Faculty Position in Social/Personality Psychology Tenure-Track Assistant Professor

The Department of Psychology at the University of California, Riverside invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in social/personality psychology beginning July 1, 2018. We are seeking applicants with research interests related to culture, ethnicity, or race, broadly defined. Applicants should be committed to excellence in undergraduate and graduate education and should have a significant record or promise of outstanding research. Review of applications will begin on October 31, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. The University of California, Riverside 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. The department is particularly interested in candidates who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for underrepresented students. The campus is surrounded by mountain ranges and only an hour away from ski slopes, surfing, and hiking in mountain and desert environments. It boasts a fully-accredited child care facility and maintains a commitment to “family friendly” policies and programs including opportunity for spousal/partner hiring. A Ph.D. in psychology or a related discipline is required at the time of the appointment. Salary level will be competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Advancement through the faculty ranks at the University of California is through a series of structured, merit- based evaluations, occurring every 2-3 years, each of which includes substantial peer input. Applications must include a cover letter, curriculum vita, statements of research and teaching interests, reprints and preprints if available, a statement of contributions to diversity, and three letters of recommendation. Beginning September 1, 2017 all application materials must be submitted through AP Recruit at https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/apply/JPF00780. 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 characteristic protected by law. For more information about the position, please contact the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Daniel Ozer, Department of Psychology, at Daniel.ozer@ucr.edu.

Postdoctoral Fellow in Neuroscience

A full-time postdoctoral position is available immediately to investigate the circuit-level mechanism by which the cortical network supports memory, under the direction of Dr. Ed Korzus. This project involves analysis of molecular and neural mechanisms underlying memory including targeted gene modulation, in vivo calcium recording from neural populations and/or optogenetics in mice to define the circuit-level mechanism. The position will be funded by multiyear federal grants. Facilities include behavioral suite with equipment for behavioral testing and analysis, a typical molecular biology laboratory, tissue culture suite, microscopy-histology-electrophysiology suite (e.g., laser-scanning confocal fluorescence microscope coupled with electrophysiological systems for recording and stimulation), fluorescent microscopes for imaging of cortical circuits in living animals, set-up for optogenetic studies in behaving mice, and surgical suite designed for survival surgeries including virus-mediated gene delivery. Prior expertise in calcium imaging or optogenetics or neurophysiology is desirable but not required. Training in specific techniques such as in vivo calcium imaging or optogenetics can be provided if needed. Located in Southern California proximally to Los Angeles and San Diego, the University of California Riverside community provides an ambitious, supportive and collaborative research environment, and offers excellent training and career development opportunities. Interested candidates should send their CV, a brief statement of research interests and goals, and the names and contact information for professional references to: edkorzus@ucr.edu