Assistant Professor of Psychology (Diversity and Multiculturalism)

Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Oct 15, 2020
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Department of Psychology at Louisiana State University anticipates filling a tenure‐track position at the Assistant Professor level to begin in the Fall of 2021. The department is committed to intentional and ongoing engagement with diversity, equity, and inclusion, and recognizes the intellectual value of doing so for the science and the practice of psychology. The Assistant Professor position will advance the department's commitment to increasing diversity in its faculty and promoting diversity in its teaching, research, and service missions. The faculty member should conduct research in any area that contributes to the department’s four areas of specialization:  Clinical, Cognitive and Brain Science, Industrial/Organizational, and School. The candidate’s research may have a focus on diversity-related topics, but that is not required. Duties will include developing and maintaining an active research agenda, teaching both undergraduate and graduate courses, and contributing to the service mission of the department.

Please contact the chair of the search committee, Dr. Paul Frick ([email protected]), or the chair of the department, Dr. Emily Elliott ([email protected]), with questions. More information about the Department of Psychology at LSU can be found at:

Required Qualifications: Ph.D. in Psychology and a sufficient research record to demonstrate a potential to develop a nationally-recognized research program in one of the areas of specialization in the Department of Psychology. 

Preferred Qualifications: Preference will be given to candidates who study topics that advance knowledge, practice, or policy related to serving diverse and historically underserved populations.

About LSU:
Louisiana State University is one of the nation’s premier public land-, sea, and space-grant institutions, and is recognized as a “Very High Research Activity (R1) institution” under the Carnegie Classification system. LSU maintains high levels of research activity and high standards for teaching excellence, offering Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctoral degrees. The University is nationally recognized for its commitment to academic excellence, its positive work environment, its student engagement, and its beautiful campus. LSU is located in Baton Rouge, the second largest city in Louisiana, which enjoys a thriving and diverse community.

Special Instructions:

Application materials, including vita, cover letter, description of research program (Other Document 1), sample of scholarly writing (Other Document 2), evidence of teaching excellence (Other Document 3), and statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion through teaching, research, professional activities, and/or service (Other Document 4) should be attached to the electronic application.
A copy of your transcript(s) may be attached to your application (if available). However, original transcripts are required prior to hire. Application review will begin November 1, 2020, and will continue until a candidate is selected.

Submit all applications and materials via the LSU Workday Career Site.

Three letters of recommendation should be e-mailed (preferred) to Dr. Paul Frick, [email protected] or sent by postal mail to Dr. Paul Frick, 236 Audubon Hall, Department of Psychology, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803. 

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. LSU and the Department of Psychology are firmly committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty; thus, women and those from underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. An offer of employment is contingent on a satisfactory pre-employment background check.

Diversity is fundamental to LSU's mission and the University is committed to creating and maintaining a living and learning environment that embraces individual difference. Cultural inclusion is of highest priority. LSU recognizes that achieving national prominence depends on the human spirit, participation, and dedicated work of the entire University community. The LSU Strategic Plan 2025 will be realized by bringing together diverse ideas, perspectives, skills, and talents of the nation's pre-eminent scholars, brightest students, and leading higher education professionals. Through it's Commitment to Community; LSU strives to create an inclusive, respectful, intellectually challenging climate that embraces individual difference in race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, age, spirituality, socio-economic status, disability, family status, experiences, opinions, and ideas. LSU proactively cultivates and sustains a campus environment that values open dialogue, cooperation, shared responsibility, mutual respect, and cultural competence– the driving forces that enrich and enhance cutting edge research, first-rate teaching, and engaging community outreach activities. LSU is an equal opportunity/equal access employer.

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