Psychology Assistant, or Associate Professor with specialization in Media, I/O, Engineering Psycholo

California, United States
Competitive Salary
Aug 03, 2020
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Woodbury University invites applications for a full-time Assistant, or Associate Professor for Psychology with a specialization in Media, I/O, Engineering Psychology, or similar field. Faculty rank and salary are commensurate with teaching experience, professional background, and the degrees held. Contract renewal and rank advancement at Woodbury are contingent upon satisfying departmental and university criteria, which include effective teaching, meaningful engagement through creative work, scholarship, and service to the University. Woodbury University is a non-tenure granting institution.

The Department of Psychology seeks a dynamic individual with a collaborative, student-centered focus. Our successful candidate will have strong teaching skills including the ability to teach both univariate and multivariate statistics, an area of research that aligns with the School of Media, Culture, and Design, and be dedicated to advancing the Psychology program by ensuring, supporting, informing, and enriching students’ learning, intellectual development, critical thinking and communication skills. Faculty teach a 4-4 load and are expected to engage in advising, professional scholarship, and university service. Teaching duties include a variety of undergraduate psychology courses including those in the candidate’s area of emphasis.

The School of Media, Culture, & Design brings together scholars in diverse fields who are committed to an interdisciplinary approach to teaching. More information about MCD can be found on our website at  Founded in 1884, Woodbury University is a non-profit, fully-accredited private institution located in one of the most diverse and exciting regions in the world. The student population of Woodbury closely reflects that diversity. Our students encompass a wide socioeconomic spectrum, and we have many first-generation immigrant students. Woodbury is designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution by the U.S. Department of Education.

This position qualifies University sponsored employee benefit plans and programs (e.g., group health insurance, life insurance, tax deferred annuity plan), subject to the eligibility requirements and conditions of each plan and program. 


  • PhD in Psychology.
  • Minimum 3+ years teaching experience (five is preferred) at an accredited 4-year college or university.
  • Ability to teach advanced statistics and research methods.
  • Proficiency in SPSS.
  • Departmental administrative experience is a plus.
  • Experience managing class rosters, attendance, timely grading of assignments.
  • Able to provide critical, informed, and creative feedback to students.


  • Facilitate student learning, provide effective instruction, and perform evaluations of student learning for all assigned classes, using each course's standard course outline as a guide.
  • Develop course curriculum, course handouts, lectures, labs, and presentations.
  • Participate in program level learning assessment. Participation includes helping articulate learning outcomes, choosing and administering measures, evaluating student performance, and suggesting changes to improve student learning.
  • Work with other faculty and administrators in developing program curriculum, standards, and policies, including reviewing and participating in textbook selection process where appropriate.
  • Be available to students via email, phone, or personal conferences. The method of contact and hours of availability should be clearly communicated to department chairs and to students through the course syllabus each semester.
  • Assign grades and maintain course/student records in accordance with FERPA regulations and submit grades and records by established deadlines.
  • Meet all classes and other scheduled responsibilities such as office hours and meetings at the designated times. A faculty member should inform the chair/dean if he or she is unable to meet a class on time.
  • Keep a flexible weekly schedule that best facilitates student learning and access. Any changes in the scheduled class times or locations should have prior approval by the faculty's chair.

Professional Development

  • Participate in faculty evaluation process.
  • Remain current in academic or program discipline, including attending professional conferences, and maintaining licensure, certification, or continuing education requirements where appropriate.
  • Receive training or stay current in technological or pedagogical advances that promote student learning.
  • Participate in college professional development activities.

Service to the University

  • Help students achieve their educational goals through formal and/or informal advising.
  • Post and keep on campus hours to facilitate interaction with students, other faculty, staff, administrators, and the public.
  • Serve on standing and ad hoc committees, advisory boards, hiring committees, faculty senate, or as a student organization advisor.
  • Attend local, regional, state, or national meetings where required or necessary for the discipline.
  • Mentor and/or assist in orienting new faculty either formally or informally.
  • Attend commencement or other ceremonies appropriate to the faculty member's discipline or program.
  • Attend departmental, divisional, and university-wide meetings.
  • Perform other academically related duties as assigned by the department chair/dean.
  • Participate in Woodbury University Faculty Association (WUFA) meetings and forums.


Review of applications will begin immediately and remain open until October 2020. Submissions should


  • Cover Letter
  • Current CV
  • Statement of teaching philosophy
  • Sample preprints or reprints of research manuscripts or a statement of research interests
  • 2-3 letters of recommendation