Nov 03, 2023

Assistant Professor of Psychology

  • Soka University of America
  • 1 University Drive, Aliso Viejo, CA, USA
Full time Applied Psychology Cognitive Health Industrial/Organizational Introduction to Psychology Neuroscience

Job Description

The Social and Behavioral Sciences concentration at Soka University of America (SUA) invites applications for a full-time tenure-tracked faculty member as Assistant Professor of Psychology beginning August 1, 2024.  Applicants are required to have a Ph.D. in Psychology or ABD.

We seek a psychological scientist with training and research in basic or applied psychology, broadly defined, with a preference for cognitive, neuroscience, health, or industrial-organizational psychology. Having the ability and willingness to work collegially is essential, as is a demonstrated understanding of the interdisciplinary curriculum in the liberal arts tradition.

As part of a five-course teaching load, candidates will be expected to teach some combination of undergraduate courses in Introduction to Psychology, research methods, upper division psychology courses in the candidate’s area of interest, and other courses in the interdisciplinary general education program or core curriculum.

Candidates should demonstrate responsiveness toward and understanding of diverse student backgrounds, especially with regard to socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, culture, ability/disability, sexual orientation, and gender identity and have a willingness to facilitate the university’s mission to develop global citizens.

The successful candidate will be expected to show excellence in teaching students from diverse backgrounds in small class sizes and develop and maintain an active research program that can meaningfully incorporate undergraduate student collaborators from diverse backgrounds. Priority will be given to candidates with the demonstrated potential to publish or present findings with undergraduate co-authors.

Application Information: Applicants should submit the following materials: (1) a cover letter; (2) curriculum vitae; (3) a research statement that describes their program of research, including opportunities for meaningful student involvement; (4) a teaching statement that describes their teaching experience in psychology content courses, including evidence of their ability to create equitable learning opportunities for students from diverse backgrounds; and (5) the names and email addresses of three references who will be contacted to submit letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin January 15, 2024 and continue until the position is filled.

Employment is contingent on the completion of a successful background check.

Benefits and Salary: Soka University of America offers an excellent benefits package for full-time faculty that includes medical, dental, vision, retirement, dependent tuition remission, and faculty home loans. The salary range for this position is $80,000 - $90,000 and will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. 

Soka University requires all employees and students to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19.  If hired, you are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 as a condition of your employment at Soka University, except in instances where you have a qualifying medical condition or sincerely held religious belief that is contrary to receiving the vaccine. You will be required to provide your vaccination record on your first day of employment.

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Soka University of America is an equal opportunity employer.


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