Assistant Professor, Psychology - Washington State University in Vancouver Washington

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Washington State University

Vancouver, Washington

United States


Detailed Job Description

The Department of Psychology at Washington State University invites applications for a nine-month, full-time, tenure-track position in the area of I/O Psychology on the Vancouver campus, at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin August 16, 2017. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Benefits are competitive and initial summer research support is normally available.

Duties include conducting independent research leading to publication, securing external grant funding, teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in psychology, and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students. In addition, the occupant of the position will be expected to contribute to campus, university, and departmental governance, as well as professional, state, and national communities, through service in ways appropriate to training and rank.

Required Qualifications

  1. Have a PhD in Industrial/Organizational Psychology (or strong evidence of completion of Ph.D. before employment start date) or a closely related field;
  2. Provide evidence of teaching ability and a commitment to mentoring students from diverse backgrounds;
  3. Provide evidence of developing and maintaining a productive research program; and,
  4. Demonstrate commitment to campus diversity efforts, social justice and inclusion (

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Although the area of research expertise within I/O psychology is open, candidates who complement existing departmental strengths in the areas of occupational health and health psychology are preferred.
  2. In addition to teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in industrial/organizational psychology, the ideal candidate will be prepared to offer advanced statistics coursework at the graduate level (e.g., SEM and multilevel modeling, longitudinal analysis), as well as supervise students in the Experimental Psychology Ph.D. program.

Monthly Salary

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience

Additional Information

Washington State University is a multi-campus land grant institution with a commitment to undergraduate and graduate instruction, research, and extension. WSU is a Tier I research institution and offers competitive salaries and start-up packages. Research expectations and teaching loads (typically 2 courses per semester) are consistent across the four WSU campuses.

WSU Vancouver is located on a beautiful 351-acre campus across the Columbia River from Portland, Oregon, offering numerous opportunities for research and collaboration with a variety of nearby institutions, agencies, and organizations. The campus provides the approximately 3,300 students a personal atmosphere, small class sizes, and interaction with world-class faculty. The Department of Psychology offers undergraduate majors in Psychology as well as a unique interdisciplinary program in Personnel Psychology/Human Resources. Faculty also mentor I/O graduate students in the PhD program in Experimental Psychology. Interested candidates can learn more on the Prospective Faculty webpage.

WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veterans, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.

WSU is committed to excellence through diversity and faculty-friendly policy action, including partner accommodation and NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation programs (

WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

WSU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resource Services: 509-335-4521(v), Washington State TDD Relay Service: Voice Callers: 1-800-833-6384; TDD Callers: 1-800-833-6388, 509-335-1259(f), or

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Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: Doctorate
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Assistant Professor
Type of Faculty:Tenure Track
Salary: See Job Description
Type of School:Research University
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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