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Assistant Professor, Psychology (Clinical)

Apply now Job no: 504831
Work type: Instructional Faculty – Tenured/Tenure-Track
Location: San Francisco
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Faculty - Behavioral Sciences, Tenured/Tenure-Track, Full Time
Position Description

San Francisco State University, Psychology, offers an exciting opportunity for two tenure-track
Assistant positions in Psychology, with an emphasis in Clinical Psychology beginning August
2022. We seek candidates whose teaching and research/scholarship interests are in one of the
two following areas, respectively: 1) mental health in communities impacted by racism,
discrimination, and oppression, or 2) community mental health service provision, with an
emphasis on equity, social justice, and family systems. We are especially interested in
qualified candidates with a demonstrated commitment -- through their research/scholarship,
teaching, and service -- to diversity, equality, and inclusion.
The Psychology Department at San Francisco State University is dedicated to the discovery of
knowledge about human behaviors, beliefs, and emotions. Established in 1934 and serving over
1,000 undergraduate and 150+ graduate students, we seek to share knowledge with our
students and with the greater community. We work in classroom, clinical, research and
community settings to provide undergraduate and graduate-level training that emphasizes
psychological theory, the scientific method, and the application of psychological knowledge to
important real-world issues. Collectively, we promote an environment of mutual respect,
transparency, and a commitment to culture, diversity, equity, and inclusion.
At the undergraduate level, the candidates will be qualified to teach on topics such as crosscultural
psychology, community psychology, abnormal psychology, clinical psychology, research
methods, and/or child and family mental health, linked to student learning outcomes. At the
graduate level, candidates should be qualified to provide clinical supervision and teach clinical
theory and practice approaches. The candidates will maintain an active, ongoing program of
research/scholarship that advances knowledge in their area of expertise.
The mission of San Francisco State University is to create and maintain an environment for
learning that promotes respect for and appreciation of scholarship, freedom, human diversity,
and the cultural mosaic of the City of San Francisco and the Bay Area; to promote excellence in
instruction and intellectual accomplishment; and to provide broadly accessible higher
education for residents of the region and state, as well as the nation and world. To fulfill its
mission, the University is committed to the following goals:
● Attracting, retaining and graduating a highly diverse student body;
● Providing disciplinary and interdisciplinary liberal arts and professional education that is
academically rigorous and intellectually challenging;
● Providing curricula that reflect all dimensions of human diversity, and that encourage
critical thinking and a commitment to social justice;
● Recruiting, retaining and supporting a multicultural faculty body whose teaching
demonstrates an active engagement with their individual fields of study and whose
creative and scholarly work is an extension of the classroom, laboratory or studio;
● Employing a staff and administration reflecting the diversity of our student community
and the values of the campus;
● Fostering a collegial and cooperative intellectual environment that includes recognition
and appreciation of diverse viewpoints and promotes academic freedom within the
University community; and
● Serving the communities with which its students and faculty are engaged.
Responsibilities: The workload primarily includes (1) teaching undergraduate and graduate
courses in psychology, with an emphasis in clinical psychology, including the provision of clinical
supervision, (2) conducting an active ongoing program of research/scholarship that advances
knowledge in the field of one’s specialty, and (3) service contributions to the department,
college, university, and profession. Additional responsibilities include, but are not limited to,
mentoring and advising graduate and undergraduate students, supervising graduate student
Master’s thesis projects, holding regular office hours, curriculum development and
improvement, particularly with regard to student learning outcomes, and remaining current in
both subject area and teaching methodologies.
● Ph.D. or Psy.D. in clinical psychology or related fields. Terminal degree must be
completed by the first day of employment;
● Hold or be eligible to hold a license to practice psychotherapy and provide clinical
supervision in the state of California;
● Record of working and communicating effectively with colleagues and students
● Record of teaching contributions in the areas of cross-cultural and community
psychology, and/or psychotherapy theory and practice, with an emphasis on equity,
social justice, and family systems;
● Active record of scholarship related to specialty area and demonstrated potential for
funding of scholarship activities;
● Demonstrated ability to incorporate inclusion, diversity, and educational equity in
teaching, and/or research/scholarship;
● Experience teaching and working closely with students from historically underrepresented
● Record of contributing to supportive and collaborative work environments;
● Commitment to active engagement in service-related experiences
Rank and salary: Assistant Professor. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.
The California State University (CSU) provides generous health, retirement and other benefits.
Application Procedure
A complete online application must be submitted to receive consideration. To apply, please go to
upload the following materials:
1. Cover letter (indicating which position(s) you are applying for)
2. Curriculum vitae
3. A description of your teaching, clinical, and research interests
4. A statement that is no more than 500 words that provides an understanding of your
capabilities to address diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in support of SFSU’s diverse student
and community populations. Please discuss how you have addressed DEI in your teaching,
research, and service
5. Samples of scholarly papers
Letters of recommendation upon request at a later date.
Please direct all questions about the position to Hiring Committee Co-Chairs, Sarah Holley
( and Melissa Hagan (
San Francisco State is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against
persons on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information,
gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, National origin,
sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran status, or any other protected status. Reasonable
accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by
contacting the Senior Human Resources Manager.
CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at and questions may be sent to

Review of applications will start on October 15, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled. 



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