C21-053 Assistant Professor of Psychological Science

Connecticut, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
May 06, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time


Assistant Professor of Psychological Science

Department of Psychological Science

Central Connecticut State University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the Department of Psychological Science. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Research Methods. Candidates are expected to be committed to multiculturalism and work with a diverse student body. The regular teaching load is 12 hours per semester with some evening classes required.

Required Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in Psychology. ABD candidates may be considered, but the Ph.D. must be earned by the date of appointment.
  • Ability to teach courses in Research Methods.
  • Evidence of effective teaching.
  • Evidence of active research (e.g., publications and presentations at professional conferences).
  • Programmatic research plan.
  • Commitment to serving culturally, ethnically and linguistically diverse communities.

Preferred Qualifications

  • College-level teaching experience in Research Methods.
  • Ability to teach History and Systems and/or Personality.
  • A demonstrated ability to work with a diverse student population.

The University: The largest of Connecticut’s regional comprehensive universities, Central currently enrolls over 10,000 students. A third of its undergraduates are students of color, the largest group being Hispanic. Ninety-six (96%) percent of the students are from Connecticut. For more information about Central Connecticut State University, please visit www.ccsu.edu.

The Community: Located nine miles southwest of Hartford, New Britain is a city of approximately 72,000. Part of the Greater Hartford area of 1.2 million residents, New Britain is centrally located in the state and is within easy reach of much of Connecticut and several metropolitan areas. Nicknamed “the Hardware City” for its rich industrial heritage, it is home to Stanley Black & Decker. Important cultural institutions include the New Britain Museum of American Art and Walnut Hill Park, designed by Fredrick Law Olmstead. New Britain’s population is characterized by a high degree of racial and ethnic diversity. Currently, the U.S. Census Bureau estimates 70% of the population as White, 13% as Black or African American, 3% as Asian, and 0.2% as American Indian or Alaska Native. Currently 4.6% of New Britain’s population identify themselves in more than one racial category and 43% of New Britain’s population identify themselves as Hispanic or Latino. Fifty percent (50%) speak a language other than English in the home and 19% were born internationally. Significant portions of its population come from Puerto Rican and Poland or consider themselves to be from the African-American, Italian, or Irish ethnic backgrounds. In addition to all that greater Hartford provides, New Britain is 40 minutes from Springfield, Mass., two hours from Boston, and two hours from New York City. It is also part of the Hartford-Springfield “Knowledge Corridor” and, therefore, within easy driving distance of a host of private and public institutions of higher education and many cultural opportunities.

Application and Appointment: For full consideration, applications must be received by Wednesday, June 30, 2021.

To begin the application process, click on the Apply button and electronically submit the following documents:

To begin the application process please visit the CCSU HR Job Opportunities at https://www.ccsu.edu/hr/faculty-management-admin.htmlSelect job [C21-053 ] Assistant Professor of Psychological Sciences and click on the Apply button and submit the following documents:

  • Letter of interest addressing all the qualifications for the position
  • Current curriculum vitae
  • A statement of research interest
  • A statement of teaching philosophy
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness, i.e., student evaluations
  • Names of three current professional references with addresses, email addresses and telephone numbers
  • For ABD candidates, letter from thesis advisor stating anticipated date of completion

The State of Connecticut and Central Connecticut State University is proud to offer its employees competitive wages and a wide range of fringe benefits including voluntary and supplemental benefits.

Fringe benefits include personal, vacation and sick leave, paid holidays, medical, dental, and prescription plans, group life insurance, a choice of retirement plans, retirement health care, tuition waiver for employee and eligible dependents at any of the Connecticut State Universities (Central, Eastern, Southern or Western) as well as an array of voluntary and supplemental benefits such as Deferred Retirement Compensation plans, Dependent Care Assistance and Medical Flexible spending accounts, long term and short term disability plans.

For more detailed information, please visit CCSU Human Resources

Incomplete or late applications will not be considered. Emailed and mailed applications will not be accepted. Please redact any personally identifiable information (i.e., Social Security number, date of birth, marital status, country of origin) from any documents submitted. Please ensure your Social Security Number is not listed on any documents submitted.

For more information, contact Dr. Carolyn R. Fallahi, Chair, Search Committee at 860-832-3114 or fallahic@ccsu.edu.

As an affirmative action employer, Central Connecticut State University actively seeks and encourages applications from women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and individuals with protected veteran status. The University provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.