Assistant or Associate Professor of Psychology

New College - Arizona State University
Arizona, United States
Salary Not specified
Jan 08, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Position Description:

The School of Social and Behavioral Sciences in the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University (ASU) is seeking a full-time, benefits-eligible, tenure-track advanced Assistant Professor or early tenure-eligible Associate Professor of Psychology whose research focuses on positive psychology or developmental psychology, especially as it relates to resilience and/or stress across the lifespan from childhood to later adulthood.  The current position seeks to build on a recently established, ASU-wide research collaboration around Resilience in Social Environments (RISE). Preference will be given to candidates who can collaborate with existing Psychology faculty and whose research interests complement our areas of strength in psychosocial, sociocultural, psychophysiological, and neurobiological models of stress, emotion, relationship dynamics, and health. The position has an expected start date of January 2022.

The School of Social and Behavioral Sciences is presently in a period of expansion and innovation around new initiatives and programs in Psychology, including resilience, forensic psychology, and behavioral data science. S­­­­­­ince Fall 2017, the School has added ten new tenured/tenure-track faculty, including three new faculty in Psychology.

About the School:

More information about ASU’s School of Social and Behavioral Sciences can be found at; more information about ASU’s New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences can be found at Information on the Resilience in Social Environments (RISE) Initiative can be found at

ASU is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 80,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion:

ASU is a comprehensive public research university, measured not by whom it excludes, but by whom it includes and how they succeed; advancing research and discovery of public value; and assuming fundamental responsibility for the economic, social, cultural and overall health of the communities it serves.

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.

Essential Functions of the Position:

Research, teaching and service commensurate with the rank of advanced Assistant or early Associate Professor at Arizona State University.

-Conduct and publish high quality research in the field of Psychology 

-Effectively teach, supervise and mentor undergraduate and graduate students

-Engage in service activities to support the unit, college and university



Required Qualifications:

The successful candidate must: a) must be at least 5 years post-PhD by time of appointment, b) have a doctoral degree in Psychology or a related field; c) have a research agenda that is focused on positive or developmental psychology with an emphasis on resilience and/or stress and d) demonstrate excellence in research commensurate with appointment at the level of advanced Assistant or Associate Professor at ASU. 

Desired Qualifications:  

a) Priority will be given to scholars currently at the advanced Assistant Professor or early Associate Professor level; b) Evidence of experience or interest in teaching developmental, positive, clinical and/or health psychology; c) Research interests that align with current faculty in the RISE Institute; d) Desire or willingness to teach quantitative methods or analysis at the undergraduate or graduate level; e) Evidence of the potential to establish a strong, externally-funded research program; f) Experience teaching and mentoring students to conduct research at the undergraduate and/or graduate level; g) Demonstrated experience in promoting interdisciplinary collaborations in research; h) Experience contributing to curricular and program development; and, i­) Demonstrated commitment to working successfully with a diverse student population, including first-generation college students.


Application Instructions

Application Deadline: 

The initial application deadline is February 19, 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:

Only electronic submissions via Interfolio will be reviewed. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please submit all application materials to

Applications must contain:

  • a letter of application, which explicitly addresses your academic experience, situates your research in the field and notes your teaching philosophy;
  • a current curriculum vitae with contact information;
  • a statement describing your teaching, research and service interests and experience, focusing especially how your work has intersected with and/or will contribute to matters of justice, equity, diversity and inclusion; and
  • the names and contact information for three references (references will not be contacted during initial review and will only be contacted after candidate notification).   

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.


Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

A background check is required for employment. Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

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