The DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY at SAN DIEGO STATE UNIVERSITY invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in Quantitative Methods at the Assistant Professor rank to begin August, 2017. Candidates must hold a PhD in psychology or a related area with significant expertise in state-of-the-art statistical methods and engage in research that develops and applies such methods. Of particular interest are candidates with expertise in the principles of research design and in the theoretical foundations and application of advanced statistical models for human behavior. This includes but is not limited to structural equation modeling; measurement and item response theory; exploratory data analysis; mediation and moderation; longitudinal methods; multilevel modeling; mixture modeling; categorical data analysis; generalized linear models; and applications of data science to basic and applied psychological research. Although the area of specialization is open, candidates are expected to contribute to one or more of our existing areas of strength in the department. The successful candidate for this position will play a significant role in contributing to a modern curriculum for undergraduate and graduate students in research design and quantitative methods. Candidates are expected to have clear potential or evidence of success in publishing scholarly work in respected academic journals, obtaining extramural funding, providing thesis/dissertation supervision, providing outstanding instruction at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and contributing service to the department, university, and profession. SDSU and the San Diego research community beyond our campus provide a very rich environment for interdisciplinary and collaborative work.

SDSU ( is a large, diverse, urban university and Hispanic-Serving Institution with a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence. 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

SDSU is a Title IX, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against individuals on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, marital status, age, disability or 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.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Review of applications will begin immediately. To ensure full consideration, apply by October 1st, 2016. The position will remain open until filled.

Applicants should apply via Interfolio at Materials to be submitted should include letter of intent, Curriculum vitae, teaching statement, research statement, publication samples, and three letters of recommendation.