North Hall Endowed Chair, Tenured Associate Professor or Professor rank, Psychological & Brain Sciences, University of California, Santa Barbara

The Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences invites applicants for the North Hall Chair in Psychological & Brain Sciences. Appointment to the North Hall Chair will be made at the tenured associate or full professor rank to a scholar with an appropriately distinguished record who can contribute to the excellence and diversity of our academic community through research, teaching, and service. Minimum requirements are a Ph.D. in Psychological and Brain Sciences or a related discipline. Initial review will begin on December 1, 2016, for a July 1, 2017 appointment. The position is open until filled. Applicants can submit a current c.v., representative publications, statements of research, teaching, and service accomplishments, and a list three references to UC Recruit URL (https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/apply/JPF00839).

The position is open to exceptional candidates in all fields of Psychological & Brain Sciences. We are especially interested in hiring a colleague whose scholarship focuses on stereotyping, discrimination, race, ethnicity, or inequality. Examples of research areas include, but are certainly not limited to, social interactions between and among ethnic majority and minority groups, the neurobiological systems involved in the categorization, perception, and evaluation of race, the evolutionary or developmental underpinnings of coalition formation and dominance hierarchies, the effects of conscious and unconscious biases in social systems and institutions, or how biological systems are affected by discrimination.

This position is one of four North Hall Chairs being recruited at UCSB. The North Hall Chairs were created to bring to campus ladder-rank faculty whose research, mentorship, and leadership will further UCSB's commitment to diversity. The endowed chairs were named in recognition of the role that black students' takeover of North Hall in 1968 played in the establishment of the Black Studies Department and the Center for Black Studies. Competitive applicants for the position will have demonstrated a commitment to providing academic mentoring to, and supporting the research of undergraduate and/or graduate students from diverse backgrounds, including those from minority groups underrepresented in the sciences. The successful candidate is expected to facilitate the academic support of African American students and undergraduate student research as well as forge interdisciplinary scholarly connections across disciplines, especially with the other North Hall Endowed Chairs. The Department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.