the social/behavioral sciences. Applicants with a history of
commitment to mentoring students from underrepresented groups are strongly
encouraged to apply.

Current faculty in the Quantitative Area have ongoing collaborations with researchers
within the Department of Psychology and across campus, and UCLA offers a vibrant
academic community with an abundance of collaborative opportunities. UCLA has a
wealth of quantitative expertise, including groups in biostatistics, statistics, education,
quantitative and computational biosciences, the Institute for Digital Research &
Education (IDRE), and the Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student
Testing (CRESST), among others. UCLA recently unveiled a campus-wide DataX
initiative to leverage advances in data science and artificial intelligence to transform
research, creative activities, and education across disciplines.

We strongly encourage applications from women, individuals from under-represented
racial and ethnic groups, and other individuals who are under-represented in the field,
across color, creed, race, ethnic and national origin, physical ability, gender and sexual
identity, or any other legally protected basis. UCLA offers a diverse campus community
and is a leader in advancing strategies to diversify its faculty. This includes recent
initiatives such as Rising to the Challenge, Hispanic-Serving Institution initiative, and
Native American/Pacific Islander Bruins Rising. UCLA has programs to assist in
partner employment, childcare, schooling, and other family concerns.
For additional information, visit the UCLA Academic Personnel Office website
(https://apo.ucla.edu/faculty-career-development/work-life-balance) or the UC Office
of the President’s website (https://www.ucop.edu/faculty-diversity/policiesguidelines/
family-friendly-practices-and-policies/index.html
and
https://www.ucop.edu/faculty-diversity/policies-guidelines/index.html).

Candidates should submit materials on or before October 1, 2022. Review of
applications will begin on October 1 and will continue until the position is filled or
closed. Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, contact information
for three recommenders, three relevant publications, and three personal statements,
each of no more than three pages. Letters of recommendation will be requested at a
later date from applicants who progress to a later stage of review. UCLA and the UCLA
Department of Psychology are firmly committed to the principles of equity, diversity,
and inclusion (EDI). Therefore, in addition to research and teaching statements,
applicants should submit with their application a statement that addresses their past
efforts, as well as future plans, to advance EDI in their scholarship, teaching, and
service. Applicants should indicate their history of commitment to mentoring students
from underrepresented groups in their cover letter or EDI statement. Additional
information about the EDI statement is available at the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
website (https://ucla.app.box.com/v/edi-statement-faqs). Requests for information
should be sent to the search committee chair at SearchCommittee@psych.ucla.edu.

Apply at the following website: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF07723

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