Assistant Professor Of Psychology

Oct 01, 2019
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Assistant Professor Of Psychology

About Westfield State University:
In 1839, Horace Mann founded Westfield State University as the first public higher education institution without barrier to race, gender or economic class. Westfield State University is committed to a policy of non-discrimination, equal opportunity, diversity and affirmative action. We are dedicated to providing educational, working and living environments that value the diverse backgrounds of all people including minorities, women, veterans, individuals with disabilities and other protected persons, or individuals with diverse cultural backgrounds.

Westfield State is the most residential of the state universities in Massachusetts, with over 60% of our 5600 full-time undergraduate students living on campus. The campus is ideally situated on the edge of the Berkshire Mountains in western Massachusetts just 30 minutes from the thriving cultural centers of Northampton and Amherst, and 1.5 hours from both Boston and Albany.

Job Description:
Campus Title: Assistant Professor of Psychology
State Job Title: Assistant Professor
Department: Psychology
Job Code: HA3200
FLSA Status: Exempt
Funding: 7115-6014
Bargaining Unit: MSCA
Job Type: Full- Time, Tenure-Track
Timeframe: Academic Calendar
Shift: Day
Regular Days Off: Saturday and Sunday
Salary: $60,000.00-$70,000.00 (Commensurate with experience)

The College of Mathematics and Sciences (CMS) is comprised of six departments which all have the goal of engaging students through inquiry, innovation, and technology. Our academic focus is centered around our desire to learn about and improve the human condition and the natural world. Students are prepared for entrance into the workforce or advanced studies due to a strong academic foundation and experiential learning opportunities, such as internships and undergraduate research. CMS includes approximately 65 full-time faculty and 1000 students.

General Statement of Duties:
The Psychology department at Westfield State University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Educational or School Psychology, starting September 1, 2020. The successful candidate will have a passion for teaching Introduction to Psychology and Educational Psychology, and will also be able to contribute to the department's Research Methods in Psychology sequence. Preference will be given to candidates with scholarly interests in diversity, equity, and inclusion. Candidates who are also qualified to teach one or more of the following are encouraged to apply: Lifespan Development, Adult Development and Aging, Cross Cultural Psychology, Psychology of Racism, and/or Industrial Organizational Psychology.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Duties include but not limited to:

  • Teaching 4 classes each semester, including:
    • Introduction to Psychology
    • Educational Psychology
    • Classes in the department's Research Methods sequence (Research Methods I, Statistics, and/or Research Methods II)
    • Additional classes in the candidate's area of expertise.
  • Academic advising
  • Continuing scholarship
  • Professional service to the University and/or broader community

Required Qualifications:

  • A doctorate in Educational or School Psychology or closely related field (ABD will be considered) by the time of employment.
  • Ability to teach the courses listed in the job responsibilities.

Preferred Qualification

  • Experience teaching at the collegiate level.
  • Scholarship in diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Academic qualifications to teach one or more of the following: Lifespan Development, Adult Development and Aging, Cross Cultural Psychology, Psychology of Racism, and/or Industrial Organizational Psychology

Additional Information:
Disability Accommodations:
Westfield State University understands that persons with disabilities may need assistance with the job application process and/or with the interview process. For confidential assistance regarding disability accommodations, please contact the Office of Human Resources at (413) 572-8106.

Background Check:
Employment at Westfield State University is contingent upon a background check that is satisfactory to the University. Failure to provide written authorization for a background check will nullify the offer of employment.

Application Instructions:
An online application is required and must include the following:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Statement of teaching philosophy (with available evidence of teaching effectiveness)
  • Copies of unofficial transcripts for all graduate course work
  • Three current letters of recommendation. Please include contact information, including professional email address, in the online application so that referees can be asked to submit a confidential letter.

** Contact information for three reference letter providers should be completed on the reference form. Applicants that are using Interfolio for an existing confidential letter of recommendation should provide the Interfolio based email address (e.g. [email protected].com).

NOTE: If you need assistance completing your application please contact our online Help Desk. The link to the help desk can be found at the top of the page via Contact Us.
Westfield State University provides equal access to employment opportunities for all applicants, regardless of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, marital status, age, disability or veteran status in compliance with all applicable laws, regulations and policies.

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