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Assistant Professor of Developmental Psychology

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Recruitment Details

Position Details and Department Information

Recruitment Number FA0119
Posting Period

Review of applications will begin on January 15, 2018. Completed applications received after that date may be considered.

Working Title Assistant Professor of Developmental Psychology
Class Title Instructional Faculty
Level/Range/Grade 3
Salary Range (From $ to $) Salary commensurate with education and experience.
Department Psychology
Number of Positions 1
FLSA Code Exempt
Status Tenure-Track
Full-time/part-time (if part-time, indicate time base) Full-Time
Shift Varies
Pay Plan Academic Year
CBU/MOU R03 - CFA Faculty
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Position Summary

Postion Information

CSU, Chico and the College of Behavioral & Social Sciences seek candidates whose teaching, research, or service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and inclusion in higher education.
We hold HSI designation. EO/M/F/Vet/Dis

The Department of Psychology is searching for a tenure track assistant professor to start August, 2018. California State University, Chico is seeking faculty who are competent in their field, collaborative with colleagues and staff, and committed to student success. The position is contingent on funding.

Minimum Education and Experience

The minimum education requirement for appointment to this position is a Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology. Candidates nearing completion of the doctorate may be considered; however, all requirements for conferral of the doctorate must be complete prior to the beginning of the academic year (August, 2018). CSU, Chico is a Hispanic Serving Institution. Achieving HSI status is an important milestone in our progress to create a more inclusive learning community that recruits, enrolls, supports and graduates a diverse and high-quality student population, therefore we also require for this position a demonstrated ability/interest in working in a multi-ethnic and multi-cultural environment. Requirements also include the ability and interest in teaching courses in developmental psychology; the ability and willingness to supervise graduate and undergraduate student research projects; accomplishments in research and scholarly activities; and a record of or potential for grant development.

Additional Requirements and Responsibilities for this position

This tenure-track position carries responsibilities in the areas of teaching (undergraduate and graduate courses), scholarship (develop a successful research program; seek external funding), and service.

Teaching assignments are based upon qualifications of the individual and the needs of the department.

Recruitment Preferences

Preferred qualifications include demonstration of the potential for excellence in instruction at the university level; ability to teach developmental courses across the lifespan; evidence of a student-centered approach to instruction; and an interest in research in applied settings.

Contact & Special Recruitment Information

Direct job-related questions to:
Dr. Linda Kline, Chair
Department of Psychology
California State University, Chico
Chico, CA 95929-0234

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CSU, Chico offers a number of benefits to its employees (e.g., sick leave, vacation, health insurance). Eligibility for standard CSU benefits is based on an appointment of half-time or more for a period exceeding six months. Employees appointed less than half-time or less than six months are not eligible for standard CSU benefits but do receive prorated sick leave and vacation.

Eligibility for Affordable Care Act (ACA) benefits is based on an appointment of at least three-quarter time, hired to work a minimum of 130 hours per month over the course of the appointment or works an average of 130 hours or more per month during the measurement period. The ACA guidelines provide for health coverage or FlexCash only. ACA does not provide dental or vision plan coverage.

Benefits Information

This position qualifies for benefits including tuition fee waiver (if eligible).

About the University, Hiring Department and Community

The Psychology Department is a collegial group of 19 tenured/tenure-track faculty members, 24 lecturers, and three office staff members. The department has faculty in diverse areas of study. The department supports collaboration among faculty in the department and across campus. There are approximately 1000 majors, 150 minors, and 100 graduate students. The department offers a BA in Psychology and MA and MS degree programs for preparing students for MFT licensure, school psychology, doctoral study and other professions. The Psychology Department is a part of the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences

Detailed information is available at the the following website.

As a university that educates students of various ethnic and cultural backgrounds, we value a diverse faculty and staff. CSU, Chico welcomes applicants who are knowledgeable about and interested in working within a cross-cultural learning environment. We also welcome those who share a passion and commitment to the University’s 6th Strategic Priority that focuses on sustainability, stewardship, and the environment. Here is information about sustainability at CSU, Chico.

California State University, Chico is committed to achieving excellence through diversity in the classroom and the workplace. It strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students, faculty, and staff.

CSU, Chico is an EOE/Minority/Females/Vet/Disability and only employs individuals authorized to work in the U.S. We also do not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, National origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran status, or any other protected status.

Posting Details

Open Date 12/07/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes

Supplemental Information

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Documentation Showing Evidence of Qualifications for the Position (teaching philosophy statement, summary of teaching evaluations, and copies of example publications).
  4. Transcripts (Highest Degree Earned - unofficial acceptable)
Optional Documents
  1. REQUIRED - 3 Letters of Recommendation must be submitted to Committee Chair (see posting for address) in order for application to be considered complete