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Psychology (Industrial/Org. Psychology) – Assistant Professor

Department:  Psychology
Rank: Assistant Professor
Specialization(s):  Industrial-Organizational/Human Factors Psychology
Search # 17-008 

Southern Connecticut State University is a comprehensive university located in New Haven, a culturally vibrant environment surrounded by many fine universities with easy access to New York and Boston. SCSU is a flourishing community of approximately 10,000 students, located less than three miles from downtown New Haven near the Westville Village section of the city.  SCSU is a student-centered and intentionally diverse institution, and we regard student success as our highest priority. We seek to instill in all of our students the value of the liberal arts and sciences as a foundation for professional development and life-long learning.

Brief Description of Duties/Responsibilities:

The Psychology Department at Southern Connecticut State University invites applicants for a full-time, tenure-track position in Industrial-Organizational/Human Factors Psychology at the Assistant Professor level. The Psychology department offers a B.A. in Psychology, a B.A. in Psychology/Specialization in Mental Health, and a newly revised B.S. in Psychology that includes tracks in Behavioral Neuroscience, Cognitive Science, and Applied Psychology & Assessment. At the graduate level, we offer a M.A. in Psychology. We are particularly looking for candidates who can help develop and expand the Applied Psychology & Assessment track. Psychology is a collegial, student-focused department, and we strongly support our colleagues in their efforts to achieve teaching and research excellence. The department houses several laboratory rooms for data collection and has an active research participation pool. Please see our website at for more information.

Candidates are expected to teach courses in their area of expertise and develop an active research program that provides training opportunities for students. All faculty at SCSU share in academic advising and participate in department/university service. Normal teaching load is 12 credit-hours per semester, which often includes credit for supervising student research and undergraduate and graduate theses.

Candidates must be committed to teaching within a vibrant and demanding public liberal arts and sciences environment, and demonstrate the potential for excellence in teaching, mentoring and research with undergraduates. SCSU offers reassigned time for research, University grants for research and curriculum development, sabbatical leave, and support for grant applications.

Tenure-track faculty at SCSU are expected to conduct research/creative activity in their area of expertise.  Creative activities include mentoring student research leading to publication of theses, publishing articles in academic and professional journals, seeking funding in support of research and teaching needs, and contributing to workshops and conferences.

Required Qualifications:

Candidates must have received a Ph.D. in Psychology by the time of appointment (ABD may apply) with a specialization in Industrial-Organizational Psychology, Human Factors Psychology, or a related area of applied psychology. Candidates must also provide evidence of their ability to engage in meaningful research activity and evidence of ability to teach in their area of expertise.

Preferred Qualifications:

Preferred candidates will have:  the ability and interest in teaching Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Experimental Methods, Statistics and other courses related to their area of expertise; the ability and interest in developing new courses for the Psychology curriculum at the undergraduate and graduate levels; evidence of teaching effectiveness at the college level; evidence of an active research program and of research productivity; and a clear plan for developing a research program at SCSU that will incorporate student mentorship.

Application Process:

Please send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research interests and plans, statement of teaching philosophy and interests, three letters of recommendation, representative reprints, teaching evaluations, and any other evidence of teaching effectiveness via email to: Chair of Psychology Search at  Please include your personal contact information along with a work address on your CV.

In order for your application to be given full consideration, all materials must be received by November 30, 2016. The position will remain open until filled.