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Assistant or Associate Professor (Human Decision Science) in the UCLA Department of Psychology

Position overview

Position title: Associate Professor, Assistant Professor

Application Window

Open July 31st, 2021 through Friday, Oct 1, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

If you apply to this recruitment by October 1st, 2021, you will have until October 6th, 2021 to complete your application.

Position description

The UCLA Department of Psychology seeks to hire a full-time, tenure-track Assistant or tenured early Associate Professor with a specialty in decision science. We are interested in applicants pursuing innovative research with human participants to advance the understanding of affective, cognitive, developmental, environmental, social, cultural, or biobehavioral processes related to decision-making. Possible areas of specialization include, but are not limited to, behavioral or computational approaches to judgment and decision making processes, behavioral economics, neuroscience of decision making, and health-related decision making. Ample opportunities exist for collaborative research within the Department and across UCLA including with Psychiatry, the Brain Research Institute, Anderson Business School, Economics, and Public Health.

Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in Psychology or a related field no later than one year after hire and should demonstrate a strong track record of productive and impactful research. In addition to an outstanding record of research and potential for extramural research support, the successful candidate will demonstrate a history of, or the potential for, contributing to the teaching, mentoring, and service missions of the Department and University.

The Division of Life Sciences at UCLA strongly values and rewards faculty with a demonstrated commitment to teaching and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students from underrepresented and/or underserved groups; applicants are encouraged to highlight their experience and commitment to advancing the success of these groups in their cover letter and/or within the other application materials. We particularly encourage applications from women and individuals from ethnicities and identities historically excluded in some institutions of higher education. UCLA has programs to assist in partner employment, childcare, schooling, and other family concerns. For additional information, visit

Review of applications will begin as soon as they are received and will continue until the position is filled or closed; candidates are urged to apply before October 1, 2021. Applications should include a cover letter, a C.V., at least 3 letters of recommendation, 3 relevant publications, and separate statements of research goals, approach to teaching, and contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion (no more than 3 pages each). Applications may be submitted to Requests for information should be sent to the search committee at (include JPF06715 in the subject).

To apply:


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

    Ph.D. in Psychology or a related field no later than one year after hire

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Statement on Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion - An EDI Statement describes a faculty candidate‚Äôs past, present, and future (planned) contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion. To learn more about how UCLA thinks about contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, please review our Sample Guidance for Candidates and related EDI Statement FAQ document.

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

  • Publication 1

  • Publication 2

  • Publication 3

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required

Letters of recommendation

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Campus Information

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, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy.