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Assistant Professor - Psychology

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Posting Details

Position Information

Position Title Assistant Professor - Psychology
Position Category Faculty
FLSA Exempt
Position Status Tenure-Track
FTE .75
Location Thousand Oaks
Basic Function

Under the direction of the Dean and Department Chair, the Assistant Professor is responsible for providing academic instruction to students for the assigned undergraduate courses. The Assistant Professor is to serve as an academic advisor to students; contribute to department and university activities; serve on faculty or university committees; engage in scholarly activities, and/or creative endeavors.

Representative Duties

• Primary responsibility is to teach statistics, advanced statistics, and research method classes. E
Within that context, the expectation is to create creative assignments and activities in one-on-one and classroom instructional settings to foster hands-on, active learning in students that will develop their expertise in the subject matter. E
• Observe and evaluate student performance in meeting course objectives and student learning outcomes through assignments, projects, discussions, and examinations; provide feedback in a timely manner to student inquiries in class, online, or during established consultation office hours. E
• Maintain current, accurate records of course enrollment, attendance, student academic progress, course curriculum; prepare and submit grades, data, and reports related to course and student progress in a timely manner. E
• Provide a course syllabus to students in each class within the first week of the class, as outlined in the faculty handbook. E
• Adhere to the responsibilities related to teaching, advising, service, and scholarly, professional and creative activities, as outlined in the faculty handbook. E
• Attend and participate on committees and in department, division, campus, and University meetings. E
• Perform related duties as assigned.

E=Essential Duties

Knowledge Of

• Advanced knowledge of statistics and quantitative methodology. E

  • Current theory and practice within the subject discipline
    • Principles and best practices of effective teaching
    • Student learning outcomes and methods of assessment
    • University curricula
    • Community and campus resources, services, programs, and professionals available to students
    • Methods of gathering, analyzing, and preparing data
    • Modern computing technology
    • Record keeping techniques with regard to student enrollment, attendance, and progress
Ability To

• Demonstrate a thorough and accurate knowledge in the subject field
• Deliver course curricula in various learning styles
• Mentor a diverse population of students.
• Exhibit sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, social, economic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds of University students.
• Exhibit sensitivity to and understanding of the needs of students with disabilities.
• Integrate current and emerging instructional delivery technologies into the learning process to enhance teaching and the educational experience
• Maintain professional standards that protect student confidentiality
• Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing using tact, patience, and courtesy
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships
• Analyze situations accurately and adopt effective courses of action
• Demonstrate commitment to professional excellence and continuous growth within subject field or discipline

Minimum Qualifications

• Possession of a Ph.D. in psychology from an accredited institution, or an ABD with a set date for when the Ph.D. will be successfully earned. E
• A record of evidence for having successfully taught statistics, advanced statistics, and research methods. E
• A record of evidence of publications and/or conference presentations within the candidate’s area of specialty (preferably involving undergraduate student as collaborators).
• Either proven or presumptive potential for satisfactorily fulfilling the duties and responsibilities of a faculty member and for making significant contributions to the University community.

Preferred Qualifications

• Aside from a strong background in quantitative methods, we prefer a candidate whose scholarly productivity is focused on issues of diversity, equity and inclusion.
• Aside from being able to teach statistics, advanced statistics, and research methods, we prefer a candidate who is also able to teach courses in health psychology, theories of personality, and social psychology.

Licenses and other requirements


Physical Abilities

Manual dexterity of hands and fingers to operate office equipment; speaking to exchange information, provide instruction and make presentations; sitting or standing for extended periods of time; pushing, pulling or lifting light objects; bending and reaching to store and/or retrieve files.

Working Environment

Indoor classroom environment; subject to visiting a variety of classroom sites on campus.

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number Faculty000202016
Number of Vacancies
Desired Start Date 08/20/2018
Position End Date
Open Date 07/28/2017
Close Date 10/15/2017
Open Until Filled No
Application Procedure/Special Instructions

California Lutheran University is committed to providing equal opportunity in employment for all persons, regardless of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender, gender identity or expression, or any other basis protected by applicable law. No person shall be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination in any program, activity or facility of the University on the basis of these factors in a manner consistent with applicable federal and state laws, regulations, ordinances, orders and rules, and University’s policies, procedures, and processes.

Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process can be provided to individuals with qualifying disabilities. Please contact the Human Resources Department for further information or to request an accommodation.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. How did you hear about this posting?
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Inside Higher Ed
    • Cal Lutheran Website
    • Women in Higher Education
    • Journal of Blacks in Higher Education
    • Minority Postdoc
    • Department Specific Site (SACNAS, APA, etc.)
    • Other
    • Personal Recommendation

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Teaching Philosophy
  4. Statement of Research/Creative Activities
Optional Documents
  1. List of References
  2. Other
  3. Other #2
  4. Other #3
  5. Other #4
  6. Other #5