Lecturer / Lecturer Sr & Assistant Director, Forensic / Legal Psychology

Arizona State University
Arizona, United States
Competitive Salary
Dec 14, 2020
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The School of Social and Behavioral Sciences in Arizona State University’s New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences is seeking an active and engaged scholar who will assist with overseeing and advancing our rapidly growing academic programs in Legal / Forensic Psychology. The recruited scholar will act as Assistant Director of the Forensic / Legal Psychology programs within the School. This is a full-time, benefits-eligible, non-tenure-track faculty position with an initial appointment at the rank of Lecturer or Senior Lecturer starting August 2021.

The anticipated workload will involve teaching two courses per semester (a 2/2 teaching load) plus administrative responsibilities as Assistant Director that involve facilitating the coordination of ASU’s Forensic / Law and Psychology programs, including our undergraduate programs in Forensic Psychology (offered both on-campus and online), master’s program in Forensic Psychology (offered online), and our on-campus PhD program in Law and Psychology. Specific administrative responsibilities will include coordinating our curriculum, professional development activities, outreach and marketing, speaker series, recruitment activities, development of strategic initiatives, and other tasks associated with operating our programs.

The recruited scholar will be a member of ASU’s Law and Behavioral Science group, which is composed of over 30 core and affiliated faculty members from across ASU and serves over 1700 students in five degree programs. Information about our group including faculty, research labs, academic programs, and events can be found on our website http://lawpsych.asu.edu.

About the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences: The School houses faculty and programs in several interdisciplinary research clusters, including Law and Psychology, Social Justice and Human Rights, Resilience and Stress, and an emerging cluster in Behavioral Data Science. It also offers on-campus undergraduate and terminal MS programs in Psychology and oversees ASU’s online psychology programs. More information about ASU’s School of Social and Behavioral Sciences can be found at https://newcollege.asu.edu/directory/sbs.

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.

About ASU: Arizona State University is one of the largest universities in the United States with over 100,000 students and 3,500 faculty. ASU's colleges, schools, and programs are spread across four campuses in the Phoenix metropolitan area. To learn about ASU's unique mission and charter: https://www.asu.edu/about/

Required Qualifications: Applicants must have a) a doctorate in psychology or a related field by time of appointment; and, b) demonstrated experience—either through research or instruction—in the field of legal psychology / forensic psychology / psychology and law.

Desired Qualifications: We are further interested in candidates who have experience or skills in one or more of the following areas: a) demonstrated organizational / managerial skills b) experience teaching on-campus and/or online, c) active research-based knowledge, expertise, or experience in forensic / legal psychology, d) excellent written and verbal communication skills, e) experience with academic administration or service, f) engagement with larger professional organizations and societies, especially in forensic/legal psychology, and g) demonstrated commitment to working successfully with a diverse student population, including first generation students.

The initial application deadline is January 18, 2021 at 11:59 p.m., Eastern Standard Time.  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. A background check and official transcripts are required prior to employment. 

Application procedure: Applications will only be accepted electronically via Interfolio:  http://apply.interfolio.com/81552

Application materials should include: 1) a cover letter of application; 2) a current curriculum vitae with contact information; 3) a teaching statement; 4) a statement addressing your administrative / organizational background and skills (with specific reference to our desired qualifications and how your work has intersected with and/or will contribute to matters of justice, equity, diversity and inclusion), and 5) the names and contact information for three references (references will not be contacted during initial review and will only be contacted after candidate notification).

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.

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.

In compliance with federal law, ASU prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and resources. ASU’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at https://www.asu.edu/police/PDFs/ASU-Clery-Report.pdf. You may request a hard copy of the report by contacting the ASU Police Department at 480-965-3456.

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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