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Assistant/Associate Teaching Professor Forensic/Legal Psychology

Arizona State University
Arizona State University, Tempe
Not Specified
Date posted
Oct 19, 2023

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The School of Interdisciplinary Forensics in the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University invites applications for a full-time, benefits-eligible, non-tenure-eligible faculty position at the rank of Assistant/Associate Teaching Professor to support our undergraduate and graduate programs in forensic psychology.  We are interested in candidates with expertise in one or more areas of psychological science (e.g., behavioral, affective, developmental, cognitive, clinical, cultural, social), as applied to issues facing the law or legal systems.

Teaching Professors are expected to teach 12 credits of courses during each of ASU’s fall and spring semesters (i.e., a 4/4 teaching load). While the majority of the teaching responsibilities will serve our online programs, the positions may also include on-campus teaching for our campus-based undergraduate programs in forensic psychology. The position further includes course redevelopment and maintenance, assisting with program development, working with graduate student teaching assistants, departmental and professional service, and working with ancillary support services connected to ASU Online.

This individual will be a member of ASU’s Law and Behavioral Science initiative, one of the largest centers of Forensic and Legal Psychology scholars in the world with over 30 core and affiliated faculty members and nearly 2,000 students enrolled in five degree programs at the undergraduate, masters, and doctoral levels. Information about our group including faculty, research labs, academic programs, and events can be found on our website

About the School:

This position will be housed in the School of Interdisciplinary Forensics in ASU’s New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences. 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. More information about the school 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.

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.

Essential Functions of the Position:

Faculty are expected to be able to perform the following essential functions:

  • Provide undergraduate and graduate level instruction in relevant areas across modalities, including online (synchronous and asynchronous) and in-person, synchronously Develop, maintain, and update course materials as appropriate to the field and modality  Coordinate regular communication with ASU Online ancillary support services and graduate student teaching assistants Participate in service to the school, college, university, community, and/or profession as requested Engage in regular professional development

To be considered for an Associate Teaching Professor position, one must have at least five years of relevant teaching experience and have successfully gone through the promotion process at another institution.

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