School Psychology - Assistant/Associate Professor

Job description

Title: School Psychology
Rank: Assistant / Associate Professor
Status: Tenure Track
Start: Fall 2020 (August 2020)

The Department of Psychology seeks an Assistant or Associate Professor in School Psychology to continue the tradition of excellence in our nationally recognized, NASP-approved, and vibrant Ed.S. program. The successful candidate will teach a diverse body of undergraduate and graduate students, conduct scholarly and applied research, and engage in service-related activities in school psychology as well as in the candidate's area of specialization.The area of specialization or expertise is open; however, we are particularly interested in candidates with expertise in the areas of cognitive and academic assessment, socio-emotional and behavioral assessment, or evidence-based interventions. Specific assignments are dependent on departmental needs and the background of the individual.

Our Students:
California State University, Fresno is committed to serving our students with a focus on inclusion. 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.

Required Education:
An earned doctorate (Ph.D. or Ed.D.) in School Psychology or a closely related field from an APA accredited program or international equivalent.Applicants nearing completion of the doctorate (ABD) may be considered; however, for an appointment, the doctorate must be completed by August 1, 2020.

Required Experience:

  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with faculty, staff, and students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds.
  • Evidence of successful teaching, or potential for successful teaching, at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
  • Scholarly publications or other evidence of successful scholarship that is likely to lead to scholarly publications.
  • For an appointment to Associate Professor, candidates must demonstrate a strong record of excellence in teaching at the university level and a record of scholarly research and publication commensurate with level of experience.

    Preferred Experience:
  • At least two years of field experience as a credentialed school psychologist.
  • Eligibility for certification as a school psychology practitioner in California.
  • Nationally Certified School Psychologist (NCSP) credential.
  • Expertise in one or more of the following areas: cognitive and academic assessment, socio-emotional and behavioral assessment, or evidence-based interventions.
  • Publications in peer-reviewed journals commensurate with level of experience.
  • Evidence of ability to obtain extramural funding for research.

    Application Procedures:
    For best consideration, apply by 10/15/2019. This position will remain open until filled.

    Apply online at: and attach the following:
  • Letter of interest or cover letter specifically addressing the required experience and preferred qualifications:
  • Current curriculum vitae;
  • Names and contact information of three professional references;
  • A statement addressing your commitment to working with faculty, staff, and students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds;
  • A statement of teaching experience, interests, and philosophy;
  • A statement of research interests.

    Candidates invited for an on-campus visit must submit official transcripts and their referees will be asked to submit letters of recommendation.

    Search Chair: Dr. Hong Ni
    Department of Psychology, College of Science and Mathematics
    Email: [email protected]

    About Fresno State:
    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: The campus is ranked 24th in the nation by Washington Monthly; ranked 3rd by U.S. News & World Report in graduation rate performance for public institutions; and, ranked 41st in the nation in MONEY Magazines 50 Best Public Colleges.

    Tenure-Track Faculty members gain a clear path to tenure through the University's Probationary Plan Process. For additional information, please visit: We value our commitment to the success of our faculty by providing services from the Center for Faculty Excellence to Research and Sponsored Programs.

    About the Department:
    The School Psychology Graduate Program is located in the Department of Psychology. The Department has approximately 1400 undergraduate students, 80 graduate students, and 19 full-time faculty members. Faculty work closely together in both the undergraduate program and our graduate programs in the Department of Psychology: the Ed.S. in School Psychology, the M.A. in General Experimental Psychology, and the M.A. in Applied Behavior Analysis. The faculty are dedicated teachers and researchers who place great emphasis on engaging students in research and community service.

    Other Campus Information:
    In compliance with the Annual Security Report & Fire Safety Report of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, California State University, Fresno has made crime-reporting statistics available to applicants, students, and employees online at Print copies are available by request from the Campus Police Department.

    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 "limited 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 website:

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    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.

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    Job No:
    Posted: 9/12/2019
    Application Due: 10/16/2019
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