Assistant Professor - Psychology

Ohio, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Mar 11, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Cleveland State University

Assistant Professor - Psychology

The Department of Psychology at Cleveland State University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position from individuals who specialize in an area of clinical psychology, school psychology, neuroscience, and/or experimental psychology with an interest in furthering principles of equity and inclusion within psychology broadly. The appointment will begin on August 16, 2021. The department’s goal is to appoint the applicant with one of these specializations who will best contribute to one or more of the department’s programs. These include an undergraduate program; master’s programs with concentrations in clinical psychology, psychological science, industrial-organizational psychology, and school psychology (including a psychology specialist program), and a doctoral program in adult development and aging (in collaboration with the University of Akron). For information about the department, see

The University, College of Sciences and Health Professions, and Department of Psychology are interested in hiring a faculty member who values cultural responsivity in addition to equity and inclusion in their research, practice, and mentorship of students, and whose record of teaching, service, and research align with these values. The appointee will be expected to conduct a research program that includes mentoring undergraduate and graduate students and advising theses; to teach undergraduate and graduate courses; and to engage in department, college, and university service. Cleveland State University is an urban campus located in a large metropolitan area that allows for research collaboration with major medical centers. The University serves a racially, culturally, and economically diverse student body. Diversity is extremely important to CSU. In your application, you must explain your experience serving diverse students and how you will make a positive contribution to CSU’s diverse community. For applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience, note how your work will contribute to CSU’s commitment to diversity and its mission as an urban serving university.

Minimum qualifications include completion of all requirements for a doctoral degree in psychology or a closely related field by July 1, 2021.

Preferred qualifications include a record of scholarship commensurate with experience in clinical psychology (ideally with a background in post-traumatic stress disorder, health psychology, cross-cultural psychology, substance use disorders, clinical neuropsychology, and/or forensic psychology); school psychology (open to all areas of interest, including individuals with a social justice and prevention orientation investigating issues in consultation, ABA practice, assessment, and academic intervention); neuroscience; and/or experimental psychology; a record of (or potential for) securing external funding for research, commensurate with experience; teaching interests in area of specialization; potential for, or record of, successful teaching; and the ability to contribute through teaching, research, and/or service to the diversity, cultural sensitivity, and excellence of the academic community.

Applications will be accepted exclusively online at To apply, please upload a single MS Word or pdf file that includes (1) a cover letter describing how you satisfy the preferred qualifications, including a commitment to equity and inclusion in research, practice, and teaching; (2) your curriculum vitae; (3) as many as three representative (p)reprints; (4) evidence of teaching success (if available), including a statement on teaching pedagogy for working with students of diverse identities, and (6) unofficial transcripts. In your cover letter, you should describe your research interests and plans, including how your research interests align with CSU’s commitment to addressing equity and inclusion within psychology as a field, as well as any current external funding and plans for seeking external funding for your research, as well as your teaching interests and experience. As part of the online application process, you will be asked to provide the names and contact information (including an email address) for three referees, each of whom will be asked to upload a letter on your behalf using a link that will be emailed to them. Review of applications will begin on April 9 and continue until the position is filled. Preferences will be given to candidates with applications completed by April 9. Inquiries may be sent to Mailed or emailed application materials will not be accepted.

It is the policy of Cleveland State University to provide equal opportunity to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

Hire is contingent upon the maintenance of existing levels of funding from the state of Ohio. Offer of employment is contingent on satisfactory completion of the University’s verification of credentials (including evidence of a Ph.D.) and other information required by law and/or University policies or practices, including but not limited to a criminal background check.