Visiting Assistant Professor Position in Psychology


The Department of Psychology at the University of California, Riverside (UCR) invites applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor position beginning July 1, 2020. Duties will include instruction of 2 courses in each of 3 quarters (six courses total, at least one at the graduate level) in the areas of cultural bases of human development, cognition, and quantitative methods, as well as mentoring undergraduate and graduate students, and participation in department activities. In addition, the successful candidate will give at least one campus presentation of their work, and will continue with their research agenda. Review of applications will begin on May 1, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled. Candidates who apply by this date will receive full consideration.


UCR is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body ( Its mission is explicitly linked to providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation college students. A commitment to this mission is a preferred qualification (


A Ph.D. in psychology or a related discipline is required at the time of the appointment. Priority will be given to candidates with experience and success in teaching psychology at the university level. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. 


Applications must include a cover letter, CV, teaching statement, statements of research interests and contributions to diversity, sample syllabi, teaching evaluations, and 3 letters of recommendation. All application materials must be submitted by using the following link:


The University of California 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, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


For more information about the position, please contact the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Steven Clark, Department of Psychology ().