Dec 18, 2019
Professor of Psychology - Forensic Psychology / Forensic Science Initiative
The School of Social and Behavioral Sciences in the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University (ASU) invites applications for a full-time, benefits-eligible tenured position at or able to join at the rank of Full Professor of Psychology. We are particularly interested in candidates with training in any area of psychology who will help facilitate the expansion of ASU’s Forensic Science Initiative – an interdisciplinary initiative promoting natural and behavioral science research on the foundations, assumptions, and practice of forensic science, broadly defined. The ideal candidate will have a program of research that contributes to the understanding of the psychological processes underlying forensic psychology and/or forensic science. Further preference will be given to candidates with a strong record of external funding, particularly in areas relevant to the forensic sciences and that bridge the forensic and behavioral sciences.
Beyond facilitating the expansion of ASU’s Forensic Science Initiative ( http://forensics.asu.edu ) , the scholar would be expected to be part of ASU’s Law and Behavioral Science group, one of the largest clusters of psychology and law scholars in the United States and internationally. Information about our Law and Psychology group including faculty, research labs, academic programs, and events can be found on our website http://lawpsych.asu.edu . This scholar would also serve ASU’s undergraduate and master’s programs in Forensic Psychology (which serve over 1200 students combined) as well as the recently introduced PhD program in Law and Psychology through research, teaching, mentoring, and service.
The School of Social and Behavioral Sciences is presently in a period of expansion and innovation around new initiatives and programs in Psychology, including Law and Psychology, Behavioral Data Science, and Resilience in Social Environments. Since Fall 2017, the School has added ten new tenured/tenure-track faculty, including two new tenure-track faculty in Psychology. This academic year, the School has been approved to recruit seven additional tenured/tenure-track faculty, including three new tenured / tenure-track faculty in Psychology.
More information about ASU’s School of Social and Behavioral Sciences can be found at https://newcollege.asu.edu/social-behavioral-sciences-degree-programs ; more information about ASU’s New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences can be found at http://newcollege.asu.edu .
ASU is a comprehensive public research university, measured not by whom it excludes, but by whom it includes and how they succeed; advancing research and discovery of public value; and assuming fundamental responsibility for the economic, social, cultural and overall health of the communities it serves.
New College strives to uphold values of cultural and intellectual diversity and to provide a welcoming and inclusive environment where all can thrive, share ideas, and pursue their goals.
Essential Functions: Essential functions are teaching, mentoring, research, and service consistent with the rank of Professor at Arizona State University.
The successful candidate must:
Have a doctoral degree in psychology or a related field at the time of appointment;
Have a research program focused on the understanding of psychological processes related to forensic psychology or forensic science, broadly defined; and
Demonstrate excellence in research commensurate with the rank of Full Professor at Arizona State University.
Strong training in psychological science with evidence of or demonstrated interest in advancing basic theory and knowledge relevant to the law and legal system;
Research interests that align with current faculty in the Forensic Psychology cluster and/or the Forensic Science Initiative;
Evidence of the potential to establish a strong, externally-funded research program at ASU;
Experience in promoting interdisciplinary collaborations in research;
Evidence of the potential to translate research to facilitate real-world impact;
A commitment to excellence in undergraduate, graduate and postdoctoral teaching and mentoring;
Experience or an expressed interest in teaching courses related to Forensic Psychology and/or Forensic Science;
Experience in leadership of undergraduate or graduate programs;
Experience contributing to curricular and program development;
Demonstrated interest in promoting and supporting diversity through service and research;
Experience in and skill with addressing issues of equality in the classroom and willingness to engage with culturally-responsive teaching and its importance to students’ lives, interests, and communities.
Arizona State University is deeply committed to positioning itself as one of the great new universities by seeking to build excellence, enhance educational access, and have an impact on our community, state, nation, and the world. To do that requires our faculty and staff to reflect the intellectual, ethnic, and cultural diversity of our nation and world so that our students learn from the broadest perspectives, and we engage in the advancement of knowledge with the most inclusive understanding possible of the issues we are addressing through our scholarly activities. To learn about ASU's unique mission and charter, visit https://www.asu.edu/about/
Application deadline : February 7, 2020 . Applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis for a reserve pool. Applications in the reserve pool may then be reviewed in the order in which they were received until the position is filled.
Application procedure: Arizona State University uses Interfolio to collect all faculty job applications electronically. Please submit all application materials to http://apply.interfolio.com/71174
Application materials should include: 1) a short cover letter; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) four representative publications (either published or unpublished); 4) the names and contact information for three references, and 5) a research statement that addresses current research and accomplishments, future research plans, and ideas for facilitating and expanding research connections between the forensic and behavioral sciences at ASU as part of the Forensic Science Initiative. And, because the Forensic Psychology / Forensic Science Initiative cluster embraces the values of promoting and fostering inclusive environments that extend equal opportunities to students of diverse backgrounds, the research statement should also include tangible examples of how these values have been adopted and/or will be adopted in research and the training of students.
ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the background check.
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Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. ASU's full non-discrimination statement (ACD 401) and Title IX policy are located at https://www.asu.edu/aad/manuals/acd/acd401.html and https://www.asu.edu/titleIX .
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