- PSYCHOLOGY AND CHILD DEVELOPMENT - Assistant Professor at California
Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. The Department of
Psychology and Child Development within the College of Liberal Arts
seeks applicants for a full-time, academic-year, tenure-track Assistant
Professor in Diversity and Organizational Behavior starting September
12, 2019. Candidates for the position must have a PhD in social
psychology, organizational behavior or related field completed by the
time of hire and demonstrated experience and interest in topics related
to underrepresented populations. Salary is commensurate with
qualifications and experience. Initial appointment is for two years,
subject to renewal.
Candidates must also show a strong commitment to teaching excellence and provide evidence of professional activity that keeps them abreast of knowledge and developments within their discipline. The position involves teaching courses in social psychology, organizational psychology, multicultural psychology, teamwork, and potential development of courses such as diversity within organizations and other courses as related to the area of expertise. Additional courses may include: research methods, introductory psychology, and other existing core or elective courses. Ideal candidates will possess a commitment to broadening the scope of psychology to include traditionally underrepresented groups, as demonstrated through one's research, teaching, and/or course content.
Although Cal Poly is primarily a teaching university, our faculty are expected to balance teaching with an active program of research/professional development (including publication), student supervision and advising, and participation in service activities at the department and college/university level. The typical teaching load is 12 units (three courses) per quarter, with a reduction in course load in each of the first two years to help establish an active program of research and professional development and correspondingly reasonable expectations for scholarship and service.
Cal Poly strongly values diversity and inclusion, especially in the classroom and among its areas of study. This position is part of a university-wide cluster of searches designed to increase curricular coverage of areas related to diversity and inclusion, as well as to promote inclusive teaching strategies across the university. Successful candidates will be expected to contribute to the university's goals in these areas.
The other searches are for positions in the following disciplines across campus:
African American History (104977)
- Criminology and Gender (To be determined)
- Elementary Science Education (104961)
- Global Health and Multicultural Health (104973, pending)
- Management and Human Resources (To be determined)
- Psychology and Sociology of Physical Activity, Exercise and Sport (104979, pending)
In addition to standard start-up packages, candidates selected through this diversity cluster hire will be provided $10,000 to support their work in diversity and inclusion. Once hired, candidates will collaborate with their dean and others to develop a plan for utilizing these funds for supplemental compensation, assigned time, or professional development activities. Detailed information can be found at https://academic-personnel.calpoly.edu/clusterhire.
TO APPLY: Please visit http://WWW.CALPOLYJOBS.ORG, complete a required
online faculty application and apply to Requisition #104946. Please
upload the following required materials: (1) cover letter indicating
teaching and research interests, (2) current curriculum vitae, (3)
statement of teaching philosophy, (4) a Statement of Diversity and
Inclusion describing past experience and contributions to diversity and
inclusion efforts, and a description of how you will demonstrate a
commitment in these areas in teaching, research, and/or service at Cal
Poly (upload under "Other"), (5) sample of scholarly writing (e.g.
dissertation chapter, book chapter or article), (6) student evaluations
and other evidence of teaching effectiveness, (7) sample syllabi and (8)
unofficial transcripts. Sealed official transcripts of highest degree
earned will be required prior to start date. Please be prepared to
provide the names and email addresses of three professional references
when completing the application. Cal Poly will directly solicit letters
from the individuals listed as references. This position is open until
filled. REVIEW BEGIN DATE: October 16, 2018. Applicants with complete
files by the Review Begin Date will be given full consideration.
At California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. Bringing people together from different backgrounds, experiences and value systems fosters the innovative and creative thinking that exemplifies Cal Poly's values of free inquiry, cultural and intellectual diversity, mutual respect, civic engagement, and social and environmental responsibility. Cal Poly's commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. California Polytechnic State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.