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Assistant Professor of Psychology (Behavioral Psychology)

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Work type: Instructional Faculty – Tenured/Tenure-Track
Location: East Bay
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Faculty - Behavioral Sciences, Tenured/Tenure-Track, Full Time





THE UNIVERSITY:  California State University, East Bay (CSUEB) is a comprehensive university serving the San Francisco Bay Area/Silicon Valley. It is known for award-winning programs, expert instruction, its diverse student body, and a choice of more than 100 career-focused fields of study.  With an enrollment of approximately 15,000 students and 900 faculty, CSUEB is organized into four colleges. The University offers bachelor’s degrees in 49 fields, minors in 52 fields, master’s degrees in 34 fields, 16 credentials programs, 18 certificate options, and 1 doctoral degree program.

California State University East Bay has a mission to support a diverse student body through academically rich and culturally relevant learning experiences.  The successful candidate will bring with them expertise or an openness to creating a welcoming and supportive environment for all students.

THE DEPARTMENT: The Department of Psychology is in the College of Science.  It serves 1000 undergraduate majors, about 75% of whom are working toward a B.A. degree.  The remaining 25% are pursuing a B.S. degree, which offers options in Industrial/Organizational Psychology and Ergonomics & Human Factors.  The demographic composition of students in the Department of Psychology mirrors that of the university as a whole. Racial/ethnic composition: 17% Asian, 10% Black/African American, 1% Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, 4% International, 42% Latinx, 5% Multiple, 5% Unknown, 14% White. Other demographic information: 75% women; 67% first generation college students, 53% historically underserved (URM), 57% Pell Grant recipients, 65% transfer students. The diversity of our student body leads to rich classroom discussion and an opportunity to mentor historically underserved students in research. Laboratory space and a participant pool are available and faculty development funds are awarded on a competitive basis. The department values excellence in teaching, research, and service, and faculty enjoy the opportunity to balance and interweave these three pillars of their work.  For additional information on the department:  

DUTIES OF THE POSITION: Candidates should be able to teach conditioning and learning, along with experimental psychology and other courses in the candidate’s area of expertise.  Candidates are expected to mentor primarily undergraduate research students and have an active program of research that does not require animal facilities. In addition to teaching, all faculty have advising responsibilities, assist the department with administrative and/or committee work, and are expected to assume campus-wide committee responsibilities.

Please note that teaching assignments at California State University, East Bay include courses at the Hayward, Concord, and Online campuses.  The policy and expectation of the California State University is that tenure-track faculty members will perform their duties within the state of California.

RANK AND SALARY:  Assistant Professor. Salary is dependent upon educational preparation and experience.  Subject to budgetary authorization.

DATE OF APPOINTMENT:  Fall Semester, 2023

QUALIFICATIONS:  Candidates must have a PhD in Psychology or related field (or foreign equivalent), a record of peer-reviewed publications relevant to behavioral psychology and a strong theoretical understanding of the principles of classical and operant conditioning.  The successful candidate’s area of focus might involve any number of scientific fields including behavior analysis, memory, or cognition.   The candidate is expected to mentor primarily undergraduate research students and have an active program of research that does not require animal facilities. Candidates should demonstrate experience in teaching, mentoring, research, or community service that has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. Additionally, applicants must demonstrate a record of scholarly activity and potential to obtain outside funding. This University is fully committed to the rights of students, staff and faculty with disabilities in accordance with applicable state and federal laws. For more information about the University’s program supporting the rights of our students with disabilities see: 

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Review of the applications will begin August. 22, 2022.  Please submit a letter of application that addresses the qualifications noted in the position announcement, a complete and current curriculum vitae, copies of major publications or preprints, a research statement, a teaching statement, a diversity statement (addressing how you engage a diverse student population in your teaching, research, mentoring, and advising; see the following guidelines), and three email addresses for confidential letters of recommendations.  Submitting evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., teaching evaluations or dossier) is also recommended.  All of these materials should be submitted via PageUp (see “Apply Now”).

Note: California State University, East Bay hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States. All offers of employment are contingent upon presentation of documents demonstrating the appointee’s identity and eligibility to work in accordance with provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act.  A background check (including a criminal records check and prior employment verification) must be completed and cleared prior to the start of employment. 

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, CSUEB does not discriminate on the basis of any protected categories: age, ancestry, citizenship, color, disability, gender, immigration status, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran’s status.  The University is committed to the principles of diversity in employment and to creating a stimulating learning environment for its diverse student body.

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