Assistant Professor - Health Psychology

New Haven, Connecticut
Oct 02, 2020
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Department: Psychology

Rank: Assistant

Specialization(s): Health Psychology

Search # 21-008

Located in historic New Haven, a city rich in art and culture, Southern Connecticut State University is a diverse and student-centered university dedicated to academic excellence, access, and service for the public good. Southern provides a supportive and welcoming environment for all members of its community through a campus wide commitment to social justice. SCSU is a flourishing community of approximately 10,000 students, located less than three miles from downtown New Haven, with easy access to New York and Boston.

Brief Description of Duties/Responsibilities:

Southern invites applications from individuals who believe in the mission of public higher education and are committed to outstanding teaching and scholarship. Successful candidates will be disciplinary scholars devoted to a student-centric approach.

Candidates are expected to teach courses in their area of expertise and maintain an active research program. All faculty at SCSU share in academic advising and participate in department/university service. Candidates must be committed to teaching within a vibrant and demanding public basic and applied arts and sciences environment, and demonstrate the potential for excellence in teaching, mentoring and research with undergraduates. Nominal teaching load is 12 credit-hours per semester. SCSU offers reassigned time for research, load credit for research supervision, university grants for research and curriculum development, sabbatical leave, and support for grant applications.

Tenure-track faculty at SCSU are expected to conduct creative activity/research in their area of expertise. These activities include, but are not limited to, research leading to publication of books and/or articles in academic and professional journals, seeking funding in support of research and teaching needs and contributing to workshops and conferences.

SCSU is a student-centered institution and student success is our highest priority. We seek to instill in all of our students the value of the liberal arts and of basic and applied sciences, as a foundation for professional development and life-long learning.

Required Qualifications:

Candidates are required to have: (a) a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology with emphasis in health psychology or behavioral medicine, or experimental Health Psychology by the time of appointment (ABD may apply), (b) evidence of the ability to engage in meaningful research activity, and (c) ability to teach in one’s area of expertise.

Preferred Qualifications:

Preferred candidates will have a background in either health psychology or behavioral medicine. Those with clinical training and the potential for licensure as well as experimental health psychologists will be considered. Candidates with specializations in closely related areas will be considered. Candidates should be qualified to teach courses within their area of expertise, as well as the undergraduate course in Health Psychology. The preferred candidate will have an active research program with evidence of productivity and prior experience teaching at the college level with evidence of teaching ability. A balance between research and professional and/or applied experience is optimal. Experience working with undergraduate researchers is valued.

Application Process:

Please send statements of professional background, research interest and teaching philosophy, official graduate transcripts, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation with phone numbers and email addresses, representative reprints, and evidence of teaching effectiveness to Psychology Search Committee Chair at [email protected] (electronic submissions only). Please include your personal contact information along with a work address on your curriculum vitae. For priority consideration, all materials must be received by Friday, October 30, 2020. The position will remain open until filled.

All open faculty positions are subject to suspension pending state and Connecticut State University System budget.

SCSU is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer. The University seeks to enhance the diversity of its faculty and staff. People of color, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

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