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Assistant Professor, Psychology

University of the Pacific
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Apr 22, 2024

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Assistant Professor, Psychology

Primary Purpose and Essential Functions:
The College of the Pacific, the arts and sciences College housed within the University, is hiring across multiple fields this year (Careers webpage) and seeks to bring in a cohort of new faculty to build upon and elevate our existing interdisciplinary focus areas: Health and wellness; Environment and sustainability; Law and policy. The successful candidate in Psychology will collaborate with colleagues to further develop student-centered programs in one or more of those interdisciplinary areas.

  • The successful candidate will teach courses within general education, including developmental psychology and the College's first-year seminar program, research methods, and upper-division lab courses within their area of expertise. Our faculty are dedicated teachers, mentors and advisors who value collaboration and who develop innovative pedagogies to enhance student learning in addition to engaging actively in scholarship and service. We are excited to welcome new colleagues who are eager to be part of our vibrant academic community and to contribute to the College's growth and development.

  • Faculty in the Psychology department teach a 2-2 course load and are expected to actively engage undergraduate students in their research, maintain a strong research program, and participate in the department and university community through service. Qualified candidates should have a demonstrated commitment to diversity, experience teaching a diverse population, and be able to integrate diversity into the curriculum.

University of the Pacific recognizes that diversity, equity, and inclusion is foundational to the success of our valued students and employees. We prioritize policy and decision-making that demonstrates awareness of, and responsiveness to, the ways socio-cultural forces related to race, gender, ability, sexuality, socio-economic status, etc. impede or propel students, faculty and staff.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • PhD in Psychology or related field. May consider an applicant who will complete their PhD by the time of hire.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience and sensitivity in working with people of diverse backgrounds and cultures.
  • Demonstrated experience in advancing social justice, equity, and inclusion in a university setting.
  • Ability to engage and integrate culturally responsive practices and knowledge in their work.

Physical Requirements:
The physical demands described here are representative but not definitive of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work Environment/Work Week/Travel:
Work schedule is dependent on department need.

Special Instructions:
Review of applications will begin October 15, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled.

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University of the Pacific is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer dedicated to workforce diversity. In compliance with applicable law and its own policy, Pacific is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and staff and does not discriminate in its hiring of faculty and staff, or in the provision of its employment benefits to its faculty and staff on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, sex/gender, marital status, military and veteran status, sexual orientation, medical condition, pregnancy, gender identity, gender expression, or mental or physical disability.


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