Assistant Professor: Developmental Diversity Science
Assistant Professor: Developmental Diversity Science
Location: San Diego, CA
Open Date: Sep 11, 2023
The Department of Psychology at San Diego State University invites applications for a faculty position at the Assistant Professor rank in Developmental Diversity Science. We seek a developmental scientist whose program of research explores the early development of attitudes and beliefs about marginalized groups within the context of social justice. Examples of such programs may include (but are not limited to): development of racist attitudes and beliefs, development of concepts underlying fairness and social justice, development of intergroup relations, examining the systemic context of the development of attitudes and beliefs towards minoritized groups, and/or understanding the impact of intersectionality on the development of attitudes and beliefs about minoritized groups. The department currently has several strong programs of research that contribute to diversity science from developmental, social, and clinical perspectives, and this position will complement existing department strengths in diversity science.
Candidates must hold a doctorate in Psychology or allied discipline (or be ABD with the expectation of holding a doctorate before the position start date), with preference for candidates with doctoral training in developmental psychology. Candidates should have a strong record of research productivity and evidence of current, or potential for future, extramural funding. Candidates should present evidence of teaching effectiveness. They are expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses; mentor undergraduate, masters, and/or doctoral students; and engage in department, college, and university-level service activities. The Psychology Department has an APA-accredited doctoral program in clinical psychology offered jointly with the Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, University of California, San Diego, and its faculty are affiliated with a range of doctoral programs throughout the university, including programs in Public Health, Language and Communicative Disorders, and Computational Sciences, as well as numerous research centers focused on translational science and health equity. The SDSU Psychology Department also has a research-oriented Master’s program with research areas that include behavioral and cognitive neuroscience, developmental psychology, learning and cognition, physical and/or mental health research, and social/personality psychology; a Master’s program in applied psychology with emphases in industrial/organizational and quantitative methodology; and a large and diverse population of undergraduate majors. The successful candidate will be able to leverage resources within the SDSU campus, including a dedicated 3T MRI scanner, high performance computational centers, strong mentoring and pilot research support for junior faculty, as well as collaborative research resources, such as the Altman Clinical and Translational Research Institute, at University of California, San Diego through the Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology. Additional information about SDSU, the Psychology Department, and the Joint Doctoral Program can be found at https://www.sdsu.edu/, https://psychology.sdsu.edu, and https://clinpsyc.sdsu.edu/.
We are seeking applicants with demonstrated experience in and/or commitment to teaching and working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and members of underrepresented groups. Candidates must satisfy two or more of the eight Building on Inclusive Excellence (BIE) criteria. Candidates that meet BIE criteria: (a) are committed to engaging in service with underrepresented populations within the discipline, (b) have demonstrated knowledge of barriers for underrepresented students and faculty within the discipline, (c) have experience or have demonstrated commitment to teaching and mentoring underrepresented students, (d) have experience or have demonstrated commitment to integrating understanding of underrepresented populations and communities into research, (e) have experience in or have demonstrated commitment to extending knowledge of opportunities and challenges in achieving artistic/scholarly success to members of an underrepresented group, (f) have experience in or have demonstrated commitment to research that engages underrepresented communities, (g) have expertise or demonstrated commitment to developing expertise in cross-cultural communication and collaboration, and/or (h) have research interests that contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education. Please indicate in a separate diversity statement how you meet at least two (2) of these criteria. Additional guidance on our BIE program for applicants is here.
SDSU is the oldest institution of higher education in the San Diego region, with a campus in San Diego serving 36,000 undergraduate and graduate students and additional locations in Southern California’s Imperial Valley and Tbilisi in the Republic of Georgia. SDSU is included in the Carnegie Foundation’s Doctoral Universities: High Research Activity category. Established in 1897, SDSU offers bachelor degrees in 97 areas, masters in 84 and doctorates in 23. See http://www.sdsu.edu for more information. SDSU is a large, diverse, urban university, an Asian-Native American-Pacific Islander -Serving Institution and a Hispanic-Serving Institution with a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence. Our campus community is diverse in many ways, including race, religion, color, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, pregnancy, medical condition, and covered veteran status. We strive to build and sustain a welcoming environment for all.
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Applicants should apply via Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/129816. Applicants should submit a letter of interest, research statement, teaching statement (including evidence of teaching effectiveness), diversity and inclusion statement, a current curriculum vitae, up to 3 representative reprints, and 3 names of references. For full consideration, complete applications should be submitted by 10/31/2023, although applications will be considered until the position is filled. For questions, please contact Committee Chair Dr. Jillian Lee Wiggins at email@example.com.
The minimum salary for this position is based on the current CSU salary schedule for Assistant Professors and may be revised based on contract collective bargaining. The anticipated salary range is from $98,000 to $102,000. Salary placement will be based on the selected candidate’s qualifications and experience, and salaries higher than the published maximums may be offered in limited circumstances. San Diego State University offers a rich benefits package that constitutes a major portion of total compensation. For benefits information, click here.
As part of its commitment to a safe and equitable “OneSDSU” community, SDSU requires that individuals seeking faculty employment provide at the time of application authorization to conduct background checks if they become a finalist for the position; applications without this authorization will be considered incomplete and not considered.
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.
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.
SDSU is a Title IX, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status.
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