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The Department of Psychology at Portland State University has a tenure-track opening in our Applied Social & Community Psychology area beginning September, 2012. The department has a strong applied research orientation and has an Applied Psychology Ph.D. program with specializations in Applied Social and Community, Applied Developmental, and Industrial/Organization Psychology.

Minimum Qualifications

Qualifications include a doctoral degree in Community psychology or a related field. Successful candidate must have earned his or her Ph.D. by Sept. 16, 2012. We seek candidates who have an established record of community-based research and publication, or demonstrated potential for establishing such a record. The specific area of expertise is open, but we are especially interested in applications from persons conducting research addressing: psychology and social change, group processes in community functioning, physical and mental health disparities and psychological aspects of social inequalities, the application of program evaluation approaches to community based programs, or cultural perspectives on social processes. Particular consideration will be given to candidates with strengths in qualitative or mixed methods. Candidates are expected to have potential for grant funding commensurate with his or her level of experience. The department is interested in candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.


Responsibilities include maintaining a productive program of community-based research; teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in community psychology, including courses related to the applicant's area of expertise, program evaluation, research methodology course(s) and undergraduate core courses; supervising graduate students' community-based theses and dissertations; and contributing in service to the department, university and profession.

About Us

The Psychology Department maintains a supportive climate of cooperation, creative collaboration, and collegiality. For more about our department see; for further questions contact Dr. Keith Kaufman at

Portland State University is a member of the Oregon University System. Located in the thriving Portland metropolitan area, PSU holds to the motto "Let Knowledge Serve the City." The university is nationally ranked for community -based research and service learning. PSU offers many opportunities for collaborations with professionals in other departments and a broad array of applied research. Portland is a highly livable city that offers natural beauty, a vibrant cultural life, and outdoor sporting activities. Mountains, forests, and the Oregon coast are accessible within 90 minutes of driving.


The faculty salary is highly competitive. Benefits package includes fully paid health care, a retirement package and reduced tuition rates for employee, spouse, or dependent at any of the Oregon University System schools.

To apply

We request a letter of application in which the candidate describes his or her interest in this position. Please also include separate statements of research interests (include interests in working with diverse populations of research participants) and undergraduate and graduate teaching interests (include interests in teaching diverse student populations). Enclose CV with contact information including e-mail; copies of papers; request at least three letters of reference. Kindly mail all materials to: Keith L. Kaufman, Ph.D., Chair, Community Search Committee, Department of Psychology - PSY, Portland State University, P.O. Box 751, Portland, OR 97207-0751. Direct all inquiries to Dr. Kaufman at

Review of applications will begin no later than December 1, 2011 and continue until finalists are identified.

Portland State University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity institution and welcomes applications from diverse candidates and candidates who support diversity.


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