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Tenure-Track Assistant Professor - Psychology

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Position type: Faculty Full Time
Benefit Status: Benefited-Union
Campus: UMass Lowell
Department: Psychology
Salary: Salary commensurate with experience
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General Summary of Position:

The Department of Psychology at the University of Massachusetts Lowell invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in the area of Prevention Science to begin in the academic year 2019-2020. We welcome applicants who have expertise in developing and studying interventions that prevent psychosocial problems and promote health and wellbeing. We are especially interested in applicants whose work emphasizes the design, implementation, evaluation, and/or dissemination of prevention and intervention science. Although area of content expertise is open, we are interested in applicants with expertise in: (a) targeting pressing public health priorities, (b) reducing health, mental health, or educational disparities and promoting equity, (c) addressing the needs of underrepresented and underserved populations (e.g., racial/ethnic minorities, LGBTQI+ communities, older adults, and people with (dis)abilities), and / or (d) community-based approaches to prevention and promotion. The department has a strong record of interdisciplinary scholarship across multiple areas including immigration, violence, health disparities, prejudice and discrimination, disability, child maltreatment, age-related diseases, behavior analysis, and clinical disorders.

Responsibilities involve maintaining an active program of research, including pursuit of external funding, teaching undergraduate and graduate level courses, supervising theses/dissertations, and engaging in departmental and university service. Candidates must have a PhD in psychology or a related field at the time of hire, and an established record of publication.

The University of Massachusetts Lowell is a research university that has advanced in national rankings more than almost any other university in the country over the past five years, and it offers an excellent salary and benefits package. The Department of Psychology is one of the largest academic units on campus, with an on-campus and online B.A, two master's programs (Community Social Psychology and Autism Studies), and a new doctoral program in Applied Psychology and Prevention Science. Psychology is one of 11 departments in the University’s College of Fine Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (FAHSS). The College has seen significant growth in recent years, including hiring over 60 new faculty, a 70% growth in funded research expenditures, and the addition of several new interdisciplinary graduate programs. The department has strong ties to the community of Lowell, a mid-sized city with a diverse population located 25 miles northwest of Boston and within two hours of mountains and beaches. Information about the Department is available at

The University of Massachusetts Lowell (UML), has approximately 18,000 undergraduate and graduate students, and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action, Title IX, H/V, ADA employer with a commitment to faculty diversity. 

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Review of applications will begin December 17, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.  However, the position may close when an adequate number of qualified applications are received.  

Application Materials Required:

  • Cover letter that describes in detail the candidate‘s qualifications and record of accomplishments
  • Curriculum vita
  • A research statement describing research interests, accomplishments, and future plans
  • A teaching statement/philosophy describing teaching philosophy, interest and experience
  • Publications in Peer-Reviewed Journals - Include three to five representative publications
  • Three Letters of Reference - Contact information for three references will be required at the time of application.  References will be contacted for a letter of reference immediately after application submission. 




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The University of Massachusetts Lowell is committed to increasing diversity in its faculty, staff, and student populations, as well as curriculum and support programs, while promoting an inclusive environment. We seek candidates who can contribute to that goal and encourage you to apply and to identify your strengths in this area.

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