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Department of Psychology

Faculty Position in Quantitative Psychology

The University of South Carolina ( invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of Quantitative Psychology, with an anticipated start date of August 16, 2022. This position is a 9- month, full-time position within the Department of Psychology. Quantitative Psychology is one of four graduate concentration areas of study in the Department. The position is open to candidates in any area of quantitative specialty, with possible areas of specialization including, but not limited to, causal inference, machine learning, longitudinal data analysis, multilevel modeling, and Bayesian methodology. Applicants whose research expands areas of strength in the quantitative concentration or complements one of the other graduate concentration areas in the Department (i.e., Clinical-Community Psychology, Cognitive & Neural Sciences, or School Psychology) are especially encouraged to apply.

Successful candidates will be expected to make significant contributions to scholarship in their area of expertise, mentor graduate students specializing in quantitative psychology, teach quantitative methods courses at both undergraduate and graduate levels, as well as contribute to the service and diversity, equity, and inclusion missions of the department and broader university. Applicants whose work demonstrates potential for procuring or supporting grant funding are encouraged. Applicants must hold a doctoral degree in quantitative psychology (or a closely related quantitative field) by August 16, 2022.

The University of South Carolina was founded in 1801 and is the state's flagship university. The university is a Carnegie classified R1 doctoral institution of very high research activity. The Psychology Department ( is one of the top departments in the College of Arts and Sciences, with consistently high levels of extramural funding. There are a number of quantitative groups and active quantitative initiatives across the university, spanning biostatistics, statistics, education, engineering, and a number of social science disciplines. Existing quantitative faculty have a range of collaborations with substantive colleagues both within and outside the department, as well as across colleges on campus.

The University has over 32,000 students and 300-degree programs on the main campus. Columbia is the center of an increasingly sophisticated greater metropolitan area with a population of over 800,000. It features a quality of life not easily replicated elsewhere, including low cost of living, access to many outdoor activities, vibrant arts and sports communities, and close proximity to beaches and mountains.

All applicants must submit an online application at USCJobs: Applications must include a CV, cover letter, separate statements of research and teaching, and any additional materials of interest (e.g., article .pdfs, teaching evaluations, etc.), and the names and contact information of three references. We encourage applicants to include a statement about their past, and/or potential, contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion in their research, teaching, and service in these additional materials. The Search committee will begin reviewing application materials October 15, 2021. Inquiries about this position may be directed to the search committee chair, Dr. Amanda Fairchild: The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, sex, gender, gender identity, transgender status, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, genetics, protected veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions.

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