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Assistant Professor of Psychology

New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences
Glendale, Arizona
to commensurate with experience
Start date
Oct 6, 2023

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The School of Interdisciplinary Forensics in the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University (ASU) invites applications for two full-time, benefits-eligible, tenure-track positions at the rank of Assistant Professor. We are interested in psychologists with expertise in one or more areas of psychological science (e.g., behavioral, affective, developmental, cognitive, clinical, cultural, social) with a demonstrated interest in addressing issues facing the law or legal systems, broadly defined. Further preference may 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 scholars trained in all areas of basic psychology, who are dedicated to having real-world impact on improving the legal system and administration of justice, broadly defined. We are an interdisciplinary group that includes not only psychologists, but also scholars from criminology, law, social work, etc. 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 School:

The core mission of the School of Interdisciplinary Forensics is to blend scientific rigor and technical training to advance the fair and effective administration of justice. The school is embedded in the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, which 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. New 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 School of Interdisciplinary Forensics can be found at and information about New College can be found at

The School of Interdisciplinary Forensics seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the people of our state and to offer our students varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning. We seek applicants who have experience teaching and mentoring students in ways that include and support individuals from historically underrepresented backgrounds. 

All we do at ASU is guided and inspired by the University Charter, which reads:

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.

Successful candidates will demonstrate throughout their materials how their teaching, research, and service will contribute to the fulfillment of this charter.

ASU is a new model for American higher education, 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.

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:

  • Doctorate or terminal degree in psychology or related field at time of hire.

Desired Qualifications:  

  • Strong training in psychological science with evidence of or demonstrated interest in advancing basic psychological theory and knowledge relevant to the law and legal system;
  • Demonstrated excellence in research
  • Demonstrated interests that complement and/or expand the expertise of the Law and Behavioral Science group;
  • Evidence of or demonstrated interest in pursuing an externally funded research program;
  • Evidence of or demonstrated interest in translating their research to bring real-world impact;
  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching;
  • Demonstrated experience and/or interest in undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral 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 November 20, 2023, 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. All required materials must be submitted at time of initial application. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.  Please submit all application materials to

Applications must contain:

  • Cover letter that addresses the required and desired qualifications and how your experience will demonstrate the University Charter
  • 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 philosophy
  • A statement of mentoring experience
  • Three writing samples, which can include articles that are published or under review
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness – e.g., student evaluations, syllabi, peer observation, annual evaluations, etc. 
  • Unofficial graduate transcripts
  • Information for three professional references (their position, title, e-mail, phone number), one reference must be from your current or most recent employer  

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 the 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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