The Department of Psychology at San Diego State University invites applications for a faculty position at the tenure-track advanced Assistant rank, or at the Associate/Full Professor rank with tenure, with a focus on prevention-to-intervention health science. We seek an individual with a well established, funded, translational research program focused on prevention and/or evidence-based treatment of major chronic physical and/or mental health conditions, broadly defined. The department currently has strong prevention-to-intervention health science research programs in chronic illness, mental health, and developmental and neurodegenerative disorders, and this position will complement existing department strengths in translational health science.  Preference will be given to candidates with an interest in developing and implementing research in diverse populations.

Candidates must hold a doctorate in Psychology or allied discipline, with preference for candidates with doctoral training in clinical psychology. Candidates should have a strong record of research productivity and extramural funding, and present evidence of teaching effectiveness. They are expected to teach graduate and undergraduate courses, mentor undergraduate, Master’s, and doctoral students, and engage in department, college, and university-level service activities. 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 including programs in Public Health, Language and Communicative Disorders, and Computational Sciences, as well as the Biomedical Informatics Research Center. The Psychology Department also has a research-oriented 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; a terminal MS program in applied psychology with emphases in industrial/organizational and program evaluation; and a large and diverse population of undergraduate majors. Additional information about SDSU, the Psychology Department, and the Joint Doctoral Program can be found at, and

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

Application Instructions

Applicants 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.  For full consideration, complete applications should be submitted by September 28, 2018, although applications will be considered until the position is filled. For questions, please contact Committee Chair Dr. Aaron Blashill at

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.

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.


Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

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.