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Social Psychology

THE UNIVERSITY OF THE PACIFIC, DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY invites applications for a full-time, open-rank tenure-track position in Social Psychology to begin Aug 2013. The ideal candidate will have a record of excellent undergraduate teaching, and will engage students in a strong research program along with other opportunities for experiential and interdisciplinary learning.  Applicants must have a Ph.D. in psychology.

We are seeking a Social Psychologist who can teach social psychology, research methods or statistics, and other courses within his or her area of expertise. The sub-specialty of the position is open, and we especially invite candidates whose scholarship shows promise of practical applications in such areas as heath, business, law, or community. Experience in innovative teaching technologies, including use of technology for flexible instructional delivery, is also sought. Faculty in the department teach 2 courses per semester and are expected to actively engage undergraduate students in experiential learning, maintain a strong research program, and participate in the department and university community through service. More advanced hires would also be expected to take an active role in curricular development and in promoting interactions between psychology and other academic units across the University's three campuses.  Qualified candidates should have a demonstrated commitment to diversity, experience teaching a diverse population, and be able to integrate diversity into the curriculum.

Applicants should submit the following materials, preferably as a single PDF document: letter of application, curriculum vita, teaching and research statements (including syllabi and evaluations when available), graduate transcripts, and appropriate reprints. Three letters of recommendation are also requested and should be submitted separately by the letter writer. Materials should be submitted by email to (preferred) or by mail to: Dr. Scott A. Jensen, Department of Psychology, University of the Pacific, 3601 Pacific Ave., Stockton, CA 95211. Review of applications will begin January 1, 2013 and continue until the position is filled. Applicants of interest will be asked to submit a video teaching demonstration (or alternative demonstrations of excellent teaching and learning) following the initial review of applications.  Pacific is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to broadening the diversity of its workforce. All applications and resumes are encouraged.

The University of the Pacific is a comprehensive university with several professional schools and about 4,000 students on the Stockton campus. Stockton is a metropolitan city with a dynamic, multi-ethnic and multi-cultural population.  Stockton is in the heart of vibrant, Northern California, being only a short drive from a variety of recreational opportunities including Yosemite National Park, Lake Tahoe, San Francisco, Sacramento, San Joaquin River Delta, authentic ethnic cuisine and plentiful CSAs/farmer's markets. Please visit our website. We encourage applicants to review the University of the Pacific's newly released strategic plan.

University of the Pacific is an equal opportunity employer encouraging excellence through diversity. Please also complete and submit the EEO Personal Data Form.