Description: The Department of Psychology in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Illinois at Chicago invites applications for an Assistant Professor level tenure-track faculty position in the Community and Prevention Research program within the Psychology Department to begin August 2019. The successful candidate will have a promising program of research and will contribute to teaching and student success at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Competitive applicants will conduct research focused on contexts of human development (e.g., urban schools, communities, families). Potential content areas of interest could include: (a) the promotion of physical and mental health in children and adolescents, (b) fostering positive developmental outcomes in young people and families (c) empowering disenfranchised communities, or (d) developing and implementing innovative, evidence-based programming and services. Candidates who have methodological and/or community engagement expertise are strongly encouraged to apply. For additional information about the Psychology department and the community psychology program see  Final authorization of the position is subject to availability of funding.

UIC is a well-resourced, research-intensive university with a commitment to supporting community-engaged research. Salary is competitive and there are extensive opportunities for collaboration on campus and across the vibrant city of Chicago.

Applicants must electronically submit an online application at (click on the job board and then click on the position) and upload a cover letter, CV, research statement, teaching statement, and diversity statement. In the online application there will be fields for you to enter the email addresses of three individuals who can provide letters of reference. Questions about the application process should be directed to Shenise Cook at

Application deadline is November 1, 2018. Questions about the position should be directed to the search committee co-chair, Kate Zinsser, at

Qualifications: Candidates must have a Ph.D. by the time of their appointment and demonstrate scholarly productivity and the potential for obtaining grant support.

UIC is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. The University of Illinois may conduct background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.