Industrial-Organizational Psychologist:  The Department of Psychology at San Diego State University invites applications for a faculty position at the Assistant Professor rank.  This is a full-time, nine-month, tenure-track position to begin August 2018.  Candidates must hold a PhD in Psychology or closely-related field, conferred no later than August 2017.

We seek an individual with a strong research program, evidence of high-quality teaching, and experience applying for extramural funding.  Preference will be given to candidates who have strong experience in advanced quantitative methods as well as candidates who incorporate culture, diversity, inclusion, and/or equity in their research topics.

A successful candidate will be expected to teach graduate and undergraduate courses, mentor undergraduate and master’s students, sustain an independent and impactful line of research, and engage in department, college, and university-level service activities.  Research-active faculty are assigned teaching loads that are supportive of significant engagement in research activities.

The Psychology Department has a research-oriented MS program in applied psychology with emphases in industrial/organizational and program evaluation. The highly-selective MS program routinely has over 100 applicants, and the incoming cohort is usually between 4-7 students.  A master’s thesis is required of all students in the MS program.  The Psychology Department also has a large and diverse population of undergraduate majors who are able to take up to three undergraduate classes in I-O psychology.  I-O psychology is a popular specialty in the department, and undergraduate students are able to earn a certificate, declare a minor, or participate in an emphasis program in I-O psychology. Additional information about the Psychology Department can be found at

SDSU is a large, diverse, urban university and Hispanic-Serving Institution with a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence. SDSU is currently designated as a Doctoral / Research-Intensive University by the Carnegie Foundation and has been named on the Faculty Scholarly Productivity Index as the No. 1 small research university in the nation. Our campus community is diverse in many ways, including race, religion, color, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, pregnancy, medical condition, and covered veteran status. We strive to build and sustain a welcoming environment for all. SDSU is seeking applicants with demonstrated experience in and/or commitment to teaching and working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and members of underrepresented groups. The College of Sciences is host to a large number of federally-funded minority training programs (described at  Additional information about SDSU can be found at

SDSU is a Title IX, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status.  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 as a condition of employment.  A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

This position may also be eligible for the SDSU Building on Inclusive Excellence (BIE) hiring program that creates additional faculty lines for candidates who meet two or more of the criteria  listed in To be considered for one of these additional BIE hires, candidates should identify in their letter of application how they meet two or more of the criteria.

Interested candidates should apply via Interfolio:  Applicants should submit a letter of interest, research statement, teaching statement (including evidence of teaching effectiveness), a current curriculum vitae, up to 3 representative reprints, and 3 letters of reference.  Review of applications will begin immediately, and the final deadline for receipt of applications is October 1, 2017.  For questions, please contact committee chair Dr. Lisa Kath at or committee member Dr. Jeff Conte at