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Social Psychology 1718-004

Assistant Professor


California State University San Marcos expects to hire a tenure-track assistant professor for Fall 2018 in the field of Social Psychology. We are looking for a social psychologist who specializes in prejudice, stereotyping, and discrimination or on the effects of ethnic identity and acculturation/multiculturalism on behavior.

Minimum qualifications: Ph.D. in social psychology or a related field prior to date of appointment. Only candidates with active research programs that can involve students will be considered.  Applicants must have demonstrated evidence of teaching excellence at the university level (e.g., student evaluations/summaries, peer observation summaries), and must be able to supervise Master’s theses.

Desired/preferred qualifications: Evidence of research productivity, an interest in supervising Master’s theses, and experience working with students from diverse backgrounds. Demonstrated intercultural competence with diverse groups in teaching, research and/or service.

DUTIES: The successful candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate psychology courses, primarily in social psychology, including social research methods and the psychology of prejudice; will supervise Master’s theses; involve graduate and undergraduate students in an active research program; and participate in activities serving the department, college, university, and community. We are particularly interested in applicants whose research areas complement and expand upon our current tenure-track faculty offerings, as well as those whose work will take advantage of our ethnically diverse region. We welcome applicants with interests in interdisciplinary work.


Applications must include:

  • Cover letter that addresses the above minimum and desired/preferred qualifications
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Reprints/preprints of up to three representative publications
  • One-page statement addressing intercultural experience and commitment to diversity and equity in teaching, research and/or service
  • Statement of teaching philosophy
  • Statement of research interest
  • Arrange to have sent, three (3) current letters of recommendation
  • Faculty Application
  • Applicant Survey 1718

Submit application materials and direct any inquiries to:

Search Committee Chair

A review of applications will commence on October 1, 2017. However, the position will remain open until filled.

The University is particularly interested in applicants who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for under-represented groups.

This position is subject to employment verification, education verification, reference checks and criminal record checks. A background check (including the criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

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California State University San Marcos is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer that is strongly committed to promoting diversity in all areas of the campus community. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to age, physical or mental disability, gender or sex, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion or religious creed, sexual orientation, and veteran or military status.