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Assistant Professor in Diversity and Health Disparities

 

The Department of Psychology at The University of Texas at San Antonio invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professorship to begin Fall, 2019.  We are seeking a candidate with research and teaching interests contributing to UTSA’s Diversity and Health Disparities area of excellence. Although we welcome applicants from multiple areas of psychology, those with backgrounds in Multi-Cultural Psychology are particularly welcome at our Hispanic-Serving Institution. We are open to applicants conducting research on the prediction, development, or mitigation of disparities using rigorously executed broad based population studies, laboratory-based experimental models, or other appropriate methods. We are seeking a successful researcher who has potential for ongoing support by external funding, whose research interests complement the general departmental health psychology areas of trauma and addictive behaviors, and who is interested in pursuing collaborative projects with the unique consortium of military and health-related organizations situated in the San Antonio community.

Responsibilities include maintaining a successful research program, graduate and undergraduate-level instruction, directing doctoral students, and securing extramural funding. Required qualifications are a Ph.D. in Psychology or related field by August 15, 2019, publications in high-impact scientific journals, potential for extramural funding, and relevant teaching experience.

Preferred qualifications include strong methodological skills, evidence of excellence in research productivity and potential for external funding (e.g., NIH, NSF, DoD), and experience with interdisciplinary collaborations. We are particularly interested in applicants with research interests in trauma or addictive behaviors and/or interests that have applications in military health and/or substance use who can collaborate with ongoing projects at local institutions, including the San Antonio Military Health System, UT Health San Antonio, the Warrior Resiliency Program, the STRONG STAR Consortium, and/or the Veterans Administration. Previous experience teaching cross-cultural psychology and health psychology is preferred.

Application instructions: Applicants must submit a letter of application, a statement of research and teaching interests and expertise, a curriculum vitae, representative reprints or preprints, and letters of recommendation from three references who are familiar with the candidate’s scholarship.  Applications must be completed electronically at https://jobs.utsa.edu/hr/postings/10409. Review of completed applications will begin on October 15, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants selected for interviews must prove eligibility and qualifications to work in the United States by time of hire. The University of Texas at San Antonio is an Affirmative Action, Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

UTSA is committed to maintaining an environment that values and supports diversity, equity and inclusiveness across our campus community and encourages applications from qualified individuals who will help us achieve this mission. UTSA is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants who are selected for interviews must be able to provide proof that they will be eligible and qualified to work in the United States by time of hire.

Department of Psychology Position for Cluster Hire in Artificial Intelligence

 

The Department of Psychology at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) invites applications for an open rank position (Assistant, Associate or Full Professor) in Artificial Intelligence (AI) in psychological applications to begin in Fall 2019.

Required Qualifications: All applicants must have a Ph.D. in psychology or AI related discipline.  Applicants must have an outstanding track record of scholarship, publications and external research funding in the areas of artificial intelligence that may include one or more of the following areas: learning in complex data environments, resources-constrained AI processing, generalizable and predictable AI, deep learning, natural language processing, machine intelligence, super-intelligence, logics for intelligent interaction, logic for multi-agent systems in AI human factors, cyber psychology, privacy issues and healthcare applications.  Applicants must also demonstrate teaching excellence and willingness to provide service to UTSA.  

The UTSA Psychology department has a Masters in experimental psychology and a PhD in Health Psychology research.  This position is part of UTSA cluster hires in AI fields that include applied engineering, computer science, biology, and neuroscience.  The successful candidate is expected to collaborate on research and grant applications with faculty in other colleges, departments, and UT Health medical school.  Teaching responsibilities include two courses per semester in the candidate’s specialty area and home department.  Other responsibilities include, but are not limited to, advising and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students (masters and doctoral); active research program that is funded by external grants and serving the University, profession and community. Tenure is contingent on Board of Regents approval. 

This position is part of a university-wide cluster hiring initiative, this year in Artificial Intelligence, a part of President Taylor Eighmy’s ambitious vision for UTSA to become an urban-serving, multi-cultural discovery enterprise. UTSA’s research portfolio has increasingly becoming more transdisciplinary, cutting across areas such as cybersecurity, brain health, engineering, biomedicine, public health, educational transformation, sustainability, business and policy.  These areas of research have been further fueled by focused faculty cluster hires in areas including cloud computing, cybersecurity, brain health and analytics and data science.  This targeted faculty cluster hire in AI will build on and leverage our established research portfolio, propelling our ability to tackle and solve previously unsolvable problems. Hires are expected to build their own unique programs of research, as well as to collaborate with other hires in this cluster and with colleagues in their home department, college, and other colleges.

Furthermore, San Antonio is a recognized cyber-analytics hub. Given the complexity of problems in transdisciplinary fields, and the opportunity for greater government and industry partnerships, UTSA has established The National Security Collaboration Center (NSCC), to support national security and global defense research in cybersecurity and cloud computing, cyber-attack/deterrence, critical infrastructure protection, analytics, high performance computing, AI, machine learning and visualization.  These positions will facilitate outstanding collaborative research to further connect partners in the NSCC ecosystem. NSCC Background: https://www.utsa.edu/strategicplan/tactical-initiatives/nscc/index.html

All information and application materials must be submitted electronically through https://jobs.utsa.edu/postings/10023. Applicants should submit the following items electronically:

  1. Letter of application that documents evidence of scholarly publications, funded research, teaching experiences, and qualifications for the position;
  2. Current Curriculum vita;
  3. Copy of all graduate transcripts;
  4. Three samples of published scholarly work;
  5. Teaching evaluations;
  6. Statement of Teaching Interests;
  7. Statement of Research Interests;
  8. Names and contact information for three references who will provide a letter of recommendation;

Review of applications will begin October 31, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. You may contact James H. Bray, PhD, chair of the search committee at james.bray@utsa.edu for further information.

UTSA is committed to maintaining an environment that values and supports diversity, equity and inclusiveness across our campus community and encourages applications from qualified individuals who will help us achieve this mission. UTSA is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants who are selected for interviews must be able to provide proof that they will be eligible and qualified to work in the United States by time of hire.