tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Black/African American Psychology

Oct 16, 2020

The Department of Psychology at California State University, Fullerton, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Black/African American Psychology with appointment to begin Fall 2021. This position is in the Department of Psychology. CSUF is dedicated to the goal of building a diverse community. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who can demonstrate through their teaching, research, and/or service that they can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our community. 

California State University, Fullerton is a minority-serving institution, and an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer with a strong commitment to increasing the diversity of the campus community and the curriculum, and fostering an inclusive environment within which students, staff, administrators and faculty thrive. Candidates who can contribute to this goal through their teaching, research, advising, and other activities are encouraged to identify their strengths and experiences in this area. Individuals advancing the University’s strategic diversity goals and those from groups whose underrepresentation in the American professoriate has been severe and longstanding are particularly encouraged to apply. 


Candidates are expected to teach courses in psychology that may include, but are not limited to: Black Psychology, Psychology of Inequality, and other courses within their area of expertise. The faculty member will have the opportunity of serving as Affiliated Faculty in the Department of African American Studies (AFAM), with occasions to engage in cross-discipline conversations with the African American scholarly community and, if desired, to include in their teaching portfolio appropriate courses in the AFAM department. Candidates should also show potential for developing other courses relevant to the faculty member’s area of expertise within Black/African American Psychology. Additionally, candidates must conduct research that incorporates issues relevant to Black/African American psychology, such as the lived experiences of Black people in the United States, and demonstrate the ability to mentor and support both undergraduate and graduate students from diverse backgrounds. This position is for a psychologist with a strong emphasis in both teaching and research. 

Required Qualifications 

Ph.D. in Psychology or a related field. ABDs may apply, but must show evidence that the degree will be completed by the appointment date 

Demonstrated experience and interest in topics related to Black/African American Psychology 

Excellent teaching at the college level. 

Ability to interact effectively with a diverse range of students 

Scholarship leading to or promising of publication and potential for external funding 

A commitment to developing a strong research program that involves undergraduate and graduate students 

Ability to balance excellent teaching, scholarship, and service 



Faculty Position Announcement 

Demonstrated commitment to working successfully with a diverse student population - The Psychology Department and CSUF have a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty, and strongly encourage applications from minority and underrepresented groups 



A complete on‐line application must be received by electronic submission to be considered. To apply, please visit http://hr.fullerton.edu/careers/Faculty.php to apply for requisition #497725, and provide the following required materials: 

• Cover letter in which you respond to the required qualifications 

• Curriculum vitae 

• Transcripts from highest degree earned (Unofficial transcripts to be accepted during application process. Official transcripts required upon start of appointment if selected). 

• Research statement in which you describe your research program and discuss how students can be incorporated into your research 

• Reprints and preprints of publications and presentations, submitted as a single pdf 

• Teaching portfolio including a teaching statement, course syllabi, and other indicators of teaching excellence, submitted as a single pdf 

• Candidate statement on Commitment to Inclusive Excellence in which you describe your past efforts and future plans to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion in your teaching, research, and service (approximately one page, single-spaced) 

• A list of three references with relevant contact information o On the references page of the online application, enter information for three referents who will provide a confidential letter of reference for your application. At the appropriate point in the search process [should you advance to the semi-finalist/ finalist stage], they will receive a request via email along with information on uploading the letter. You will be able to verify that each letter has been received by CSUF by logging back in to the recruitment system. 



Please direct all questions about the position to: Jennifer Trevitt (Search Committee Chair; jtrevitt@fullerton.edu) or Melinda Blackman (Department Chair, mblackman@fullerton.edu) 

To be assured full consideration, all application materials must be received by November 4, 2020. 

The College: 

The mission of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at California State University, Fullerton is to educate students to be culturally, globally, socially, historically and environmentally astute, civically responsible alumni able to navigate an increasingly complex and interconnected world. 

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences' departments and programs offer students the breadth of a traditional liberal arts education in the humanities and social sciences while preparing them for a wide range of professions, for graduate school, and for advanced professional study in fields such as law, education, public administration, clinical psychology, and business. Students who graduate with a degree from H&SS are assured 


Faculty Position Announcement 

of having depth of understanding in their field of study and the useful core skills that are most attractive to prospective employers and to success in graduate school. 

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences is the largest college at Cal State Fullerton, offering 23 undergraduate degrees, 38 minors, and 15 graduate degrees. The 20 departments and programs employ over 450 faculty and 50 staff members serving more than 7,500 students and annually awarding over 2,000 degrees. For more information about the college, please go to http://hss.fullerton.edu/ 

The Department 

The Psychology Department is one of the largest on campus with over 2,700 majors. We offer the B.A. in Psychology as well as Master's degrees in general experimental and in clinical psychology. Both master's programs require a thesis. We currently have 28 full-time faculty. You can find out more about the faculty here. Colleagues who share interests with psychology faculty are found in many other departments including African American Studies, Child and Adolescent Studies, Human Services, Counseling, Management, Linguistics, and Biology. The department prides itself on the extent to which faculty are able to combine teaching and research, and involve students in research activities. 

The department has research space allocated for faculty research. We also have a videotaping room. Every faculty member has an office computer connected to a campus network and the Internet. In addition to the department computer laboratory, there are open student computer labs located in several buildings on campus. 

Additional Information 

Multiple positions may be hired from this recruitment based on the strength of the applicant pool. 

Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications, and is subject to budgetary authorization and any California State University System faculty contract increases. Summer research grants, moving expenses, start‐up funds, and a reduced teaching load may be available. An excellent comprehensive benefits package is available that includes: health/vision/dental plans; spouse, domestic partner and dependent fee‐waiver; access to campus child‐care; and a defined‐benefit retirement through the state system along with optional tax sheltering opportunities. For a detailed description of benefits, please visit 


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 satisfactorily before any candidate can be formally offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position. 

Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self‐disclose. 

Notice of Non-Discrimination on the Basis of Gender or Sex and Contact Information for Title IX Coordinator (http://www.fullerton.edu/titleix/about/notice.php) 

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