REVISED REVIEW DATE on 11/21/2023
California State University, Fresno
College of Science and Mathematics
Department of Psychology
Fall 2024 (August 2024)
The Department of Psychology is searching for a tenure-track, academic year position as an Assistant Professor of Psychology. The candidate’s area of specialization must be in clinical psychology. Primary responsibilities include: 1) teaching foundation and advanced courses in clinical psychology within our undergraduate (B.A.) program as well as graduate (M.A.) program in General/Experimental Psychology and 2) mentoring undergraduate and graduate research students in an active research program in the candidate’s area of expertise. The candidate will have a workload consisting of 12 WTUs of instruction and 3 WTUs of non-instructional activities. Non-instructional responsibilities typically include but are not limited to, advising students, community service, participating in program development, and committee service at all levels of university governance. Specific assignments are dependent on departmental needs and the background of the individual.
Our Students: California State University, Fresno is committed to serving our students with a focus on inclusion. Fresno State has been recognized as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI); an Asian American/Native American/Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI); and has been designated to the Community Engagement Classification by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.
Required Education (from an accredited institution or foreign equivalent.):
- An earned doctorate of philosophy (Ph.D.) in Clinical Psychology from an institution accredited by the American Psychological Association Commission on Accreditation (APAC).
- California Psychologist License or License-eligible.
- Evidence of successful teaching, either as an instructor-of-record or as a teaching assistant.
- Evidence of research productivity.
- Possess a commitment to working effectively with faculty, staff, and students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds
- At least one of the following areas of research experience:
a. Psychological Assessment or Measurement
b. Child Clinical Psychology, Transition Age Youth, or College Student Mental Health
c. Health Psychology, Integrated Care, or Pain Management
d. Neuroscience or Other Biomedical Specializations
- Evidence of clinical experience in evidenced-based measurement or therapy.
- Evidence of readiness to engage undergraduate and masters-level students in a specific area of research
- Collaboration across and within disciplines
- Supervision or mentoring of research students or research team coordination.
- Participation in the submission of grant proposals and/or implementation of grant-funded activities.
Application Procedures: To ensure full consideration, applicants should submit all application materials by December 10th, 2023; If it chooses, the committee may review applications submitted after this date. This position automatically closes on March 31, 2024. Note: All positions at Fresno State are subject to funding availability.
Apply online at: http://careers.csufresno.edu
Attach the following:
- Letter of interest or cover letter specifically addressing required experience and preferred qualifications
- Current Curriculum vitae
- Names and contact information of three professional references
- Diversity statement addressing your commitment to working with faculty, staff, and students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds (300-500 words)
- Teaching Statement
- Research Statement
Candidates invited for an on-campus visit must submit by mail/e-mail within the designated deadline. The Search Chair will send information and requests for these items:
- Three current letters of recommendation (dated within 12 months of the full consideration date.)
- Official transcripts
Committee Information and Search Process:
Search Chair: Dr. Christine Bowman Edmondson
Department of Psychology
College of Science and Mathematics
About Fresno State
California State University, Fresno is an engaged university. We focus on broadening students' intellectual horizons, fostering lifelong learning skills, developing the leaders of tomorrow, promoting community involvement, and instilling an appreciation of world cultures. We nurture cultural competence by celebrating the rich diversity of the campus community and welcoming the participation of all. Members of the University community work effectively with faculty, staff, and students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds. Fresno State is committed and dedicated to creating a university known for its integrity, civility, equity, respect, and ethical behavior.
Fresno State is designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) and an Asian American Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI). The university has had a strong history of service and preparation of educators since the institution’s founding as a Normal School in 1911. Fresno State is ranked sixth in the nation for social mobility in the Wall Street Journal/College Pulse 2024 Best Colleges. Fresno State is ranked 26th in the nation by Washington Monthly for social mobility, research, and promoting public service. The campus is classified as an R2 university (Doctoral Universities – High Research Activity) per the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education
Tenure-track faculty members gain a clear path to tenure through the university’s Probationary Plan Process. For additional information, please visit www.fresnostate.edu/academics/facultyaffairs/procedures/facultyrtp. The campus also supports faculty success through services provided by the Office of IDEAS (https://academics.fresnostate.edu/ideas).
Commensurate with qualifications and experience. The anticipated hiring range is $6,167-$6,334 per month for Assistant Professor (12 monthly payments per academic year). As a member of the 23-campus CSU System, we offer an extremely competitive benefits package.
About the College and Department:
The Department of Psychology is an academic unit within The College of Science and Mathematics, which is one of eight main instructional academic units of California State University, Fresno. We take pride in actively engaging our diverse students in teaching, research, and community service and have one of the highest enrollments on campus, with approximately 1,850 undergraduate majors, 85 graduate students, and 20 tenured or tenure-track faculty. We highly value strong teaching skills, and the University provides strong support of continued professional development of teaching skills and pedagogical research. The Department has a history of success in obtaining external funding for research and career development from federal, state, and private funding sources. The University and College also provide a range of professional development awards, seed grants, pre-award grants, and contract assistance. We also highly encourage collaboration and innovation, and our faculty collaborate on research projects and teaching initiatives within the Department, across the University, with community-based organizations, and with other universities across the region, state, country, and world.
The Fresno State campus sits in the midst of the San Joaquin Valley, a valley rich in the traditions and representation of Native American peoples and cultures. We are grateful to be in the traditional homelands of the Yokuts and Mono peoples, whose diverse tribal communities share stewardship over this land.
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