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Tenure-Track Assistant Professor - Child Maltreatment - Psychology

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Position type: Faculty Full Time
Benefit Status: Benefited-Union
Campus: UMass Lowell
Department: Psychology
Salary: Salary commensurate with experience
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General Summary of Position:

The Department of Psychology at the University of Massachusetts Lowell invites applications for a Tenure Track Assistant Professor position, with specialization in areas related to child maltreatment, to begin September 2024.

Responsibilities involve maintaining an active program of research, including pursuit of external funding; teaching graduate and undergraduate level courses; supervising theses/dissertations; and engaging in departmental and university service.  

The University of Massachusetts Lowell is a rapidly growing research university and was recently ranked by the Wall Street Journal as the No. 1 public institution of higher education in Massachusetts. The Department of Psychology is one of the largest academic units on campus, with an on-campus and online B.A., a master's program in Applied Behavior Analysis and Autism Studies, and a doctoral program in Applied Psychology and Prevention Science. The Department is one of 12 departments and schools in the University’s College of Fine Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (FAHSS). The College has seen significant growth in recent years, including hiring over 60 new faculty, a 70% growth in funded research expenditures, and the addition of several new interdisciplinary graduate programs. The campus has a variety of research centers including the Centers for Population Health, Center for Health Statistics, Center of Biomedical and Health Research in Data Sciences, Center for Program Evaluation, Center for Women & Work, Center for Autism Research and Education, and Center for Community Research and Engagement. The department has strong ties to the community of Lowell, a mid-sized city with a diverse population located 25 miles northwest of Boston. The city of Lowell is located within two hours of mountains and beaches. Additional information about the Department is available at  This position comes with an excellent salary and benefits package.

Minimum Qualifications (Required):

  • Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in Psychology or other relevant field and must be involved in an active, fundable program of research, with a record of publication.  

  • We welcome applicants who have expertise in, but not limited to, the following areas: Systemic child trauma for marginalized populations, child maltreatment and family violence, child maltreatment and refugees, and/or policy and prevention science. Additionally, candidates with expertise in epidemiology, school systems, criminal and civil legal standards, injury and violence prevention, children’s advocacy centers, and conducting research with vulnerable populations (e.g., incarcerated persons, at-risk minors, and trauma victims) are encouraged to apply.

 Special Instructions to Applicants:

Review of applications will begin November 6, 2023 and continue until the position is filled. However, the position may close when an adequate number of qualified applications is received. 

Please submit the following required documents with your application:

  • Curriculum vita
  • Cover letter that describes candidate’s qualifications and record of accomplishments  
  • A research statement describing research interests, accomplishments, future plans, and fundability of research
  • A teaching statement describing teaching philosophy, interests, and experience
  • A diversity statement that describes your commitment to equity, inclusion, and diversity across scholarship, teaching, and service activities  
  • Three to five representative peer-reviewed articles (please upload multiple files as one attachment/file)
  • Names and contact information for three references will be required at the time of application.  References will be contacted for a letter of reference immediately after application submission.  References will be required to upload recommendation letters to our on-line portal; neither emailed nor hard-copy letters will be accepted.  *Three letters of reference are required.


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