Assistant Professor: Culture and Diversity (Open Area)

The Department of Psychology at San Diego State University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level with a focus upon issues related to culture, diversity, disparities, or discrimination. The position is open to all subdisciplines of psychology, including behavioral and cognitive neuroscience, clinical, developmental, industrial-organizational, learning and cognition, program evaluation, and social/personality. Candidates must hold a PhD in a domain of Psychology or allied discipline, and would be expected to teach graduate and undergraduate courses, mentor undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral students, and engage in department, college, and university-level service activities. Preference will be given to candidates with a commitment to a teacher-scholar model, strong record of peer-reviewed publications, current or clear potential for extramural funding, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and commitment to translational science that has implications for real world issues.

The Psychology Department has an APA-accredited doctoral program in Clinical Psychology offered jointly with the Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, University of California, San Diego, and its faculty are affiliated with a range of doctoral programs throughout the university. The Psychology Department also has a large and diverse population of undergraduate majors; an MA program with research areas that include behavioral and cognitive neuroscience, developmental psychology, learning and cognition, physical and/or mental health research, and social/personality psychology; and an MS program in applied psychology with emphases in industrial/organizational and program evaluation.

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 Additional information about SDSU and the Psychology Department can be found at

Applicants should send 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 to Please specify the Culture and Diversity position in your letter of interest. Review of applications will begin immediately and the final deadline for receipt of applications is November 30, 2014.

The person holding this position is considered a “mandated report” 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.