Biological Psychologist Assistant Professor

Oct 05, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
California State University, Fresno
College of Science and Mathematics
Vacancy # 13338

Biological Psychologist
Assistant Professor

California State University, Fresno is an engaged University. We focus on broadening students' intellectual horizons, fostering lifelong learning skills, developing the leaders of tomorrow, promoting community involvement, and instilling an appreciation of world cultures. We nurture cultural competence by celebrating the rich diversity of the campus community and welcoming the participation of all. Members of the University community are expected to work effectively with faculty, staff and students from diverse ethnic, cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. For information on the University's commitment and dedication to creating a university known for its integrity, civility, equity, respect and ethical behavior, please visit:
  • Available for Academic Year: 2018/2019.
  • Fresno State has been recognized as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI); an Asian American/Native American/Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI); and has been designated to the Community Engagement Classification by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.
  • Faculty members gain a clear path to tenure through the University's Probationary Plan Process.
  • Salary placement depends upon academic preparation and professional experience.
  • California State University, Fresno is a vibrant and growing campus.When necessary, the University may decide to make more than one faculty appointment from a single search.
The Department of Psychology in the College of Science and Mathematics at California State University, Fresno seeks applicants for a tenure-track, academic year position as an Assistant Professor in Biological Psychology. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate students, conduct scholarly and applied research, and engage in service-related activities. Primary teaching responsibilities include undergraduate and graduate courses in biological psychology as well as in their area of specialization.

The Department of Psychology - serving approximately 1400 students - offers rigorous training in all major areas of psychological science at both the undergraduate and master's levels. The faculty are dedicated teachers and researchers who place great emphasis on engaging students in research and community service.

Required Education: An earned doctorate (Ph.D.) in Psychology or other closely-related disciplines from an accredited institution (or equivalent) is required; however, applicants nearing completion of the doctorate (ABD) may be considered. For appointment, the doctorate must be completed by the date of appointment (8/16/2018).

Required Experience: 	1) Evidence of potential for successful teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels;
	2) Evidence of success in scholarly research, and;
	3) Ability to demonstrate a commitment to working effectively with faculty, staff, and students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds.
Preferred Qualifications: 	1) Successful teaching experience at the undergraduate or graduate level;
	2) Publications in peer-reviewed journals commensurate with level of experience;
	3) Evidence of ability to obtain extramural funding for research;
	4) Experience with or interest in community-involved research.
	5) We are particularly interested in candidates with expertise in the area of electrophysiological recording and with interests in cognitive/affective or clinical psychology.
Application Procedures: Review of applications will begin November 30, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled. To apply, applicants must complete an online application at and attach the following:	1) a cover letter specifically addressing required experience and preferred qualifications;
	2) a curriculum vitae; and
	3) a list of three professional references.Finalists will be required to submit	1) three letters of recommendation dated within the last 12 months;
	2) official transcripts;
	3) a statement of teaching experience, interests, and philosophy; and,
	4) a statement of research interests.
For inquires, contact: Dr. Lorin Lachs, Search Committee Chair; California State University, Fresno; Department of Psychology; 2576 E. San Ramon Avenue, M/S ST11; Fresno, CA 93740-8039; Phone: 559.278.2851; E-mail:

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A background check (including criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily for this position. An offer of employment may be withdrawn or employment may be terminated based upon the results of the background investigation.

The person holding this position is considered a "mandated reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 Revised July 21, 2017 as a condition of employment. You can obtain a copy of this Executive order by accessing the following web site:

California State University, Fresno is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status.