Assistant Professor of Industrial/Organizational Psychology

Colorado, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Nov 20, 2020
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The Department of Psychology at Colorado State University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor in INDUSTRIAL AND ORGANIZATIONAL (IO) PSYCHOLOGY with an appointment date of August 16, 2021.

Priority will be given to candidates with research expertise in diversity at work and I/O Psychology or diversity at work and Occupational Health Psychology (OHP). Candidates should demonstrate the ability to teach undergraduate and graduate level coursework in IO psychology from diversity perspectives, and specialty courses related to their research in diversity at work, I/O psychology or OHP.

Required qualifications: The successful candidate must have a Ph.D., or anticipated Ph.D. completion by 07/31/2021 in Industrial and Organizational Psychology (I/O) or a related discipline (for related disciplines, evidence must be provided of the candidate’s ability to teach courses in I/O psychology from a diversity perspective). Successful candidates must also have an active research program related to diversity issues in work, as related to groups that are disadvantaged, under-represented and understudied in the I/O work literature (i.e., a clear and consistent record of publication on diversity topics in I/O Psychology), and a commitment to excellence in teaching and mentoring at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Preferred qualifications: Priority may be given to candidates with one or more of the following qualifications:

An active research program related to diversity at work, I/O Psychology or OHP. Our emphasis is on a scientist with an I/O background, who can teach, mentor students, and conduct research that is relevant to I/O psychology. Candidates with a clear and consistent record of diversity-focused research (e.g.,  race, ethnicity, culture, nationality/national origin, sex, gender, age, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, ability spectrum, and/or intersectionalities of these dimensions) and publications in I/O psychology will be preferred over candidates whose publication record is primarily not diversity focused and primarily outside of I/O.

The ideal candidate will (2) be able to collaborate with and develop partnerships across campus with colleagues in social sciences related fields, such as Applied Social and Health Psychology, Applied Cognitive Psychology or Human Factors, Counseling Psychology, Public Health, Communication, Business, Economics, and Sociology (3) have experience in undergraduate (or graduate) instruction and/or mentoring from a diversity perspective; (4) show potential to obtain external research funding; and (5) have a record of sustained commitment to diversity, inclusion, and social justice, consistent with CSU and Department values (see special instructions). Although the area of specific research interest within I/O and OHP is open, successful candidates will be expected to be able to (6) teach core curricular classes within the Department of Psychology, including Industrial and/or Organizational psychology or OHP, from a diversity perspective. An ideal candidate will also have the ability to (7) teach undergraduate and advanced courses for I/O or OHP psychology graduate students, from a diversity perspective and (8) teach graduate and undergraduate courses in industrial and organizational psychology, from a diversity perspective.

To ensure full consideration, complete applications must be received by 11:59PM (Mountain Time) on December 14, 2021, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Apply on-line at  Please note that a complete application consists of a cover letter, curriculum vitae, relevant preprints/reprints of publications, a research statement, a teaching statement and evidence of teaching effectiveness, a diversity statement, and three letters of reference. Referees will be sent an email requesting a letter of reference upon submission of your application. To ensure full consideration please inform your referees that their letters should be submitted by December 14, 2020. Special instructions: Under “other” please upload a personal statement describing your engagement with, and contributions to diversity and inclusion. This will help us identify candidates who have the professional skills, experience, and/or willingness to engage in activities that advance our campus diversity and equity goals. Diversity and inclusion contributions take a variety of forms including work to advance equitable representation in research and equitable access to education and research by a diversity of populations, as well as public service that addresses the needs of disadvantaged, underserved and/or underrpresented populations. Application materials of semifinalist candidates, including letters of reference, will be made available for review by the entire faculty of the Department of Psychology. Information about jobs in the Department of Psychology at Colorado State University can be obtained at  CSU is an EO/EA/AA employer, and is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks on all final candidates.