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Assistant Professor, Forensic Psychology

New College - Arizona State University
ASU’s West Campus
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Nov 7, 2022

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The New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University (ASU) invite applications for a full-time, benefits-eligible, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor for the School of Interdisciplinary Forensics (pending ABOR and faculty governance approvals). We are interested in candidates with training in any area of psychology that intersects with the law or legal system, such as research interests that contribute to the assessment, prediction or fundamental understanding of human competencies or behavior within the legal system, broadly defined, especially as they pertain to elements of forensic psychology. Further preference will be given to candidates with potential for and/or interest in securing external funding, teaching and mentoring students at the undergraduate and graduate level, and a commitment to diversity and inclusion.

This scholar will be a core member of ASU’s Law and Behavioral Science group, one of the largest centers of Forensic and Legal Psychology scholars in the world with over 25 core and affiliated faculty members and 1900 students enrolled in undergraduate, masters, and doctoral programs. Information about our Law and Behavioral Science group including faculty, research labs, academic programs, and events can be found at


About the College:

The New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences is presently in a period of expansion and innovation relating to Forensic and Legal Psychology, as well as new initiatives and programs around Psychology more broadly, such as cognition, behavior, and information, and resilience in social environments. The College is home to digital and campus immersion-based undergraduate and Master’s programs in Psychology and Forensic Psychology and a doctoral program in Law and Psychology. More information about the New College can be found at

ASU is developing according to the vision of the New American University, an institution of higher education, characterized by an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. ASU 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 that succeeds by bridging 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:

Teaching, Mentoring, and Service consistent with the rank of Assistant Professor at Arizona State University including:

  • Deliver excellent in-class instruction and mentoring at the undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral level,
  • Contribute to curriculum development,
  • Conduct research that is publishable in premier academic journals,
  • Participate in internal and external committees and associations,
  • Seek external funding support, typically in the form of grant proposals.



Required Qualifications:

The successful candidate must:

  • Have a doctoral degree in psychology or a related field at the time of appointment

Desired Qualifications:  

  • Have an excellent research program focused on the assessment, prediction and/or understanding of human behavior and psychological processes that have the potential to inform or apply to the law or legal systems (broadly defined);
  • Significant foundational training in psychology with demonstrated interest in conducting theoretically informed research and/or advancing theory or fundamental knowledge relevant to forensic or legal psychology;
  • Demonstrated interests that complement and expand the expertise of the Law and Behavioral Science group;
  • Demonstrated interest in pursuing an externally funded research program;
  • Demonstrated interest in translating their research to bring real-world impact;
  • Demonstrated excellence in undergraduate, graduate and postdoctoral teaching and mentoring;
  • Demonstrated interest in teaching courses related to Forensic or Legal Psychology;
  • A commitment to diversifying the field of psychology and law;
  • Demonstrated commitment to working successfully with a diverse student population, including first-generation college students.


Application Instructions

Application Deadline: 

The initial application deadline is December 23, 2022 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. For assistance with your application, or for position-related questions, contact

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:

  • Short cover letter that addresses any required or desired qualifications
  • Curriculum vitae with contact information, including telephone number and e-mail address
  • A research statement that addresses current research and accomplishments, future research plans, and how research plans will expand the expertise of the Law and Behavioral Science Initiative and the field at large
  • A statement of teaching and mentoring experience and approach
  • Four representative publications (either published or unpublished)
  • The names and contact information for three references
  • A statement with specific examples and indication of impact that describes how your teaching interests and experience have intersected with and/or will contribute to matters of justice, equity, diversity and inclusion

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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