CSUSM Recruitment

CSUSM Recruitment

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Assistant Professor of Psychology

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Work type: Instructional Faculty – Tenured/Tenure-Track
Location: San Marcos
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Faculty - Behavioral Sciences, Tenured/Tenure-Track, Full Time


Rank: Assistant Professor
Department: Psychology
Starting Date: Fall 2024

California State University San Marcos expects to hire a tenure-track assistant professor for Fall 2024 with quantitative expertise and interest in teaching statistics at undergraduate and graduate levels. The area of research focus is open.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Psychology or a related field (ABD applicants will be accepted; Ph.D. must be completed before employment start date).
  • Only candidates with active research programs that can involve students will be considered. 
  • Applicants must have demonstrated evidence of teaching excellence at the university level.
  • Must be able to supervise Master’s theses.
  • Applicants must be able to teach undergraduate and graduate level statistics courses as part of their teaching load.

Desired/Preferred Qualifications:

  • Evidence of research productivity, and experience working with students from diverse backgrounds.
  • The area of research focus is open, but the ability to teach needed courses within the existing department curriculum, particularly industrial/organizational psychology, is desirable.
  • Demonstrated intercultural competence with diverse groups in teaching, research and/or service. 

Application Procedure:

  • Cover letter that addresses the above minimum and desired/preferred qualifications.
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Statement of research interests
  • Statement of teaching philosophy, with emphasis on teaching statistics
  • Evidence of research productivity (up to three representative publications)
  • Evidence of teaching success (e.g., student evaluations/summaries, peer observation summaries)
  • One-page statement addressing intercultural experience and commitment to diversity and equity in teaching, research and/or service
  • Contact information for three professional references who will provide letters of recommendation.

Anticipated Hiring Salary Range: $6,916 - $7,333 per month 

CSU Classification Salary Range: $5,405 - $11,994 per month 

Review of applications will begin November 13, 2023, and will continue until the position is filled.

The University is particularly interested in applicants who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for under-represented groups.

CSUSM has been designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and was recently named one of the top 32 Colleges most friendly to junior faculty by the Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education. Visit Faculty Opportunities for more information.

California State University San Marcos is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer strongly committed to promoting diversity in all areas of the campus community.  We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to age, physical or mental disability, gender or sex, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion or religious creed, sexual orientation and veteran or military status.

Per the California State University’s Out-of-State Employment Policy, the CSU is prohibited from hiring employees to perform CSU-related work outside California. Working in the State of California is a condition of employment.

The person holding this position is considered a mandated reporter under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 Revised December 22, 2020 as a condition of employment.

CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy, can be found at CSU Covid Policy. Questions should be sent to the Office of Human Resources at hr@csusm.edu

This position is subject to employment verification, education verification, reference checks and criminal record checks. An offer of appointment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check, including a criminal records check, and may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information.  Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act or Clery Act Notification can be found at Clery Act Notification.

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